Bill’s track of the week: Booty Ooty

Bill’s track of the week to round off January is the wonderful Booty Ooty, taken from the album Just For A Thrill.

Bringing you a weekly dose of Rhythm Kings to chase away with winter blues, this week’s track was selected by Bill himself, and is from the album Just For A Thrill.

Booty Ooty is sung by the astounding Mike Sanchez, and taken from the fifth album to come out of the musical ensemble that is Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.Rhythm Guitar Mastery

Bill Wyman and his all star band The Rhythm Kings returned with their fifth album intent on securing a hat-trick of UK Jazz and Blues chart album number ones. Just For A Thrill has Wyman’s usual hit formula – real music, great players, wonderful guests, great songs, some old, some new – and an ever-growing audience just waiting to hear what the former Rolling Stones bassist has come up with now.

Bill and the boys (and girl) don’t disappoint with the new album, released on May 10, 2004 in the UK on R&M records. Lead vocalists Georgie Fame, Beverley Skeete, Albert Lee and Mike Sanchez tackle blues and jazz standards, old classics from Wyman’s encyclopaedic collection and even a Beatles cover together with brand new songs with equal aplomb.

And with a band that features Fame and Sanchez on keyboards, Albert Lee and Terry Taylor on guitars, Graham Broad on drums, and the horn section of Frank Mead and Nick Payn plus Bill Wyman on bass, the tracks are equally sizzling. And did we forget to mention-a certain Mark Knopfler, yes, of Dire Straits fame, adds his guitar virtuosity as well.

Fancy hearing more? Booty Ooty is available as part of The Kings Of Rhythm Volume 3: Tell You A Secret – buy this 4 CD album from Bill’s official online store.

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