martes, 30 de diciembre de 2008

viernes, 19 de diciembre de 2008

sábado, 13 de diciembre de 2008

viernes, 12 de diciembre de 2008

jueves, 11 de diciembre de 2008

martes, 9 de diciembre de 2008

Murio ODETTA el 2 de diciembre

Odetta 12/31/1930-12/2/2008: It is with great sadness that we write about the passing of Odetta Holmes. Known in the circles of blues, spirituals, and folk, as well as being a beacon for the civil rights movement, Odetta was one of the most memorable musical personalities to emerge from the 1960s. She died of a heart attack on December 2, 2008 after being hospitalized for kidney failure. She was 77. Odetta was born on December 31, 1930, and at age 3, she moved to Los Angeles with her mother where she started singing and playing guitar. She earned a music degree from Los Angeles City College, focusing on musicals and classical, but her real love was the expressiveness of folk songs and spirituals. While working in the West Coast theater circuit, she found her way to the then emerging San Francisco folk scene, where she felt right at home. She made her first record, Odetta Sings Ballads & Blues, of which Bob Dylan stated in a 1978 interview with Playboy, was "The first thing that turned me on to folk singing". She recorded several albums during the 1960s, and became perhaps the most prominent musical voice in the civil rights movement, highlighted by a famous performance of the song "Oh Freedom" at the August 1963 March On Washington. She married three times, with one of her husbands being Louisiana Red, whom she wed in 1977. In recent years, her career was revitalized by her recorded work with Mark Carpentieri's MC Records. She recorded three CDs for MC, which earned her a W.C. Handy Award nomination (now called Blues Music Awards) and two Grammy® nominations. In 1999, Odetta was awarded the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities by President Clinton. In 2003, the Library Of Congress presented her with a Living Legend Award. She was a great musician and a kind and insightful person with a purposefulness to all her actions. God bless Odetta. To see a brief clip of her performing at Newport during the 1960s, click here, and to see a beautiful gospel duet with Tennessee Ernie Ford performing "What A Friend We Have In Jesus"

jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2008


Dear friends for various reasons this blog entry on stand-by, has been much appreciated all the comments that have sent me, I say thank you all for now there will be no more poles, for a long time, are understood why not? Friends thanks again, long live the blues and the exchange of digital information.


Queridos amigos por diversas razones este blog entrara en stand by, a sido de mucho agrado todo los comentarios que me han enviado, les digo gracias a todos, por ahora no habrá mas posteados, por un tiempo largo, se entienden las razones no? Amigos gracias nuevamente, viva el blues y el intercambio de información digital.

Saludos a todos

viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2008

Premio al Esfuerzo personal

El amigo del baul de botafogo nos premio por nuestro esfuerzo diario de promover la musica y el blues en gral.

Gracias hermano por considerarnos, gracias otra vez a todos y lean el siguiente texto del amigo de el baul....

* Esto que muestro a continuacion es una suerte de mencion honorifica a aquellos amigos que cada dia nos muestran algo nuevo de la musica, o algo viejo que por cuestiones de tiempo-espacio algunos no pudimos disfrutar, o aquello que creiamos olvidado pero que supo deleitar a muchos en su actualidad incluyendonos a nosotros mismos.
Yo recibi la mencion de parte de "W" o quilombero de JEVI METAL ,y mis siete premiados son:

El blog de Archi
Strato Blues
Are You Experienced?
Tango RBerdi: El Diario
Blues Etc Argentina
Debajo del Album blanco
Metaforazz en Blues

Hago mencion especia a todos aquellos bloggers que colgaron material del cual muchas veces descargue y por ahi ni siquiera comente.

jueves, 6 de noviembre de 2008

Blues Blast Music Award Winners Announced At Buddy Guy’s Legends

The winners of the 2008 Blues Blast Music Awards were announced Sunday November 2nd, 2008 at a Gala Blues celebration at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago, IL.

The award winners are:
Best Contemporary Blues Recording - Holmes Brothers - State Of Grace
Best Traditional Blues Recording - Lurrie Bell - Lets Talk About Love
Best New Artist Debut Recording - John Németh - Magic Touch
Best Blues Song - Nick Moss - Mistakes from the Past
Best Male Artist - Buddy Guy
Best Female Artist - Koko Taylor
Best Blues Band - Magic Slim & The Teardrops
Sean Costello Rising Star Award - John Németh

Blues Blast Magazine also awarded their first ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Delta Blues Legend David ”Honeyboy” Edwards. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes significant contributions and a lifetime body of work in the field of Blues music.

The ceremonies included performances by Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Lurrie Bell, Matthew Skollar, Nick Moss, Gerry Hundt , John Németh, The Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Dave Riley, Bob Corritore, Eden Brent, Sugar Ray Norcia, Teeny Tucker, Gina Sicilia, Dave Gross, Tim "Too Slim" Langford and others.

The winners were chosen by the 11,000 Blues Blast magazine readers from all 50 states and more than 40 countries voting at the website. There was no cost or fees to be eligible to vote. These awards truly represent the Peoples Choice for the best in Blues music.

