Blues Got Soul is a dynamic compilation of some of the hottest
Blues-Rock / Soul material recorded on Jean Shy and her Band The Shy
Guys, which was mostly performed “Live” at an Open Air Concert in
This classic CD, with a bombastic Re-Mastering of all Songs by "Big
Bottom" Bob Lanzner, at Technovoice Mastering in Studio City, CA, is a
timeless work of art which consists of original compositions, and covers
performed in Jean Shy & The Shy Guys’ own unique style.
The CD includes Songs that many of their Fans identify Shy and her Shy
Guys with, some of which have become their Trademark at live concerts
for Years. i.e. One Day a Song that talks about the search of Peace,
Love & Understanding, that Shy wrote after seeing many homeless people
living in cardboard boxes on downtown Streets in Los Angeles; The Ray
Charles and Joe Cocker Classic Unchain My Heart has been a much
requested Song at Jean Shy concerts over the years; their rocking
version of Muddy Waters’ Rock Me; and last but not least Amazing Grace
which is almost celebrated like a “national anthem”, and has to be
performed in every show.
Since the “Live” recordings originally were not made for a CD release,
there were no Microphones set up in the Audience and therefore it is
hardly audible. On those songs Jean Shy sacrificed any Studio editing to
keep the pure, and powerful thriving Live-Sound which we think
“especially” makes this CD of great quality. We hope you are of the same
Jean Shy & The Shy Guys have been performing to thousands of Fans at
major Festivals, Concert Halls and Churches throughout Europe since
1986, and are still excited when Fans say: “Rock On”.
This CD was released on Oct. 31.2008 on the King Edward Records Label.
On Dec 16. in conjunction with this CD Jean Shy received a Nomination
from the Blues Foundation for the 2009 Blues Awards in the Category of
Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year. The Blues Music Awards are
recognized as the highest honor given to Blues Artists.