Finally a solo album
from Jalle Olsson who - in the world of good music - first and foremost
is known as the leader of the Buckaroos.
An amazing little rock'n'roll band from Malmö, Sweden, who in April
2009 proudly celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band by playing at
the legendary "Continental Club" in glorious Austin Texas. Come
to think of it, the label "rock'n'roll" might sound too confined:
these guys dabble in New Orleans stuff, in country and rockabilly - and
do it having fun! The lineup has changed through the years: only original
members by now (May 2009) are the band leader Jarl 'Jalle' Olsson and
the bass player Torbjörn 'Todde' Möller. But the attitude never
changed, the fun never stopped.
But back to Jalle's solo album "Helt OK":
most songs are Jalle's own, sometimes with lyrics furnished by his friends.
All songs are sung in Swedish. Jalle does the vocals, also adding some
guitar and harp. Two Buckaroos help out on most songs: Pontus Snibb on
guitars, Håkan Nyberg on drums. And then there are guests turning
up here and there. All in all a nice rocking, bluesy, countryish mix -
firmly rooted somewhere in the Swedish soil. A final hint: I do believe
the late great Texas musician Doug Sahm would have approved highly!
||The Buckaroos have issued quite a few albums (and singles) through
the years - all of them on Jalle's own label Box
Records. Not solely dedicated to The Buckaroos output the Box
catalogue also boasts CDs by a.o. Sir
Jay and His Blue Orchestra, the Joe
Spinaci Combo - and obviously Jalle Olsson's solo album "Helt