Wily Bo Walker & The Danny Flam Big Band

by Wily Bo Walker

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The 'Wily Bo Walker & The Danny Flam Big Band' album is a collection of tracks with a hard hitting brass section celebrating horn section styles from across the decades coloured with Wily Bo's own inimitable style and Danny Flam's Grammy award winning musical direction.

The Big Band instrumentals hark back to the Prima/Armstrong/Calloway era with 'The Openator', the sixties Vegas 'rat-pack' feel of 'Tony's Good Morning', the seventies 'Big Band Fusion' stylings of 'Appointment In Sammara' and exploitation movie soundtrack groove of 'Jawbreaker'.

Wily Bo also adds the New Orleans funeral marching band celebration of 'When The Angels Call Your Time', the hard rockin' brass blast of 'Drive' as well as the cinematic landscape of 'Same Thing' which also features Cenovia Cummins' String Quartet.

There is the 'swing-noir' (think 'Sam Spade pulp fiction B-movie') of 'Rendez-Vous des Cheminots' featuring the vocal talents of Kareña K, the Gospel big band working of 'Long Way To Heaven' featuring The Brown Sisters of Chicago and the New York powerhouse funk of 'Irritated Shadow' featuring Amir Ben-Haim with Will Lee on Bass and Nir Z on drums.

And, finally, the moody, bluesy, laid back feel of the instrumental version of Wily Bo's signature song 'Moon Over Indigo' featuring the amazing trumpet work of Kenny Rampton and Wily Bo's cover of Billie Holiday's 'You Don't Know What Love Is' featuring the stunning, last ever recording of jazz legend Teddy Charles.

“Barnstorming CD, I'm in love with this album!" B Noel Barr - Lunch at the Barr

"Wow! This is a wonderful album! This is a big and diverse album with style elements from traditional big band jazz, blues, cabaret, retro pop styles and more! Wily Bo Walker & the Danny Flam Big Band sing and play with style, power, grace and virtuosic skill. Awesome recording too! As the great Duke Ellington said, 'there are two kinds of music - good and the other kind'. This is definitely the GREAT kind . Enjoy!" Five Star Review - Paul A, Amazon

Released on Flaming Hearts Records
Catalog No: FHWBW013

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released November 4, 2013

Producer: Wily Bo Walker / Danny Flam

Recorded at:
Brown Sugar Studios, New York
NewYorkBrass.com Studios, West Hempstead, NY
Tone Zone Studios, Chicago
Garden Productions Recording, NY

Wily Bo Studios, London, UK

Engineering: Daniel Flam, Blue Tha Engineer, Roger Heiss, Jeff (Jedi) Jones, Wily Bo Walker, Jimmy Madison

Mastering: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK
except
'Jawbreaker' and 'Appointment in Samarra': Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain, Florida, US

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Wily Bo Walker London, UK

Wily Bo Walker is a Scottish artist, songwriter, composer and performer noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances.

'The Wily Bo Walker Story' is a twin album release (Jan 2016) comprising his trilogy of albums from 2015:
('Moon Over Indigo', 'Stone Cold Beautiful' & 'A Long Way From Heaven') plus 8 bonus tracks!

…turn on the radio and drive, drive, DRIVE!!!
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Track Name: The Openator
Instrumental
Track Name: Moon Over Indigo (Instrumental)
Instrumental

© 2103 WIly Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Appointment In Samarra
Instrumental

Sax solo by Mark Gatz
Guitar Solo by Keith Mack

© 2010 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Jawbreaker
Trumpet Solo by Kenny Rampton
Guitar Solo by Keith Mack


© 2010 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Rendez-Vous des Cheminots (feat. Kareña K)
MIDNIGHT GAMES THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES
RENDEZ-VOUS DES CHEMINOTS
ANTOINE TURNS HE TAP MY SHOULDER AND SIGHS
SAYS SHE’S WALKING DOWN THE STREET
IN SOME CRAZY JIVE
I DRANK A COLD, SOUR COFFEE WROTE YOU OFF AS A LOSS
I CAN’T BELIEVE THE LIES
HOW YOU DOUBLE-CROSSED ME
YOU DREW THE HEAT
NOW HONEY, I MASTERED COOL
ONE STEP AHEAD IN THIS CITY OF FOOLS

