“Black Hearted Woman” lyrics

“Black Hearted Woman” (Lester Butler), from “13 featuring Lester Butler” Well all right all right Black hearted woman Worst thing I’ve seen She stole my friend Lonnie Yeah, life should have been a dream Well all right all right (harp solo) Al right all right You walked through the fire You came back from theContinue reading ““Black Hearted Woman” lyrics”

Alex Schultz on 13: “The songs were Lester Butler”

It’s clear that his time with 13 and Lester Butler has had an impact on guitarist Alex Schultz. When talking with Schultz at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival last year, he was open, engaging and honest. His experiences differ from some other musicians who worked with Butler over the years, as he fondlyContinue reading “Alex Schultz on 13: “The songs were Lester Butler””

“Boogie Disease” lyrics

“Boogie Disease” (Dr. Isaiah Ross), from “13 featuring Lester Butler” Got to boogie for the doctor Got to boogie for the nurse Got to keep on boogie’n ’til they throw me in a hearse Got to boogie Got to boogie ‘Til the break of dawn Got to boogie in the alley Gonna boogie in theContinue reading ““Boogie Disease” lyrics”

Johnny Morgan on 13: “It was a hybrid”

The versions of “Sweet Tooth” and “Black Hearted Woman” that ended up on “13 featuring Lester Butler” were actually the demo tracks, featuring the propulsive drumming of Johnny Morgan. I spoke with Morgan back on May 29, 2011, at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival, minutes after he got off stage playing behind BigContinue reading “Johnny Morgan on 13: “It was a hybrid””

Review: Bonus tracks, new packaging highlight 13 reissue

“13 featuring Lester Butler” is available again. The reissue, out March 22 on RockBeat Records, features new art, new liner notes and three bonus tracks previously available only on bootleg. We are on record with our love of “13,” so the quality of the music is not in doubt on this reissue. Instead, let’s lookContinue reading “Review: Bonus tracks, new packaging highlight 13 reissue”

3 live bonus tracks on 13 reissue

The “13 featuring Lester Butler” reissue will include three live bonus cuts from the Tamines Festival in 1997. The tracklist for the disc, out March 22, was revealed today in a news release and e-mail exchange with RockBeat Records, a division of S’More Entertainment: 13 FEATURING LESTER BUTLER There are very few white blues bandsContinue reading “3 live bonus tracks on 13 reissue”

“13 featuring Lester Butler” reissue due in March

Long out of print, “13 featuring Lester Butler” appears to be headed back to stores. Copies of the 1997 album, first issued on the now-defunct HighTone label, are scarce, and often sell for nearly $100 on eBay. Now, almost exactly 14 years after its debut, “13” looks like it’s being reissued through Rockbeat Records. ThereContinue reading ““13 featuring Lester Butler” reissue due in March”