March 2018 Jazz, Soul & Blues (NEW) Record of the Month - Durand Jones & The Indications - Durand Jones & The Indications (Red Vinyl)
Blind Tiger Record Club’s Jazz, Soul & Blues (NEW STYLE) Record of the Month - Durand Jones & The Indications - Durand Jones & The Indications (Red Vinyl)
In 2012, Durand Jones left his home in Louisiana and enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana. He plays the Alto Sax and never planned on being a singer. But not long after starting school, he put a band together and found himself singing soul and R&B classics. That's band ended up becoming the Indications.
Their first single, “Smile”, was heard by Terry Cole of Colemine records. Cole pressed up a batch of 45s. Durand Jones & The Indications initially found acceptance in the vinyl community. They were inspired by a handful of dusty and obscure 45s baring names like the Ethics, the Brothers of Soul, and the Icemen, the Indications set out to make a record steeped in heavy drums, blown-out vocals, and deep grooves.
3 Can't Keep My Cool
4 Groovy Babe
5 Giving Up
6 Is It Any Wonder?
7 Now I'm Gone
8 Tuck 'N' Roll
“Easily one of the best deep soul albums we’ve heard in years.” – DUSTY GROOVE
“… soul music that’s so much of the old school that it might as well drive a car with fins.” – MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
“The album is beautifully produced…Jones absolutely dominates the songs with his powerful, soulful and ever-evolving voice.” – SPILL MAGAZINE