I WROTE HER OFF BACK IN SEVENTY-THREE
HEARD THAT SHE DIED THAT WAY
IN SOME CRIME I NEVER SEE
PUT A COIN IN THAT JUKEBOX
LET THAT RECORD SPIN
IT DRIVE ME CRAZY JUST TO HEAR HER SING
AND THE SOUND OF MISS HOLIDAY’S VOICE IN MY HEAD
“ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME – I’M DEAD”
CALL ME SOLO
YOU CAN CALL ME ALONE
WHY DON’T YOU CALL ME TOMORROW ON THE TELEPHONE

LOVER BEWARE YOU KNOW HOW LOVE IS BLIND
YOU LIE TO YOURSELF
JUST TO KEEP IT KIND
THIS EMPTY SPACE AMID THESE FLASHING SIGNS
SAYS THAT WE’LL MAYBE MEET AGAIN
BUT HONEY NOT THIS TIME…
I DRANK A COLD, SOUR COFFEE WROTE YOU OFF AS A LOSS
I CAN’T BELIEVE THE LIES
HOW YOU DOUBLE-CROSSED ME
YOU DREW THE HEAT
HONEY, I MASTERED COOL
ONE STEP AHEAD IN THIS CITY OF FOOLS

MIDNIGHT GAMES THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES
A RENDEZ-VOUS DOWN AT DES CHEMINOTS
ANTOINE TURN
HE SHRUG HIS SHOULDER AND SIGH
I CLOSE THE DOOR AND TURN MY COLLAR
TO THE COLD MOONLIGHT
AND THE SOUND OF MISS HOLIDAY’S VOICE IN MY HEAD
“ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME – I’M DEAD”
CALL ME SOLO
YOU CAN CALL ME ALONE
WHY DON’T YOU CALL ME TOMORROW ON THAT TELEPHONE

Lyrics © 2013 Wily Bo Walker
Music © 2013 Wily Bo Walker / E D Brayshaw. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Irritated Shadow (feat. Amir Ben-Haim)
HEY! CAN YOU SEE
AN IRRITATED SHADOW HANGING OVER ME
LORD! IT RAIN DOWN ON ME
IT’S CRIMINALLY COOL
BUT IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE

ON A DAY
LIKE TODAY
THEY’RE TURNING LOVING IN TO HATE
BUT THEY NEVER MISS A BEAT
WITH THE WORDS, LORD
THAT THEY SAY…
I’M WATCHING ANGELS TURN TO DEMONS
AND THERE’S RIOTS IN THE STREET

AND IF YOU STAND UP AND FIGHT
FOR WHAT’S RIGHT
THIS OLD WORLD WILL JUST WATCH
IN ITS DANCING SHOES
THERE’S NO HEROES OR ANGELS TONIGHT
SO EVERY MAN’S GOTTA DO
WHAT EVERY MAN HAS GOT TO DO

WHAT EVERY MAN HAS GOTTEN TO…

HEY! CAN YOU HEAR
CHANGE IS GOING DOWN
BUT THEY’RE TURNING UP THE HEAT
THE BLOOD FLOW LIKE TEARS
ANGELS TURN TO DEMONS
AND THERE’S MURDER IN THE STREET

AND IF YOU STAND UP AND FIGHT
FOR WHAT’S RIGHT
THIS OLD WORLD WILL JUST WATCH
IN ITS DANCING SHOES
THERE’S NO HEROES OR ANGELS TONIGHT
SO EVERY MAN’S GOTTA DO
WHAT EVERY MAN HAS GOT TO DO

© 2012 Music by Amir Ben-Haim, Lyrics by Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: When The Angels Call Your Time
IF THERE’S ONE DAMNED THING I KNOW
ITS WHEN THE ANGELS CALL YOUR TIME
NOW I’M STANDING IN THIS PHONEBOX
IN THE RAIN
WITHOUT A DIME

I’M GOING BACK HOME
IT WON’T BE LONG
I AIN’T GOT NO…
SINCE YOU BEEN GONE GONE GONE
I HEARD LAST NIGHT THAT’S WHERE I BELONG

THOSE THINGS YOU GAVE ME
LIKE ALL THOSE PRETTY LIES
TRADED THEM IN
FOR JUST ONE LAST GOODBYE
AIN’T GOT NO TIME
BUT I GOT TO LEAVIN TONIGHT

SO GOODBYE BABY
BYE BYE
GOODBYE BABY
BYE BYE
I HEARD LAST NIGHT THAT YOU’RE GONNA…

FIND ME AFTER MIDNIGHT
CRAWLING ON THE FLOOR
CALL OUT MY NAME
I WON’T BE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR
I HEARD LAST NIGHT
I AIN’T GOT TROUBLE NO MORE

