"Keepin 'it Real" is the title of the first entirely self-produced album by guitarist Erwin Java.
Java, known from White Honey, Herman Brood's Wild Romance, Cuby & the Blizzards and King of the World has 10 classics from the blues, soul and jazz genre in a slightly different way
stabbed. These are songs that have been brought about by him through text and / or music during his musical wanderings.
With "Keepin 'it Real" Java wanted to stay closer to its (blues) roots. Also literally: the recordings took place 800 meters away from his house and largely with the help of musicians from the neighborhood.
Eight tracks feature vocal guest contributions from Tineke Schoemaker (Barrelhouse) and Ralph de Jongh. The other two are instrumental.
Guus Strijbosch - Bass
Marcel Wolthof - Drums
Erwin Java - Guitar
Tollak Ollestad - Harmonica (tracks: 1-2-7)
Bas Mulder - Keyboards
Hennie Dolsma - Backing Vocals
Ralph de Jongh - Lead Vocals (tracks: 2-5-7-9)
Tineke Schoemaker - Lead Vocals (tracks: 3-4-6-8)
1 Sweet Georgia Brown
2 High And Lonesome
3 Don't Give Uo On Me
4 Red House
5 I Put A Spell On You
6 You Don't Have To Go
7 Big Boss Man
8 Ain't No Love In The Hearts Of The City
9 Divin' Duck Blues
10 A Change Is Gonna Come