Celebrity award presenters included Eric Steiner, president of the Washington Blues Society, Linda Cain Publisher of, Chicago Blues woman Deb Seitz, August “Lordy” Lord, owner of , Blues Writer James “Skyy Dobro” Walker, Blues Songwriter, Musician, DJ and Journalist, Ben Cox, Matt Eimer, Promoter of the Simply The Blues Fest in Fort Madison, Iowa and Kate Moss Publicity director for Blue Bella Records.

The sponsors of the Blues Blast Music Awards were WGL Blues 24/7 a FREE online Blues Music stream and Podcast from WGLT radio, a public radio station in Normal, Illinois ( and The Chicago Blues Guide (

Blues Blast magazine is a FREE weekly Blues “web-zine” available from The Blues Blast Music Awards recognize the best of today’s Blues music.

A group of Blues industry professionals including artists, music writers, radio D.J.’s, artist managers and festival promoters selected five nominees in each of the eight categories. Voting for the awards took place during July and August online at the website. More than 2000 votes were cast and the awards ceremonies were a celebration of the artists and the music that represent the best in Blues music today.

miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2008

martes, 28 de octubre de 2008

lunes, 27 de octubre de 2008

Carey & Lurrie Bell Buddy Guy's Legends, Rosa's & Lurrie's Home, 2006

Documento historico de uno de los mejores armonicistas del blues.

martes, 21 de octubre de 2008

Henry Gray

Henry Gray was born on January 19, 1925 in Kenner, Louisiana, an outskirt of New Orleans. Within a few years his family moved to a small farm in Alsen, Louisiana a few miles north of Baton Rouge. It was here that Gray began to demonstrate his talent on the piano at the age of eight.

He was exposed to the piano through church, the radio and records, and an elderly woman in his neighborhood, Mrs. White. She recognized Henry's interest and gave him lessons. He began playing piano and organ in the local church. Eventually, Henry's family acquired a piano in their home.

Yet, as with many families, the blues was not allowed to be played on the piano at home, so Henry had to sneak around and play the blues where he could. Fortunately, Mrs. White encouraged Henry to play the blues at her house.

At the age of sixteen, Henry was asked to play with a band at a club near his home in Alsen. He gathered the courage to tell his father. To Henry's surprise, his father agreed, but only if Henry was accompanied by his father. Henry played the gig and made some money. As Henry tells it, "When my father saw that I could make money playing the blues, he liked that all right!"

It was this event, that gave birth to Henry Gray's remarkable sixty year career in the history of the Blues.

Henry served several years in the army during World War II in the south Pacific. On a many of occasions, Henry entertained troops with a piano and his singing. He fondly recalls those moments as they were breaks from the stress of being a war-time soldier.

Shortly before the war was over, Henry was given a medical discharge from the army. He returned to his family's home in Alsen for a short period before leaving to go to Chicago where he had relatives.

Soon after arriving in Chicago in 1946, Henry began frequenting the clubs and joints checking out the piano players and measuring his skills and talents with theirs. At times, he would sit in a play in some of the places.

While doing this, Henry caught the eyes and ears of Big Maceo Merriwether, who is considered one of the best blues and barrel house piano players in history. Maceo was born in Detroit but had moved to Chicago to make money playing the piano. Merriwether mentored Henry and showed him the ropes in the blues scene in Chicago.

It wasn't long before Henry was being sought after for his abilities. For the next twenty-two years, Henry played and/or recorded with many notable players and innovators of the blues.

In 1956, Howlin' Wolf asked Henry to join his band. Henry did and remained Wolf's main piano player until 1968. This is evidenced on many of Wolf's recording during this time. During the fifties and sixties, Chess records employed Henry many times as side man on their recordings. Also, he can be heard on many of J. D. Miller's Louisiana Excello blues recordings in the fifties and sixties.

The following is a list of blues artists that Henry has worked and/or recorded with in his career: Robert Lockwood Jr., Billy Boy Arnold, Morris Pejoe, Muddy Waters, Johnny Shines, Abe Locke, Hubert Sumlin, Lazy Lester, "Little" Walter Jacobs, Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller), "Homesick" James, Jimmy Reed ( including a Carnegie Hall concert), Jimmy Rogers, Elmore James (with him the night he died), "Snooky" Pryor, Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, "Little" Milton, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Raful Neal, Kenny Neal, Taj Mahal, BB King, Tabby Thomas, Larry Garner, Moses "Whisperin" Smith, Silas Hogan, Guitar Kelly, Washboard Sam, and Guitar Slim. This list in not complete but it gives one the idea of the prolific and vital history of Henry's accomplishments.

Henry left Wolf's band and Chicago in 1968 to return to Alsen, due to the death of his father and to assist his mother with a family fish market business.

Since 1968, many have wondered what Henry has been doing. He worked with the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board as roofer for nearly fifteen years before retiring, helped raise a family with his wife Rivers Gray for the last thirty years, and remained active as a musician in a number of ways.

During the last thirty years, Henry has been performed at virtually all New Orleans Jazz Festivals, two Chicago Blues festivals (1987 & (1989), the Montreal Jazz Fest (1988), nearly every Baton Rouge Blues Festival since its inception, the San Francisco Blues Festival, Memphis's W.C. Handy Blues Festival Blues Festival, several Festival Internationals (Lafayette, Louisiana), the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the King Biscuit festival (Helena, Arkansas), and many other festivals around the United States.

