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Open road

by The Blues Rebels

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1.
All I want 04:23
All I want (By Dov Hammer & Andy Watts) All I want is a little patch of sky For the moon to shine on my way All I want is a glass of whiskey To drink in silence at the end of the day The world is tumbling down Darkness all around Can't get no release And all I want – is just a little bit of peace All I want is one quite minute While the sun sets into the sea All I want is to see her smile Just before dawn as she dreams The world is tumbling down Darkness all around Can't get no release And all I want – is just a little bit of peace A white cloud on a mountain top Wishing that song would never stop Sunset on a lonely beach A pretty woman just out of reach Eagles soaring high on the breeze Drops of rain falling from the trees The sound of Blues, a shuffle beat My baby's voice calling for me
2.
Before the Jubilee (By Dov Hammer and Andy Watts) Feel like a stranger, travelling in my land Feeling in danger, fighting god and man Times are hard, people fear to speak their minds Grab what they can, leave the rest behind I know where I'm coming from I know where I want to be I know all this will change before the Jubilee Drunken fool singing songs to the midnight breeze Running through red lights, feeling lost at sea Broke up the band, future's in a haze Missing old friends, take a leap of faith I know this is the time I know I will be free I know all this will change before the jubilee You left me burning, slashed to the core My soul is yearning, crying for more She's the best thing ever happened to me Soothes my soul, sets my spirit free Rock'n'roll, ain't for the weak of heart Cut the lifeline, make a brand new start I know what I want to do I know who I want to be I know all this will change before the jubilee
3.
Seen the light (By Dov Hammer and Andy Watts) Running down this road turning left and right Chasing a dream, just beyond my sight They told my I can't, I said I just might But I’ve finally seen the light But I’ve finally seen the light I thought I had it covered, almost had it right But I lost my connection at the edge of night Couldn't see no colors, only Black and white But I’ve finally seen the light But I’ve finally seen the light There were dark clouds All around my soul But you blew them all away I get evil thoughts In the dead of night But you bring the light of day Taking one more breath, ready for the fight I can see the darkness becoming bright Those birds of prey, they have taken flight But I’ve finally seen the light But I’ve finally seen the light
4.
Devil by my side (by Dov Hammer & Andy Watts) I was born on the eve of the seventh day The first song they taught me to sing was a prayer Tried to keep me in line but I wouldn’t stay Well, you know how the road to hell is paved Running with the devil by my side Breakin’ up the party, pouring fuel on the fire I’m too mean to live and too wicked to die Running with the devil by my side I’ve been scratching the walls, pacing the cage Shake off my Blues, gonna break these chains Gonna kick in the windows, Blow out the doors Getting smacked in the face, But I come back for more Running with the devil by my side… I’ve been walking the walk, talking the talk Shucking and jiving, and punching the clock I want to feel the bone, and taste the blood I want to feel the bruises, as I wrestle the gods Running with the devil by my side…
5.
Turn back the clock (By Dov Hammer and Andy Watts) Everybody's talking about the way things used to be They say today it's all about money, corruption and greed But you and me, baby, we've heard this all before The past is always golden, nostalgia evermore We're gonna turn back the clock tonight We're gonna kick back and rock, that's right People always saying the music's gonna die Nobody knows just when, but they know just why But you and me, baby, don’t pay that no mind We just walk the walk, we leave the talk behind We're gonna turn back the clock tonight We're gonna kick back and rock, that's right We're gonna boogie like it's 1955 So pump up the sound and hit the overdrive We're getting funky like it's 1975 We ain't too old to Rock'n'roll as long as we're alive
6.
What if 04:01
What if (By Dov Hammer & Andy Watts) Mad dogs roaming through the streets Ground is burning beneath our feet People lashing out in fear Screaming louder so they won't have to hear What if we're all wrong Hard times coming, Must stay strong What if we're all wrong? Freedom comes at such a cost No easy answers, you feel lost I try to smile when someone speaks your name But I still think about you night and day What if we're all wrong Hard times coming, must stay strong What if we're all wrong? The streets are empty, can't hear a sound Feels like I'm dreaming in this ghost town People playing games of piety Look in the mirror tell me what do you see What if we're all wrong Heaven help us, hear my song Where did we go wrong?
7.
REASON TO LIVE (By Dov Hammer & Andy Watts) I met her the night I came off the road I felt like I'd been kicked from door to door She said "Honey I'm as good as they come" Since that night she's been my good luck charm I need her every night and every day I give her all that I can give She heals my soul and keeps my demons at bay She is my reason to live This whole world is going up in flames Sometimes it's hard, feels so insane She make my nights so sweet, brightens up my days That woman has cured me of my evil ways I need her every night and every day… I love to see her eyes shine like diamonds in the sun I get chills all down my spine when she says that I'm the one Hounds of hell barking at my door Turn out the lights; don't want to see any more She takes me in her arms, tells me it's OK Somehow we'll make it through another day I need her every night and every day….
