MP3's arriving soon!
Here it comes! Paul Filipowicz's hot new CD "Unfiltered".
From the first gut-bucket note of Howling Wolf's "Howlin for My Darlin" to the low down pool hall, juke-box sounds, he heard in the early 60's, "Canal Street" breaks the filter of off his smoking blues and gives it to you straight.
"I got my blues education the old fashioned way. The only way my dad could get out on a Saturday night was to take us boys along."
"Honky tonk, Ring of Fire, Chicago Bound, a dime a piece three for a quarter. Then when I was fourteen, I was standing outside of a south side Chicago club with big cardboard ice cubes over the door. Every time the door opened the music swelled. Otis Rush or Magic Sam, it didn't matter who, the guitar was singing, strong, calling my name."
Unfiltered includes three Magic Sam songs. Lowell Fulson's Reconsider, Tin Pan Alley, Howling for My Darling, all covered with deftness of hand true to their creators.
Five Paul Filipowicz originals including the rollicking Tramp-esque "Riding High", a couple of four on the floor dance Blues in "Brand New Hat" and "Woman".
Last but not least, songs inspired from those long ago memories, a big John Wrencher-Maxwell St style harp instrumental "Canal Street" and the guitar shuffle "Unfiltered".
Eleven songs, eleven chances to get your Blues On, "Chicago Blues Hall of Fame" style Paul Filipowicz style.