A long long long time ago I was sent this CD to share with you. I ended up getting busy with wedding planning, show filming and my husbands bands, so I never posted about it. The entire time I enjoyed the CD though, so I wanted to make good on my word and share it with my readers.
The Royal Rhythmaires are a roots Rhythm and Blues band from Texas. They are inspired by Lavern Baker, Sam Taylor, Ruth Brown and Little Richard.
I have never seen them live, but the album they released earlier this year is the next best thing. It has almost as much energy as I imagine their live show would. The album cover art is classic yet youthful at the same time. I love the muted tones.
This CD is full of winners, but my favorite songs are Shuck and Jive (of course) and Cajun Boy.
I love Jai, I wish there were more front women like her!
The Royal Rhythmaires are Jai Malano-Vocals, Alex Hernandez-Bari Sax, Douglas Brown-Tenor Sax, Damian Sisca-Piano, Ed Cannon-Bass, Brendan Fenno-Drums.
To hear them yourself, visit:
And for all of my overseas friends, see them LIVE at Rhythm Riot!
If you have this album, let me know what you think about it in the comments below!