Also, Henry has travelled to Europe to play festivals and concerts regularly during this time. He is on several European releases with several bands. Henry can be found playing occassionally at Blind Willies in Atlanta, Georgia, the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona, Tabby's Thomas' Blues Box and Abe's Barbecue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 1988, Blind Pig Records released Henry's first stateside feature LP entitled "Lucky Man."

More recently, Henry received a Grammy nomination for his work on TelArc Records' 1998 release "A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf". Also, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones paid homage to Henry by having him play at Jagger's 55th birthday bash in Paris in '98 along with a few other blues legends. In the summer of '99, Henry joined Marva Wright and her band for a 30-day Louisiana music European tour produced by Blue House Records. Finally, Henry Gray and the Cats will continue "keepin' the blues alive" according to God's plan. Support the blues! Peace.
Andy Cornett

Nueva produccion de Delta Groove - CEDRIC BURNSIDE & LIGHTNIN' MALCOLM

Gacetilla de prensa


“Once in a while you witness a birth in this business. A kind of unawareness to the fact that there are other sounds to be heard that you haven’t yet discovered, or dialects and music that is still being invented. That is precisely the sound you hear from this Mississippi duo.”
"Cedric & Malcolm are the next generation of amazing Blues with this duo’s swagger, intensity, and the way they make the crowd get up and start rockin’ out to their explosive sound." - Blues Web Radio
"Burnside & Malcolm have hit on a sound that takes the spirit of the blues breaking it down and adding some of their own intriguing twists." - The Charleston Gazette
CEDRIC BURNSIDE, grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside and son of drummer great Calvin Jackson, is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world. Growing up at his grandfather’s side, he began touring at age 13, playing drums for “Big Daddy” on stages around the globe. Cedric was born in 1978 and raised around Holly Springs, Mississippi, and has been playing music all his life, developing a relentless, highly rhythmic charged style with strong hip-hop and funk influences. An equally adept songwriter and surprisingly powerful vocalist, Cedric brings new life and energy to the Blues.

Guitarist LIGHTNIN’ MALCOLM was born in 1974 in rural Missouri, and enjoyed the freedom of country life, quickly learning to entertain himself and others around him. Growing up in a little village called Burgess in a country house next to the KCS Railroad that ran from Kansas City to New Orleans, the train has always been a theme in Malcolm’s music, as well as the inspiration for the steady, insistent bass rhythms of rural dance music. Skilled on guitar, bass, and drums, Malcolm is an in demand session player with a telepathic sense of how to follow the older archaic styles.

Over the years the two have made friends and worked with the some of the very best Mississippi Blues legends including Cedell Davis, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, T-Model Ford, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Big Jack Johnson, Sam Carr, Otha Turner, Robert Belfour and Hubert Sumlin, in addition to the younger generation of musicians including the North Mississippi All-Stars. Together Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm have crafted a sound reminiscent of such minimalist rock duos as The Black Keys and The White Stripes, while still retaining a sound uniquely their own by featuring original music, drums, guitar and dual vocal harmonies, and fusing Soul, Hip-Hop, and Funk with electrifying Blues power that's contemporary and traditional all at the same time. So prepare yourself… and get ready for an authentically swampy and raggedly stomping juke joint affair that is deeply rooted in the rich musical legacy of the Mississippi hill country blues of the Delta. It’s old school, but it’s got that beat and electricity that’s gonna make you move!

martes, 14 de octubre de 2008

R.L. Burnside - The Original Boogie~LIVE!!

Este es un concierto pirata del ya desaparecido RL Burnside, un maestro y poco reconocido en el mundo blues, Fat possum lo refloto como a T-model ford entre otros, muy buen sonido, grabado en jukejoint del mississippi, imperdible.

martes, 7 de octubre de 2008

Festival de Blues y Rock en Plaza Huincul - Neuquen

El sur tambien existe y tiene buena musica, no crean que todo pasa en la capital, aguante el interior.

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2008

John Lee Hooker - Sunday Jamboree (Chicago Blues Fest) 1990

Una joya, imperdible.

miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2008

20.000 visitas y vamos por mas

Quiero agradecer a todos los cibernautas del mundo porque hoy superamos las 20000 visitas, lo cual para mi muy gratificante, porque la semillita del blues sigue viva y con más fuerza. Este es mi pequeño aporte para que el blues siga en la ruta.
Gracias a todos los que dia a dia visitan mi blog y vamos por más.
Nota: lo unico que quiero es que dejen su opinion, porque sin sus conmentarios hacer esto no tiene mucho sentido.

jueves, 18 de septiembre de 2008


This year at the 36th Annual San Francisco Blues Festival, the Delta Groove All-Star Blues Revue featuring The Mannish Boys, Elvin Bishop & Mike Zito will be joining the ranks of legendary acts such as Steve Miller, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Ike Turner, Little Richard, Keb Mo, Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, the North Mississippi Allstars, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Jimmy McCracklin, Lowell Fulson, Otis Rush, Luther Tucker, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Big Mama Thornton, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and so many others when they take the stage at this prestigious event. With this amazing Revue headlining the show on Saturday September 27th and a powerhouse set that is sure to rock the entire city, festival promoter, Tom Mazzolini can’t possibly realize the magnitude of the performance which is sure to make San Francisco festival history!!!

martes, 16 de septiembre de 2008

Muere Richard Wright, miembro fundador de Pink Floyd

Una perdida irreparable, se fue uno de los genios de la musica del siglo XX

LONDRES (Reuters) - El tecladista Richard Wright, miembro fundador de la mítica banda Pink Floyd, murió el lunes tras una corta batalla con el cáncer, informó su portavoz.

