For a man who once told me he didn’t want his music on the internet Konrad Lenz has come to embrace the digital world.
He’s just posted this one he made with Randall Blair with this note:
Gangster Blues written by Peetie Wheatstraw, arr. Konrad Lenz and Randall Blair
Audio recorded Friday 29th January 2010
Promo clip filmed and edited on Monday 12th September 2011
Konrad Lenz – Vocals, tambourine, some guitar
Randall Blair – guitars, harmonica
Audio produced and engineered by Konrad Lenz
Video direction, camera and editing by Konrad Lenz
Peetie Wheatstraw wrote Gangster Blues in the 1930s. He was known as “the Devil’s son-in-law” and seemed to have invented gangster rap 50 years early. He was a blues piano player and vocalist. He wrote great songs. Randall Blair who plays on this track has a great band called the Wedded Bliss. We spent several months last year recording many songs together. This is an out-take from my next album. It’s a good out-take. It will be a good album.