Twenty years and many gigs ago, JD Taylor and Steve Patterson started the Jackson. Tennessee band, Little Boys Blue. Enlisting an array of veteran players, who toured with Nashville country and Sun Records Rockabilly artists, they mixed all their influences from Tennessee and Mississippi Delta Blues styles with flavors of Rockabilly, Rock and Country to create the Little Boys Blue sound.
Jimmy Exum, owner of Jaxon Records in Jackson Tennessee, decided to take a trip out to a live show after hearing about the group’s dynamic live blues show. Within a couple weeks LBB was signed to Jaxon Records and in the studio, recording. The meeting of the minds resulted in the band’s third album, Bad Love. After performing over 100 shows around the southeastern U.S., the band is poised to go for broke and promote their music globally.
Bad Love has nine new tracks composed by JD Taylor and Alex Taylor and two classic covers from the band’s live set; “Death Letter Blues,” and “Can’t Be Satisfied.” All the music is centered on the throaty vocals and hot harmonica of JD. Alex and Steve Patterson share guitar duties with depth and style and are backed by the solid rhythm section of Mark Brooks on drums and Dave Mallard on bass. The sinuous Hammond B3 playing of Dave Thomas holds it all together.
Standout tracks on the album are the slinky title track, the Memphis soul-styled “Treat Me Like You Used To Do,” complete with a guest horn section, the low down blues “Howling At Your Door,” the dance floor number “Cajun Girl,” and the sweet soul of “Forget These Blues.”