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LISTEN: The Cash Box Kings, “Oscar’s Motel”

Feb 17, 2023

LISTEN: The Cash Box Kings,

Artist: The Cash Box Kings
Hometown: Oscar Wilson – Chicago, Illinois; Joe Nosek – Madison, Wisconsin
Song: “Oscar’s Motel”
Album: Oscar’s Motel
Release Date: March 17, 2023
Label: Alligator Records

In Their Words: “Musically, the song harkens back to the heyday of 1940s and ’50s Chicago blues. Oscar grew up in a household where records by people like Muddy Waters and the Howlin’ Wolf were played throughout the day. Elmore James, Junior Wells, and Honeyboy Edwards were family friends and would come over and pick guitar at Friday night fish fry parties that Oscar’s mother would hold in their apartment. We tried to channel that hard-driving and gritty Chess Records blues sound on this track.” — Joe Nosek

“The last couple of years has been hard on everybody. We wrote this song as a way for people to put their troubles aside and let loose. This song is an invitation to come on down to Oscar’s Motel where there’s always a party going on… There’s plenty of blues, booze, and barbecue… A place where you can forget about your worries and just have a good time… And ladies if you’re feeling lonely, you know what to do… Come on down to Oscar’s Motel!” — Oscar Wilson


Photo Credit: Janet Mami Takayama

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