SO HERE’S TO YOU
MY SORRY FRIENDS
AND HERE’S TO YOU
MAY YOUR LAUGHTER NEVER EVER END
MY TIME IS NOW
BUT I’LL RAISE MY GLASS UP TO THEN…

SO GOODBYE BABY
BYE BYE
GOODBYE BABY
BYE BYE
I HEARD LAST NIGHT THAT YOU’RE GONNA…

THERE’S A RUMBLE IN THE GROUND
THERE’S A FIRE IN THE SKY
THE DEVIL’S IN THE STATION
WITH A POCKETFUL OF LIES
DON’T YOU HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOWING
WHEN THE ANGELS CALL YOUR TIME…

WELL SOME THINGS LIVE
LORD AND SOME THINGS DIE
I’LL WATCH IT BURN TONIGHT
AND KISS THIS TOWN GOODBYE…

BYE BYE

BYE BYE

SO GOODBYE BABY
BYE BYE
GOODBYE BABY
BYE BYE
I’LL WATCH IT BURN TONIGHT AND KISS THIS TOWN GOODBYE…

© 2013 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Drive
IT'S NOT WHAT YOU’RE DOING
BUT THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT BABY
NOT WHAT YOU'RE THINKING
MORE THE THINGS THAT YOU DO
I SAID IT'S NOT THE WAY YOU MOVE ME HONEY
MORE THE WAY THAT YOU MOVE

I GOT A '57 CHEVY
WHITE WALLS AND CHROME
AND WE CAN TAKE A LITTLE DRIVE
DOWN TO MEXICO
WHERE YOU CAN DANCE
YOU CAN SHIMMY
YOU CAN ROCK'N'ROLL
TONIGHT

IF L7 GET YOU
GONNA LEAVE IT ALONE
WHY DON'T YOU LEAVE YOUR MA AND PA
ON THE BACK PORCH BACK HOME
WE CAN TAKE A LITTLE DRIVE NOW HONEY
WELL I THINK THAT YOU KNOW

I GOT A '57 CHEVY
WHITE WALLS AND CHROME
AND WE CAN TAKE A LITTLE DRIVE
DOWN TO MEXICO
WHERE YOU CAN DANCE
WITH THE DEVIL
YOU CAN SELL YOUR SOUL
TONIGHT

LET’S TURN ON THE RADIO AND DRIVE…

DRIVE! DRIVE! DRIVE…

IN LOVE MY GIRL…

AH, MOVE A LITTLE CLOSER…

HA, HA, HA…

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU’RE DOING
BUT THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT BABY
NOT WHAT YOU'RE THINKING
MORE THE THINGS THAT YOU DO
I SAID IT'S NOT THE WAY YOU MOVE ME HONEY
MORE THE WAY THAT YOU MOVE

I GOT A '57 CHEVY
WHITE WALLS AND CHROME
AND WE CAN TAKE A LITTLE DRIVE
DOWN TO MEXICO
WHERE YOU CAN DANCE
YOU CAN SHIMMY
YOU CAN ROCK'N'ROLL
TONIGHT

I GOT A '57 CHEVY
WHITE WALLS AND CHROME
AND WE CAN TAKE A LITTLE DRIVE
DOWN TO MEXICO
WHERE YOU CAN DANCE
WITH THE DEVIL
YOU CAN SELL YOUR SOUL
TONIGHT…

WE CAN DRIVE! DRIVE! DRIVE… TONIGHT!

TAKE IT ON DOWN, TAKE IT ON DOWN… TONIGHT!

BABY, BABY, WON’T YOU GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES…

COME ON LITTLE DARING, GIVE YOUR LOVE TO ME…

WELL YOU CAN TELL YOUR MAMA, TELL YOUR PA…

YOU’RE GONNA TAKE IT ON DOWN BACK TO ARKANSAS

A HOME TOWN GIRL… HA HA HA!!!

