What music genre would you like to find here the most? Now onsite: guests. Content View Hits : But when you do come to town, is there anything special that you like to do here?
Do you have family members in Chicago? I have family there in Chicago. I always love seeing my younger brother Joe Morganfield when I come to Chicago. I love it when Buddy is in town because I get a chance to say hi. He is one of my musical heroes and I love to just see him. You recorded it down in Nashville, the country music capitol of the world.
The studio I had reserved in Charleston called my engineer and said that I was being kicked out because a more famous guy needed the studio to finish a project.
In looking back, they did me a great favor. But growing up on the West Side, it was hard to ignore the great abundance of blues talent in his own neighborhood, so by the time he was 14 or 15, everyone knew Bellamy was on his way to making a name for himself as a guitarist. When he was 17, he followed the rising popularity of the Impressions, Jerry Butler, Lou Rawls, and other great vocalists. He was introduced to singer Betty Everett, whose career was clearly on the rise.
After hearing a short demonstration of his guitar-playing skills, Everett hired Bellamy for her tour, which developed into a year tenure accompanying Everett on her tours around the world. Also back home, Bellamy began working with guitarist and singer Jimmy Reed. Bellamy started a group that became a house band at a Chicago club, called Beale Street. Bellamy had a chance to play with every major blues figure in Chicago or passing through Chicago, for eight years.
He was constantly writing songs and working on developing his own distinctive vocal and guitar style. Born in Harlem, N. I had to do it. Copeland released The Soul Truth in The album was produced by legendary Stax guitarist Steve Cropper who also played on the CD , and featured generous doses of blues, funk and Memphis-flavored soul.
Never Going Back , her debut on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group, took a more forward view of the blues and pointed her music and her career in a new direction.
In order for an artist to grow — and for a genre to grow — you have to do new things. My father went to Africa and worked with musicians there. He was one of the first blues artists to do that. I want to be the same way, I want to be innovative with the blues. Sacred Steel — African-American gospel music with electric steel guitar and vocals — is at the heart of the music tradition of the Church of Living God churches.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Chicago, April 13, . In , Lester moved to Pontiac, Michigan. Handy Award. That led to a deal with Alligator Records. The Blues Hall of Fame committee consists of scholars, record producers, radio programmers, and historians. McClain has never been content to rest upon his considerable reputation as a soul-blues belter. Their follow-up was A Deeper Tone of Longing.
On Too Much Jesus Mighty Sam drops a whole lot of funk and gospel into the mix for an album that motivates your feet even as it lifts your spirit. McClain wrote all the tunes with longtime guitarist Pat Herlehy, and his soulful playing throughout is a perfect complement to McClain's warm, congenial vocals, writes AllMusic. The title tune is McClain's prayer of thanksgiving for a life of sobriety and it's based on the complaint of his old friends who told him that his home had too much Jesus and not enough alcohol in evidence.
It's a gentle soul ballad that McClain delivers with a winning mix of irony and righteousness. Too Much Jesus not Enough Whiskey is about what happens when someone decides to 'clean up' and change life's priorities. Sam's dynamic vocals backed by a groovin' rhythm section, featuring the Mighty Horns, all part of his signature sound. The music is for all ages and appetites with soul, funk, blues, jazz and gospel all mixed together in the unique way only Mighty Sam McClain can deliver.
Coming from the same emotional and musical place as his bar room philosophizing contemporaries Johnny Taylor, Bobby Patterson and Little Milton, Green's "Jody's On The Run" is considered a classic in the endless canon of back room cheating songs.
Higher production values in the later decade paid immediate dividends as his excellent double sided debut for Matt Hill showed.
He sings slow, easy soul songs that tell a story, he is an interpreter of the hits of his contemporaries: Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Womack, his late friend ZZ Hill and, of course, the late master Bobby Bland. Born in Chicago on November 26th, , the youngest of nine children, Bernard was first introduced to the roots of black music and the art of the electric guitar by his father, the late great Luther Allison.
Like Ken Griffey Jr. I think I was seven. Bernard made his first appearance on record at age 13, when he played on a live LP his father recorded in Peoria, IL. That was my first recording. At 18, Bernard joined his father on-stage at the Chicago Blues Festival. Mud's daughter Lashunda is heard singing 2nd vocals on this funky bluesy cut. This is most definitely Dixon's Same Thing, and Mud does a fine job on the vocals, conjuring the spirit of his father. The tune is played to a slow-tempo, and feels quite ominous…as if those carnal desires are about to get the best of old Mud.
While the majority of the tunes on the CD are thinly veiled rewrites of tunes his father used to perform, Mud Morganfield Larry Williams and the band perform the songs very well, with all of them being strongly rooted in the spirit of Mud's father, McKinley Morganfield Muddy Waters.
If you enjoy ensemble Chicago electric blues, then this CD should definitely appeal to you. If you are a fan of Muddy Waters' music, this CD should appeal to you, also.
Honestly, I was a little hesitant at first to review this CD, thinking that preconceived notions about Mud capitalizing on his father's name were the only reason this CD has seen the light of day.If your reading this, hoepfully you are interested in the blues, or Mud, the son of Muddy Waters. I was aware of Muddy's son Big Bill Morganfield (and can recommend all of his CD's!) but not Mud, until now. This CD, Son of the Seventh Son, is classic Chicago blues. You can certainly hear both Muddys influence, and pedigree in the music/5(21).