8.
Don't want you back (By Dov Hammer & Andy Watts) Walking through town just the other night I thought I saw you just beyond my sight Spun around real fast, looked from left to right, Couldn't see nothing for the tears in my eyes It's been that way for quite some time Ever since the day that we said goodbye I don't want you back but I can't get you out of my mind I gave you everything but you wanted much more I tried to hold on but you wounded my soul Treated me so bad 'till I let you go But I still think about you every night when I'm alone I know I was right to leave you behind I have no regrets most of the time I don't want you back but I can't get you out of my mind I don't want you back but I can't get you out of my mind When the sun came up my eyes were red My glass was half empty and so was my head You said one word as you shut the door My ears are still ringing with the sound of that "NO" Last night I dreamed that you came to me Asked to get back like we used to be Promised it'd be better just wait and see Woke up in a sweat, thanking god that I'm free I tell myself just to give it some time I'm happier now, I'm doing just fine I don't want you back but I can't get you out of my mind
9.
Looking in 03:27
LOOKING IN (By Dov Hammer & Andy Watts) I've been in exile since I was born Always preferred it that way Like an outlaw I travel at night Avoiding the light of day Blending into the crowd, watching, Spreading disinformation On the far side of the mirror On the outside looking in I thought I won her heart that night But she was playing to win I stole her from a friend of mine But it was she who took me from him She hadn't seen me in some time Asked me where I'd been She did not seem too surprised when I said "On the outside looking in" Teachers, preachers, rabbis and cops All want to have their say Telling me how it really is And how I should play the game. Politicians and beauty queens Flashing prime-time grins I ain`t really that far away I`m just outside looking in. I still see it when I dream Hear it in the southern wind But when day breaks I'm still out here On the outside looking in
10.
Secret smile 03:28
Secret smile (By Dov Hammer & Ronnie Katz) She's got a secret smile that she saves for me She's got a secret smile that she saves for me She's got a secret smile that she saves for me A movement of her lips that only I can see She's got a secret song that she sings for me She's got a secret song that she sings for me She's got a secret song that she sings for me There's something in her voice that only I can hear She's got a secret walk, delicate and fine She's got a secret walk, delicate and fine She's got a secret walk, delicate and fine A movement of her hips that tells me that she's mine
11.
Living the dream (By Dov Hammer and Andy Watts) Everyone is getting old Everybody's growing bald So am I – but I'm living the dream Everybody's leaving town, But the turkeys can't keep me down Not me – I'm living the dream Sometimes I feel like I'm still at school Some people think I'm just a fool Taking my time, spilling the wine Step out of line, committing a crime But look at me – I'm living the dream I'm not sitting on top of the world Can't buy you no diamonds or pearls This is it – living the dream Got no platinum credit card No frequent flyer or company car Not a mega star – but I'm living the dream Don't have much, got nothing to lose Spending my lifetime paying my dues See me grin while singing the Blues Everyone wants to be in my shoes Don't cry for me – I'm living the dream Don't have much, got nothing to lose Spending my lifetime paying my dues See me grin while singing the Blues Everyone wants to be in my shoes Don't cry for me – I'm living the dream
12.
I don't mind 04:12
I don't mind (By Dov Hammer & Andy Watts) Rumors flying around the town People trying to get me down I don't care if they think I'm a clown 'cause I got a woman who's fine and brown I don't mind about what they say I don't care about what they do All my troubles just seem to fade away When I spend my time with you Everyone's pushing, trying to score Always grabbing for some more I might end up scratched and sore But you always smile when you open your door, so I don't mind about what they say I don't care about what they do All my troubles just seem to fade away When I spend my time with you I don't mind if I lose my job, Don't care if I have to steal and rob And if I ever lose my way I know your love saves me every day I don't mind about what they say I don't care about what they do All my troubles just seem to fade away When I spend my time with you
13.
Trying to get paid (By Dov Hammer & Andy Watts) I've been pounding the phones all night and all day I've been pounding the phones all night and all day I have done my job – now I'm trying to get paid Don't tell me your problems, we ain't that kind of friends Don't tell me your problems, we ain't that kind of friends When you were riding high you didn't remember my name Now my car won't start and my rent is due I'm getting real tired of chasing after you I've been pounding the phones all night and all day I have done my job – now I'm trying to get paid
14.
Open road 04:11
(Instrumental)

