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Showing posts with label Captain Luke. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Captain Luke. Show all posts

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Music Maker Relief Foundation compilation: Blue Muse - Various Artista - New Release review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Blue Muse, from Music Maker Relief Foundation. This cd will accompany a photography book of the same name by Tim Duffy coming out on March 28th. Opening with an acoustic jam, The Grotto Sessions, featuring Simon Arcache on guitar, Dr. Burt, Ironing Board Sam, Etta baker, Captain Luke, Rufus McKenzie, Alabama Slim and Guitar Gabe on vocal, plus a sea of others this is raw and adventurous. Taj Mahal is up next on John Hurt's Spike Drivers Blues with his distinctive vocal and guitar styling. Very nice. Eddie Tigner is up next on vocal and piano with a great boogie, Route 66 with Matt Sickles on bass, Ron Logsdon on drums, Paul Lindon on harp and with really nice guitar runs by Felix Reyes. Excellent! No question that my favorite track on the release is Robert Finley's Age Don't Mean A Thing, the title track from the spectacular release of the same name. Dom Flemons' Polly Put The Kettle On is a great country blues with Flemons on lead vocal and harp, Ben Hunter on fiddle, Guy Davis on guitar and Joe Seamons on backing vocals. With great vocal style Algia Mae Hinton is featured on acoustic guitar and vocal performing Snap Your Fingers. Raw and pounding, I Am The Lightning, is a great track. With Willie farmer on vocal and guitar, Will Sexton on mellotron, Mark Stuart on bass, and George Sluppick on drums, this track is hot. Sweet Valentine features the beautifully harmonized vocals  of Martha Spencer and Kelley Breiding, both who contribute acoustic guitar. Very nice. Eric Clapton pairs with Tim Duffy for some real fine finger picked acoustic blues on Mississippi Blues. Guitar Gabriel's solo, Landlord Blues, is the polished edge of raw blues with solid vocals and cool guitar work. Very cool. Dripping in southern gospel, The Branchettes sing I Know I've Been Changes totally acapella. Powerful. Wrapping the release is Something Within Me featuring Theotis Taylor on vocal and piano in a very nice spiritual track with plenty of soul. This really is a super release with plenty of diverse flavor for all to savor. 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Blues Legend Captain Luke Passes Away at Age 87

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Remembering Captain Luke


Early this morning, May 12th, blues legend and musical pioneer Luther "Captain Luke" Mayer passed away at age 87.

In the month since his health began declining, he was so happy to receive an outpouring of love and support from so many of you. He very much appreciated the calls, cards and well-wishes; he recently told us all the love from fans made him truly realize how much his music has meant to people.

We've posted a collection of photos on our blog here, and we invite you to comment and share your memories of Captain Luke. He will be sorely missed.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Captain Luke Moved Home With Hospice Care

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Captain Luke Moves Back Home With Help From Hospice


We learned today that Captain Luke has been moved home for the time being, with the help of home hospice care. This was very important to him as he feels more comfortable in familiar surroundings.
Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers for Captain. He has enjoyed hearing from many of you and knowing that you are thinking of him! If you'd still like to reach out, he would love to hear from you; his home telephone is 336-722-2965.
Captain's prognosis is still the same, and so he has been speaking with his family about his final wishes. Captain has a devoted family, and they want to provide a memorial for their father. However, like so many other families of Music Maker artists, the funeral costs for even the most basic service are out of their reach.  

This is one way Music Maker steps in to help the artists we serve
, and if you would like to assist in our efforts to help with burial expenses for our artists, you can make your donation to Music Maker here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rainy Night in Georgia - Captain Luke and Cool John

Captain really has a great deep voice... he's not only a joker!!
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How to Drink Beer w/Captain Luke (EXPLICIT CONTENT!)

This guy is outrageous!!
Born: November 27, 1927 in Greenville, SC
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