El músico tenía 65 años.

Wright, el cantante, compositor y guitarrista Syd Barrett, el bajista Roger Waters y el baterista Nick Mason fundaron la banda que se convirtió en Pink Floyd en la década de 1960 cuando eran estudiantes.

Pink Floyd se convirtió en una de las bandas más importantes de la historia del rock.

"La familia de Richard Wright, miembro fundador de Pink Floyd, anuncia con gran tristeza que Richard murió hoy tras una corta batalla con el cáncer," dijo su portavoz en un comunicado.

Wright fue coautor de cinco canciones de "Dark Side of the Moon," que fue publicado en 1973 y es uno de los discos más vendidos de la historia.

Wright dejó Pink Floyd tras una pelea con Waters durante las sesiones de grabación de "The Wall" y no participó en "The Final Cut." El músico volvió a incorporarse a la banda en 1987, cuando la misma era liderada por el guitarrista David Gilmour y ya no contaba con la presencia del bajista.

(Reporte de David Clarke; Editado en español por Javier Leira)

jueves, 11 de septiembre de 2008

Eric Clapton - Live in Monaco - 2008


miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2008

Atencion cybernautas

Todo muy lindo colgar disquitos,pero de ves en cuando dejen un comentario, que les cuesta dejar unas palabras, por lo menos orientan para que lado hay que ir, sobre estilos o subgeneros de blues, vamos dejen el comentario o no cuelgo nada mas. jajaja

sábado, 6 de septiembre de 2008

lunes, 1 de septiembre de 2008

sábado, 30 de agosto de 2008

Hoy en vivo por la

Hoy como todos los sabados estamos en vivo desde las 22 hs hora argentina con el mejor blues del mundo
Radio compacto 97.3 mhz

Buen fin de semana hermanos bluseros

jueves, 21 de agosto de 2008

Se nos fue otro grande, Phil Guy 1940-2008

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.

Murio Little Arthur Duncan 1934-2008

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

Sabados de 22 a 0:00 Hs. Blues etc Radio, el showtime

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

lunes, 11 de agosto de 2008

Isaac Hayes 8/20/1942-8/10/2008

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

miércoles, 6 de agosto de 2008

viernes, 1 de agosto de 2008

Feliz fin de semana - Happy weekend

Nos vemos la proxima semana amigos bluseros - Happy weekend

miércoles, 30 de julio de 2008

Sista Monica Parker - LA LEONA DEL BLUES

Sista Monica Parker - cantautora, dinámica artista, intérprete de Blues, Soul y Gospel en la escena musical internacional de hoy. El 16 de diciembre de 2005 fue nominada para un WC Handy Blues Award en la categoría "BEST SOUL BLUES Artista Femenina del Año" por la Blues Fundation en Memphis, TN.

"Me siento honrado de estar en tan buena compañía con esta nominación y con todas las mujeres que admiro y respeto; Irma Thomas, Mavis Staples, Betty LaVette y Denise LaSalle ", dice Sista Monica

Sista Monica nació y se crió en Gary, Indiana y a los 7 años, comenzó a poner su voz en el coro de la iglesia gospel. Esta exposición temprana a el gospel se convertió en amor por la música, su vida está llamada a cantar. A la edad de 12 años, Mónica empezó a participar con el coro de la mini-giras entre Gary, Chicago y Detroit absorbiendo las ricas melodías de soul, ritmo - blues y gospel. Ella estaba muy influenciado por el Rev Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples y el Staples Singers, Jackie Wilson y Sam Cooke. Después de realizar estudios universitarios, Monica se alistó en los EE.UU. Cuerpo de Marines. Volviendo a la vida civil, Monica se encontró con la alta tecnología que fue el acceso al norte de California, al Silicon Valley. Ella trabajó tiempo completo como consultor para la contratación de blue-chip clientes, incluyendo Apple, Hewlett Packard, Excite, WebEx, Sun Microsystems y Yahoo!

En 1992, después de ver a su ex vecino Stanley Burrell, alias MC Hammer, realizar un show en el Arsenio Hall, decidió que su talento es algo más que simplemente cantar para sus amigos y familiares. Ya acostumbrada a trabajar duro y a la disciplina, Monica se estableció ganarse la vida dentro de la música. Casi de inmediato fue el intercambio de experiencias locales con Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight, Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Little Milton, Koko Taylor, Etta James, Bobby "Blue" Bland, y otros blues y R & B grandes.

En 1995, Monica lanzó su CD debut, Get Out Of My Way!. Originalmente concebida como una herramienta de venta para conciertos en vivo, Monica cambió su visión. Consciente de que todo el potencial de su banda y con un peso de los costos de alquiler del estudio y la producción se estableció un nuevo tono. Anunció a los músicos "Vamos a todo el mundo con este CD."

