Some reviews of the Breeze Kings second CD
"You Got To Bring Some To Get Some"  Veritone Records V-1048-2

Click here for reviews of    "Can't Stay Home"  Veritone Records V-1083-2

Click here for reviews of    "Two Guys Live"  Veritone Records V-1079-2

Click here for reviews of    "Tying One On For the People"  Veritone Records V-1025-2

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Thank you for sending the best CD I have heard in ages. I knew your first CD was good but this one really shines, very impressed with your originals. It is my pleasure to help promote a band that is on the verge of making nation wide and worldwide progress. The Breeze Kings, instant party just add people. Bound to make even the wall flower get up and groove with the grooves of You Got to Bring some to Get Some. Handy winning material. Keep it up!

Mark T Smith the Blues Pilot 88.9 KJLU FM Jefferson City MO


The Breeze Kings dig into the Chicago Blues sound of the 50's and 60's on this excellent CD. The unpretentious passion of "You Got To Bring Some To Get Some" fuses the blues of the 50's with the sound of today, and is welcome ear candy. Many of today's younger rock bands masquerading as blues bands can learn from these kids.

Jon Norton - WGLT Music Director 89.1FM Normal IL, 103.5FM Peoria IL


"An excellent buy"
A true pleasure with rich sounds that spring forth with freshness from an epoch that has all but vanished, or so we believed. Its the kind of CD that stays on the tray because it is always played. Having formed in 1997 in Atlanta, the Breeze Kings have now arrived at their second recording all the while performing a mess of gigs in Georgia and surrounding states. Their style of blues - an authentic mixture of Chicago, Delta, Rock and Rhythm and BLues, is respectful of the traditions of the great forerunners. Theirs is a music filled with energy and talent. Not an "artist act," but four top notch musicians who's precious gifts and talents as composers can be heard in the 9 original songs of the 15 recorded (2 covers from Willie Dixon). Rich and complete guitar playing, explosive and tasty harmonica work, solid rhythms that drive and push: each intervention another pleasing gift from this talented cast of musicians, without speaking of the rich and warm vocals. I am trully unable to find a fault in this record and that leaves me with only one lingering desire- that these musicians leave the US and come to....France?? what's the hurt of dreaming! You know its not possible: but in Belgium where we would love to find them on stage, or, in my opinion, it would be a pitty not to have them here given the heart and passion infused in their CD - my heel is still tapping! But who are these guys?
Carlos Breeze Capote: vocals and Harmonica
Jim Ransone: guitar
Dave Roth: Upright, electric Bass, guitar, vocals
Mark Yarborough: Drums
And for the occassion, they invite/ receive Matt Wauchope and Paul Linden from the Sean Costello Band as reinforcements, in addition to a fine horn section. Undoubtedly this is an absolute must.

Erick Tonton - Blues & Co Magazine, France & Belgium - www.blues-n-co.org (translated by our friend "Mighty" Paul Linden)


"The Breeze Kings' CD "You Got To Bring Some...To Get Some!" is an excellent blueprint for modern-day groups to play the blues with a focus on the future and a respect for the past. These musicians are standouts at their craft and write stellar songs. Dancefloor stompers like "Up The Country" and "Goin' To Decatur" are irresistible. The Breeze Kings' are a staple on our radio show."

Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault - WVOF 88.5 FM in Fairfield, Connecticut


"Groovin' Babee! Carlos has that lonesome soul to his voice and that harp! Oh that harp! Can you spell "cool"?! The Breeze Kings got it goin' on. The slow shuffle of "Casanova Man" is one you hit the "repeat button" on the cd player."

Robb Morrison Blues Brunch Radio Show 107.3 KTHR Wichita 95.7 WQMF Louisville


The Breeze Kings, voted Atlanta’s top blues band four out of the past six years, feature a sound deeply rooted in 1950s Chicago blues, but they also sneak in a healthy helping of Delta blues and R&B into the mix as well. Their recent release, 2003’s You Got To Bring Some To Get Some (Veritone Records), showcases their considerable talents well on 14 tracks that groove from start to finish. There’s plenty of vintage Chicago material here with well-done covers of “Hidden Charms” and “I Love The Life I Live,” along with some very good originals that have that Chicago feel as well, such as “Up The Country,” “Casanova Man,” and “How‘s It Feel To Be Rich.” “Sorry That You Put Me Down” has a Mississippi Hill Country groove to it and “Going To Decatur” has some great Delta type slide guitar. Another notable cover is Charlie Rich’s “Don’t Put No Headstone On My Grave,” which features a great vocal by charismatic frontman/harpman Carlos “Breeze” Capote. Guitarist Jim Ransone’s fretwork is also a standout, as is the rock-solid rhythm section of Dave Roth on bass (and occasional vocals) and Mark Yarbrough on drums. The disc closes with a smoking rendition of, of all things, “The Pink Panther Theme.” The Breeze Kings are also supported on several tracks by the Gimme Dolla Orchestra. You Got To Bring Some To Get Some is an excellent disc of great blues that should not be missed. Go to www.breezekings.com for purchasing information and for more information on this up-and-coming band.

