Tuesday, 29 December 2009

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Chicago Blues: A LIVING HISTORY: Home

Chicago Blues: A LIVING HISTORY is being hailed by music critics, musicians and music historians  worldwide as the most important tribute of our time to the Chicago Blues.

CBLH brings together two generations of Chicago's greatest living traditionalists. In an unprecedented Chicago Blues collaboration, the legendary Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch and Lurrie Bell--inheritors of the Chicago Blues tradition--have come together to celebrate and pay tribute to the evolution of the genre from its earliest days through the present.

In April of 2009, these seminal artists released their landmark 2-disc CD. The 21 track, double-CD pays tribute to the genre's creators, its rich history, its current practitioners, and its singular place in the (r)evolution of 20th century American music.
The group has united to give witness to the history of the genre in its most quintessential form as these extraordinary artists are the bridge between the originators of the genre and the Chicago Blues of today--through them the Chicago Blues remains a living tradition.

Most recent awards and nominations:
Grammy nomination:
Best Traditional Blues Album 2009
Blues Music Award nomination:
Best Album 2009

Best Traditional Album 2009
Blues Blast Award:
Winner, Best Traditional Album 2009

L'Académie du Jazz de France:
Winner, Best Blues Album 2009

The deluxe 8-panel, 2-disc digipack designed by Larry Kazal comes with a 36-page booklet filled with extensive biographical information and photos from Chicago photographer Mark PoKempner.

Monday, 21 December 2009


Kirk Lorange Video! Slow Blues in E


Blues Grammy Award Nominees Announced

Blues Grammy Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards have been announced, and they include husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi going head-to-head. The nominees are:
Best Contemporary Blues Album:
* The Robert Cray Band- This Time
* Ruthie Foster- The Truth According to Ruthie Foster
* Mavis Staples- Live: Hope at the Hideout
* Susan Tedeschi- Back to the River
* The Derek Trucks Band- Already Free
Best Traditional Blues Album:
* Ramblin' Jack Elliott- A Stranger Here
* The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito- Blue Again
* John Hammond- Rough and Tough
* Duke Robillard- Stomp! The Blues Tonight
* Various Artists- Chicago Blues: A Living History
The Soundtrack for Cadillac Records, Buckwheat Zydeco's Lay Your Burden Down, and Little Walter: The Chess Masters 1950-1967 received nominations in other categories.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out January 31st, 2010, in Los Angeles. The above nominees are all available in our Amazon Blues Music Store.

Complete 2010 Blues Music Award Nominees

The BMAs will take place May 6, 2010 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Also garnering multiple nominations are Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin, and Duke Robillard.
Acoustic Album
David Maxwell & Louisiana Red You Got to Move
Maria Muldaur & her Garden of Joy Good Time Music for Hard Times
Saffire-the Uppity Blues Women Havin' The Last Word
Samuel James For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen
Various Artists Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to the music of the Mississippi Sheiks

Acoustic Artist
Annie Raines & Paul Rishell
Doug MacLeod
Guy Davis
Louisiana Red
Samuel James

Duke Robillard's Jumpin’ Blues Revue Stomp! the Blues Tonight
Eddie C. Campbell Tear This World Up
Joe Louis Walker Between a Rock and the Blues
Louisiana Red & Little Victor's Juke Joint Back to the Black Bayou
Various Artists Chicago Blues A Living History

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year

Candye Kane
Magic Slim
Rick Estrin
Super Chikan
Taj Mahal
Tommy Castro

Duke Robillard's Jumpin' Blues Revue
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats
The Mannish Boys
Tommy Castro Band

Best New Artist Debut

Greg Nagy Walk That Fine Thin Line
Joanne Shaw Taylor White Sugar
Marquise Knox Man Child
Monkey Junk Tiger in your Tank
The California Honeydrops Soul Tub!

Contemporary Blues Album

Candye Kane Superhero
Joe Louis Walker Between a Rock and the Blues
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats Twisted
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters Living in the Light
Tommy Castro Hard Believer

Contemporary Blues Female Artist

Bettye LaVette
Candye Kane
Janiva Magness
Ruthie Foster
Shemekia Copeland

Contemporary Blues Male Artist

Derek Trucks
Joe Louis Walker
John Nemeth
Michael Burks
Tommy Castro

Delmark Records It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues, Live at Buddy Guy's Legends
Eagle Eye Media Live at Montreux 1993 (B.B. King)
Jo Films& Roadside Productions Hot Flash - The Documentary (Saffire-the Uppity Blues Women)
Mojo Rodeo Records A Night in Woodstock (Paul Rishell & Annie Raines)
Vincent Productions Down to the Crossroads Vol. 1 (George Thorogood & the Destroyers w/ Eddie Shaw)

Bear Family Records Taking Care of Business (1956-1973) (Freddie King)
Chess Authorized Bootleg (Muddy Waters)
Eagle Records Essential Montreux (Gary Moore)
Hip-O Select The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967) (Little Walter)
Landslide Records Sean's Blues (Sean Costello)

Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Larry Taylor
Mookie Brill
Patrick Rynn

