Roger Dorey
Blues singer/songwriter, poet.

Sep
26

OCTOBER 22nd

OCTOBER 22nd

OCTOBER 22nd

OCTOBER 22nd

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KNM is an Age Equality Band

Young, old, inbetween

we play the music you will love to dance to!

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Its danceable music from

Kingstown NEW Mississippi

 
Recorded “LIVE” off the floor on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Roswell Rehearsal Studios, Kingston, Ontariowww.roswellrehearsals.ca

Mixed by Bill Cassidy (Tiny Racket Studios) www.tinyracket.com
Produced, performed and written by Kingstown NEW Mississippi.

 

On drums: Gary “Zap King” Lavallee

On badassbass: DUKE

On lead guitar: Earl “Street Corner” Coleman

On vocals & rhythm guitar: F.R. Freddie Vendetta

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LONG LIVE THE BLUES (a tribute to B B King)

When it comes to the blues, You know who’s boss

Now he’s gone, Who’s gonna carry the cross

Alleluia, BB was the King

Now he’s calling on somebody, To raise their voice and sing

Long live the blues, Long live the blues

BB drove us to here/ here are the keys

Now what are we going to do

Lets go way back in time, Memphis, Tennessee

A little radio program, Lucille and BB

Long before he was the king, Long before he was the king

Had his own style of doing things, & that damn Lucille sure could sing

CHORUS

Over the southern air waves, Inside a shotgun shack

Down Mississippi, He’s been to the mountain and back

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ladies laden with diamond rings

They all stood at attention, For the legend of the King

CHORUS

CHORUS

BB drove us to here/ here are the keys

Tell me, what would BB do?

(C) Roger Dorey (May 15, 2015)

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EMERGENCY CREW called into a very popular bar in Kingston in the wee hours of Good Friday to replace the dance floor.

According to a spokes person for the establishment, it was definitely NOT an act of vandalism.

They said “absolutely, the crime was a result of enthusiastic dancing that just wore out the dance floor.  The band Kingstown NEW Mississippi played such danceable music, all our patrons (including myself) couldn’t help ourselves, it was so much fun!!!

Asked if the bar would invite Kingstown NEW Mississippi back again after what happened, their response was: “are you kidding? yes! yes! yes! in a heartbeat.

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EVERY TIME THE MUSIC STARTS

You can hear it on an old dirt road, through the noise of a crowded room. You can walk under a sun-baked sky, through the mist & haze of a midnight moon. You can look the other way (my friend) and know it off by heart. A history deep in your bones, every time the music starts. Every time the music starts, every time the music starts….  (C) Roger Dorey, May 26, 2013)

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1: OPEN MIC announcements

NEVER TURN DOWN AN INVITATION FROM A MICROPHONE.  The Loyal Blues Fellowship presents COFFEE HOUSE BLUES (an all ages/open mic) Friday, APRIL 29th at the “performer friendly” ENGINEERS HALL, 43 Pine Street, Belleville, Ontario.  Doors open at 6:30pm and performances begin at 7:00pm.

The only way to get over stage fright is by getting on stage.  Whether you are new to performing “live” or an experienced musician that wants to try out a new song (or anything in between) this is a great way to get yourself heard in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Host for the evening is Roger Dorey

Get there early to sign up, ’cause it don’t go all night long!

May
15

EXCITING NEWS regarding DEMO SONGS!!!

CHECK IT OUT!

There are now FIVE (5) original songs included in the DEMO SONGS category.

Hear them in the raw….

These songs are recorded in the basic foundation of voice, guitar, lead guitar and percussion.

How will they sound on the CD? … so many possibilities

Special thanks go to Jack Troughton for recording this session and adding lead guitar and percussion.

1: FIFTEEN BEERS

2: BIG STEEL DOORS

3: SOMETHING GOOD IN THE BLUES

4: I GOT THE BLUES

5: MAN DO ROAM this is my attempt to write a BLUES tune in one chord, see/hear if I succeed

Apr
08

BOOZE & BLUES !!!

Have you ever utilized the medicinal properties of alcohol to rationalize the complexities of a love relationship that is no longer active, especially, if the ending was not your choice?

FIFTEEN BEERS, written by Roger Dorey, is a self-help guide through this transitional period.

And remember….

You can’t always choose who you love, but, you can always choose what you love.

Jan
22

Why Do They Call It The Blues

Why Do They Call It The Blues

Why do they call it the blues
Look out on the dance floor
And get so confused
Primal beats
Possess the band
Spread like a gospel
To every woman & man
Shake their legs
Shake their hips
Grope and groan
Like a death grip
That pagan music
Filled with strife
Resurrect a broken heart
Back to life
It’s a temple!
It’s a temple!
It’s a temple of lust!
No one can resist
Try as they must
Jumpin’ and wailin’
On fire with sin
If they call that prayin’
Where does it end
Wave upon wave
Lawd do believe
Moses oh mercy!
Couldn’t part that sea
How do they strut their stuff
God only knows
Guess if it hurts this bad
Anything goes
The pain and grief
Life puts one through
Goes into remission
When they play the blues

It’s a damn miracle
that’s what it is
A damn miracle

 

Copyright Roger Dorey (May 26, 2007)

 

Jan
22

Storm in the Dorm

Check it out: Storm in the Dorm.

Jan
22

This ain’t no way to treat a James Ready beer

Check it out: “This ain’t no way to treat a James Ready beer.”

Jan
22

Roger Dorey, blues singer/songwriter and poet.