Latest release from Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy, issued by 33Jazz, available for download from iTunes and Amazon.
The bulk of the material was recorded in far-away, sunny Macedonia, although the title track itself was created in more nearby, rainy, Surrey Docks.
The songs are mainly ballads, with a folk/rock/country sort of feel, and feature Mike’s talents as street poet and vocalist, and Jeremy’s finger-style work on banjo and guitar – with additional solos by players from the Macedonian music scene.
AWAY FROM TUBE TRAINS
Recordings by Ivica Jankulovski at Marry Phat Studio, Skopje, Macedonia.
Did you meet this man?
“I’m Bongo Mike the Street Poet, and I’d like to give you a poem to put on your wall.
You can have ‘In a Deserted Cafe’ for thirty pence, or there’s ‘Alleycats’,
which was shown on TV.”
In A Deserted Cafe
The Death Of Paris Nat
Mike’s tribute to his friends Paris Nat and Old Meg, noted London characters from the 60’s and 70’s.