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Tom, your writing of the Newtown tribute captured what we all want to tell the families - that we support them, and Love Comes To Us All! (Marla J., Weston, CT)

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Hi, loved reading your interview with Jay Geils. I feel he never got the proper respect he deserves,and the J. Geils Band music (early stuff especially) still stands the test of time, at least for me. Ian (ianbates@yahoo.com)

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Great site! Great music! Peter (petermagik@fastmail.fm)

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Hey guys! Good music. I surfed the net and came across your music. Please visit our website from The Netherlands in Europe and check our music: www.moonyard.nl Keep it up! Stef

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I was intrigued by the 'Britishness' of your influences and references - T Rex, Mott, Free, Rory (yup I know, he's Irish) etc - sounds like a list of the acts we followed growing up in the North of England, none of them huge in the US. So, anyway, checked the site out and wasn't disappointed, there's some great tracks on your MP3 page. Mike (Mike, UK mmca@btinternet.com)
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Guys, just found your site today due to the Overend Watts song, being a big fan of Mott The Hoople. After listening to all your clips, I was so impressed, I just bought all 4 of your CDs. Can't wait to get them. Good Luck in 2010. Cheers, Randy Stewart (Randy Stewart, Freehold, NJ rsurf38@verizon.net)

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Great sound guys. I hear some Donnovan, CCR, and Dave Edmond. Looking forward to your appearance on Ralph and Friends. Dave Overson (Dave Overson, CT Masterdeo@aol.com)

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Just read a Mambo Sons press release on the internet and am amused to discover that your band have written a song about my old mate Pete "Overend" Watts!!! Brilliant ... great bloke ... I can't wait to hear it! Regards Carol Warren (Carol Warren, London)

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I was turned on to Mambo Sons after hearing about their new song Overend Watts in the London Sunday Times in an article about Mott the Hoople. Bought the Heavy Days album and bloody hell, it is the best I have bought in years. Great job Mambo Sons. Drive On! Monte Berger (Monte Berger, London, England)

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Amazing show at Blackeyed Sallys guys - was sad to see it end. Was hoping youd play Overend Watts but maybe next time - Wishing Mambo Sons the best with Heavy Days - a great cd and if there was any justice in the world it wouold sell a million copies - Rod (Rod E. roadeye1@yahoo.com , Agawam, MA)

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Cool website. Wish I had seen it earlier. Great sound you guys have. Whos that drummer? Hes INCREDIBLE!! Eric Bertone (Eric Bertone, CT Darc68 @sbcglobal.net)

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Great Music! Chick McKnickNix (chic.mcknicknix @cox.net)

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I saw you guys play at the willi street fest.  The other guy that plays guitar in my band(my friend pete) went marshall crazy after that!! He now owns 4 marshall heads in his quest to find your tone.  I think he's happy now he hasnt bought any more marshalls as of late(whew!)
Dorian James (Dorian James, Willimantic, CT)

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These tunes are great. Thanks guys... Chris Duers ( cduers@comcast.net )

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It's called "Heavy Days". It's so heavy... that one CD alone can't hold it! So we had to make TWO! Stay tuned. Scotty Mambo ( slpomeroyma@aol.com)

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Scott and Tom have written some great songs for the new disc and I'm looking forward to playing some live shows when the weather warms up. Name: Joe The Cat (nrbqfanjoethecat@hotmail.com)

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Hey Tom, Been a long time!! Nevin Doll ( okra77@hotmail.com)

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Saw your kickass show tonight and listened to Racket of 3 on the way home. Why you guys arent on a major lable is anyones guess. Lucky for us though as we can hear you locally. Best wishes, Mike (Mad Mike, mm334@yahoo.com Norwich, CT )

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Hey Tom, Wanted to see if 2008 is the year that a Dirty Bones reunion will take place. I still play my Bones cd and numerous bootleg cassettsrecorded in the 80s, including your note for note version of Intro / Sweet Jane. Mambo Sons sound like a great band too and Im gonna see you this summer. Bill (Billy P., West Haven, CT)

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Scott Tom and Joe - I was at the Global Gas Station this morning and heard BE ON TIME on the AMP Radio Network. Great music - Hey - I have learned most (I think) of the songs on Racket of Three on guitar and can't believe you guys pull it off live they are trickier than they sound. Looking forward to the next cd - Rod (Rod E, roadeye1@yahoo.com, Springfield, MA)

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I look forward to performing with you again soon... saw you at Black Eyed Sally's Friday Night April 4th. I would love to meet Tom and Scott... Maybe we can all Jam together sometime, mahe (mahe, mahendran.c@live.in Rochester, NY)

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Hey Guys... Just wanted to tell you that we had a "BLAST" Friday night at Black Eyed-Sally's... You guys are really and truly great... GOOD FOR YOU... It was very refreshing listening to you... Good, catchy, funky "Different" Tunes... I really enjoyed it... I hope to see you guys again soon... Joe... Thanks for the picture of all of us... That was really nice of you... It was so good to see you... We really have to get together and jam again soon. What a show that would be... You, Scott, Tom, Mark, Barry, Gary, Pete and Me.... eeeeehhhhhhaaaaa.... hahahaha... Anyway... I could have sat there and watched you guys all night... Wait a minute... I did... hahahha.... I just got so itchy.... I wanted to jump up there and play with you all... But it would have been hard to keep up with Tommy.... Great Guitar Tom... Loved it... And Scott...??? Wow... I don't know what he was drinking, but he is a man after my own heart... It must be a singers thing... to Sip on some "Liquid Magic" and keep those vocal chords, clean and powerful... Great Vocals Scott... Nice Job... I truly can't wait to see you guys play again some time... JOE... Let me know when that will be... MAYBE THIS SUMMER, we could hook up and play a gig together... The Shaboo is having there Blues Fest again this year at Jilson...???...??? or Just some big "Blast" somewhere... OK.... I'LL Stop now... Joe... You know me... I can go on and on and on and on.................... hahahaha.... Sorry... Have a good one guys... I feel like I made some friends... Thanks... Randy (Randy, undisclosed@yahoo.com, Windsor, CT) ______________________________________________________________

You guys freakin\' rocked last night in Hartford and I'm glad I made it the the show after such a lousy week at work. Also really enjoyed Hilton Valentine and his band and I could tell it you did too from the respect and props you showed. His show really showed were it all came from, and rock and roll is alive and well. Looking forward to the next cd and please keep sending me emails about upcoming Sons shows. Roadeye (Rod, roadeye1@yahoo.com north of the border, MA) ______________________________________________________________

Hey Mambo Sons - Great showlast night at Black Eyeds. Tom - thought your intro for Hilton Valentine showed alot of class and those guitars sounded killer. Scott - your voice and new bass cut thru nicely - Joe - sounded great as usual. Get back in the studio so I can get the 4th cd. Cheers, Mark (Mark, Farmington, CT msull269@snet.net) ______________________________________________________________

Hey Guys... Just wanted to say hi and to tell you I enjoyed "clicking" around your web-site... Good Stuff. I also wanted to say Hi to Joe... I look forward to performing with you again soon... I hope to see you at Black Eyed Sally's Friday Night April 4th. I would love to meet Tom and Scott... Maybe we can all Jam together sometime. Still Gigging and Recording with THE BLAST. Mark and I are writing all kinds of originals and having a ball... Say Hi to the family... Hope to see you soon... Randy (Randy Elliott, rjaelliott@sbcglobal.net, CT ) ______________________________________________________________

Heard "Strawberry Hill" and "Rock Away" at the Rocky Hill Shell station and I'm glad to hear Mambo Sons are still rocking hard. Looking forward to seeing you at Black Eyed Sallys in April. Patti (Patti, Avon, CT Plarken@carss.com)
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2008 - New Mambo Sons CD in rehearsal stages. Working Title "Heavy Days". We have got lots of heavy stuff to drop on you this time around. Working titles include a 'Zep styled' rocker called,
"Only Woman"; also a speed rocker entitled "She Just Wants To Ride". I am lowering a 'lower boom' this time around, with a new bass (a Charlie Calmese 'tribute' Yamaha) and we decided
that (aside of a few really well written softer delta blues & countrified numbers) Joe, T-Bone and myself owe it to the music community that won't be able to see Led Zeppelin ('cause they are not touring... my prediction) to show everyone how Rock & Roll is really supposed to get done. Hope you all come see us with Hilton in April (he's a legend, and we need to get him on fuzz guitar for one song!) Meanwhile... gotta get back to the new songs! Peace, Scotty (Scotty Mambo, Northampton, MA slawsonnoho@aol.com)
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Hi Tom and Co., Just writing to let you know that I dig what you are doing - you have come up with great tunes and I wish you the best. Keep it up! Cheers, Mac (Mac, Manor, TX)
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Fantastic show at Black Eyed Sallys last night. That Zematis guitar was the bomb. I also enjoyed the new tunes, epecially Hendrix tunes. Keep your Eyes on the Road! John (John H., Hartford, CT) ______________________________________________________________

T-Bone, Looking forward to catching you guys at Black-Eyed Sally's on Thursday. I'm sure the boys from 696 ("It's Better On Top") will be hootin' and hollerin'. How about a throwback to your Dirty Bones roots that night? Maybe a little "Slippin'?" Joe Delia (Joe Delia jldelia@hotmail.com)
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Hi Tom, I caught Mambo Sons with my bud last fall. I really enjoy Racket of Three. Just ordered the other two CD's today. I look forward to bringing my son out to catch a gig. Here's what he has to say..."how come these guys aren't on the radio?" I've dispelled his naivety about any connection between talent and fame. Keep fighting the good fight. TB (Tom Brady, woodburybradys@sbcglobal.net)
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Yo, T-Bone with the killa tone -how goes it? I saw the ToneQuest interview on my way to Japan, nice, nice, nice. Great exposure...wanna do my PR? Cheers, Kenny (KA, NYC, NY)
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Tom - great bio in ToneQuest. I picked up the 3 Mambo sons cds from amazon and gotta say you are now one of my new favorite guitarists! Good luck in the future. RoadEye, (roadeye1@yahoo.com, Chicago, IL) ______________________________________________________________

Hi Tom, I'm a guitarist from Mobile and just got the new ToneQuest magazine with your interview. I just checked out the mp3s on your site and want to say that I can totally dig the stuff you are doing with the Mambo Sons group. If you ever get down this way, I'd like to hook up. I'm alos a fan of old Fenders too. Thx Ronnie (Ronnie Gartin, Mobile, AL) ______________________________________________________________

Hey guys! Good to see your still going strong! Great tunes...love that "Play some Rock 'n Roll Tune" Jay ( jaynocera@aol.com http://www.buddyandhopkins.com) ______________________________________________________________