Graham Clarke, BluesBytes.com


In 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004, THE BREEZE KINGS were voted "Best Blues Band in Atlanta" by "CREATIVE LOAFING MAGAZINE" (Now there's a publication I can see me working for). Being voted the "best" at something you do is an accomplishment anyone would like to achieve, regardless what it is you do. However, when you are honored with that accomplishment for four years out of six, and it's accomplished in such a volatile business as the music business - in an area that is very well known for having some of the best talent in the country, then you've got to be real special. In other areas of entertainment and competition, this would be called a "Dynasty".
The bands very talented members are CARLOS "BREEZE" CAPOTE on vocals and harmonica, JIM RANSONE on guitar, DAVE ROTH on bass and MARK YARBROUGH on drums. To help them along on this excellent CD, "YOU GOT TO BRING SOME TO GET SOME", the BREEZE KINGS used a bunch of top notch musicians labeled the "GIMME DOLLAR ORCHESTRA" which included: SCOTT CALLISON, percussion; NORM "TEX" FICKE, alto and tenor sax and guitar; MARCUS JAMES, alto sax; MATT KEARNEY, tenor and baritone sax; PAUL LINDEN, MATT WACHOUPE and EDDIE TIGNER, keyboards; ADAM MEWHERTER, trombone; FRANK MOATES, guitar.
The bands musical ability stretches beyond their voices and instruments. Nine of the fourteen tracks are very well written originals. The following were just a few of my particular favorites.
"HEY BARTENDER", one of the originals, is a nice slow groovin' number with lots of good rhythm. My feet were keeping time with my fingers as I typed on this one. As this track ended and the next one started - "DON'T PUT NO HEADSTONE ON MY GRAVE", it seemed like the rhythm section, an apparent strength in this band, just continued right into it's groove. This track is another very nice, slow song with somewhat of a fifties feel to it.
"UP THE COUNTRY", another original, picks things up a bit with some very fast paced country style blues. It's got lots of very good guitar work and it is the first track that gives you a good taste of CARLOS' killer harmonica playing. A cover of Willie Dixon's "I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE", gives you lots more of that.
"TELL ME AGAIN BABY", another excellent original, really rips. On this track, DAVE is featured on vocals while the whole band is peaking into one hell of a jam. It's stuff like this that obviously wins this band those "best" awards.
"CASSANOVA MAN", yet another original, is another of the many great songs on this CD. It's got a lot of the slower, higher pitched style of harmonica play that I seem to prefer. CARLOS' vocals are real smooth on this one.
"HELLO LITTLE BIRD", once again, is another original that highly impressed me. This one is fifties blues at it's best. It took very little imagination to picture Elvis singing to Ann Margaret that she's his little bird. The harp solos are hot and DAVE plays some of the best bass I've heard in a long time on this track.
"MOTHER IN LAW BLUES" and "CUT YOU DOWN", (the ninth original) are two serious blues tracks. The first being pure straight up Chicago blues with phenomenal harp solos and great slide guitar. The second one is all about the vocals and the horns. This one was very reminiscent of the old Roomful of Blues stuff. These two tracks are what the blues is all about.
"YOU GOT TO BRING SOME TO GET SOME" was virtually one of those CD's where each and every track was better than the last. My only complaint, and it's a good complaint, is that all of the songs were so good yet so short. I kept hitting replay because as the songs were ending, I wasn't ready for them to end. Ten 5 minute tracks would have worked for me versus fourteen 3.5 minute tracks. The BREEZE KINGS certainly have the quality and need not worry 'bout the quantity.

Peter 'Blewzzman' Lauro, Mary4Music.com January 2005


Some of our original songs from "You Got To Bring Some To Get Some" were uploaded to GarageBand.com and what do you know ... we won some awards! Click on the icon to check out the song.

"Going To Decatur"
Blues Track of the Day March 12, 2004
Blues Track of the Week March 29, 2004

 

"Tell Me Again Baby"
Blues Track of the Day March 20, 2004

 


 

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-or- call us at (404)315-8490
-or- do it the old fashioned way at 1220 Worthington Hills Drive   Roswell, GA   30076

 

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