We are so excited about this new album and we’re glad you’ve decided to join us for the experience. You’ve known Harpdog Brown as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues – Chicago Blues. This new band delivers a whole new sound and brings it a little closer to New Orleans Blues. Still a classic sound, just a different vintage and it’s a whole lotta fun to play and enjoy. I dare ya to sit still!
By ordering directly from us here, your CD or Vinyl will be autographed and shipped straight from the Dog House. We think you'll love the 16-page booklet in every Deluxe CD too! Get to know the band a little!
Here's what they're saying about For Love & Money!
“Hearing Harpdog Brown singing Reefer Lovin’ Woman is a joy with the traditional old school instrumentation here.
I am always drawn to the good old downhome style blues and this is certainly it!”
- Duke Robillard, Legendary Blues Musician
“I love Harpdog’s singing and playing. He’s old-school which is a high compliment because Old School is Real School! Harpdog is Real Deal Smoking and Cooking Old School style. Look out and stand back for the real deal!”
- Charlie Musselwhite, Blues Harmonica Legend
“The old boy is putting it down so it stays there! This album sounds great!”
- Jim Byrnes, Legendary Blues Musician and Actor
"Having watched Harpdog hone his craft for the past quarter century, I was intrigued by this new direction. Take a listen... I'm sure you'll agree he's nailed that vintage New Orleans sound ... complete with those growling Harpdog vocals, 2nd line sensibilities, horns, and overall, a great sense of fun! "
- Cam Hayden, Producer, Edmonton Blues Festival; Announcer/Producer, CKUA Radio Network
“Many years ago now, I worked every Saturday at a record collector store in Toronto, the now legendary, 'Don's Discs’. Many a Saturday, at closing time, I would leave the store clutching a stack of 78's by such artists as Wynonie Harris, Amos Milburn and my all time favourite, Louis Jordan. On his new record, Harpdog Brown, with a full brass section, takes us back to that era of jump & jive. I think maybe he's slipped into my record room and listened to my dusty 78s....who knows. If it's good music and fun you're looking for, “For Love & Money" is the album for you.”
- Dave "Daddy Cool" Booth, Showtime Music Productions Inc
“Harpdog Brown, the modern day wizard of the harp, has recorded his strongest album yet! A larger than life character, the blues dog, works with stellar players including an inspired and creative New Orleans horn band and master producer Steve Dawson. This is a joyful and unique album....one of this years best!”
- Holger Petersen, Host of Saturday Night Blues (CBC Radio & SiriusXM), Natch'l Blues (CKUA), and President, Stony Plain Records
released April 26, 2019
Harpdog Brown - For Love & Money
Harpdog Brown - vocals, harmonica
Dave Webb - piano, Hammond B3
Bob Grant - drums
William Joseph Abbott - clarinet, alto sax
Skye Lambourne - trombone
Jerry Cook - baritone and tenor sax
Jeremy Holmes - doghouse bass, electric bass
Special guest, Steve Dawson, guitars
One Step Forward vocals - Bob Grant, Dave Webb, Jerry Cook, Skye Lambourne, Billy Joe Abbott, Harpdog Brown, Ken Simms
All tracks recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC
Engineered by Sheldon Zaharko, Zed Productions in Vancouver, BC
Mastered by Graemme Brown, Zen Mastering in Vancouver, BC
Executive Producer, Ken Simms, ThinkTank Music Network
Produced by Steve Dawson
FOR LOVE & MONEY (title/author/duration)
No Eyes For Me / Mike Ross/Harpdog Brown / 3:40
Blue Light Boogie / Jessie Mae Robinson / 5:22
The Comeback / Memphis Slim / 4:49
Reefer Lovin’ Woman / Harpdog Brown / 4:52
A New Day is Dawnin’ / Wayne Berezan / 4:28
Vicious, Vicious Vodka / Joseph C. Smith / 4:03
I’ll Make It Up To You / Brandon Isaak / 3:47
One Step Forward / Wayne Berezan / 3:52
Stiff / Harpdog Brown / 3:24
For Love and Money / Dave Webb / 3:11
Buzzard Luck / Wynonie Harriis / 3:58
Thinkin’ and Drinkin’ / O O Merritt / 4:35
Sasha’s Lullaby / Skye Lambourne / 4:13
Supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada
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