I have to agree with Uncle Dave, "So Wonderful" is just that! Sure it has its own Mambo sound, but it has a certain "Mr. Mojo Risin gets smacked around by Jimi" kinda feel too. Love it!! Joe Delia (jldelia@hotmail.com, Norwalk, CT)
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Hey Tom,  I got your cd in a week or two ago. I apologise for taking so long to respond, ive been listening to alot of albums in my collection lately. I really like this album. I think i like it better than .....Play Some Rock n Roll. Once again, i love that 54 RI Custom thats on the cover. Those are one of my fav LPs. Did you use it on any of the tracks? Eat a Peach, Jacob (Jrw8214@aol.com, TX)
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2006 is closing. It was the year of The Racket. We had some great shows, and some fantastic reviews. Hope you all enjoy the free MP3. It might be part of a blues and blues rock tribute, which I have been pushing for awhile now. I am starting to play a little blues harp (how does one do that and play bass? not easily, and not well) and the whole Little Walter thing is just so good. I like Junior Wells too. I could put it thru my princeton amp! Watch out! Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy Blue Year! Scotty Mambo (Scotty Mambo, Slawsonnoho@aol.com, MA)
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Hey Mambo Sons - So Wonderful FREEKIN' ROCKS! Cant wait to hear it live. Did I detect some Hendrix in there? See you in 2007 (Uncle Dave, Hamden CT)
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You guys kicked ass at the Sports Bar Sunday night. We came in for a beer and to watch the game and ended up closing the place - You showed the young guys how it was done. Not that your that old! Ken (K. Smith, Manchester, CT)
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Racket of 3 is a freakin' GREAT cd - best I've bought in years. Can't wait for the next one. Brian (West Hartford, CT)
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Looking forward to seeing the band this fall in Willimantic - its gonna be a homecoming for you - maybe we can get you to play a dirty bones song or two. Bob (Bob, N. Windham, CT) ______________________________________________________________

I've moved to the Boston area. I sure hope you guys are going to follow me and play somewhere around here! Great CD. If only I could figure out which box it's in...Kyle (kylecohen@comcast.net Weymouth, MA)

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Scott, Tom and Joe - FANTASTIC show at Blackeyed Sallys last night. You guys rocked the house - can't wait to see you in August at the Tiger. John H. (John H.,, Hartford, CT) 
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I enjoyed reading the interview with you Tom in Modern Guitars magazine.  Good luck to you and your band - loved the mp3s and you guys should go far.  Barry (Barry Charles, Nashua, NH) 
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Enjoyed your website, thanks. William (William Smith ws1887@yahoo.com Saginaw, MI) 
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2006 has been mighty good to us so far. We have 2 great reviews for the new CD already. One at www.independisc.com  and one in Pittsburgh! Also... congrats to Joe the Cat & Family, as they have recently added new kitten to their litter. His name is Eric Robert (No relation to Eric Roberts... Brother of Julia).  Oh yeah... Hartford loves us this year, too!  Scott
( Slawsonnoho@aol.com noho, MA)
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nice website, collin (collin_seavers@yahoo.com white plains, NY)
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Hi Tom, Glad to see the great write up for "Racket" in the Hartford Advocate. Can't wait to get it. Hoping to see you guys live some time in '06. Mike Crowley (mjcrowleyct@comcast.net, Burlington, CT)
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Great site! Cant wait to see you in 2006! Nathan (Nathan B. Forrest, tishomingocreek@yahoo.com, Atlanta, GA)
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It's been a really fun year for me and I want to thank all of the folks who bought the cd and came to the live shows. It's a gift to be able to work with Scott and Tom and I'm enjoying every minute! Joey Mambo (nrbqfanjoethecat@hotmail.com, Storrs, CT)
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Tom, New website layout looks great! Love the way the Blockhead First Born sounds on SIdewinder Walk. Thanks for the splash page and products sound clips for the ToneDoctor website (www.tone-doctor-llc.com) Carl Nett (aka ToneDoctor) (carl.nett@tone-doctor-llc.com S. Glastonbury, CT)
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Tom, Hanging out and bored with the internet and typed in Hartford bands. To my surprise, I found that you are in this band. I still have the demo tape of what we worked on in 94. You played guitar and I played keys. Left the business and moved to Georgia in 96. Married with one son and one stepdaughter. How are you and your band doing? Chris D'Agostino (cda1@mindspring.com, Villa Rica, GA)
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Hi Tom! Today the CD's was coming to my box and it was a great time when I come home and put ot in to my CD player. I must say it is absolutely great music with a lot of fun listening. You realy play "Some Rock & Roll!" - the original rock & roll sound with guitar, bass and drums. The CD's is a great input to my LP and CD collection and I'm really glad we have the contact. I will talk more about the songs when I have listen more, but right now I can say I like your guitarplaying very much. Thank you again for your great help to me and the chance I get to listen to your music!
all best rockin' / Johan Ps. Very, very sad with Link Wray. Johan Hasselberg (chuckcombo@yahoo.com, Kalix, Sweden)
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I suggest a dinner show at Theodore's. Just like we did at Black Eyed Sally's.  Everyone came out to eat and looked forward to hearing us, but when you don't go on until 10:15PM? People who have been there since 6-7PM are now falling asleep by 9PM.  If we went on 45 minutes sooner, they would have woken up, and stayed for an extra hour or so, at least!  Thanks to all who stuck it out. Scott Lawson (SLawsonnoho@aol.com riverbanks, MA)
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Great guitarists here. I Love them all and you have done a great job. One of my greatest favourites is Chuck Berry and I have a fan site with news and some other stuff about him (Chuck Berry News. I also run Link Home Top - a link site (also with a link to you). Hope you like it"! The address to the site is www.rock50.net Johan Hasselberg ( chuckcombo@yahoo.com Kalix,  Sweden)
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just got the latest CD and really enjoyed it! nice tunes, playing was really good, nice production and mix as well. good choice of sounds and upbeat catchy rhythms. the tunes keep the feet tapping! nice work. i really enjoyed it! thanks!! tom grossheider (tadeo(DOT)grossheider(AT)gmail(DOT)com, mokena, il) 
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I've moved to the Boston area. I sure hope you guys are going to follow me and play somewhere around here! Great CD. If only I could figure out which box it's in...Kyle (kylecohen@comcast.net Weymouth, MA) 
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Hey Tom, I stumbled onto your website through a link on the Sticky Fingers site. It looks like you've been busy since we last spoke sometime back in the early 90s. My name is Steve Shore and you used to hang out in my music store in East Hartford. Congratulations on your success and I hope to make it out to a gig one of these days. I recently started playing again with some old friends from my checkered past. Check out our site http://www.theoreoproject.com if you have a chance. Actually, I believe we are at the Hungry Tiger a week or two after you are. Drop me a line... I'd love to hear what you've been up to. Steve Shore (Steve Shore, Connecticut)
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Guys - great job on Racket of Three. There was a poll on CTNow regarding best CT band and you'l be happy to know that I chatted up the Racket of Three album and the Sons. Looking forward to your show at the Hungry Tiger. Keep on keepin' on. Roger, (Roger, South Windsor, CT)
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Congratulations on your cd release party you guys were one of the best live bands I've seen for that rock and roll mentality. Love the new disc and hope Sallys gets you back soon. I loved the blues stuff you did too and most importantly it looked like you were having a good time. Pat (Pat M. Rocky Hill, CT)
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Tom, Racket of Three is awesome! I've been listening to it non-stop for the past week or so. The album has a great rock and roll vibe, and as usual you and your bandmates have lots of energy and a great feel for the music. Of course, I like the guitar parts the most. Keep on picking! Rick Lovallo (Rick Lovallo, Hebron, CT)
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Tom, I see you are ready to release your third album with Mambo Sons and I think its great how far you have come.. I remember meeting you in NYC in 85 or 86 (the night you and Gabriella Sabatini were in the Hard Rock - do you remember and can you believe its been almost 20 yrs). Anyway, please give me a call - I will private email you with my number, would love to get together and hear the new stuff. Good luck and peace always, -Jack (Jack Douglas, New York, NY)
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I LOVE THIS VERY PAGE SO KEEP IT UP THE GOOD WORK. UZOAGBA (UZOAGBA@yahoo.com, ASABA, IMO)
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Thanks for your latest CD Racket of Three. Last Sunday night I have played tracks 8,11,1,6 others will be used soon too. Best regards, Vasja (Vasja Ivanovski, unaluna@mol.com.mk Skopje, Macedonia)
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hey tom, sorry to hear you still can't afford a nice new guitar! perhaps if you stopped blowing your cash on those pimp suits like on your album cover....maybe i can get you into the BIDDY. they really pay good there.....NOT! xoxo toad (toad, etoadman@hotmail.com, andover, ct WWW.SLUGNICKEL.COM WWW.ZYDECOHOGS.COM)
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Tom, glad to see you are continuing to enjoy the music. Hope to catch you and the guys some night in Hartford. .......RON (Ron Wencil, ronald.wencil@cigna.com, Venice, Florida)
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Hi guys. Joe knows me. I was looking for the Willimantic Chronicle and came across you. I'll have to pick this CD up. I never get the the clubs anymore. Hey if your ever looking for a studio to help with recordings check these guys out. They might be to far from you but i know they will travel to. Tell Joe he's doing a good job up at the capitol..(Is he still there?) Bill Demarais (Bill Demarais, rungelATmyway.com Baltic, CT)
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Hey Tom, Just had a listen to the first half of the disc - it sounds great!!! I really enjoy your lead playing - awesome feel, and awesome sounds! Jim Jones House-of-Jim (Jim Jones, house-of-jim@shaw.ca Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
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Just got your cd, sounds good! Gotta go listen! Dyno! (Dyno, vikingsunshine@sbcglobal.net, norwich, ct)
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Thanks a lot for the album, Tom. Really great music, I´ll send the playlist when we use it. Kjell (Kjell Andreassen, RADIO HOLSTEBRO, Denmark)
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Thanks for the CD, guys! It is really great. It is what's playing in my car this weekend. I particularly like Delta Slide right off the bat. I'm sorry I can't make it to your CD release party because of my work schedule, but I hope it is a sell out audience and brings you a lot of love and good cheer. Keep rockin', Kyle (Kyle Alesandra Cohen, Northampton, MA)
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You guys rock and inspire me! Looking very much forward to the CD and to its release party! Bill Sweeney (Bill Sweeney,Pleasant Valley, CT
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Fantastic overview on the life and playing times of the much revered and probably, in some quarters, mostly ignored Paul Kossoff. I still nurture and value the moving, overwhelming, magical experience of seeing FREE during their Australian Tour in the seventies. My son, a drummer, rates them along with Rage against the Machine, Ugly Kid Joe and Deep Purple- his greatest influence. I run an event called the Musician's Headquarters during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, one of Australia's largest festivals. Check my web site out at www.musiciansheadquarters.com.au
Thanks for a great read! jim (jim@musiciansheadquarters.com.au, Tamworth, nsw)
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We played in the extreme heat and blazing sun for just under 40 minutes for Riverfest '05.... sweating like distance runners in the Congo. It's shows like that, where I am glad I dont have any hair (you've seen enough hats on this website to have figured that one out, though!) Thanks to those who came out. Scott (Scott Lawson, Noho, MA)
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I am Songwriter/Guitarplayer from Pakistan and i have been listening and admiring Free 'smusic for a long time ( especially the soul driven,stinging and honest playing of Mr Paul Kossoff, truly an amazingly honest and soulful player of his times. Shahzad Hameed (shahzad_hameed@hotmail.com, lahore, Pakistan)
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Hey Tom, (and Joe and Scott). I was going over my links and found that this one had changed. The site looks great! I'm hooking up with my old bandmate to do the duo thing again now that I have some time to gig (yeah right... I also have a 14 month old daughter at home.. go figure)... Anyway, long time! I gotta get out to hear ya soon!
Tom (Tom Neville, Tom@nevillemusic.com, Andover, CT)
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Sorry it rained on us after only 5 songs (forcing us to scurry like small critters, when the light showers turned into lightning and monsoon rains) We will book a club gig in Willi, so that all the people who came to see us can get to hear more than 2 songs frm the new CD. Thanks for turning out! Scott (Scott Lawson, Noho, MA)
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Tom can't wait to see you thurs. the 16th in our old stomping grounds of Willi. Downloaded the mp3's and loved the sound. The Fin will be here so the Dirtette's are reunited. Peace man.... Annie Botz (Annie Botz, amarston9225@charter.net Lebanon, CT)
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The New CD is finished, baby! It is being mastered and duplicated as we speak! Pre-order your own copy, by clicking "Store" on our homepage, and it can be shipped directly to you in July (You can even see the advance cover art there, too!)
Rock on! Scott Lawson (Scott Lawson, Crackerbox Palace, MA)
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Come On guys - where is the new cd? Me and all the ""SonHeads"" have been waiting since 2003! Paul B.,West Palm Beach, FL)
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Saw you guys at the Benefit for Zanny and bought your cd - you guys kicked butt and can't wait to hear tour cd. I came in and heard some good music and couldnt beleive there were only three guys on the stage. Rock on! E.F (Eric F., Norwich,CT)
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Just to say how much I enjoyed the stuff on Kossoff. Free Live still remains my most played piece of Vinyl and JK's sweet sustain has always been a mystery to me. Free still remain the best live act I can remember - a wonderful use of space in music leaves it uncluttered, where nothing is crowded or confined. Thanks for the memories!
Steve Wade (steve@destry.demon.co.uk, Birmingham, UK)
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Just finished the bass tracks for our next CD, enitled "Racket of Three" (for the record, I used my Danelectro Longhorn) and I dont mind saying that the 12 songs we have recently layed down is some of the heaviest (and softest) stuff yet.

