Roomful of Blues

Raisin' A Ruckus

Raisin' A Ruckus
Re-affirms Roomful of Blues' place in the pantheon of all-time great blues bands, with a wealth of dance-happy grooves, hot-to-trot horn arrangements and stinging guitar work. "A tour-de-force of horn-fired blues. So tight and so right" --Billboard

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Dave Howard, vocals and harmonica
Chris Vachon, guitar
Travis Colby, piano and organ
Dimitry Gorodetsky, upright and electric bass
Ephraim Lowell, drums
Rich Lataille, tenor and alto sa...
Dave Howard, vocals and harmonica
Chris Vachon, guitar
Travis Colby, piano and organ
Dimitry Gorodetsky, upright and electric bass
Ephraim Lowell, drums
Rich Lataille, tenor and alto sax
Bob Enos, trumpet
Mark Earley, tenor and baritone sax

Produced & Mixed by Chris Vachon for Easy-Vee Productions.
Recorded by Jon Duva at Sonalysts Studios, Waterford, CT.
Mastered by Dan Stout & Bruce Iglauer at Colossal Mastering, Chicago, IL.
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec.
Photography by Soozie Sundlan at EG Photo Studio, East Greenwich, RI.
Alligator logo by Michael Trossman

Mucho Gracias to Mike LeBeau, our trusty and fearless tour manager, and most excellent sound technician for the last 13 years. You Rock!

Special thanks to Katherine, Antonino, and Lydia Earley, Jill, Louis, Jude, Joe and Elizabeth Enos, Beth Vachon, Rhonda LeBeau, Betty Howard, Theresa Kirouac-Little, Bernadette McHugh and Keith Lowell, Michelle Gautreau, Toni Aldieri, Larry and Marilee Colby, Jacob and Tatyana Gorodetsky, Tom Ferraro, Bob Drinkwater, Concerted Efforts, Matti Nevalanian, Steve Farkas, Tony Pinero, all the folks at Alligator Records and as always, all the blues fans the world over.

Raisin’ A Ruckus is dedicated to the memories of Mrs. Eleanor Lataille and Walter Vachon.

A big thanks to our sponsors: Grover Pro Percussion, Silver Fox Drum Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Flying Finn Guitars, DR Strings and Allen & Heath.


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"Roomful of Blues has spent more that 35 years keeping jump blues, horn-driven swing, and house rockin’ jive alive."
- Village Voice


"Masterful combination of jumping, hard-edged blues and R&B…deeply rooted, horn-driven blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul…Great musicianship featuring a stellar horn section….utterly hip-shaking."
- Boston Magazine


"A tour de force of horn-fired blues. There isn’t a slack moment anywhere…slammin’ jump blues, slow burners, fine grooves…it will be very difficult for any blues act to surpass the overall level of excellence displayed throught. Roomful is so tight and so right."
- Billboard



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Every Dog Has Its Day
Author/Publisher:  Edwin Bocage, Eboville Publ., BMI
2:39
Play Preview 2 Lower On Your List Of Priorities
Author/Publisher:  Dave Howard & Tom Ferraro, Dave Howard Music, BMI /Tom Ferrraro Music, BMI
3:19
Play Preview 3 Talkin’ To You Eye To Eye
Author/Publisher:  Mark Earley, Earley Man Music, BMI
3:03
Play Preview 4 Big Mamou
Author/Publisher:  Link Davis, APRS, BMI
2:59
Play Preview 5 Round It Down
Author/Publisher:  Travis Colby, Travis Colby Music, BMI
4:16
Play Preview 6 I Would Be A Sinner
Author/Publisher:  Jerry West, Embassy Music Corp., BMI
3:58
Play Preview 7 Black Night
Author/Publisher:  Jessie Mae Robinson, MPL Communications, BMI
5:21
Play Preview 8 Boogie Woogie Country Girl
Author/Publisher:  Reginald Ashby & Doc Pomus, Unichappell, BMI
3:18
Play Preview 9 Solid Jam
Author/Publisher:  Chris Vachon, Easy-Vee Music, BMI
3:12
Play Preview 10 Sweet Petite
Author/Publisher:  Dave Howard & Tom Ferraro, Dave Howard Music, BMI /Tom Ferrraro Music, BMI
4:07
Play Preview 11 While I Can
Author/Publisher:  Bethie Vachon, Laurel Branch Publ., BMI
4:27
Play Preview 12 Raisin’ A Ruckus
Author/Publisher:  Rich Lataille, Lataille Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music
5:12
Play Preview 13 New Orleans
Author/Publisher:  Frank Guida & Jerry Royster, Rockmasters International Network Inc., BMI
3:53
Play Preview 14 Life Has Been Good
Author/Publisher:  Chris Vachon, Easy-Vee Music, BMI
3:59
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