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Rhythmy Blues from the Heart of Cleveland

 OBSR At Tradewinds
OBSR is, from left, D. Alan Burke, Mark Bluhm, Paul Nickels, and Ed Rezney (crouching).

About The Old Brown Shoe Revue...

The Old Brown Shoe Revue is the brainchild of D. Alan Burke. Mr. Burke was a fixture in the Cleveland Punk Scene of the 1970s when, under the stage name of Dave Blaze, he performed in such legendary Cleveland bands as The Adults and Public Enemy, initially as a drummer and later as a singer/guitarist. Like so many of the era, the bands eventually folded and Alan went on to lead a "normal" life. Eventually, he felt his interest begin to rekindle, with a new focus on the blues. He began writing some terrific original Chicago-style rhythm & blues tunes, and eventually hooked up with a fellow traveler of the Cleveland Scene, former Backdoor Men drummer Paul Nickels, who had developed a passion for recording. Together they recorded D. Alan Burke's first record,called "Every Dime Every Nickel Every Penny."

The boys found such a joy playing and recording the music that a band was formed, the Old Brown Shoe Revue.

The Songs: (To save a song, right-click and select "save link as.")

1.       Every Dime, Every Nickel, Every Penny (D. Borucki)

2.      Tobacco Road  (J.D. Loudermilk)

3.       Don’t Wanna Love You But I Do (D. Borucki)

4.      Invitation To The Blues (T. Waits)

5.       Walkin’ The Dog (Rufus Thomas)

6.       Old Chicken Make Good Soup (D. Borucki)

7.       The Darker the Cherry (D. Borucki)

OBSR IN ACTION: The Videos...

Every Dime Every Nickel Every Penny


Don't Wanna Love Ya But I Do


I Feel Better


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