We started out thinking we would do an acoustic record (Like Led Zep 3) but we reconnected with Joe the Cat (who played a cameo role on the 1st CD) and then I found a demo of 5 songs that Tom had made riffs of back in 2001. Out of those riffs came the songs "Mister Rebound", "Sidewinder", "Valentine" and "Play Some Rock & Roll (She's Comin' Over)" the great, long lost track that we would have included on the last record, had I not packed it all into boxes and moved.

Led Zep 3 had some great rock & roll on side one, did it not? Scott (Scott Lawson, Noho, MA)
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Joe L. turned me on to the site via a hometown ( Willimantic CT ) forum website . Dug the Big Al interview . Definitely going to buy a few copies of the new disc once it is released . Can't wait to check Joe and the rest of you out ! Sayonara ...JB (John Boudreau, sonor23@yahoo.co.jp, Kumamoto, Japan)
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A very nice site keep it up. Kara (Kara, London)
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Tom, I first remember seeing you as a fill in guitarist, in Greg Witchell's band in a little dive bar on the Connecticut River in Holyoke, MA and were talkin proably 15 years ago. Not sure if you remember but I'm a bassist that was talking to you on break. I knew you had something then but was blown away when I picked up the Mambo Sons cds on amazon.com. Glad I found your website and am looking to hear the new music. Check out masslive.com Soundboard for posts - I've been talking to Roswell about you guys. John (John B., Chicopee, MA)
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Hi Tom, Nice seeing you play at The Green Man...You and Saiichi sounded great trading off guitar leads. Hope you and your group Mambo Sons comes back to UK soon. Until then, I will wear out your cd! Cheers, David (David H., High Barnet, UK)
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good to see a web site for one of the most underratedand andignored/forgotten heros of the golden-age of musicianship! In a time when more and faster was king (don't get me wrong, I loved them too) Kossoff was a master of feeling and understatement (kind of the british Neil Young?). I miss music with soul, but then the world seems to have lost it's, we just lost someone to cope with the situation! steve miller (leftythedrummer) (leftythedrummer@yahoo.com, Sacramento, CA)
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Very nice site. I never get tired of visiting Beatles sites and most music sites in general. I perform in The Beatles tribute group Penny Lane and I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit my site at www.beatlespennylane.com. The site is mainly about the group Penny Lane but there are also many rare Beatles mp3 free downloads, psychedelic art, live Penny Lane audio, live video, Beatles slang page, Beatles pictures, Penny Lane pics, Penny Lane guest book and a page about our Vox amplifiers that we use in our act. We're also open to link to sites that are Beatle oriented. Would you like to swap links? Ringo,(ringo@beatlespennylane.com)
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"I saw free 5 times in the early seventies, firstly at Winter Gardens at Blackpool. My favourite band then and nothing has changed since! Dave Stirzaker (Dave.Stirzaker@eds.dwp.gsi.gov.uk Fleetwood, Lancashire)
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Hadn't read anything at all on Paul Kossoff 'til now. A very enlightening and touching article, a pleasure to read.
Regards, roy (Roy.E, Roy.Emblen@eidosnet.co.uk, Coventry, UK)
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"I LOVE THIS PAGE. PLEASE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
MGBADA JOE (MGBADA JOE ABA NAIJA, MGBADAJOE@ABA.COM, ABA NAIJA, BENIN)
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Hello Tom, its been awhile. Love your slide playing on 79, Play Some Rock & Roll sounds great. Email me sometime. Jim O'Neill (oldjimski@excite.com, Greenwich, CT)
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Hello, Tom. Hope you are well. The Mambo Sons album has turned out to be one of my two favourite albums for the last six months alongside Joss Stone’s Soul Sessions and I haven’t stopped playing it. You just seem to have totally nailed the essence of rock guitar from the golden era. Great guitar tone, songwriting, band performance and above all, the real music! Thank you. I have put in the post my new release and love to hear what you think. Let me know what you are up to nowadays. Best, Saiichi (Saiichi Sugiyama, http://www.saiichi.com London, UK)
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Hi Tom… I’m writing from Argentina. I’ve read your Ronnie Earl’s interview, wich is very awesowe... I like your playing, guitars and setup very much... we are Ronnie’s big fans here... we have all his records (almost)... and there’s a man, Rafael Nasta, who is the top bluesman here, who dedicated him his new release... So, if you don’t mind, do you know any more direct Ronnie’s email or post address than the appeared in his homepage? We’ll be very glad to know that Ronnie has several fans here, where his records are unexisting... and, more important, the possibility to send him the Rafael Nasta’s CD. Thank You, Tom, for your attention and time to read this email. We expect your answer...Pablo (Pablo Binderas, binderas2001@hotmail.com Argentina)
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Should you speak to Kenny Aaronson, tell him Joe said hello. I knew Kenny when he lived on Baltic St and went to many concerts when Kenny played with Rick. Kenny was always down to earth. Would really like to touch base with him again. Appreciate if you would pass this on..Thanks Joe (amvet@usa.com, Brooklyn, NY)
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Dear Tom, Thank you very much for your package. I really totally dig your CD man. Steve Hunter is coming to visit soon. I will tell him about you. Thanks again, man. Peace, Jason Becker (Jason Becker, Point Richmond, CA)
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VERY AWESOME AND EDUCATIVE, WAOOOOOOO. MAGA SAID KEEP OFFFF. MGBADA IBUSA (MGBADA IBUSA, MGBADAIBUSA@YAHOO.COM, NAIAJ, N.Y.)
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Hi,nice site. Any one interested in UK urban subcultures, Hiphop, www.2gees.co.uk, Skateboarding, www.skateboardcity.net, 3gees.co.uk UK artist promotion. Peace and 1 love DEE (3lilgees@london.com, London)
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Just received a copy of your latest CD. It came safe and sound. Thank you very much for it! I can understand why "Play Some Rock'n'Roll" was named top indie release! Your music is really beautiful. Full of spirit and joy. I'll be more than happy to present it to my listeners (when I play your songs I send you the playlists). I will also suggest reviewing your CD in one of the magazines I write to. Thank you again. Let's stay in touch. Best wishes from Poland, Przemek Draheim P.S.Long live rock'n'roll! (Przemek Draheim, bluesboy@wp.pl, Ciechocinek, Poland)
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We have had some great shows in the past month. Theo's was awesome, and Sully's was pretty good too. Singing and playing bass ain't easy, and it was one of the reasons why I switched to guitar (well that and the fact that strings were/are really expensive) but my desire to make the music more primitive is the driving force behind my brave and crazy attempts to conjure up images of Phil Lynott and Gene Simmons: Brutal, sometimes a little ugly, but dead-on to the point! Speaking of the "Bat-Demon", we are trying to con Gene into signing us to Simmons Records. We love Omnicide Records and their West Coast assistance. They are actually the ones who thought up the idea. (We probably don't have the hair to make it happen... but hey, neither does he!) Scott Lawson, SLawsonNoho@aol.com, Northampton, MA)
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Saw you guys at Sully's Friday and want to know where you been hiding. Thought you were GREAT!. I have had your first cd for about3 years and now the new one and its just as good. Keep on rockin'! John (jkarnther@omg.com West Hartford, CT)
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As a very close associate of Angus young from my school days as a fellow guitarist on his behalf and mine its a great thing to have had the opportunity to have seen Free at Randwick together and to have been able to hear and be so closely influenced by Kossoff.From Angus`s and my early days a good helping of Free Songs in all our repetoires and the obvious legacy of Angus`s vibrato straight and he admits from Kossoff - Cosmo (Sydney, NSW)
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Great show at Theodore's last night. Came to hear the Mambo Sons originals but was surprised that you can really play good blues. John (W. Spfd.,MA)
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Looking forward to the new cd. you're guitar licks on ""Everybody's Got a Little Judy in Them"". Sounds like a Big Al riff that could send me back to the Yankee Stadium album! MY snail mail is : P.O.Box 728 coventry, Ct. 06238 For I get my mail on saturday and Email every two weeks, sorry. philip (philip j. wilson, unclephilw@aol.com, coventry, connecticut)
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TO Mambo sons - Great show last night at Ultimate - heard your entire set while we were playing in our league and you guys kick some major ass! great rockin' tunes and a killer version of the hendrix tune and I'm gonna pick up both of your cds. Pete (Peter M., pmascolo@hotmail. com, Berlin, CT)
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I finally got around to listening to your CD. Lot’s of great guitar sounds. Good playing too. Regards, Mitch (Mitchell Colby, Senior Vice President Product Development & Support, Marshall/Korg USA Melville, NY)
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'Lo all, Lately I've come to refind Paul Kossoffs playing for many reasons. Timeless indeed.
Still have an old memory of my Dad and his on a long haul flight from Aus on the way back from a religious tv conference and the lengthy chat they had regarding so so many things. I resisted surfing out Free stuff since the advent of the net but just got a DVD of some rare stuff from an m8 in Moscow and it dragged it all back. Strange how you can be drawn back by a long forgotten memory in an instant to such such sadness, niteall, regs s (si, UK south)
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Hey Tom, Nice site! Wow. Do you do this all yourself? Man, I thought I was into gear. Let's chat gear soon. Thanks for the link to my site. Mark (Mark Nomad, marknomad@comcast.net, Springfield, MA)
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I LOVE THIS PAGE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
OWERRI BOY, OWERRI@ABA.COM, ABA, IMO)
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nice site! from http://www.californiadiscjockeys.com chris, (dj@californiadiscjockeys.com, walnut creek, ca)
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Well, change is constant in this old world, and after 5 years of playing live with the same great lineup - Tom and I decided it was time to shake things up a little. We have decided to record our 3rd CD much in the tradition of Led Zeppelin 3, that is, one "side" acoustic and the other electric. We have been performing 3 of the dozen or so new songs (called "Rummy Hop", "So Wonderful" and "Brandy On the Shelf"). So far the vibe has been very bluesy and a bit on the Psychedelic, which is great! New drummer Joe Lemieux has a Charlie Watts kind of vibe, and I am very much in search of the OVEREND Watts vibe on bass (minus the platform boots and the bat wings, of course!). We look forward to these new shows over the next two months (practically more than what we have done in the past 5 years combined!) with the power trio and pairing up with our friends in Doubting Tom (an original modern pop outfit from Massachusetts). To all the Mambophiles, Mambocites, Mambociles and Mamboritos all over the world... thanks for your kind words and interest in our tunes. It means a lot, and it keeps us burning! Rock on, Scott (Scotty Mambo, SLAWSONNOHO@aol.com, Northampton, MA)
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To Mambo Sons - I recently bought BOTH of your cds and really dig them. Tom - great guitar. Scott - Great words and attitude. Looking forward to seeing you live. My best tunes are River Is Wide, Habints of Mine and Little Live Thing (girlfriends favorite song). Mark R. (Mark R., Belchertown, MA)
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Tom,I hope you're plugging into electricity now adays , instead of laying low w/ the acoustic guitar?Keep up the good work! best, Jim Moore (NorCal) (Jim Moore, jmoore@astound.net walnut creek, Ca)
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Just went by looking for some information about the 'say a lot with few tones' guitar player Paul Kossoff. If you don't mind, there's a link on my page to your page (http://www.stoeffu-vogt.ch/4582.html). I couldn't say more. You got a great site, rock on. Stoeffu Vogt (info@stoeffu-vogt.ch, Berne Switzerland)
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Here's a Sticky Finger in your ear. Mambo Sons do play some rock and roll. Like that tune for George. I'll see too it that folks here in Al'bama hear ya. Hey how about 'As Good As It Gets'? Nice. Absolutely. Alaska? Alabama? You're bad, you're nationwide. Dawg out (Black Dawg, blkdg1183@aol.com, Huntsville, AL)
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Hey Tom, just wanted to THANK YOU for the copy of "Play Some Rock and Roll"! It's been playing alot in the car and brought it in to work as well (I work at a small music store in north minneapolis). Have had alot of good feedback on it at the store from customers. Lots of heads boppin :) I really like "Come On Back"...cool groove. Really, the whole album is very cool...so again, thanks much, I appreciated it! Take care, stay in touch! I'll have to go back to your website and get on the band mailing list. Hope you guys make it out here to the midwest sometime! Dave Visker (dviskay@hotmail.com, Minneapolis, MN)
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hi ... found you in a google search of my own last name! Looking forward to listening to some of your music! I am the daughter of the late Bill Tsantis, and live in California with my husband and daughter. take it easy. peace Holly Tsantis (hollyxgirl@yahoo.com, chico, ca)
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THIS IS NICE AND EDUCATIVE SITE, WELL PLANNED, OMO KEEP OFFFFFFFFF, WAOOOOOOOO VERY GOOD INDEED. MUGU NGBADA (MUGU@NGBADA.COM NAIJA, USA)
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WOOF to Tom and Glen. The Atomic Cockroaches are pulling for ya." "The Black Dawg (blkdg1183@aol.com Huntsville, AL)
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Just surfed in..its a great site with a lot of interesting stuff. keep on going like this, its really good. Hanni (webmaster@darest.de, hamburg, germany)
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Hi Tom, you know I thought you totally sold out when you recorded that cd for Governor Rowland, but now I know that you were just being a visionary, and let me tell ya you're street credibility is going through the roof, associating with such a badass as Johnny Outlaw! Fess up, you knew all the time what was going down - after all - wasn't one of the tunes you wrote for him "I'm Busted" Best wishes for a happy new year and Dirty Bones forever! (I still have my shirt) Billy (Willimantic, CT)
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Hey Happy New Year...I know that 2004 will be an especially Rocking Mambo Year because when I logged onto this site today I saw snowflakes falling and then when I looked out of my window....IT WAS SNOWING OUTSIDE TOO!!!...whoa ... peace (I hope) to you all, Jeff/Dirk Keithline/Mambo ps I miss Big Tones...(Dirk Mambo, RI)
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MAMBO MEN: Best Wishes for the Holidaze! Keep on Rockin... hey, and some of us are waiting for the new tunes I know you're itching to get on vinyl. ...and MS Live? ...coming to a venue near us in '04 - dudes, your fans are waiting patiently! Tom, Scott, Mike and Jeff - HAVE A COOL YULE!!! ...Stan
http://www.tomguerra.com/NewPhotos/Get_Over_It.jpg SaxMan Stan (stansax1@aol.com, South Windsor, CT)
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Mambo Sons Rocks....Go West (sort of) Young Men! Pat (pat powell, Oregon City, OR)
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Merry Christmas & Have a Happy New Year!
To Tom Guerra & Mambo Sons. and All of you people here. So hows it going dudes. i'm still promoting Mambo Sons Webpage. hope all is well, it's been awhile since I heard from you Tom. Keep The Great Music Happening. one of your Biggest Connecticut Fans (Bahama Kin, bkstudio@optonline.net, Torrington, CT)
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T-Bone, Love the site, can't wait to check out the Chromie Pearls. Don't turn down the guitar!! Former Del Ray and Producer (remember them). Joe the Cat (ghost drummer on Tomonga Street) (Joe Lemieux, Storrs, CT)
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Scotty here! We miss playing shows with the Sons lately. We had a couple of dates at Toads Place on the table, but were unable to swing them. Jeff has a new CD of his own in the can, and Tom and I are still demoing up things with 13 new songs. Meanwhile Mike has a few projects going on, and played on most of Dirk's disc. I, in the meantime have been playing my arse off with Orange Crush.. including two nights at the Chicken Box in Nantucket http://www.ocrush.com but we should have another Mambo Sons show soon!
Hey UK... can we play with the Darkness?? I think we would give them a run for their rock & roll money! What do you think? Peace, Love and Dath Metal, Scotty PS - Just bought a house in Northampton.. moving in January! (Son of king of Leon, SlawsonNOHO@aol.com, Northampton, MA)
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Hey Tom thanx for taking care of Glen Carroll. All his bud's in the wick are really proud to know and love him. And everyone is looking forward to the release of his c.d. and our next "comforting" time together. We'll see you soon. Best wishes, The Juice (The Juiceman, JimMoto338@aol, Southwick, Ma)
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All I have to say is this website got me an A on my english project. so THANK YOU!!! Holly. (holly8852@mchsi.com, Richmond, MO)
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Great album - needs to get released here in the UK big time. Brilliant to hear all the old guitars and amps - tone all the way. Superb songs, superb playing, superb production. I would love to see you guys live - you must rock. Cheers Tom. Regards, Mark. (Mark Hulse, mark@mhulse.fsbusiness.co.uk, Suffolk, England, UK)
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Hi...I got to your site, and wow!...it looks as though you've been busy.. I have always felt you are a great guitarist/songwriter, and it has been a priveledge to know you and to have shared stages with you so many times throughout our lives.I have always felt that of all the people I have worked with, OUR relationship has been VERY special...and it feels great knowing that is still more to come! Keep on keepin' on...your friend and old bandmate...Michael (Michael Foster, Navlanch@aol.com, N.Palm Beach, Fla)
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Tom, the New CD play some rock & roll has been cranking all day dude. i love this album, and the first one too! ok gotts fly mixing my demo tune. ""I'll be your instrument"" CMO1 loves ya . hi Jimi, hi Mark Easton. Peace to you all Bahama Kin (Bahama Kin, bkstudio@optonline.net ,Torrington, CT)
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Great site, great review on kossoff, the man was a ledend. nobody touches his playing. he was definatley the most soulful sounding guitarist ever in my opinion. jaymylee (j&j@twentyninetwenty.freeserve.co.uk, south wales uk)
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tom rocks the guitar world with amps strings and tubes and i feel it....make a note of it, i deem i this....a5k the darkside (serialkiller@marshallman.com Portland, OR)
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Congratulations on "Play Some Rock & Roll." Fantastic tunes AND tones! Keep up the great work. (Dave, Denver, CO)
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tom, nice site man! good to catch up with ya again after all these years! hope to see ya soon bro, and am lookin forward to the new cd...the last one was great....nice to hear a gtr sound like a gtr again! well done man. talk soon hopefully! jimi pocius (or was that pink?...) (jimi pocius, phatjbp@aol.com, rocknrollville, CT)
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hi Mambo Sons , greetings all the way from Belgium in Europe . I am on the same wavelenghs as your great music ; as a singer songwriter arranger producer often quoted to be in the lines of Bob Dylan . ( I recently got a message from Steve Weber , who played also with Bob , and met Elliot Landy , who did the cover of "" Nashville Skyline "" and a book with many unreleased pictures of him ... CD Baby is also great . Heard from you through the one and only "Bahama Kin" . I would appreciate a message from you on my guesbook to this old difficult Belgian music scene . kind regards , Dave Adrian (Dave Adrian, patrick.roberts@planetinternet.be, Brugge / Belgium)
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Tommy & Scotty, DUDES, I am STOKED! "Play Some Rock & Roll" is (as I've already said many times) without a doubt THE FINEST R&R MUSIC I'VE HEARD in at least a decade, probably longer. I am EXTREMELY proud of you AND your band. I sincerely hope that this gets you guys the recognition you deserve. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! See ya soon. Mark (Mark Easton, measton6156@earthlink.net, Willimantic, CT)
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"I Should have worn Black" I thought. Then I saw the photos and I whispered to myself, ""The Horror"", but then I thought ""The Genius"". Sign onto the site, and you will see that the last time at the State House, Tom and I wore matching white (it's 1979 with you!), but this time, I showed up looking like I was in Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reffer Band, and the rest of the guys showed up with the Rock and Roll look! Not that it matters, because we rocked harder than ever this time around (that counts getting the representatives of Vermont to succeed from 2001's Big E performance - sorry guys, but you had no amps and Tom decided to point his AC-30 directly AT You, because we took a 40 minute break, and when we came back, you were STILL playing). Anyways, despite the on again, off again nature of the sound, and the organizers acting like the only band they had ever heard play live was Air Supply, we enjoyed playing for all the good hearted souls of Hartfords State House Lunch break (and that means alot of you!) Thanks to Jeff, Mike and Tom for their rare instance of onstage color co-ordination, and unrelenting musical and emotional support. Next time, I will wear something that matches better... like Plaid cheesecloth
Scott (Scott , Florence, MA)
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I totally enjoyed your lunchtime concert today at the Old State House...what a great kickin' band you have. I bought both MAMBO SONS cds and will be playing them in the car on my vacation up to the Cape. You guys should be playing at a better venue though, I could see you were being hassled by the volume police. But no one plays the stuff that you guys do! Kevin M. (Kevin McAlister, (kmcalister@hsb.com Farmington, CT)
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Nice website!! Mark (Marina Del Ray, CA)
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I am particularly intrigued by your song ""Monkeyfinger"". The reason being ""Monkeyfinger"" is the name of the band that I play for!. We are a progressive hard rock/metal band, so I would dearly like to hear what type of cool music you guys play (it must be splendiferous if you have a song called ""Monkeyfinger"") Fully Bru (South African 4 Bye!) Marc Gardiner (Marc Gardiner, keithg3@absamail.co.za Benoni, South Africa)
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When I first heard the Dirty Bones Band, it scared the hell out of me and to tell the truth, I didn't get it. But several gigs later I found myself a certified BONEHEAD. You guys were probably the best, most original but most underappreciated band I've ever had the pleasure of following. Hope you get back together some day. I'll check out the new band too. "MTA" (Michael Adams, Windham, CT)
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T-Bone, It feels great to be refreshed with a blast from the past. Fond memories are one of the best things to have in life. I said "One of the best things." NO One can take it from you! You will always be admired and respected by me. GOD BLESS YOU
Your friend, Billy (William F. Pedevillano "P-Devil" pedevillanogroup@msn.com Meriden, CT)
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Great to see your still rockin', Tom. You've come a long way since the Bones when we were at ECSU, yet somehow, you're exactly the same! The best part about your site? That cool picture of Levon Helm in N'Orleans. I LOVE that guy!! Joe Delia (jldelia@hotmail.com, Norwalk, CT)
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It was great hearing you guys and your acoustic set yesterday. Some interesting material...and happy birthday Tom too! Looking forward to the next cd, hope you include some of those covers on it too. All the best, "Uncle Dave" (Connecticut)
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Very much dig the Jimmy Crespo era of Aerosmith. Impressive quote indeed from him. Check out our website at www.ActiveEntertainment.US Looking forward to working with you guys at some point. Ron and Tim at Active (Active Entertainment, booking@ActiveEntertainment.US, Cheshire, CT)

