What we need is some raw, powerful, edgy blues and that's just what Popa Chubby renders. We get to chew on some deep, moving, searing cuts that come straight from the soul.
"I'm my own man for better or worse," says Bronx native Ted Horowitz, aka Popa Chubby. "I'm living in a wild time. That's also what inspired Universal Breakdown Blues. There are my issues but the picture is much bigger than me and my situation. Everything is breaking down in the world. The lines are being redefined. We all need something."
The album features 12 brand new tracks that capture the fire and energy of Popa's live shows. It represents an entirely new level of his tempestuous, soulful playing. Popa puts it all into the simple language of music and invites us all to the party!
"This is the blues now. It's the people's blues. The blues belongs to the people and I get to sing it," he says. "If there's one thing I want people to know about me, it's that I m a survivor. Here's my story: My dad died when I was seven. I was abandoned and raised myself. I moved to New York City when I was 18 and started playing music. I got a huge heroin habit and ended up strung out on the streets until I was in my early twenties. I started playing again and got away from drugs and never went back, and then I got into the New York blues scene of the early '90s, and here I am today."
|I Don’t Want Nobody|
|I Ain’t Giving Up|
|Universal Breakdown Blues|
|The Peoples Blues|
|Over The Rainbow|
|I Need A Lil’Mojo|
|Rock Me Baby|
|Goin’ Back to Amsterdam (Reefer Smokin’ Man)|
|The Finger Bangin’ Boogie|