about

We are proud to present to you "Open Road" – the debut album of The Blues Rebels.
The Blues Rebels began in 2012 as a one-time friendly jam between two veteran Blues artists – guitarist Andy Watts and singer/harmonica player Dov Hammer – but the immediate chemistry between the two and the powerful stage show that resulted was undeniable. The Blues Rebels soon became one of the hottest Blues bands on the Israeli scene, playing with world-class Blues artists such as Joe Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson and Bernard Allison. The band was also chosen to open for the legendary Johnny Winter, who told the band how impressed he was by their performance.
After 2 years of burning up stages with their incendiary live show, the Rebels began work on their first album, a compilation of 14 original songs by Dov Hammer and Andy Watts. The band set up in the studio at Kibbutz Ma'abarot and tore through the songs in three days, capturing the live energy and passion of their infamous live show. The songs feature unique and heartfelt songwriting, blazing powerhouse Blues guitar and harmonica and soulful singing. The rhythm section is funky and in the pocket, with a groove that never quits
We hope you enjoy "Open road"!

Reviewers loved it!

"Fans of hard blues-rock and electric blues rock will crave their intense energy and high-octane instrumentation….Dov Hammer’s harmonica roars and charges like his first name: “bear” in Hebrew….With more exposure at home and abroad, the Blues Rebels will conquer the Open Road! - Blues Blast magazine

"They catch a groove, work it well, adding to that gritty vocals, tasty harp and neat guitar…"Open road " is as gorgeous a piece of music as you will ever hear …A super album. I am sure we will hear more from this band , and I , for one, will look forward to that" – Frank Leigh, "Blues Matters" (UK) August 2015

"Tugs at the heartstrings" – Barry Davis "The Jerusalem post"

The blues in Israel has the real ambassadors with The Blues Rebels. VERY GOOD. – Vicente Zumel "La hora del Blues", Radio PICA , Barcelona

The rhythm section swings and keeps the everything tightly in order, guitar and harmonica decorate the whole. … excellent musicianship, the songs are raw and melodic and these gentlemen know how to convey the right emotion. My favorite songs here are the boogie 'Devil By My Side" , "Turn Back The Clock " with an exciting bass line and the quiet instrumental title track' Open Road 'with a leading role for Watts' guitar…An excellent debut album and proof that this band has everything necessary to be very big outside of Israel. - Eric Capfens "Blueszine", Holland



For further info about The Blues Rebels, see our website:
www.blues-rebels.com

Dov Hammer- Tel: 050-6236684
dov@dovhammer.com

credits

released March 14, 2015

PRODUCED BY THE BLUES REBELS

Dov Hammer – Vocals and harmonicas
Andy Watts – guitars
Amos Springer – bass guitar
Avi Barak – drums and percussion

Fender Rhodes piano on "open road" – Matan Ashkenazy

All songs written by Dov Hammer & Andy Watts except "Secret smile" (Dov Hammer and Ronnie Katz) and "Open road" (Andy Watts)

Recorded mixed and mastered by Matan Ashkenazy at "Ozen Musicalit" studio, kibbutz Ma'abarot, Israel, Jan-Feb 2015

Cover art and design: Betty Maoz
Photos by Dubi Roman
Blues Rebels logo by Steve Moors

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"The Blues Rebels are one of the best bands anywhere - look for their new album, out now!" - Joe Louis Walker, member of the Blues hall of fame.
Featuring the virtuoso guitar of Andy Watts and the soulful vocals and harmonica of Dov Hammer, this Blues-Rock supergroup, who played with Joe Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson and opened for Johnny Winter really rocks - check out the Blues Rebels!
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