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Jay and The Cooks

BABYLON LIVE VIDEO

A live video for « BABYLON » (Barry Melton) from the album LIVE AT LA DAME DE CANTON.

It was 1969 at the Woodstock Festival, the voice of Barry “The Fish” Melton filled the air over an excited crowd. At the same time Jay Ryan was in the streets of Chicago in the marching band.

BARRY «THE FISH» MELTON MEETS JAY AND THE COOKS

Barry «The Fish» Melton – Vocals, guitar
Jay Ryan – Vocals, guitar
Stéphane Missri – Guitar, banjo
Paul Susen – Fiddle, mandolin
Marten Ingle – Bass
Danny Montgomery – Drums

Produced by Paul Bessone for Juste Une Trace
Published by Ice Nine Publishing and Seafood Music
Recorded at LA DAME DE CANTON
Mixed by Arnaud Bascuñana
Live video by friend and DDC
Artwork “Live at La Dame de Canton” by Corinne Garino

THE VIDEO JESSE JAMES

A STOP-MOTION video for « JESSE JAMES » (Barry Melton, Robert Hunter) from the album LIVE AT LA DAME DE CANTON.

It was 1969 at the Woodstock Festival, the voice of Barry “The Fish” Melton filled the air over an excited crowd. At the same time Jay Ryan was in the streets of Chicago in the marching band.

It is no coincidence that LIVE AT LA DAME DE CANTON starts off with “Jesse James”, one of the songs co-written by Barry “The Fish” Melton and Bob Hunter. Robert Hunter, lyricist and member of the Grateful Dead, had passed away 3 days before the recording. It’s with these memories and some nostalgia that Barry got on stage accompanied by Jay and The Cooks. He pays homage to his friend and you can hear it in his voice.

BARRY «THE FISH» MELTON MEETS JAY AND THE COOKS

Barry «The Fish» Melton – Vocals, guitar
Jay Ryan – Vocals, guitar
Stéphane Missri – Guitar, banjo
Paul Susen – Fiddle, mandolin
Marten Ingle – Bass
Danny Montgomery – Drums

Produced by Paul Bessone for Juste Une Trace
Published by Ice Nine Publishing and Seafood Music
Recorded at LA DAME DE CANTON
Mixed by Arnaud Bascuñana
Live video by friend and DDC
Stop Motion by Thibault Joyeux
Artwork “Live at La Dame de Canton” by Corinne Garino

Ligne 13, a «cartoon-song»

Line 13 of the Parisian subway system (“metro”) crosses the capital from North to South, from top to bottom and back up, from suburb to suburb through Paris.

Hauling more than 125 million passengers a year, it’s one of the most fully loaded lines in Europe, in short, saturated. Therein lies its dreadful reputation.

Thanks to Jay and The Cooks, now it’s got its own song! (album I’M HUNGRY)

Drawings by Xavier Delaunoy

LIGNE 13 (Jay Ryan, Marie-France Floury, Éditions AMOC)

Kamel a franchi les montagnes
Kamel a traversé la mer
Mais il a vraiment connu la pire des galères
Sur la ligne 13, même si c’était pas la grève
Sur la ligne 13, il a eu comme un malaise !
Marie Louise a soixante-quinze ans
Elle n’a plus que 3 ou 4 dents
Si elle veut descendre à Invalides,
Il faut qu’elle se speede !
Car sur la ligne13, son dentier, elle l’enlève
Sur la ligne 13, fais gaffe à ta prothèse !
Michelle de Saint Germain en Laye
Arrive sur Paname par le RER C
Mais elle ne rigole pas du tout même si elle s’arrête à Gaité
Et sur la ligne 13, elle pourrait écrire une thèse
Sur la ligne 13, une thèse vraiment balèze !
Boubakar a dégoté un job
Mais le wagon était blindé, il n’a pas pu y monter
Alors pour pas être en retard, il a démissionné !
Il fait la manche sur le quai
De la ligne 13, c’est la crise et elle te baise
Sur la ligne 13, ou tu pousses ou tu crèves !
Marie-France va voir son pote à Saint-Denis
Elle connaît le Carrefour Pleyel
Mais dans le couloir du métro pas de piano
C’est une vraie poubelle !
Sur la ligne 13, entre les canettes de 16
Sur la ligne 13, que des bémols pas de dièses
La ligne 13, tu vas l’avoir mauvaise
La ligne 13, fais toi une ligne, ça apaise !
La ligne 13, y a comme un truc qui pèse
La ligne 13 dis adieu à tes rêves