En 1997, Monica sale de gira y saca el segundo CD titulado "Sista Monica". Las comparaciones con Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Big Maybelle, James Brown, Koko Taylor eran cosa de todos los días

Además de la reputación de las actuaciones en directo, los elogios y el reconocimiento de la industria es candidata al WC Handy "Best Contemporary Blues Mujeres 1998;"California Music Award Winner "más destacado Artista de blues" .

En 1999 y 2000, Monica también fue nominado para "Mejor Intérprete Femenina Internacional en el Reino Unido" compartiendo la categoría con Irma Thomas, Etta James, Koko Taylor, y Angela Walker.

En 2000, Mónica dio a conocer un tercer CD "La gente ama El Blues" con guitarristas invitados como Jimmy Thackery, Larry McCray y Dan Caron de la banda de Charles Brown.

También en 2001, Monica saca el CD "Live en Europa", que se completará con un gran sonido y la energía del artista que se la llama cariñosamente "La Leona del Blues."

"Me considero un barco. Canto blues, pero también canto soul, R & B, funk y gospel. Rara vez utiliza playlist. Toco con la banda sintiendo a la gente. Yo puede parar en medio de un tema y romper con una canción gospel , es lo que siento", dijo Sista Monica en una entrevista con el San Jose Mercury News.

Sista Monica completaba uns gira de conciertos en los Países Bajos y al regresar descubrió un bulto bajo su brazo derecho. Se diagnosticó una rara y grave forma de cáncer - Sarcoma sinovial y le dieron 3 meses de vida sin tratamiento.

Decidida a cantar y vivir, Monica se sometió a más de dieciocho meses de quimioterapia agresiva, la cirugía, la radioterapia y la terapia física. El resultado fue una eliminación completa del tumor, pero dio lugar a causar graves daños a los nervios y músculos de la totalidad superior derecha de Monica. Eventualmente, con su determinación, fe y paciencia, Monica recuperó la movilidad del brazo y mano, su restablecimiento fue de menor a mayor, hasta llegar a ser el mejor.

Frente a un fuerte dolor físico, emocional y psicológico de la confrontación de la mortalidad, y un largo camino de recuperación, Monica se basó en su fuerza interior, la disciplina, la espiritualidad y por supuesto la música. Y, al igual que su música, Monica Parker surgieron de la lucha fuerte y orgullo.

En 2004, tras intensos tratamientos, Sista Monica volvió a compilar varios Soul Jazz y recordando los temas de Ray Charles y Dinah Washington como una fuente de inspiración y curación, el CD "Love, Soul & Spirit vol. 1 ".

Sista Monica es un alma sobreviviente. Recta a través de la tormenta, se mantiene cantando en las conferencias, fiestas y bodas, e incluso en los pasillos de la UCSF hospital durante los tratamientos. Ella sostiene "Es, sin duda, la música y la gracia de Dios que me mantiene viva!" Y su nuevo disco es, sin duda, un testimonio de ello.

Sista Monica le da un nuevo significado al blues como música de sanación. Sobrevivir le ha dado un nuevo poder y la libertad de su letras y cada una de las pistas evoca la bendición, se siente capaz de escribir, cantar, producir y tocar música una vez más. "Es un álbum de regreso", dice. "El tema es hablar con la verdad - de mi verdad. Es autobiográfico, actual y su cara, ofrece esperanza y un reflejo de la experiencia de notable recuperación".

Además de viajar y tocar, Monica está escribiendo su libro autobiográfico "Alma, Espíritu y Supervivencia". Se trata de una niña que se convirtió en una mujer marina, un reclutador de alta tecnología, descubre su voz y se convierte en un show internacional. Por último, sobrevive al cáncer. Ella aprende la verdad sobre el proceso de curación, la transformación y la voluntad de vivir, es la LEONA DEL BLUES”, Amén.
Traducción y adaptación: Leandro Crisafulli

"LUIS ROBINSON & DANIEL RAFFO" - Intimo y Acústico

Intimo y Acústico

martes, 29 de julio de 2008

Estimados Cybernautas de Blues Etc Argentina

Dia a dia notaran que se postean diferentes artistas del género con influencias y sonidos de todas las regiones de USA. Este pequeño esfuerzo de todos los días, de actualizar el Blog lleva tiempo y horas de pensar que cosas postear, me gustaria que ustedes que entran dia a dia, que ya lo tienen como favorito se comuniquen, la razón de tener un blog en cierta forma es esa, comunicarse, y como entran de partes remotas del mundo estaría muy bueno que dejen un mensaje o pidan info de artistas que todavía no han aparecido en el Blog.
Gente del mundo enpiecen a comunicarse, quiero saber que les pasa con el blues, yo sé lo que mo pasa a mí, es una enfermedad ultraplacentera, me facina el blues y todo lo que tiene que ver con el blues, un último llamado, comuniquensen, dejen sus mensajes, Un saludo desde Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
Pd. Gracias por habernos elejido.

