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Hold It Fellas / Stomp Stomp

by The Modern Sounds

Two CD set. Hot jazz, western swing, rockabilly, classic blues and everything in between. The Modern Sounds are on the cutting edge of the Atomic Age—bringing you the best of the 30's, 40's and 50's.
Genre: Rock: Rockabilly
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1. Blues Roundup
3:43 $0.99
2. Goin' on Down the Line
2:26 $0.99
3. Alabama Shake
2:25 $0.99
4. Don't Change Your Pretty Ways
2:41 $0.99
5. Bacon Fat
3:55 $0.99
6. Lonesome Joe
2:49 $0.99
7. Flying Home
3:26 $0.99
8. Where the Rio De Rosa Flows
2:50 $0.99
9. Sugaree
2:47 $0.99
10. All By Myself
2:29 $0.99
11. Ventrella Stroll
3:15 $0.99
12. Strange Kinda Feeling
2:54 $0.99
13. My Next Door Neighbor
2:24 $0.99
14. Relaxin' at Ventrella
2:23 $0.99
15. Jazz Me Blues
2:46 $0.99
16. Stomp Stomp
2:37 $0.99
17. Tea for Two
2:44 $0.99
18. Little Joe
2:13 $0.99
19. Caravan
3:20 $0.99
20. Atomic Cocktail
2:34 $0.99
21. Muskrat Ramble
2:46 $0.99
22. Whoa Babe
2:25 $0.99
23. Handful of Strings
2:35 $0.99
24. Stardust
3:35 $0.99
25. Beer Bottle Mama
2:24 $0.99
26. Tico Tico
2:33 $0.99
27. Groovin' with Fats
2:22 $0.99
28. Slappin' in Rhythm
2:10 $0.99
29. South of the Border
3:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds is a Chicago based rhythm trio featuring Joel Paterson on guitar, steel guitar and vocals; Beau Sample on string bass and vocals; Alex Hall on drums and vocals. This big little band is dedicated to performing traditional American music, specializing in hot jazz, western swing, rockabilly, classic blues and everything in between. The Modern Sounds are on the cutting edge of the Atomic Age—bringing you the best of the 30's, 40's and 50's.
Guitar ace Joel Paterson hails from Madison, Wisconsin and has lived in Chicago for many years, performing with various bands including Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, The Wabash Jug Band and Kelly Hogan's Wooden Leg. He currently fronts The Modern Sounds and Joel Paterson's Blues Roundup. Joel can also be seen playing pedal steel with The Western Elstons. Slap bass virtuoso Beau Sample is from San Antonio, Texas. He spent a few years on the Austin music scene and has recently made Chicago his home. Sample has toured the world and the U.S. many times over, fronting his former band Cave Catt Sammy and backing up Elana James. Alex Hall is from Chicago and is a very talented drummer and recording engineer. He is the man behind the "Chicago Sound" of Ventrella Records and Tapes.
Joel, Beau and Alex founded Ventrella Records in an effort to get rich quick or go broke slow, depending on how you look at it. Ventrella released two CD's in 2008. "A Chicago Session" features The Modern Sounds backing up boogie woogie piano master Carl Sonny Leyland. "Steel is Real" showcases the pedal steel sounds of Joel Paterson. In June, 2009 The Modern Sounds released a specially priced double length album. The two CD set features "both kinds of music" they play—one disc is titled "Hold It Fellas...It's the Modern Sounds," featuring their rockabilly and blues set. The other disc is titled "Stomp Stomp," and features their hot jazz and swing side. Minimally mic'd and using no overdubs—The CD's have captured in the studio the great live set of the Modern Sounds.

The Modern Sounds can be seen playing around Chicago at various nightclubs including The Green Mill, Buddy Guy's Legends, The Hideout, Katerina's, Pete Miller's and Fitzgerald's.

Winner of The Chicago Reader's "Our Reader's Choice" award for "Best Jazz Act," 2009.

“Joel Paterson kinda defines who the ideal session guy should be: selfless, musical (i.e., not a technique monger) and born with impeccably good taste. His sympathetic hollowbody makes the rock, jazz, country, rockabilly or swing he's backing come alive.” – Timeout Chicago

“Clearly, the members of Modern Sounds were being ironic when choosing a band name. The trio sounds like a holdover from an era when Willie Mays still roamed the outfield and school desks doubled as bomb shelters. The Sounds allow Paterson to test the limits of his guitar...Paterson bends and folds notes as though his instrument were made of molten steel.” – Andy Downing, Chicago Tribune

“There's something charmingly unpretentious about Paterson's self-styled mixture of jazz, country swing and other genres he brings to steel guitar. Yes, the historic origins of this music may be apparent, but Paterson brings his distinctly lyric voice to it.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune



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Michael Coffin

Awesome 2-CD Set
Great tunes, great performances and awesome old-school guitar licks. It has a permanent spot on my Favorites playlist. If you enjoy swinging rockabilly, you'll love this collection.

Pete Vredenburgh

My new favorite band!
Love this CD, saw them live a week ago, totally gripping live show. Joel is the best guitarist I've ever seen, and Alex and Beau are crack artists as well, and only 28 yrs old! Retro music, played with excitement, dynamics, and humor. I couldn't stop grinning through the entire 3 hour show. Best live concert I've ever seen...and it was in a pizza joint in Pekin, Il.! How crazy is that?

T & P of Denver

Whoa Babe...What a Great Band!!!
5 Stars X 2 (atleast!) Travis pickin at it's finest.... Don't hesitate a second thought to buy this BARGAIN!!
Deke Dickerson was right when he say's that this is the Best Band playing right now! What a treat. 2 fabulous CD's one great hit after another.... this is the Modern Sound of REAL MUSIC.


Un ottimo trio da completare e trasformare in sestetto
Buoni tutti i brani proposti, in particolar modo il n°26 (Tico Tico). Mancano, a mio parere, tre elementi (pianoforte,sax tenore, tromba) per completare un meraviglioso sestetto jazz che, rievocando tanti fantastici brani degli anni 3o, 4o,5o con nuovi arrangiamenti, potrebbero formare un fantastico sestetto di grande successo, da spellarti le mani. Scommettiamo?
I miei complimenti comunque.
c.castellano, italia

Jonathan Soanes

Simply awesome
Nice combination with these 3 great musos. Joel Paterson makes sweet vintage Gibson sounds that would make Chet proud (even if he is not playing a Gretsch) Alex Hall is just a great drummer with a real jazz feel and Beau Sample is one of the best slap bass players of this age also with a great voice. Thanks to CD Baaby podcasting for introducing this band around the world. Gotta love that!