A legend of Woodstock in Paris

During the Summer of Love, Barry « The Fish » Melton celebrated his 20th birthday in June 1967. A few days later, he and his band Country Joe and The Fish were rocketed onto the world stage at the Monterey Pop Festival with such luminaries as the Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas and Papas, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, Simon and Garfunkel, the Who, Jimi Hendrix… Barry also appeared in the movie bearing the same name: « Woodstock ». At the same time Jay Ryan was playing with a « marching band » in Chicago.

In the 1980’s, Barry « The Fish » Melton put together San Francisco’s historic supergroup, « The Dinosaurs », featuring John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane), Peter Albin (Big Brother and the Holding Company) and Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead songwriter). Other members of the band later included Merl Saunders (Saunders- Jerry Garcia Band) and Papa John Creach (Hot Tuna).
At the same time Jay Ryan was playing with Yohan Asherton, Les Froggies, Jacno, Paris Slim, or on stage with Elliot Murphy, The Transcontinental Cowboys…

50 years after Woodstock, Barry « The Fish » Melton with Jay and The Cooks are playing together, to celebrate the festival with an authentic Rock, Blues and Folk show.

BARRY «THE FISH» MELTON MEETS JAY AND THE COOKS thursday 26th sept. 2019 in

Barry «The Fish» Melton – vocals, guitar

Jay Ryan – vocals, guitar

Stéphane Missri – guitar, banjo

Paul Susen – fiddle, mandolin

Marten Ingle – Bass

Danny Montgomery – drums

LA DAME DE CANTON
Port de la Gare
75013 PARIS

(boat docked across the bibliothèque François Mitterrand)
stations : Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

  • opens at 20h
  • presale : 20€
  • at the door : 25€

Tickets : here

Interview with Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan tells us a few words about UP THE MISSISSIPPI, a real cake walk through North American music. A show enhanced with photography, video and readings from famous authors.

UP THE MISSISSIPPI is a musical show for all audiences with an orginal repertory.

Next concert at LE TRITON (93260 Les Lilas)
Thursday 7th March 2019

tickets on sale

Credits for the video Interview with excerpts from the show :

Jay Ryan (Lead vocals, guitars)
Paul Susen (Fiddle, Acoustic Mandolin, Electric Mandolin)
Stéphane Missri (Guitars, Banjo, Lap Steel Guitar, Background Vocals)
Marten Ingle (Bass, Double Bass, Background Vocals)
Jean-Serge Karsky (Drums, Percussion, Washboard, Spoons)

Produced by Paul Bessone
Stage manager and booking : Juan Carlos Melean
Background images : Edith Gaudy, Irène Bessone

Thanks : Chris Drapier, Bernard Rousseau, Julien Vivante, Camille Leprieur, Barbara Hébrard, Lucas Vivante, Lucile Mikaelian, Stéphane Seddoh, Jean-Pierre Vivante, Jules Roulendes and students of the Paris music business school (Institut des Métiers de la Musique | IMM)

Recorded at Le Triton

with support : SACEM – SPEDIDAM – SCPP

© 2018 Juste Une Trace – Éditions AMOC

Press review – Up The Mississippi

Short extracts and radio for Up the Mississippi by Jay and The Cooks

«… Jay and the Cooks explores the roots of the blues upstream on the mythic river “Up the Mississippi” is captivating and authentic.» – Music Waves

«… it’s a 100% American menu offering up authentic blues to dirty rock n’ roll and folk songs concocted by players who handle with prodigious skill guitars, banjo, lap steel, fiddle, mandolin, washboard …» – Pavillon 666

«… It’s warm and simple, just like we like it, a long way from complications and highbrow hubris, in the image of the man. An album sprinkled with covers / tributes, mixed with original numbers and even a song in French!…» – Songazine

«… It starts off with 100% pure blues! That’s followed up directly by a good old Rock n’ Roll track that affirms the lineage between the two musical worlds. Although coming from Irish immigrant roots this rowdy guy distills and swings 100% American inspired music…» – Paris Move


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