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Just got a chance to tell you that I enjoyed the "Acoustic Sons" on Beef Stew's show on WCCC. You guys seemed like you were having way too much fun for a Sunday nite. next time you'll have to play more from the first cd. I'm looking forward to your acoustic cd too. Mad Mike (Mike R., Southington, CT)
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MAMBO SONS - Great job on WCCC last night. I remember last hearing about Tom as Man With No Face...must have been 20 years ago with Rick and Suds. Good song selection...too bad you didn't play more. Beef Stew is still my favorite dj on the air. Ya gotta take it out on the road again soon. Diamond Dave! (David Cohen, Farmington, CT)
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Did you hear us last night? I brought out the Mandolin and Dobro.. and Tom had an ancient Fender Champ set up to play an old strat thru. We drank Chianti with the ladies (our ladies, that is) and jaunted down to WCCC, where we killed 'em! We sold yet anotehr CD in Croatia! I let the internet know we are in the Top 25 in that country right now (ZZ Top is Number one and two, by the way!). A person on Masslive said ""Dont get a swelled head"". I informed them that I could not spend anymore time on the subject, because my Yugo Limo was waiting for me, and I had to go get my herbal wrap at Babylon Health Spa by 2PM. Rock on everybody... I am off to Denver. Scott (Scott Lawson Pomeroy, PA)
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U guys have a very cool site. I was talking with Tom about some old amps & I ended up on your site. Man, I can't wait 2 hear the band. You have lots of very C00l gear. Thats a great way 2 get in on with. So, even without hearing U yet. I'm sure it will B Great. Later on down the road. Keep on Keepin on. Best 2 U all. Musically yours. GEO (George Tsantis, geosguitars@wilkshire.net, New Philadelphia, OH)
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Wow... All the fans who have signed the guest book makes me blush with pride. People in Alaska have heard us??? That is awesome! It's only a matter of time before we are compelled to play Oregon, Vancouver and Alaska. Thanks for all the kind words, everybody! Scott Lawson, Singing Beach (son of a beach, Manchester, MA)
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I bought your cd after hearing you play Strawvberry Hill on the Joey Reynols show...great disc. I'll see you live if you ever make it to Alaska!!! T-Mack (Tom McNamara, Anchorage, AK)
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Scott and Tom - Great job on Joey Reynolds this morning...really like your songs...hope you guys play in the city soon. I just bought your cd from amazon. DTS (David T. Shapiro, Manhattan, NY)
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Kossoff died while on a flight from New York to London. I was at his last gig at the Showplace in Dover, New Jersey. He only played on a few tunes, but held forth at the bar and was friendly to his fans. David T. (DT2, Denville, N.J.)
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Hey Guys: I recently discovered your band. Love what you're doing! This is what Rock & Roll is supposed to sound like! A new fan is born! Keep Rockin', Jason (Jason, jason@virtualvintageguitars.com, Cyberspace, CA)
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You guys made it to the top of my favorite bands lists! And all this happening OUT OF THE BLUE!!!! You guys will rock the nation!!! Great CD production, great songs (I walk away humming your choruses). Way to go MAMBOSONS!!!! Gabi Bucataru (Gabi Bucataru, gabster_ro@yahoo.com, Arlington Heights, IL)
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The balls simply the balls...Love monkeyfinger. J Jag, (JTD, Nowhereland, CT)

