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Albums Of The Week: Son Of Dave | Call Me A Cab

The one-man blues band expands his horizons on this NOLA-fuelled, piano-rich set.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Our boy Son Of Dave (aka former Crash Test Dummies MVP Benjamin Darvill) has written 11 golden songs on a $100 piano. Despite these humble beginnings, it has become a great album, aspiring to the highest musical standards of around 1974. That is, if old-school New Orleans rhythm & blues songs were written about doctors, old age, refugees, gentrification, and the pointlessness of night-life. “Call me a cab, I’m too old to have fun, and it comes when it comes if it comes.”

Begun before 2019, the worldwide shut-in gave time off touring to perfect this record. Joined at home, in the shed, and in studio (Hoxa HQ, London) by expert musicians Jimmy Hogarth, ‘Budi’ Butenop, Martin Slattery, ‘KC’ Zenker, this is an organic album how they made ’em back then. Piano, horns, backing singers, great sessions, and the labour of love made this for you.”

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