Bill Rhoades & the Party Kings

Bill Rhoades & the Party Kings

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Bill Rhoades And The Party Kings are a down home blues band. First CD called by Blues Revue "The ultimate party record!", the Kings are known for their unique blend of blues and danceable sound. Led by harp man Bill Rhoades & guitar master Michael Osborn, the Kings play "Nothin' but the Blues!".

Biography

Traditional blues doesn’t come any finer than Portland’s own Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings. Without a doubt one of the region’s most beloved bluesmen, harmonica ace Bill Rhoades heads a tight outfit featuring the guitar skills of former John Lee Hooker sideman Mike Osborn, Chaka Khan bassist Tom Szell, and Albert Collins drummer Johnny Moore. A truckload of regional awards from the Cascade Blues Association over the years is testimony to this band’s lasting fortitude and love for the blues.
Bill plays blues harmonica and sings lead in Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings, has his own Blues radio show on KBOO FM in Portland, OR, and produces both The Harmonica Summit (in February) and The Harmonica Blow-Off (in July).

Bill Rhoades has been nominated by the Cascade Blues Association for its coveted "Muddy Award" at least once every year of the 12 years it has been awarded. He has won 14 "Muddys", including five for "Best Blues Harp" over the dozen years. He and the Party Kings will proudly represent the CBA at the 2006 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., the largest gathering of blues bands in the world. Suffice it to say that Bill Rhoades is a real Northwest Blues fan favorite and one of the most knowledgeable Blues resources anywhere.

Lyrics

Waiting and Worrying

Written By: William L. Rhoades

"Waiting and Worrying"

Yes, I'm waiting and worrying
For you to come back home
Yes, I'm waiting and worrying
For you to come back home
You said you're just going out
Well baby you've been gone too long

Are you hurt or in trouble baby
Yes, I'm wondering now
Are you hurt or in trouble baby
Yes, I'm wondering now
Don't know where to call or look
Yes, I've got a bad feeling now

Won't you come back home baby
Yes, all I want is you
Won't you come back home baby
Yes, all I want is you
It's such a lonely lonely feeling
Well baby here without you

I'm Trying

Written By: William L. Rhoades

“I’m Trying”

Well I’m tryingTo get back in that woman’s heart
Yes, I’ m trying
To get back in that woman’s heart
I know we’re having hard times
But we had such a good good start

Yes, I’m hoping
That, that girl still thinks of me
Yes, I’m hoping
That, that girl still thinks of me
I’m so crazy ‘bout that woman
I need her love just to keep me free

Yes, I’m hoping
That, that girl still thinks of me
Yes, I’m hoping
That, that girl still thinks of me
I’m crazy ’bout her loving
I need her standing right next to me.

Voodoo Lovin'

Written By: William L. Rhoades

Voodoo Lovin’

The way my baby loves me
I’m just about to go out of my mind
She knows everything I do
She must have a crystal ball

(Chorus)
She’s got a crazy kind of lovin’
She’s got a crazy kind of lovin’
Voodoo Lovin’
Voodoo Lovin’
But I think she’s got sweet lovin’ now

I met her out walking
On a moonlit night
And I shiver and shake
When her eyes look in mine

(Chorus)

I tried to leave my baby
But she wouldn’t let me go
I tried to leave my baby
And the wind started blowing

(Chorus)

Discography

Don't Lose Your Kool
Voodoo Lovin'
Touch Tone (Michael Osborn)
Runnin' and Rambling (with Alan Hager)

Set List

Originals: Waiting & Worrying
I'm Trying
Voodoo Lovin'
Baker Shake
CheckerBoard Blues

Covers: She Walks Right In
Now She's Gone
Country Girl
Early In The Morning
Don't Loose Your Cool
No More Doggin'
Sick And Tired

Sets are typically 1 hr.