March 2018 Jazz, Soul & Blues (NEW) Record of the Month - Durand Jones & The Indications - Durand Jones & The Indications (Red Vinyl)

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.

“When Durand Jones & The Indications debut album was released, we had no idea what the world would think,” explains Terry Cole owner of Colemine Records. “After all, the record, albeit finely crafted, was conceived in a dingy Indiana basement on a shoestring budget of 452 dollars and 11 cents (we kept receipts). They didn’t have ‘buzz.’ They didn’t have a following. They didn’t have the measured flash of more polished operations. But as the final mixes spun off of the master reel, we knew what they did have was one remarkable soul record. To our delight, the record was a smash and their no-frills LP continues to fly off the shelves.”

TRACK LISTING
1 Make a Change
2 Smile
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
What critics are saying about Durand Jones & The Indications

“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

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