Carlos del Junco - Bio

Nacido en La Habana, Cuba, del Junco (traducido vagamente "de los juncos") emigró con su familia a la edad de un año a el Canadá. Su primera nota en una armónica se produjo cuando tenía catorce años, haciendo su debut con un profesores de matemáticas en una kermese de su escuela. En sus primeros años del Junco se sumerge en una carrera de artes visuales; se graduó con honores después de cuatro años del programa, se especializa en escultura en el Ontario College of Art. La escultura definitivamente ha tenido una influencia en su visión de la música: "La música es simplemente una forma diferente de la creación de texturas y formas."
Carlos ha desarrollado una capacidad única para desempeñar chromatica mediante la utilización de un elaborada técnica "overblow", dicha técnica enseñado por el vituoso del Jazz Howard Levy. En general, este enfoque es para la armónica diatónica, aunque mucho más difícil de lograr, en la armónica cromática. Carlos es uno de los pocos pioneros de este método overblow, con la musical credibilidad a lo que aún no ha sido considerado por muchos en la industria de la música. El sofisticado sonido producido por del Junco es a la vez sensible, soulful, sexy y sin olvidar nunca la raíz inherente a la música blues.
Durante los años 80 Del Junco tocó con muchas bandas, entre ellas bandas de Latino / reggae / r & b, tocó en la "Ontario College of Art Swing Band" con Grove y Bill, estuvo 6 años con el grupo "El Buzz Upshaw Band". Con Kevin Cooke en 1990 formó una banda de blues / jazz / fusion, la "El Delcomos". Ha grabado con Marcel Aymar (Cano), Cassandra Vassick, Oliver Schroer, Zappacosta, y también ha trabajado con el holandés Mason, Domenic Troiano, Especial Walsh (Downchild Blues Band) y Holly Cole.
En 1991 del Junco realizó y compuso la música para Tomson Highway Dora's.
En 1993, Carlos del Junco ganó dos medallas de oro en el Hohner Harmonica, Campeonato del Mundo celebrado en Trossingen, Alemania. Fue juzgado por los mejores del mundo tanto en la categoría diatónica blues y el jazz diatónica categoría.
Carlos del Junco lanzó su primer CD de Blues en un sello independiente, Reed Big Records en noviembre de 1993. La rica colección de clásicos del blues fue un esfuerzo de colaboración con Kinnear en guitarra acústica y Dobro.
En marzo y abril de 1995 del Junco viajó a Chicago con una subvención del Consejo de Canadá para estudiar con Howard Levy. Este año se produjo la exposión de Carlos, toca una session con Kevin Breit en guitarra, Al Duffy en el bajo y Geoff Arsenault a la batería. Es este CD con el esfuerzo de colaboración de Thom "Champagne Charlie" Roberts Big Road Blues, ganó en 1996 el premio de Músico del Año
Carlos del Junco sigue produciendo una paleta ecléctica de música en Blues Mongrel, su (2005) 6 º CD para su debut en NorthernBlues. El conjunto de características de su estilo atrevido en armónica, flirts con ritmos latinos ( "Let's Mambo"), rockabilly ( "Run Me Down") e incluso una peculiar de jazz-ska híbrido ( "Skatoon"). Y, como cantante, Carlos, es casi tan único como su arpa. Notable trabajo de guitarra de Kevin Breit, uno de los más buscados para sesionar en Canadá y ahora en los EE.UU., gracias en gran parte a su trabajo con Norah Jones y Cassandra Wilson.
Carlos tiene una gira por Canadá con regularidad desde 1996 y tours a menudo en Alemania y los Estados Unidos. Ha tocado todos los grandes del jazz, blues, folk y festivales de todo el Canadá.
Este tipo es un genio en el arte de soplar además un gran imnovador.

jueves, 24 de julio de 2008

BB King -Paul's Maul - Boston, MA -April 9, 1978 -WBCN FM Broadcast

1. Intro Jam
2. Caledonia
3. How Blue Can You Get
4. Cryin' Won't Help You
5. Why I Sing The Blues
6. Everyday I Have The Blues
7. 3 O' Clock Blues
8. Everything Gonna Be Alright
9. I Need My Baby

Legendary show broadcast on Boston's WBCN from the closing of Paul's Maul. This may be from the pre-broadcast tape.

