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Eric Burdon's blues manifesto "Til Your River Runs Dry" premiered on "89.1 Jazz".

Jan 23, 2013

Eric Burdon in studio 2012
Credit Dragon Lady via www.ericburdon.com

"'Til Your River Runs Dry" by Eric Burdon is the most revealing, personal and blues-drenched recording the former lead singer of The Animals and War has ever released.  Most of the songs deal with personal demons, release from self-destruction and potential salvation.  However, Eric Burdon remains true to form with  songs commenting on the ills of today's society such as "Water",  "Memorial Day", "Invitation To The White House" and "In The Ground".   Recorded in New Orleans and Los Angeles in 2010 and 2011, the disc was released in the U.K. in 2012.  It is officially released in the U.S. on January 29th.  Our "89.1 Jazz" morning premiere of this excellent new collection of tunes included Burdon's lighthearted but loving tribute to the iconic blues-rocker Bo Diddley, "Bo Diddley Special".   Expect to hear more from Burdon on 89.1 in days to come.

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