sábado, 30 de agosto de 2008
lunes, 25 de agosto de 2008
jueves, 21 de agosto de 2008
El hermano de Buddy hoy dejo de existir atacado por un cancer de prostata, otro mas, pero dejo un legado
muy importante para los sonidos del blues. Lo extrañaremos.
RIP Phil Guy 4/28/1940-8/20/2008: This news form Steve Hecht of Piedmont Talent and Buddy Guy's Legends: Guitarist/vocalist Phil Guy, the younger brother of the legendary Buddy Guy, passed away today at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, IL, after a battle with kidney and liver cancer. He was 68. Born April 28, 1940 in Lettsworth, Louisiana, Phil learned to play guitar as a child. He followed in Buddy's footsteps, playing after him with Baton Rouge artists Big Poppa and Raful Neal. He recorded as accompanist for his brother in 1957, for Raful Neal around 1958, and for Slim Harpo in the mid-60s. He joined his brother's band in Chicago in 1969, and has been based there ever since. He has worked and recorded with many of the city's leading artists, such as his brother, Junior Wells, Byther Smith, and Jimmy Dawkins. Phil began focusing his efforts on advancing his own musical career during the 80's and he developed a solid reputation as a tough, electrified Chicago blues guitarist. He toured all around the world; and though he never achieved the fame or recognition that his brother did, he was considered a star in his own right. His recordings are numerous and appear on labels such as JSP, Wolf, Isabel, and Red Lightning. Memorial info forthcoming.
Un grande de la armónica de Chicago
RIP Little Arthur Duncan 2/5/1934-8/20/2008: It is with great sadness that we report yet another passing in this terrible week of losses to our blues community. Chicago harmonica ace Little Arthur Duncan passed away Wednesday morning, August 20, 2008 at Kindred Hospital in Northlake, IL. He was 74. He had been incapacitated for months with little hope of recovery. Born February 5, 1934 in Indianola, Mississippi, Arthur moved to Chicago at age 16, where he heard and befriended Little Walter, who inspired him to take up the harmonica. While holding down a construction day job, he began performing around Chicago with John Brim, Floyd Jones, and Hip Lankchan. He would later own and operate the Artesia Lounge on Lake Street, which moved to West Madison Street and reopened as Backscratcher's Social Club. Owning a club gave Arthur a regular place to perform, and he became a popular neighborhood attraction on the West Side. Twist Turner produced some of Arthur's first recordings, which appeared first on cassette and then on Cannonball Records' Blues Across America series. As Arthur's stature grew in Chicago, he recorded more, cutting two beautiful CDs for Delmark (Singin' With The Sun and Live At Rosa's Blues Lounge), and one for Random Chance (Live In Chicago). He was a simply great vocalist, with tremendous power and expressiveness; and his sparse harmonica was always on the money. He specialized in third position and chromatic harmonica. His final band included Illinois Slim, Rick Kreher, and Twist Turner. He had a warm and gracious personality, and his passing leaves a huge hole in the Chicago blues scene, as he was one of a handful of the dwindling old school harmonica masters. We will miss you, Arthur.
viernes, 15 de agosto de 2008
Este sábado como siempre desde Bahia Blanca para todo el mundo un poco de blues y amigos, a partir de las 22 Hs hora argentina por www.radiocompacto973.com.ar
martes, 12 de agosto de 2008
lunes, 11 de agosto de 2008
RIP Isaac Hayes 8/20/1942-8/10/2008: Another great has left us: soul legend Isaac Hayes passed away today at 2:08 this morning. He was 65. A fixture of the City of Memphis, Hayes was best known for his hits “Hot Buttered Soul”, “The Theme from Shaft”, and “Black Moses”. He was a three-time Grammy® award winner (two for "Shaft” and one for “Black Moses”). He was a crucial part of Stax Records, serving not only as a star, but as a behind-the-scenes writer, arranger, and musician. He crafted songs for Otis Redding and Sam and Dave during his Stax tenure. In later years, he was well known as the voice of Chef in the animated TV show South Park, but left the show after it made a parody of Scientology, which was his religion. To read the CNN story of Isaac’s passing, click here; and to visit Isaac’s great website, click here. Rest in peace, Isaac, and thank you for your music. Info Bob Corrittore