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I'm probably one of your biggest fans. have all of your stuff and into it big time. the live cd- is just to good simple but to the point. I do Green Light and Blues for west side in MY Live shows, for coming back off breaks to get it rolling again, and works Killer... I do a lot of Magic Sam Buddy Guy Junor Wells. Im a late Bloomer But its starting to work for me, and im 47 eeek its getting hard dragging this around but love it. Drop in St Louis and play for us AND Thanks. Bill Jeffries, Williegene507@cs.com, St Charles, MO)
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Congrats on the NYRock Best of 2002 list...I've felt since I bought Play Some Rock n Roll that it was one of the best cds of the year! Impressive songs and vocals, and great playing...what more could you ask for? Go Mambos! Michelle (Michelle S., Springfield, MA)
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Congradulations Mambo Sons on being voted Best Indie cd in New york Rock magasine. I've had mine in steady rotation in my home disc changer since my wife bought it for me for Christmas through cdbaby. Best wishes. Rolf (Rolf Heideberg, Berlin, Germany)
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Great Review in the 1/15 The Hartford Advocate - I agree with them..nice and precise - a ton of energy and enthusiasm! You guys rock. Mad Mike (Mike R., Southington, CT)
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I just got balled out on Dr. Juice's website telling them how great I though Mambo Sons was...so I'm gonna leave you guys a message saying how great Dr. Juice was as well...I read it elsewhere that you guys rock and Juice jams...that's the best I can put it. All the best, Marko (Mark D., Wallingford, CT)
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Without a doubt, Friday night at Sully's was one of the best back to back sets by two great bands ever! Mambo Sons and Dr. Juice should do it again, soon!! Mark (Mark Peters mpeters@woodardcurran.com Cheshire, CT)
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What a great night of music Friday night...came to see Mambo Sons and was equally impressed with Dr. Juice. Both your guitarist and Dr. Juices were tasty without being too flashy...Michelle (Michelle S., Springfield, MA)
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Awesome gig. First time I saw you live and I came to see DrJuice. No doubt in my mind you are the only one doing this stuff. Definitely the best live rock band I've seen in a while. That T - Rex song you finished with kicked! Diamond Dave! (David Cohen, Farmington, CT)
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You guys rocked Sully's last night! Good to see guys that aren't kids (sorry!) play with such intensity and I'm glad that I stumbled onto your website...bought both cds and am awaiting the next one too! You guys should be at Toads. Please keep me posted of upcoming gigs, I'm leaving a private Email with my phone number...Mad Mike (Mike R., Southington, CT)
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Mambo Sons - thanks for the cd which I won playing the trivia game. This cd is probably one of the most consistently rocking albums I've ever owned, and although I'm only 25, I love alot of the classics. Come on back and Everything Was Mine are rocknroll hall of fame material! I guess I just got lucky stumbling onto the site and its the first time I've ever won anything - that's cause no one has games on rock n roll. Rock On! Jason (Jason F., Huntington Beach, CA)
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Merry Christmas & best of luck with your band. - Dennis @ Super Seventies RockSite! (Dennis McGee, http://www.superseventies.com, TN)
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Hi Tom! I thoroughly enjoyed your new CD 'Play Some Rock & Roll'.
Thank you very much for the copy that you sent me. I loved your guitar and the vocals. I'd love to see you guys performing live. Venu Challa (cvenu@hotmail.com)
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Great music! my whole family likes it, that includes two forty somethings a 9 year old boy and a 15 year old girl.Just good music with that sweet clean strat sound. Thanks for the cd and best of luck Jeff Massey Big Bends LLC (Jeff Massey, massey@toast.net, Plainwell, MI)
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Hey Tommy, great web site. I havn't talked to you in a while but I now work in Glastonbury, maybe we can get together sometime.My little band, the Poor Nephews recently played the maple tree last sat for the second time. For some reason they like us!! And we don't play no covers. We're going into Studio 45 soon to do a 10 song CD, all analog 2"" reel to reel for a real live, mistake ridden sonic bombast. I can't wait. Hope you're doing well, family and all. Happy holidays, and look for our web page in the future, we intend to sell cd's, t-shirts, caps, furniture, antiques, hardware, and just about anything else to pay for the site. See ya. My work Tel is 633-9471 ext 214. ed case (edcase@netzero.net, c-ville,CT)
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"Play Some Roll and Rock"" is a delightfully tight and eclectic production...as is everything that Tom Guerra is involved in...the kid can flat out play guitar...he has excellent mentors, such as Ian Hunter! Goose (Goose Gosselin, imgoose@msn.com, East Hartford, CT)
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"Play Some Rock & Roll" responds to its own command with authority! It is rare to hear music released today which sounds new while truly honoring the roots of rock & roll. The Mambo Sons have a firm grip on the ingredients essential to the completion of a rock & roll record: heart-felt vocals, rumbling, screaming and crying guitars, with a rhythm section which glues it all together. Songwriting and recordings like these should be all over rock radio! Vinny (Vinny Cervoni vcbluzman@hotmail.com Wally World, CT)
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For the uninformed, let's first come to an understanding, and that is that Mambo Sons play anything BUT Mambo - this is pure, hard-driving rock and roll of the highest caliber!!! A lot can be said about their roots... sure, listeners are going to find those influences (Mott, T-Rex, Faces, Stones, Yardbirds, Humble Pie, and the Fab Four).... but the true appreciation for this release comes from listening to Tom Guerra (guitars), Scott Lawson (guitars and vocals), Jeff Keithline (bass) and Mike Hayden (drums). Like a well-oiled Rock Machine, these guys have been together for a long time, and the results are obvious to the listener. There are NO ripoffs here - rather, this is a collection of tunes which draw about Mambo Sons' roots - and is evidenced (though sometimes disguised...sometimes blended) on every song. Sure, bits and pieces evoke sounds and memories of tunes gone by, with reverance and respect. And isn't that what music does? It brings about a feeling, an energy ~ but also creates inside the listener an association between the music and memories - some from the past ~ others being created as one listens. The power of ""Play Some Rock and Roll"" comes from the Mambo Sons ability to do exactly that. Any single note from Tom Guerra's guitar, from the 6 string to double-neck, is beyond comparison. And trying to compare Scott Lawson's voice with someone else?? ....sorry, but you'll find yourself saying ""he sounds like..."", but you come up short - he's in a class by himself. And the brillant Jeff Keithline and rock-solid Mike Hayden have played together for 25 years. The overall result is a tightness and brillance that shines like the brighest Rock and Roll star in the sky. GET THIS CD!! PLAY IT LOUD!!! OPEN YOUR MIND!!! and Rock On, because this IS the REAL DEAL!!! Kudos, Mambo Sons!!! I can't wait for the PLAY SOME ROCK AND ROLL CD Release party set for January 10, 2002, at Sully's in West Hartford, CT. Stan Slossberg (stansax1@aol.com, South Windsor CT, USA)
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Hi Tom & Mambo sons! Received the cd yesterday! And I must say ""PHHHHEWW!" IT F*CKEN blewed me away! Great material with lots of influences in there! I could hear some Black Crowes in it too! WHOAH! Great work my friends! I LOVE the clean Strat sound! Very great band! I'm impressed! You got the right stuff to make it BIG! Thanks once again! And keep up the MARVELOUS job you guys are doin! Best wishes to you all, Hawkan (Hawkan, mouthofclay@hotmail.com, Sweden)
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You have a great site! It is cool!! :) Djashba (Djashba, LA, CA)
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Excellent site. Even better tunes! dp godwrench, (dpimple@msn.com, Tucson, AZ)
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Really enjoying the new CD. It is being played constantly and gets better with each listen! Keep on Rockin'! Mike (Mike Mowat, wmmowat@shaw.ca, Canada)
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Great new CD! You're starting to catch up with Keef and Woody in my collection. I'm proud to say I'm the cat that hooked you up with Kenny Aaronson. If you need any more Rock Starz....gimmie' a buzz. You know how I love a BUZZ ;)=====~~~~Your Partner in Crime, Glen Carroll www.StickyFingersBand.com (GlenCarroll@aol.com, Southwick, MA)
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Excellent new album...bought it and my only critisism is th ere should be more solos. Looking forward to seeing you guys at The Iron Horse. I give you 4 of 5 stars! (Flametop, Northampton, MA)
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Mambo Sons, thank you very much for the album, it`s great. I`ll send you the playlists when we use it on the radio. Kjell, Radio Holstebro (KJELL ANDREASSEN, kjellandreassen@mail.tele.dk, Holstebro, Denmark)
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Glad to see people enjoy the new record so much. Thanks for all the kind words. To clear my own consience... I actually have nothing against the ""Nu Garage"" movement... I juts think this record is just as good, and it should get the attention it deserves. As far as the other bands... hey, it's all good... I hope ALL those bands get even more popular (so that we ride on their coattails, naturally, as opposed to the joke of seeing us on a bill with ""Disturbed"") so, I humbly take back what I said about them being ""crrrrap"". I would like to open up for each and every one of those bands when they swing thru Hartford. Peace (from Strawberry Hill) Scott ;-) (Scott Lawson, SlawsonNoho@aol.com, Floho, MARS)
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Re: "PSR&R"... Love that rock n' roll. This CD is stronger than your last one and I liked your last one. New one just seems more confident and strong, cleaner and kind of looser, more relaxed in the playing and singing. Rhythm section is killer tight. Also, very impressive production, mixing and textures. Few things stand out, sort of in order of songs, as I can remember them: That first chord of the first tune was so strong, wow, talk about setting the theme. Drum and acoustic guitar sort of break on the second song is inspired and that simi-hollowbody slide guitar is perfect in the song. Love that "Come on Back" song; Beatles-like (hi complement) with very modern punk feel; Leslie was so good I just smiled; and you used it sparingly so it really worked. That "Strawberry Hill" song has the best harmony guitars I've heard in a very long time; when the big trem comes in at the bridge it opens the song up; wonderful ideas and execution. Also, River Is Wide has a terrific Dead-style feel. I'd don't like the Dead much, but I've always liked that airy, open texture and Jerry's pretty, reverb lines. You managed to get that feel, without all the boring Dead baggage. I'd like to hear that one live. It's a hell of a good rock CD. Later, Sean (Sean A. Cronin, sean.cronin@cigna.com, W. Hartford, CT)
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Hey Mambo sons a Great band! Cool site! Best wishes to you ALL! You ROCK! Cheers! Hawkan (Hawkan, http://www.mouthofclay.com, Sweden)
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Tom, I've been listening to the CD now since I received it last week and by the way thanks for signing it for me. Anyway I thought I just pass on some thoughts on ""Play Some Rock & Roll". You guys did great job here I've been really enjoying the Album. I love the concept about the one guy who always shouts this phrase out in clubs and R&R dives across the country. I remember you telling me this months ago and thinking this should one be interesting. You know as Rock music has evolved over the years sometimes it looses it's essence. You hear many Rock Albums but not Rock & Roll Albums, you have made a Rock & Roll Album. IMHO the songs are fun, the rhythms are grinding, bouncy, dance-able, and your guitar work is wonderful you should be proud ! Scott's singing with just a touch of attitude I just love and your rhythm section is dead on. I think my favorite cuts are ""I Get Around Too Much"", Blame It All On You"", and 'Little Live Thing"". I love the breakdown in ""Blame It All On You"" where it suddenly it's just acoustic guitar and vocals, I thought that was just real tasty. I went out to the MS site and saw all the new pics of you working with your gear and was able to see some of the axes and amps you've told be about. Great Job, Great CD. Mark Cadrain (Mark Cadrain, Barkhamsted, CT)
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Just received my copy of PLAY SOME ROCK & ROLL and after several listens, I must admit its the best cd I've bought in years. The songs are memorable, the guitars and drums are where they should be (loud) and the band kicks ass. Please let me know if you guys get down to New Haven soon. Phil (Phil G., N. Haven, CT)
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Hey Tommy ... thanks for lettin' me check out the new Mambo Sons CD! It's first class rock n' roll. Track 11 is every man's song!
Beef Stew, 106.9 WCCC, Hartford, CT (Beef Stew, BeefStew@WCCC.com, Hartford,CT)
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There is no doubt that Mr Keithline rocks. I listened to Jeff Now the other day and wept uncontrollably. A fine artist and pillar of the community, I understand. I'll have to hear them Mambo Sons now. Dr Ronald Cocker (ron.cocker@breathe.com, Aberdeen, UK)