miércoles, 23 de julio de 2008

Big Bad Smitty

John H. Smith was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi 2-11-40, and raised in the tiny delta town of Schlater, (pronounced "slaughter!") Mississippi. When he was ten his father bought a guitar for Smitty's older brother Nelson, and Smitty would play it when no one was around. The first song he learned was Muddy Waters' "Still a Fool."
By his mid teens he was gigging in the Greenville area with his schoolmate, Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes. The pair would play picnics, jukes and fishfries.
By his twenties he had moved to Jackson, Mississippi and took up truckdriving. In the fertile Jackson blues scene of the fifties Smitty played regularly with artists including John Littlejohn, Sam Myers, King Edward and King Mose at clubs such as The Queen of Hearts and Sammy Lee's on Livingston. He was recorded at this time by Johnny Vincent of Ace Records whose most famous artists included Frankie "Sea Cruise" Ford, and Huey "Piano" Smith of "Rockin' Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Blues" fame. Two of these cuts, "Smokestack Lightnin'" and "How Many More Years" appeared on the Ace 1970 anthology Genuine Mississippi Blues alongside cuts by such greats as Fred McDowell, Littlejohn, Myers, Frankie Lee Sims and Elmore James Jr. on whose cuts Smitty played lead guitar. This album was recently reissued on CD and on the James cuts you can hear James say "take it Smitty" before the solos.
By his thirties Smitty had moved north to St. Louis. There he became lead guitar player for Big George (Brock) and the Houserockers at George's Club Caravan and followed by a stint with Little Weaver & The Dynamite. After a return to Mississippi he took up residence at Spraggins Hacienda Lounge leading his own band, Big Bad Smitty and the Upsetters. In the eighties he recorded an album for the JCE label entitled St. Louis On A HIgh Hill which was marred by terrible sound and saw little distribution, but is now reissued on Wolf CD 120.942 St. Louis Blues Today Vol 2.
In 1991 he recorded the album Mean Disposition released on the Black Magic label in Europe, the GENES label in the US and on AIM Records in Australia. Press reaction was extremely favorable. Blues and Rhythm: The Gospel Truth ran the Joel Slotnikoff interview with Smitty. Block Magazine in Holland and Il Blues in Italy have run that interview and put Smitty on their covers. The June '93 Living Blues features Smitty on the cover and a Bill Greensmith interview inside.
Smitty made his European debut at the prestigious Blues Estafette in Utrecht, Holland and in 1992 toured Switzerland and Italy for 18 days highlighted by appearances at the Festa New Orleans en Ascona and the Ravenna Blues Festival. He appeared on the Robert Johnson Memorial Blues Festival, and played U.S. clubs such as Blind Willie's in Atlanta, the Grand Emporium in Kansas City and Rumboogie Cafe in Memphis.
1993 saw a 26 day tour of Switzerland, Italy and Germany as well as appearances at the Burnley National Blues Festival in England, the Chicago Blues Festival, the Handzame Blues Festival in Belgium and the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas.
Big Bad Smitty first ran into legendary Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin at the Burnley Festival and the chemistry between them was powerful. On first seeing Smitty Sumlin exclaimed "It's the Wolf!." Sumlin was once again in his element with a singer who has the power to do the classic Wolf numbers and who knows them all! Hubert sang some, but seemed most content standing back by his amp playing his guitar like he used to do with Wolf. Blueprint Magazine in England put them on its cover. They have since appeared together at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis and at the King Biscuit Festival.
With bandmates Bennie Smith, one of the finest guitarists on the planet, and Arthur Williams, one of the few remaining authentic Mississippi harmonica players, Big Bad Smitty is a blues artist of great power and authenticity. He plays the blues in the solid tradition of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Lightnin' Hopkins.
After his appearance at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Moline, Iowa in 1993, and a 1994 trip to the 5th Annual International East Coast Blues Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, Smitty suffered two strokes. After recuperating he made his first public appearance at the Dusk 'til Dawn Festival in Checoteh, OK over the Labor Day Weekend. He then returned to St. Louis for a surprise guest appearance at the St. Louis Blues and Heritage Festival.
In 1997 Smitty's Cold Blood CD (with special guest Hubert Sumlin) was released on HMG and in 2000 Unwired Roots with Arthur Williams and Tom Hall was released on Amphion.
On April 3, 2002, Big Bad Smitty, after a dificult battle with diabetes, passed away in Jackson, Mississippi.
Extraido de Blues

lunes, 21 de julio de 2008

Buddy Guy - Lugano - Suiza - 5 July 2008

Bootleg CD - Soundboard (excelente sonido) en esta presentación hace un tema de su nuevo CD Skip Deep. Altamente recomendable

III Festival Internacional de Armónicas de Argentina A7

III Festival Internacional de Armónicas de Argentina A7
Viernes 22 de Agosto en el Teatro Empire 21.30 hs
H. Yrigoyen 1934 - (Cap. Fed)
Anticipadas $60 y $70 al 4554-8321 / 4384-6924
Con la participación especial de
Flavio Guimaraes y Mark Hummel!!! / /

A7 Armónicas es una agrupación de seis armoniquistas que ofrecen una alternativa musical original ,en la que sus integrantes , explorando el instrumento con gran talento lo elevan al máximo de sus posibilidades llevandolo a un plano superior a lo habitual.Esto,es enriquecido por una gama de recursos muy amplia que cada uno en su estilo aporta, logrando una propuesta única y variada.