Cedric Burnside
Jimi Bott
Kenny Smith
Sam Carr
Tony Braunagel

Derek Trucks
Duke Robillard
Joe Louis Walker
Lurrie Bell
Ronnie Earl


Billy Branch
Jason Ricci
Kim Wilson
Mark Hummel
Rick Estrin

Al Basile
Big James Montgomery
Deanna Bogart
Eddie Shaw
Keith Crossan

Buckwheat Zydeco (accordion)
Gerry Hundt (mandolin)
Johnny Sansone (accordion)
Otis Taylor (banjo)
Rich Del Grosso (mandolin)

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award
Bruce Katz
David Maxwell
Eden Brent
Henry Butler
Henry Gray

Rock Blues Album
Derek Trucks Band Already Free
Jason Ricci & New Blood Done with the Devil
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat Tijuana Bible
Mike Zito Pearl River
Tinsley Ellis Speak No Evil

Cyril Neville & Mike Zito “Pearl River” (Pearl River--Mike Zito)
James “Super Chikan” Johnson “Fred's Dollar Store” (Chikadelic--Super Chikan)
Joe Louis Walker “I'm Tide” (Between a Rock and the Blues--Joe Louis Walker)
John Hahn & Oliver Wood “Never Going Back to Memphis” (Never Going Back--Shemekia Copeland)
Vyasa Dodson “At Least I'm Not With You” (At Least I'm Not With You--The Insomniacs)

Soul Blues Album

Charles Wilson Troubled Child
Darrell Nulisch Just for You
Johnny Rawls Ace of Spades
Latimore All About the Rhythm and the Blues
Mighty Sam McClain Betcha Didn't Know

Soul Blues Female Artist

Barbara Carr
Denise LaSalle
Irma Thomas
Shirley Brown
Sista Monica Parker

Soul Blues Male Artist
Curtis Salgado
Darrell Nulisch
Jackie Payne
Johnny Rawls

Traditional Blues Album
John Primer All Original
Johnnie Bassett The Gentleman is Back
Louisiana Red & Little Victor's Juke Joint Back to the Black Bayou
Super Chikan Chikadelic
Various Artists Chicago Blues A Living History

Traditional Blues Female Artist
Ann Rabson
Debbie Davies
Fiona Boyes
Shirley Johnson
Zora Young

Traditional Blues Male Artist

Duke Robillard
John Primer
Johnnie Bassett
Louisiana Red

Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter - BMA Nominations, Louisiana Red, New Little Walter Photos, and more!

December 8, 2009

.:The Blues Foundation :: Keeping the Blues Alive Awards

.:The Blues Foundation :: Keeping the Blues Alive Awards

Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter Rhythm Room All Stars, Honeyboy Today Show Appearance, Henry Gray honored, Muddy on You tube

December 15, 2009
  • Rhythm Room All-Stars appear Friday and Saturday at the Rhythm Room! The Rhythm Room All-Stars feature Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, and Brian Fahey. This weekend they appear at their namesake home base. Note that Dave Riley will do a guest set both nights and that Big Pete will only appear on the Friday night of this weekend. The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
  • Honeyboy Edwards to appear on NBC Today Show, and to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award! The 94 year old delta bluesman, Honeyboy Edwards, will appear on national television with an appearance on the Today Show Sunday, December 20th. This was arranged through the efforts of Lynn Orman of Orman Music and Media Group. News has also come down the pike that Honeyboy Edwards is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Grammy's, in a special private ceremony that will honor musicians and achievers from all aspects of the music industry. Honeyboy is also prominently featured in the documentary film Six Generations Of The Blues, a film by Scott Shuman, which looks at the 30 year history of Chicago's Earwig Music, and it's founder Michael Frank. If in Chicago this Wednesday night, you can see a screening of this film at SPACE in Evanston.
  • Henry Gray Up For Offbeat Music Award! Andy Cornett reports that Henry Gray has been nominated for the prestigious Louisiana based Offbeat Magazine's "Best Of Beat' Awards in two categories; "Best Male Blues Performer" and "Best Blues CD". These nomination coincide with Henry's recent Blues Music Award nomination for best blues instrumentalist in the piano category. To read more about the Offbeat awards and to vote, click here, and read more about the BMAs click here. Henry Gray, now 84 years old, is still is vibrant and growing piano force on the blues scene. He brings with him all his great Chicago Blues history as a participant in some of the greatest classic recordings by Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, Billy Boy Arnold, and others. Henry represents the blues well. To see a photo page honoring Henry Gray click here.
  • Bob presents his annual Blues Christmas radio show this Sunday on KJZZ! Each year on the Sunday before Christmas, Bob presents a 5 hour blues Christmas special on his weekly radio show "Those Lowdown Blues" on KJZZ. In addition to Christmas blues classics by Charles Brown, Lowell Fulson, Mabel Scott, and Freddie King, will be Big Maybelle singing "Silent Night", Chief Schabuttie Gilliame's "The Week Before Christmas", Rufus Thomas' "I'll Be Your Santa", and Jessie Mae Hemphill's "Merry Christmas Pretty Baby", just to name a few. Bob's blues Christmas Special can be heard this Sunday, December 20th, from 6 -11pm (Mountain Time) at 91.5 FM in Phoenix. and anywhere in the world at www.kjzz.org.
  • Classic Muddy Waters on YouTube! Please enjoy this film clip of Muddy Waters performing "You Cant Lose What You Never Had" with his classic 1960s band including James Cotton, Otis Spann, Pee Wee Madison, and SP Leary. Click here to see.

Thursday, 3 December 2009