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Listen to these MP3 clips from ""Play Some Rock & Roll!"" and you will give all your Strokes, Vines and Hives CD's to the local Used CD store. This stuff makes their ""crrrrap!"" sound limp! By the time you get to the chorus of ""Everything Was Mine"" you too will be convinced of it! Every man and woman has to have this CD. Scott (Scott Singer, NoHo MA)
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Hi Tom! Great music! Greetings from Hawk, Sweden.. Cheers!
http://www.mouthofclay.com Hawkan (Hawkan, mouthofclay@hotmail.com Sala, Sweden)
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Can't wait to hear the new CD. Michael Guardione (gflybynight@aol.com, Nantucket, MA)
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Hey everybody! Really looking forward to the release of ""Play Some Rock & Roll"" In an era where original music is less about honesty than it is about marketing, I am pleased to say that we recorded 11 songs that just flat out ROCK! Tom sounds great as usual, but in new ways. He has grown. Dirk and Mick managed to play on all the tracks together, and I feel they really helped to define a collective sound for the band. I do believe I had it ""going on"" for this batch of tunes. Tom's riffs are heavy, and the lyrics reveal the true spirit of the Mambo Sons. You will hear songs about lust, longing, rebellion, desperation, sadness and most of all, commitment... because that is what we all were for this record...! Take care and hope to see ya soon, Scott (crush boy) (Scott Lawson, SlawsonNoho@aol.com, Florence, MA)
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I SAW PAUL KOSSOFF PLAY MANY TIMES,THE VERY FIRST TIME WAS IN THE MALVERN WINTER GARDENS ENGLAND.(1969) IVE SEEN ALL THE GREATS LIVE, CLAPTON,TOWNSEND, HENDRIX BUT PAUL KOSSOFF FOR SOME REASON PENETRATED MY SOUL. JUST LOVED HIS STYLE, PRESENCE AND SUPERB MUSICANSHIP.
AFTER 35 YEARS OF GOING TO ROCK CONCERTS, WHAT WAS THE BEST BAND I EVER SAW.......FREE! Peter (Peter Mountford, mountford1@aol.com, Worcester, Eng)
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Hey! I hear this new record is a Killer...my question is this...if I purchase my copy from this website...will I be eligible for a Senior Citizen discount? Peace Etc, Moe (Moe Euripades, Ancient Grease)
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Paul Kossoff is just amazing his music is timeless even to me im only 13 i still think he is a top rocker! i think free were the best band on the planet! (they still are if you ask me) Twiggy (London, England)
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T, Thanks for the disk, brings back memories of great times....2/17.
Rudy (Rudy, pizzutir@cvcsc.com, Wallingford,CT)
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Hi i thought you might enjoy a listen to some sounds from my unique video archive of acoustic musicians and poets..You can hear them in wav at the messageboard of my ""blues and folk music"" MSN website...Regards. Jim Clark...Video archivist to acoustic musicians and poets...London...England..http://groups.msn.com/bluesandfolkmusic (jim clark, hyperbolelad@hotmail.com, london)
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I first became interested in Paul when I saw his performance with Free in the ""Isle of Wight"" film. I then researched further and was sad to hear that he had long since departed at a very young age. Although I like their music, I always thought that Bad Company was a Free clone. Nothing wrong with that. Both were two great groups. I think it's cool that you paid tribute to Paul. Tommy (gimmewotugot@hotmail.com, St. Louis, MO)
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It's good to see that you are still going strong! Scott Bertrand (sbertrand1006@aol.com,Enfield, CT)
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T-Bone, up here in the great state of NH with the Joneses. Wish you were here! Rock on! Scooter (Scooter, Eastford, CT)
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God bless you! Sharon Wendt, Nashville, TN (www.sharonadelesworld.com)
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Tom- thanks for the discs. Mambo Sons sounds great. Stronger Than Dirt made my day. The WHUS stuff sounds tremendous, it all does. When the CD's arrived, I took the day off from work. I made passionate love with my girlfriend all afternoon to the pure, primal rhythms of the Bones. That's the truth and you can quote me. I always had fun playing with the Bones. I'll never forget the major brawl at Lou's Pub in Eagleville. That was a fun gig because we got to walk out of there in one piece. Anyway, I hope everyone is well and happy. Life here has its ups and downs but is never boring. Here's a trivia question: What band was briefly called Brezhnevski Miscles? Jim O'Neill (oldjimski@excite.com, Greenwich, CT)
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I like your site, Keep up the good work. AL (alhall@yoga.org.nz, NP, TAR)
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Nice website. Marsa (marsa3@eunet.yu, Yugoslavia)
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Tommy, thanks for remembering one of the original Boneheads and sending me a copy of the new Dirty Bones CD,"Stronger Than Dirt". I'm listening to it right now and the Dirtman said it best...it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end...and a few other places I'd rather not mention. Man, you guys were tight and dirty! We came to a fork in the road and we chose the path least traveled...rock n roll...bone and gristle goes down pretty smooth with a shot of ole Jim Beam. Phil "Goose" Gosselin (imgoose@msn.com , East Hartford, CT)
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Remembering the Dirty Bones... If I kept playing with you guys, Id' be dead. Paul Reside (reside@aol.com, Phoenix, AZ)
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Re: your article on resonators, I played one of these guitars when they were called Hawaiian steel guitars ,before everyone started calling them ""all"" dobros. Today I still call them steel guitars, because they`re played with a steel DOBRO has always been just a brand name, a very good product. There are some excellent resonator guitars on tge market today. Robert Jones (Lake Charles, LA)
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TOM and all the Mambo Sons BE LUCKY!
Paul Goodhand-Tait (Ampaholics@aol.com Nr London, UK, SURREY)
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EVEN IN THE YEAR 2002-I WOULD RATHER HAVE FIVE NOTES FROM PAUL KOSSOFF THAN 10 SPEED BOYS
ANYDAY. THE SOLO IN MOLTON GOLD HAS MORE HEART & SINCERITY THAN ANY GUITAR SOLO I HAVE
EVER HEARD. I HAVE HEARD ""A LOT"" BELIEVE ME-BEING A P.R. IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS. THE QUINTESSENTIAL ""BRITISH"" GUITARIST- A LES PAUL - MARSHALL BOY! A VERY UNDER RATED GUITARIST WALTER STOCKER (THE BABYS) MADE A VALIANT TRIBUTE TO HIS HERO RE: BABYS ALBUM ""BROKEN HEART"" NOT ""THE KOSS"" BUT WORTH A LISTEN IF ONLY TO HEAR ""THE KOSS"" INFLUENCE. BRITISH GUITARIST JOHN SYKES ALSO HAS THAT KOSSOFF FLAIR BOTH IN IMAGE AND SOUND. ATTENDING THE NAMM SHOW IN LA,I ASKED GIBSON WHERE PAUL KOSSOFF'S GUITAR WAS RE: HARD ROCK CAFE - THEY DIDN'T KNOW.DO YOU? Shirley (shirleykoss17@aol.com , Glasgow, Scotland)
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Great article on Paul Kossoff. He was always & still is a favorite of mine because of his simple but original style. I saw Backstreet Crawler in Higganum a month or two before Koss' death. It was great to see him and he appeared to be having fun & sounded great. It was one of those shows where at least 30 people were there, but the band rocked anyways. What a great night. jeff glynn (jeff.glynn@snet.net Canton,CT)
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Cool site!! Great band. Check out my site at www.hollywooddiaries.com - A 1970's Groupies Story. Amatha (Amatha, contact@hollywooddiaries.com, Hollywood, CA)
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To Mambo Sons - Great job at Sullys' Pub last night, really enjoyed your show...where the hell have you guys been hiding? Also liked Glorybox, that chick can sing her a** off! Hey I bought your cd at your 1st Night show and was expecfting the new one to be out already...let me know when this happens. You gotta do another gig really soon, maybe in a larger place. John (jkarnther@omg.com West Hartford, CT)
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Tom, Love the web site! Can't wait to hear the Dirty Bones live CD - especially since I couldn't download the "Red House" MP3 at work...PC Police, ya know! Your friend, Mark PS - Is there any 'tapping' on the CD???? (Mark, North Branford, CT)
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Loved the retrospective on the GREAT Dirty Bones Band. Can't wait to read the book! Barb (Barb Peters, Venice, FL)
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Hello, This has been a long time coming - I still can recall going to those early D-Bones shows at E.C.S.U. - Thank you, Duff (Duff, mpepe@housingcenter.com, Cheshire, CT)
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Reading the biography of Paul Kossoff,and listening to a whole string of Free albums in recent weeks, my mind drifted back to the London pub blues-band scene of the 60s and 70s.We all were aware of Koss' greatness,even then but were equally unaware he would become such a model to blues guitarist students over 30 years later! When Jimi passed away we were all so depressed, but when it came to Paul Kossoff's turn life had become so surreal!
It's only now that I find the time to grieve such a passing, with those great old recordings losing none of their original stinging sensation! I'm so proud to have witnessed such a talent first hand,and to relate the experience to a never dwindling army of young pretenders! Thank you for having this great web-site available to all!
Growler (Growler, Je3b4us@earthlink.net, Los Angeles, CA)
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I love your site. its very cool. please write me back (hg, rwhg2465@hotmail.com ,FT Lauderdale, FL)
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Tom, Nice websight! I am practicing to be your star in the band... Can I join? Love Ya' Baby Pete (minipetephillips@aol.com, West Simsbury, CT)
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Looking GOOD, Scott. :>) Linda"P" (Linda "P", Breucklyn@aol.com Orlando, FL)
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Hi to all music-lovers around the world from www.race.at Georg (gr@tplus.at, Austria)
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Fantastic show at the Ballroom on New Year's Eve. You guys frightened me you rocked so hard. If everyone felt like I feel, you'd be playing across the street at the Civic Center. Happy New Year and I also really enjoyed the cd. I'm looking forward to your next one as those new tunes were really good. Hell, they're all new to me! John (jkarnther@omg.com West Hartford, CT)
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Ciao Tom! Thanks to my friend Francesco from Torino I could know your music. I enjoyed it very much and you know what? I think it gives a sense of freedom and makes me think to go for a trip soon. Ciao, Merry Christmas Mara (marabambi@libero.it, Bologna, Italy)
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Hey y'all.. this is Scotty Mambo, saying thanks to everyone for finding this website, and taking time to listen, enjoy (or even buy) our music. We are hard at 11 NEW songs for our next CD. All I can tell you , is that you are all in for some pleasant suprises... as well as some our familiar ""rocking out"". We think we have grown individually as well as collectively since our first record, and it shows on the new material that we have been testing out live. Tell everyone you know about the next show, bring em all to come see us on New Years Eve, so you can all hear for yourselves, and we can bit 2001 a much needed "good riddance". Thanks again, and ROCK ON! We are HARD... at work that is! Scotty Mambo ("the guy on the left", NOHO, MA)
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HELLO! MUHAMMAD WASEEM (vellum@brain.net.pk, sialkot-pakistan, punjab)
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Hi Tom your link is up, hope you do the same for me..as you asked for..
Best from Greppet (Pelle Greppet Lindberg, pelle@louice.net, SWEDEN)
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I read your interview with Kenny, I was trying to figure out if I am related to him? Long lost cousin or something? Good interview!! Kim Aaronson (chatx@aol.com, Atlanta, GA)
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Mambo Sons...por favor, no rimmarito....Gracias, Tony Rimmarito (rimmer@snare.com, NY, NY)
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AWESOME material on the Mambo Sons CD. Thanks so much Tom....play it constantly.
Not sure if I mentioned that I got you guys airtime in Japan when I was there a couple years ago. Let's get out the next recording fellas! Mike Mowat (Mike Mowat, wmmowat@home.com, Duncan, BC Canada)
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Thank you Tom & Mambo Sons, your music it's a very good music!
Greetings from Europe, ciao Francesco. (Francesco,infoguerra@blu.it, Torino, Italy)
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Great show at Big E, thought you should have played longer. Please send me another copy of your cd, I want to mail to my brother in CA. Great tunes and definitely gave people a good show and the Black Crowes a run for their money! Don E (Don E. , North Adams,MA)
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Oh boy, enjoy the Big E, that oughta be something. A truck full of pumpkins is driving by, hold on....so much orange. The Aloha Steamtrain (henningo@juno.com, Northampton,MA)
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The long awaited 'Jeff Now' record will be available on CD in August 2001. I am very pleased with the way it turned out but I want to hear your comments so...If you would like a FREE copy please email me at Jeff-k-Now@home.com, include your mailing address and watch your language and I'll get one out to you ASAP. Please act now...because I'm very insecure. (Jeff-Dirk Mambo-Now-Keithline)

