Rough and tumble, unrepentant, funky and full of soul. This is Paul Filipowicz and his music. "Chinatown" captures all of this Wisconsin guitarist's vast array of influences from Texas blues up through the sounds of the Mississippi Delta, and on to C
1. Jackson Transfer
3. Who Loves You
4. Wichita Falls
5. Too Hot To Boogie
6. 199 Lonely Tear Drops
7. My Kind Of Baby
9. Bootie On Duty
CHINATOWN is Paul Filipowicz' fifth release. In thirty years plus of performing and recording blues, he has learned that "FEELING is EVERYTHING".
On this recording Paul Filipowicz and the music are one, original, just the facts, from the soul of a true blues man. You have a sample of Paul's feeling for the blues . A peak through the doorway of his live sweat drenched emotionally charged guitar workouts. He always lets it all out.
"This session was a powerful experience. These people feel the music exactly like I do. It's incredible to work under such conditions. We got 199 (#7, 199 Lonely Tear Drops) in one take. I just cranked it up and they grabbed on an away we went, talk about a gas! That's the stuff that life is all about."
"Jackson Transfer" (#1), opens the disc with an intimidating finger picked groove, Paul never uses a pick, reminiscent of the Mississippi Hill Country master R.L. Burnside or a heavier Delta, T-Model Ford. "Comparisons are great but it's my take on it. The groove came to me and the story, you get the picture."
"Chinatown" (#2) its that feeling Thing again, West Side Chicago?
"Ken Sadayak on piano, he's the best, he lays it right in there."
"This isn't supposed to be a tribute album or a return to the roots recording. This is just the way we play, straight from the shoulder. I guess my age is catching up to me."
Chicago, Memphis, Delta and Texas it's all here. A personal take, a slice of reality Paul Filipowicz' feeling that is the Blues
"Mr. Filipwocwicz taps the blues vein with raw power and emotion