The Chatham Singers is the another outlet for Billy Childish’s blues work. Their first album was released in 2006 and although Billy had been playing and recording blues for over a quarter of a century, this was the first LP has made in this genre in for many years.
The Chatham Singers second album JuJu Claudius following their critically acclaimed debut Heavens Journey - - - the critically acclaimed Heavens Journey was a mixture of Blues and Poetry, this time is a straight blues and little bit of country album. It has has a earthy, homespun charm, something to be taken down from the shelf for comfort on those long lonely nights of the soul.
It features the two tracks released as a limited 7” just before Christmas plus 12 others including some classic covers of songs by Slim Harpo, Jimmy Reed & Hank Williams
The core band of Billy Childish on Vox / Guitar Nurse Julie on Vox / Bass Wolf Howard on Drums & ‘Bludy’ Jim on Harp are joined on a few tracks by Graham Coxon (Blur) on Guitar and James Taylor (Prisoners / James Taylor Quartet) on Keyboard