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Great job on Mambo Sons! A great listen if you're into straight on rock'n'roll. Could really hear the influences that you listed in the liner notes. "Monkeyfinger" is my favorite of the moment, with a great riff that is burned into your brain from the 1st or 2nd listen. Looking forward to the next cd! Alan (Alan Mayer, Highlands, NC)
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You guys are awesome! i love all your cd:) im doing a project on u guys at school and i was just wondering if you could send me some more info.you can send it to me at blp_2005@hotmail.com Thanks for your help.
Bye, Britt (Britt Popelka, blp_2005@hotmail.com, Glencoe, MN)
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Met you at Elkins and have communicated once or twice. Enjoyed the site and interviews. Looking forward to new albums. Pat Hill (dobrofla@aol.com, Miami Beach, FL)
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Tom, Great CD, I'm looking forward to the next one. The web page is fantastic too. Easy to get around and all that. Good luck on building the studio, and most of all, keep it fun!!! Ed (Ed Case, edward.case@stpaul.com, Hamden, CT)
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I think the 'first' Tom I knew was T-bone of the Dirty Bones. I remember going to see him and the band play at some place in Willimantic in the early 90's. It was a very late night, but well worth it. I also remember going to see them at the Muni and Toad's. Then, Tom became a Delray and I was able to enjoy their music a few times as well. Glad to see, and hear, the music continues! (Maryann Burns, Burlington, CT)

