Mike Sanchez (Great Britain) with KnockOut Greg & Blue Weather (Sweden)

Photo © Mike Sanchez
Women & Cadillacs (2003)
Mike Sanchez sez:
"‘Women & Cadillacs’ is my first collaboration with Swedish band Knock-Out Greg & Blue Weather.
This release features 16 new recordings, including a bonus 20 minutes of ‘hidden’ too-good-to-waste leftovers.
Recorded at Real Music Studio, Bromma, Stockholm, where Greg and the guys regularly record their own albums, we pulled out originals and cover ideas from my list of all time rockin’ favourites by Wynonie Harris, Roy Brown, Young Jesse, Big T. Tyler, Gatemouth Brown, Billy Emerson and T. Bone Walker. We also recorded a wonderful Percy Mayfield track ‘The Voice Within’. Needless to say we’re more than proud with the results. It’s a great follow-up to my own band’s album from 2001 ‘Blue Boy’, and it’s one of the most authentic-sounding records I’ve ever been involved in."

"I'm lucky enough to see dozens of bands, while I travel the world with my own band or as a member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, but nobody's hit me like Knock-Out Greg & Blue Weather. I first caught them live in the late 1990's and was blown away by their dedicated approach and vintage rhythm & blues sound. I just knew we had to work together. We started making this album at the end of 2001, I'd fly to Stockholm and we'd spend two days doing live gigs, then two in the studio, so while we were on a roll we'd record several tracks on each visit. I brought the guys to England over Easter 2002, and we raised the roof at the Colne Blues Festival among others. The crowds couldn't believe how great they are, well now here's the proof. Women & Cadillacs is finished at last and I'm very proud and excited with the result. Please enjoy!"