Bad Temper Joe presents the live in-studio production "No Filter (One Take Radio Recordings)" in cooperation with the Osnabrück record label Timezone Records and Deutschlandradio. The latest long-player by the Bielefeld blues bard contains recordings from a recording session that were made as part of the Deutschlandfunk radio concert series “On Stage” in spring 2021.
When it comes to blues in Germany, there is no getting around the grumpy late twenties. The German trade press calls him "[r]au, edgy, haunting" (Guitar Magazin), "a powerhouse that can hardly be tamed" (Kieler Nachrichten), praises his "rough, powerful[n] singing [...] as well as his excellent fingerpicking” (Bluesnews) and his “slide playing that gets under your skin” (Jazz'N'More). Bad Temper Joe is also making waves internationally: as the only European act in the finals of the International Blues Challenge 2020 in Memphis, USA. The British Blues Matters Magazine judged: "It's hard to believe that the sounds of the Mississippi Delta have relocated to Germany, but they have."
The ten pieces recorded live by BTJ and his small backing band (Max Dettling - double bass, electric bass; Paul Moser - drums) in Bielefeld's Watt Watters Studio develop a powerful and haunting sound despite or perhaps because of the sparse instrumentation. Six of the tracks come from the album One Can Wreck It All, released in 2021. There are also three songs from various older productions, as well as the previously unreleased “Fallin' Bird Blues”, which was not broadcast on Deutschlandfunk for the first time. The "One Take Radio Recordings" form a congenial addition to the "OCWIA" album and round it off into a bluesy adventure in double format.
01 Hole in My Pocket (One Take Radio Recording)
02 3rd Floor Elevator Blues (One Take Radio Recording)
03 One Can Wreck It All (One Take Radio Recording)
04 The Promise (One Take Radio Recording)
05 The Night Johnny Cash Quit Doing Pills (One Take Radio Recording)
06 Fallin' Bird Blues (One Take Radio Recording)
07 Been a While Since We've Talked (One Take Radio Recording)
08 Don't Mess With a Mule (One Take Radio Recording)
09 If Her Hair Ain't Longer Than Mine (One Take Radio Recording)
10 Blues Never Stumbles (One Take Radio Recording)