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Hi Tom, Great website, enjoyed the pictures and the articles. I'll have to enlist you to help me with designing mine. I'll add you to my favorites. Let's get together for sushi soon. Love ya, Sue (Sue Leckowicz Smleck2@aol.com, Glastonbury, CT)

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Hi Tom, very well written review of "Heavy Load". Keep up the good work.! Regards, Jim and Kitty (naked@prodigy.net, Walnut Creek, CA)

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Hi Tom! This is Venu from BAI and I chanced upon your web site and enjoyed your music Venu Challa (cvenu@hotmail.com, Manchester,CT)

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Tommy, Who woulda thunk it...regardless it was good to have found the prodigal son! Peace brutha. Goose (Goose, East Hartford, CT)
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Hello Mambo Sons. Heard your song Tomonga Street and Devil Moon are two favourites I hear on RADIO HOLSTEBRO-DENMARK and like very much. We love blues and rock very much. Kjell Andreassen (kjellandreassen@mail.tele.dk)

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Hi Tom! I've really enjoyed your Mambo Sons CD. I play it often and consider it a very well rounded effort. Congrads to both you & Scott. I'm eagerly anticipating your next release. As all of us Ricky D. fans say, "KEEP ON ROCKIN'!!!" PB Davis (pbdavis@harborside.com Newport, OR)

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Nice, very nice! STEVE MUNGENAST (smungenast@opensolutions.com Albany, NY)

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Hiya Rockers! I just surfed in from my old friend Flower Power Jims and I wanted to wish all of the Mambo Faithful a Very Happy Holiday Season and, of course, a Very New Year!!!!!
All The Best, Your Pal, I Mean It!, Dirk (keithlineri@home.com Canoga Park,CA)

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Hi i just surfed in, whilst researching John Hammond.....I am a video archivist of acoustic blues folk world traditional,classical music..and poetry.. bloozcat (bloozman_uk@yahoo.com), London,England)

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Great stuff, Tom! Mambo Sons rocks! Keep up the great work! (Jim Casey, jimcasey@cakewalk.com, Somerville, MA)

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T-Bone: You sure have come a long way from ECSU and 696 ("It's better on top"). Thanks for the CD! You've turned my kids into the next generation of "Rockers". Please post your upcoming gigs on your website! (Joe Delia, jldelia@aol.com, Norwalk, CT)
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Tom Guerra the Triple Threat Man! Rockin Guitarist, Great Writer and a good friend!!! CD is great. Everyone should check it out! Take Care Brother, Jimmy Crespo (Jimmy Crespo, wherespapa@aol, West LA, CA)

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Great stuff Tom, keep it up. Regards, Huw. (Huw Lloyd-Langton, marion@lloyd-langton.freeserve.co.uk, London, UK)

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Rock n roll is here to stay with this band, whose extraordinary energy and stage presence are a blast to photograph! The friendship and musical influences that Tom and Scotty Mambo have shared throughout the years are constantly apparent - telepathic, hallucinogenic, intuitive rock. The '60s and '70s live on in the hearts of the Mambo Sons! I'll roll in pigeon guano anytime to document the development of these talented Glimmer Twins! (L.A. Pomeroy, lapomeroy@email.msn.com, Rutland, MA)

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Good stuff Tom, not so blues oriented, but anyway I play few tracks from the CD. I borrowed it to some DJs with more contemporary sound programs and theyy also use your music! Keep in touch. Regards. (Vasja Ivanovski, vasja@mol.com.mk, Skopje, Macedonia)

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Tom, I've been a dedicated roadie since the days of the Dirty Bones Band. It's been a great trip, and as long as you're still putting new sounds out, I guess I can keep on looking forward to the road ahead...Long live the Lizard King!, (Gregg Turano, reggaet@ntplx.net, Fairfield, CT)

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Hi Tom, very nice site you have ! very colorful w/ good graphics, links, and very informative ! keep up the good work. Please let me know if you ever play in the san Francisco bay area? I want to catch your set. Regards, Jim and Kitty (Jim, Walnut Creek, CA)

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Hey Tom, Great site!!! Can't wait for you to hear the new Rough Cutt. God Bless, Paul. (Paul Shortino, PShortino@aol.com, Los Angeles, CA)

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Hey Tom, the site looks really great, and it was fantastic to hear about the Crespo interview finally coming up for print - I'll have it linked on the front page of Jimmy's site A.S.A.P. So you played before Def Leppard recently? Must been a huge buzz! Hope the good gigs keep coming your way! Things here are crazy, I'm finishing off my last month and half of university, I have a new girlfriend and two jobs....too much! Well stay in touch, can't wait to see Vintage Guitar, maybe catch you at a Rough Cutt show sometime early next year if I make it over there! :) ok bud, take care for now! P.S. will get to putting a review of your c.d. up on Jimmy's site as soon as things settle down enough! Haven't forgotten, just been so busy! talk soon! (Jamie Anderson, kenand@melbpc.org.au, Melbourne, Australia)

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That double neck is the bomb! Wanna hear it thru the Ampeg. I'll bring my Guild double up to your Tomonga Street Studio, gotta get together soon, Ciao! (Nightmare, Providence, RI)

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I happened to consult Tom for information on a book I've just finished writing. We started talking about our work and our mutual musical likes and dislikes. When I received a copy of The Mambo Sons CD, I was very pleasantly surprised. Since my return to Canada, I've played it for friends and the response has been equal to mine. Now if we can just get 100,000 others to buy one! All the luck and thanks for the help. (Dan Muise, Canada)

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Mambo Sons is one of the most refreshing, diverse rock & roll bands that I've seen locally in a very long time. It's encouraging to see a band bring back the great rock & roll we used to listen to. The same rock and roll that over the past ten years has been diluted with hiphop, rap,pop and alternative "rock" (which is??? a confused mix of all of the above??). Mambo Sons plays a pure, classic mix of rock and roll. Tom Guerra's magic guitar riffs and Scott Lawson's balanced vocals are a charmed match. In addition, the new CD reinforces everything said and more. Each song has a unique sound, feel and rhythm. It's truly one of the only CD's that has a permanent residence in the CD player in my car. If you love rock and roll of the 70's and 80's, Mambo Sons is a must! Live and on CD. (Rebecca Scrivner rscrivner@smith-wesson.com, Springfield, MA)

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Hey Tom! Great site. I keep your CD endeavors in my car at all times so I can rock out (or blues out as the case may be). How about a concert at Crescent Beach? The neighbors won't mind. (Brian Smith, bsmith@bmd-law.com, Milford, CT)

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I'm Benny Blanco from the Bronx...and I love Mambo Sons!!!! (Benny Blanco, rememberme@aol.com, Bronx, NY)

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Tom, this is a great site. Hey, I'm making slow progress penetrating the charity lady universe. I'll keep working it. Also, how about Steve & Sully's at Leaana's Pizza? Good bar environment; hard rock place. Not a Glory Box place, we played there, were well recieved, but felt, rightly, that we were too soft-listening; They wanted rock. want me to check the owner's interest for our two bands? later, Sean (Sean A. Cronin, sean.cronin@cigna.com, W. Hartford, CT)

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Great visiting the website and viewing new pics...Wonderful going down Memory Lane with the Mambo Sons. You are the greatest! Love ya. T-Bone, you've come a long way from The Sailors at MKMS!! (Barb and Pete bpguerra@cttel.net Niantic, CT)

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Nice site! Great CD, too! Thanks for letting be play a small part on your disc, it was fun to work with you on the project. Can't wait to see ya'all live, keep me posted and I will cheer you on at a live show!!! - Gina (Gina Gunn, ginagunn@yahoo.com Ellington, CT)

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Mambo Sons are a refreshing jolt of power, driven by Tom Guerra and Scott Lawson, backed by the legendary Jeff Keithline and Mike Hayden. I had the pleasure of jamming with them at the Old State House in Hartford on August 31st... to hear the cut we were playing, check out TOMONGA STREET on the website... This is rare: A combination of great, down-to-earth guys who are great to have as friends and wonderful to play with, listen to or get up and dance. Catch them while they're in the area!!! (Stan Berg / Sax & Keys, stansax1@home.com South Windsor, CT)

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Hi Tom, The new site is cool!! Especially I enjoyed new photos. So....Are you working on any new project??? I am looking forward your new album, truly.... What's new - Any plan for a trip to Japan???? Please let me know when you have time. I am still listening Manbo Sons, of course! It is surely one of my favorite albums I've ever had. Keep on rockin'! (Yuki Satoh, yuki-s@cd5.so-net.ne.jp Sakuradai Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-0002 Japan)

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Great show at the Big E last week. Went to see Leppard and also enjoyed you guys (bought your cd and its excellent). The Derringer tunes are good and they fit well with your songs. Can't wait to hear more! (Jim Markham, Springfield, MA)

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Got your cd and loved it. I also enjoyed your version of the Dylan tune "I Was So Much Older Then"... I'll check the site for new gigs (Rob F, NY, NY)

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You guys rocked at The Big E. Good cd too. Next time I'll catch the whole set (Susan Miller, Agawam, MA)

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Tommy, its been a long time since Willimantic. You sounded better than ever and hope things are well personally. I loved those Dirty Bones shots on the website - I was at those shows (I think!). One of these days I'll buy your new cd (your old buddy Billy P., Ansonia, CT)

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