Sus integrantes son seis armoniquistas de considerable trayectoria: Matías Fernández, Mariano Massolo, Natacha Seara, Jorge Simonian, Nicolás Smoljan y Fernando Vázquez .
Los músicos que acompañanan son Matías Cipiliano en guitarra, Mauro "Easy Baby" Diana en bajo y Patricio Raffo en batería.
En casi tres años de existencia, todas sus presentaciones han sido con localidades agotadas.
Este es el tercer Festival que la agrupación realiza de manera independiente trayendo maestros internacionales de la armónica.
En esta ocación estarán acompañando a A7 los armoniquistas reconocidos mundialmente Mark Hummel (USA) y Flavio Guimaraes (Brasil),.
Mark Hummel ,con 25 años de carrera y 16 álbumes lanzados , es uno de los principales íconos de la armónica en todo el mundo.Según la principal revista de Blues de los Estados Unidos, "Blues Revue", Mark Hummel “es simplemente uno de los mejores instrumentistas que existieron en el estilo y viene mejorando en cada nuevo álbum”.
Otras publicaciones lo definen como uno de los cinco mayores armoniquistas actuales en la que se caracteriza por su fusión de Blues y Swing .
Una combinación de fraseo, ataque y tono distinguen su sonido inconfundible. Además, es un excelente cantante, extremadamente comunicativo con los espectadores, que generalmente no resisten caer en la pista de baile con su repertorio swingueado.
Flavio Guimaraes es armoniquista, cantante y uno de los pioneros del Blues brasileño.
De sus 15 cds lanzados a lo largo de su importante carrera , cinco fueron como solista y diez como parte de la banda mas importante de blues brasileña "Blues Etílicos".
Ha tocado junto a Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Blue, Mark Ford, Mark Hummel, Walter Wolfman Washington, Bruce Ewan y otros.
Flávio y su armónica aparecen en grabaciones de algunos de los más importantes músicos brasileños como Rita Lee, Ed Motta y Cássia Eller, y también en comerciales y bandas sonoras de Cine y TV.
Su último CD es "Flávio Guimarães and The Prado Blues Band", distribuido en Estados Unidos por la grabadora Pacific Blues.
Asi es como A7 sumará entonces a este Festival a estos genios de la armonica , prometiendo ofrecer un show imperdible!!! .

Prensa & Difusión
Patricia Pintos / 4544-6889 - 15-5653-8148

martes, 15 de julio de 2008

lunes, 14 de julio de 2008

Stray Cats- King Biscuit Flower Hour 23-01-1983

Esto es una maravilla de los reyes del Rockbilly, majestuosos.
Es sonido no es el mejor pero como documento histórico está bueno, además es en vivo en el King Biscuit Flower hour

STRAY CATS - Metro - Boston
Recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour 23-01-1983

- Intro
- Baby Blue Eyes
- Double Talkin' Baby
- Rumble In Brighton
- Drink That Bottle Down
- Built For Speed
- Rev It Up & Go
- Come On Everybody
- Stray Cat Strut
- Lonely Summer Nights
- Fishnet Stockings
- Rock This Town
- Runaway Boys
- Jeanie Jeanie Jeanie
- Beautiful Delilah
- You Cant Hurry Love
- Something Else

viernes, 11 de julio de 2008

Nota del editor

Lamentablemente algun bandido cibernauta me ha borrado de la pagina lo ultimo que habia posteado de Buddy Guy,va me lo borro , no importa no es problema, ni me ofende. La verdad que uno las cosas la hace con mucho empeño y dedicación y como la net te permite ser un fantasma y ocultarte les da el derecho a hacer daño, desde este lugar no jodemos a nadie al contrario contribuimos a que la musica sea un canal de expresion cultural que nos enriquece dia a dia. Bandido haz lo que quieras el ocultarte detras de los bytes no te hace un ser humano digno, mas bien una alimaña rastrera.

miércoles, 2 de julio de 2008

SRV-Live in Japan-1985

Soundboard - Buen sonido - 9 points

martes, 1 de julio de 2008

Bo Diddley-Amsterdam -Paradiso - 24-5-1982

Soundboard - Un tributo a uno de los precursores del Rock&roll y parte del mundo del blues. gracias Bo por tu música.


CincoFulanas en La Forja


Entrada $30.-

VIEJOS LOBOS, la agrupación formada tras la disolución de Memphis la Blusera, sigue presentándose en distintos lugares de Capital Federal y Gran Buenos Aires.

Con miras a grabar su álbum debut para mediados de éste año, componiendo y trabajando arduamente en la producción, los integrantes se presentarán en la Asosiación Bancaria el Sábado 5 de Julio a las 21 hs.

De su caliente repertorio interpretarán: "Lo Mismo Boogie", "Ya No Me Toques", "Eugenia" y "No se Detiene" entre otros, además de tocar sus nuevos temas, demostrando una vez más que los años de oficio, la calidad musical y el feeling, están todavía intactos y más renovados que nunca.

NICO RAFFETTA: en Teclados
DANIEL BEISERMAN: en Bajo y retornando al rol de voz líder.

VIEJOS LOBOS entonces, harán vibrar, y bailar a un público que los seguirá apoyando, en éste, el nuevo camino de tocar y disfrutar como siempre... de su extraordinaria música!


T. 4728 0310 / C. 156 051 2498

Nota del editor- Editor's note

Queridos amigos de Blues ETC, como observarán dia a dia se cuelgan diferentes cosas del mundo del blues. Como fiel defensor de este género quisiera, en lo posible , que dejen algún comentario, o me cuenten historias del blues, puesto que noto que se conectan de muchos lugares del mundo, y cada uno debe tener su propia historia con el blues, aporten comentarios que luego en el programa radial los comentaré. Su opinión es escuchada con atención, y nos puede enriquecer a todos, la Producción de Blues etc Argentina.

Dear friends of Blues ETC, as observed daily hang different things in the world of blues. As a faithful supporter of this genre would like, if possible, to stop any comments or stories I have the blues, because I notice that connect many parts of the world, and each should have its own history with the blues, make comments then in the radio program comment. His opinion is listen attentively, and we can enrich all, the production of Blues Argentina etc.