Paul Boddy & The SlideWinder Blues Band

Paul Boddy & The SlideWinder Blues Band

Musicians

Paul Boddy – lead vocal & guitars

Chuck Hearne – bass

Glenn Hale – organ & piano

Dave Hollingsworth – drums

Carol & Jeannie Brooks – backing vocals

Recorded, edited, mixed & mastered @ Hopetown Sound, Carversville, PA

Produced by Paul Boddy. Assisted by Pier Giacalone

Written by Bert Berns – Originally released in 1961 by The Jarmels.

Lyrics

A little bit of soap
Will wash away your lipstick on my face
But a little bit of soap
Will never never never ever erase
The pain in my heart, and my eyes
As I go through the lonely years
A little bit of soap
Will never wash away my tears

Mmm, a little bit of soap
Will wash away your powder from my chin
A little bit of soap
Will never never never ever begin
To take away the hurt that I feel
As I go through the lonely years
A little bit of soap
Will never wash away my tears

Now have you heard when love begins to die
It leaves someone to cry night and day?
Just like a bird, you left your robin’s nest
And just like all the rest, you flew away

Mmm, a little bit of soap
Will take away your perfume eventually
But a little bit of soap
Will never wash away the memory
Of your name in the night
That I call through the lonely years
A little bit of soap
Will never wash away my tears

I’ll never lose the memory
Of your name in the night
That I call through the lonely years
A little bit of soap
Will never wash away my tears
Mmm, a little bit of soap
Will never wash away my tears

Mmm, it’s gonna never, never, never
Uh-huh, wash away my tears

BIOGRAPHY

The SlideWinder Blues Band hits hard with its own brand of Texas and Chicago driven contemporary blues. For those times when the 1, 4, 5 just isn’t enough, the band’s red-blooded live shows are full of vigor and offer a sonic pallet indicative of the Mississippi Delta and New Orleans.

Hailing from Doylestown, PA, a suburban town just north of Philadelphia, SlideWinder is comprised of several regulars of “The Every Tuesday Funk ‘n’ Blues Jam”, a weekly open blues jam originally born within the venue walls of Puck Live in Doylestown and continues to this day at Club Havana in New Hope, PA. Now in its fifth year, SlideWinder isn’t just a band, it’s a community. Inductees of The PA Blues Hall of Fame, winner of the Bucks Happening List for two consecutive years for best band category, and a debut record, all position SlideWinder to expand its aural footprint. The core members of the band include founder Paul Boddy on lead vocal and guitars. Backing Paul are the glorious pipes of Lori Gaston. Organ and piano are delivered ardently by Glenn “The Wizard” Hale. The brick wall bottom is provided by bassman Chuck Hearne and the drums are hit with authority by the go-lucky Dave Hollingsworth.

Growing up Boddy recalls listening to his grandmother sing the blues in London clubs and family gatherings, Bar-B-Q’s with The Bay City Rollers and watching his uncle John’s band rehearse on Saturday mornings in his father’s London warehouse. The guitar player in his uncle’s band went on to join Judas Priest and his uncle John enjoys a life in Spain as a Neil Diamond tribute act. Later, Boddy’s father was in business with Mark Stevens of The Dovells (The Bristol Stomp) and the late Don Kirshner (Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert). In 1999 Boddy Founded Cayman Records and produced Bob Lowery’s Yellow Light Album. After forty plus years of performing and playing along to Freddie King and Duane Allman records, writing, and recording music in multiple genres, and forming the top voted band in Bucks County, this music man remains true to what he first heard as music. A true champion of the blues and a guitar slinger at heart.

Hale has been playing music on both coasts for 50 plus years. Uncle to Lzzy and Arejay Hale of Halestorm, Glenn brings a Jon Lord-esque baroque and rock edge to the band as he expands upon the licks of Jimmy Smith, Billy Preston & Dr. John. In 1968, Hale’s band The Generation won best band in Bucks County. In 2020, over half a century later, he enjoys the same accolade with SlideWinder.

Hearne has been holding bottom for nearly fifty years with some of the best in blues and rock. Of note, a tour of Europe with the Todd Wolfe Band (Guitar, Sheryl Crow). Nearly twenty years with the Flamin’ Harry Blues Band kept him local while he also held court with the Craig Thatcher Band. The highlight of his musical jaunt to date was playing bass on Leslie West’s Mystic Fire studio album. Chuck joined SlideWinder in June of 2018.

Gaston started singing in a funk horn band at the age of 16. In 1977 she joined Jynx of the Lehigh Valley playing bars and clubs around the Allentown, PA area. After performing relentlessly through the disco era, Jynx segued into R&B until they finally disbanded in 1989. In and out of multiple bands, thereafter, including Under The Gun, Gaston finally joined SlideWinder in September 2017.

Hollinsworth has been playing drums since he can remember. He has toured the globe with Todd Wolfe, played with Leslie West and Geoffrey Whitehorn of Procol Harum. Hollingsworth has sat behind Dickey Betts, John Mayall and Andy Powell from Wishbone Ash. Recipient of best drummer in the Lehigh Valley multiple times. Hollingsworth joined SlideWinder in 2019.

 


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TITLE
LITTLE BIT O’ SOAP


LABEL
SLIDE RECORDS


RELEASE DATE
MAY 28, 2021


DISTRIBUTION
CD BABY


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