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Showing posts with label Billy Cox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Billy Cox. Show all posts

Monday, July 28, 2014

Johnny I. All Star Blues Revival - EP Review

I just received the newest release by Johnny I. All Star Blues Revival. This release is star packed featuring the works of Jaimoe, Billy Cox, Bruce Katz and Reese Wynans. Opening with Life Is Better, a funky groove and Billy Cox on bass, Ingrassia leads the way on vocals. Wynans carries a lot of the load on B3 and Layton cements the bottom on drums. After a nice B3 solo from Wynans, Johnny I. steps up with a fat, high gain guitar solo making for a cool jam. Late Night has more of a jazzy ballad featuring Jaimoe on drums and Katz on B3. Katz steps up on this track and plays a mean solo opening the door for Johnny I. to step up again with a burst of fat guitar riff. An easy going track reminding me quite a bit of an early Isley Brothers track. Interesting listing and a decent start to a concept release. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! ”LIKE”

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


You might say that John D’Amato was born with the blues. John was born blue
due to a lack of oxygen caused by a congenital heart defect (which was
corrected at the age of nine). This led John down a different path than most
children, one of seemingly endless doctor visits and medical tests, lonely
hospital stays and painful medical procedures all of which were to determine if
they could correct John’s problem before it killed him. Fortunately through the
grace of God and a doctor at Yale University a surgical procedure was
developed that saved John’s life.

This experience had a profound effect on John
At an early age John learned the lessons of fear, pain and loneliness, but he also
learned the lessons of faith, hope, the grace and power of god and the healing
power of music. Ask John about the blues and his reply will be
“God gave us a way to help ease our pain. Help us forget our problems, our
fears, our mistakes and to cry to God for help and healing. That’s what the blues
is all about”
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