WELL THE MEN DON’T KNOW WHAT THE LITTLE GIRL UNDERSTANDS…

WELL THE MEN DON’T KNOW WHAT THE LITTLE GIRL UNDERSTANDS…

WELL THE MEN DON’T KNOW WHAT THE LITTLE GIRL UNDERSTANDS…

WELL THE MEN DON’T KNOW WHAT THE LITTLE GIRL UNDERSTANDS…

© 2010 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Same Thing
YEH! IT WAS HOT
ABOUT NINETY DEGREES IN THE SHADE
YOU COULD TELL
IT WAS GOING TO BE
ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS…

WHY DO MEN GO CRAZY WHEN A WOMAN WEARS THAT DRESS SO TIGHT
MEN GO CRAZY WHEN A WOMAN WEARS THAT DRESS SO TIGHT
MUST BE THE SAME OLD THING MAKES A HOUND DOG HOWL ALL NIGHT

WHY DO ALL THESE MEN TRY TO RUN A BIG LEGGED WOMAN DOWN
ALL THESE MEN TRY TO RUN A BIG LEGGED WOMAN DOWN
MUST BE THE SAME OLD THING MAKES A BULLDOG HUG THAT HOUND

I’M TALKING BOUT THAT SAME THING
TALKING BOUT THAT SAME THING
TELL ME WHO’S TO BLAME
WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD’S FIGHTING
BOUT THAT SAME THING?

TALKING BOUT IT…YEH!!!

WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL SO GOOD WHEN YOUR BABY WEARS THAT EVENING GOWN
YOU KNOW YOU FEEL SO GOOD WHEN YOUR BABY WEARS THAT EVENING GOWN
MUST BE THE SAME OLD THING MAKE A PREACHER LAY HIS FATHER DOWN…

I’M TALKING BOUT THAT SAME THING
I’M TALKING BOUT THAT SAME THING

TELL ME WHO’S TO BLAME
WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD’S FIGHTING
BOUT THAT SAME THING?
TELL ME WHO’S TO BLAME
WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD’S FIGHTING
BOUT THAT SAME THING?
Track Name: Long Way To Heaven (feat. The Brown Sisters of Chicago)
THIS IS THE STORY OF JOHNNY AND LOUISE
DOWN ON KENNEDY BOULEVARD
COULD BE THE STORY OF YOU AND ME
LOSING TRACK OF WHO WE BOTH ARE
SOME HOLD ON TO DREAMS
SOME HOLD ON TO THE FEAR
THEY’RE JUST GROWING OLD…
LOUISE TURNS TO JOHNNY
PUTS HER HAND INTO HIS
WITH A SMILE THAT ONLY HE KNOWS

SUCH A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN
SUCH A LONG WAY HOME

JOHNNY SAYS “LOUISE, I DON’T KNOW
HOW FAR WE’VE COME DOWN THIS ROAD
THIS TOWN DON’T HOLD THE SAME FASCINATION
I DON’T KNOW WHICH WAY WE SHOULD GO”
HE LOOKS ACROSS
TO THE SUN SINKING DOWN
IN THE SHIMMERING, SHIMMERING GOLD
‘I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY CALL A PLACE YOU CAN’T RETURN FROM…
LORD…
I DON’T WANT TO KNOW’

SUCH A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN
SUCH A LONG WAY HOME

TIRED AND ALONE
AND A LONG WAY FROM HOME
JOHNNY AND SWEET, SWEET LOUISE…
PULLED THEIR HOPES
OUT OF THE OCEAN
HAND IN HAND IN THE SWEET SUMMER BREEZE

SUCH A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN
SUCH A LONG WAY HOME

WHEN YOU’RE DOWN UPON YOUR LUCK
YOU’RE LUCKY TO HAVE SOMEONE YOU CAN HOLD
A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN
A LONG WAY HOME…

© 2012 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Tony's Good Morning (Instrumental)
Instrumental
Track Name: You Don't Know What Love Is (feat. Teddy Charles)
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
UNTIL YOU’VE LEARNED THE MEANING OF THE BLUES
UNTIL YOU’VE LOVED A LOVE YOU'VE HAD TO LOSE
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW LIPS HURT
UNTIL YOU'VE KISSED AND HAD TO PAY THE COST

UNTIL YOU'VE FLIPPED YOUR HEART AND YOU HAVE LOST

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

DO YOU KNOW HOW A LOST HEART FEARS

THE THOUGHT OF REMINISCING

AND HOW LIPS THAT TASTE OF TEARS

LOSE THEIR TASTE FOR KISSING

YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT LOVE IS…

DO YOU KNOW HOW A LOST HEART FEARS

THE THOUGHT OF REMINISCING

AND HOW LIPS THAT TASTE OF TEARS

LOSE THEIR TASTE FOR KISSING

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW HEARTS BURN

FOR LOVE THAT CANNOT LIVE YET NEVER DIES

UNTIL YOU'VE FACED EACH DAWN WITH SLEEPLESS EYES

YOU DON'T KNOW
YOU DON’T KNOW
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS…