G. Love (or Garrett Dutton, as his mama calls him) sent out this cool announcement today:
In January Philadelphonic Records will be releasing my “first” record, G. Love Oh Yeah. This record was recorded in 1992 in a number of different studios including Skidmore College and Temple University studios.
This record was the first documentation of Hip-Hop Blues and includes the original recordings of “Baby’s Got Sauce”, “Shooting Hoops” and “Rhyme for the Summertime.” I originally pressed up 250 cassette tapes of “Oh Yeah” and sold them on the streets of Boston while I was busking.
I call “Oh Yeah” my first record and 15 years later it finally hits the digital stores. Pretty cool. I still can’t figure out exactly how I played all of these songs. It’s as easy to hear the John Hammond and Lightning Hopkins influence as it is to hear the De La Soul. It’s definitely a cool record and is 100 percent acoustic solo foot-stomping-streetside-blues.
I think the album sounds fantastic, as early thumpin’ stompin’ G Love tends to be my favorite. The digital release of the album is set for January 23rd, with an exclusive earlier release on iTunes a week sooner (1/16).
:: TRACKLISTING AND NOTES FROM GARRETT::
The original version of “baby’s got sauceâ€¦ the version I used to play on the streets of Boston â€¦ the original hip hop blues
2. WHAT’S GOING ON
This is a sweet romancing song written when I couldn’t get a date. Front porch style.
3. WRITING ON THE WALLS
When blues and hip hop city streets meet. A glorification of my graffiti writing days.
4. GIRLS AT THE LAUNDROMAT
Another day dream about meeting the perfect girl at the Laundromat.
5. RUN FOR ME
This is a cool tune about trying to get served as a minor all about finding yourself in a strange town.
A dope rap about saving Mother Nature. The chorus was inspired by the Robert Johnson tune “breakin’ down”
7. RHYME FOR THE SUMMERTIME
This is the first rap I wrote. Slide guitar and chicken scratch.
8. LEAVING THE CITY
One of my best blues. A city kid dreaming of the country.
9. THE FAT ONE
Nothing wrong with the fat one.
10. SHOOTIN’ HOOPS
The original version of a G. Love classic. No frills straight streetside.
:: TOUR DATES :: (some with Matt Costa)
Fri. 1/12 â€“ Nashville, TN â€“ City Hall
Sat. 1/13 â€“ New Orleans, LA â€“ House of Blues
Sun. 1/14 â€“ New Orleans, LA â€“ House of Blues
Wed. 1/17 â€“ Tulsa, OK â€“ Cain’s Ballroom
Thu. 1/18 â€“ Kansas City, MO â€“ Voodoo Lounge
Fri. 1/19 â€“ Denver, CO â€“ Fillmore Auditorium
Sat. 1/20 â€“ Denver, CO â€“ Fillmore Auditorium
Tue. 1/23 â€“ Seattle, WA â€“ The Showbox
Wed. 1/24 â€“ Seattle, WA â€“ The Showbox
Thu. 1/25 â€“ Portland, OR â€“ Crystal Ballroom
Fri. 1/26 â€“ San Francisco, CA â€“ Warfield Theatre
Sat. 1/27 â€“ San Francisco, CA â€“ Warfield Theatre
Tue. 1/30 â€“ San Diego, CA â€“ House of Blues
Wed. 1/31 â€“ San Diego, CA â€“ House of Blues
Thu. 2/1 â€“ Tempe, AZ â€“ The Marquee Theater
Fri. 2/2 â€“ West Hollywood, CA â€“ House of Blues
Sat. 2/3 â€“ West Hollywood, CA â€“ House of Blues
Fri. 2/16 â€“ Chicago, IL â€“ House of Blues
Wed. 2/28 â€“ Baltimore, MD â€“ Rams Head Live