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Showing posts with label Harmonica Hinds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harmonica Hinds. Show all posts

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Delmark Records artist: Mud Morganfield - Portrait - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Portrait, by Mud Morganfield and it's a super mix of blues, soul and R&B. Opening with Praise Him, Morganfield on bass and vocal leads the way with really rich vocals, backed by  Felicia Collins, Shantina Lowe and Demetrius Hall on backing vocals, Rick Kreher on guitar, Mike Wheeler on guitar,  Cameron Lewis on drums, Luca Chiellini on keys, and Bob Corritore on harmonica. Solid opener. Upbeat Chicago blues cruiser, Short Dressed Woman, really sounds like his pap with Corritore on excellent harmonica, Kreher on guitar, E.G. McDaniel on bass, Billy Flynn on guitar, Barrelhouse Chuck really hammering the piano, And Beedy Eyes Smith setting an excellent beat on drums. Terrific loping Chicago blues, Love To Flirt is an excellent track with Muddy Like vocals and strong harmonica by Harmonica Hinds. Chuck again on piano and organ, McDaniel on bass, Flynn on guitar, and Smith on drums. Chuck leads off Loco Motor with a great piano boogie rhythm with McDaniel pushing on bass and a real nice stretch by Corritore and solos by Flynn and Chuck. Excellent! Slow blues, Midnight Lover has terrific presence really showcasing Morganfield's vocals with excellent solos by Chuck, Flynn and Corritore. Possibly my favorite track on the release.  Wrapping the release is Sonny Boy Williamson's classic, Good Morning Little School Girl featuring solid vocals by Morganfield, Corritore on harmonica, Chuck on piano, Smith on drums, McDaniels on bass, and Flynn and Kreher on guitars. A track often played by his dad, this is a solid closer for one of Mud's best releases to date.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Close To You - Dave Specter Bluesband feat. Harmonica Hinds

Harmonica Hinds has performed in the Chicago land area since the early 1970s. He performed in the house band at Theresa’s Lounge. Other members of the band included Junior Wells, Sammy Lawhorn, John Primer, Earnest Johnson, Nate Applewhite and Muddy Waters Jr.

Hinds has also made appearances on the albums of Koko Taylor, Lefty Dizz, Moose Walker, John Primer, Eddie Taylor Jr., and Mud Morganfield. Hinds also had a role as a harmonica player in the Black Ensemble’s Theater production of “Muddy Waters, Hoochie Coochie Man”. As a member of the New Generation of Chicago Blues he performed in the 1977 Berlin Jazz Festival, 1991 Burnley England Blues Festival, 1998 Park Tower Blues Festival in Tokyo, Japan. And he has also performed at the 14th, 15th, 20th, and 24th Chicago Blues Festival.Performances also occured in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and Greece.

Harmonica Hinds also has many friends and acquaintances in the blues community. He has shared the stage with Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Louisiana Red, Louis Myers, Dave Myers, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim, Fred Below, Willie Kent and a host of others.

Harmonica Hinds continuously performs solo, as a duo or with his band throughout venues across the Chicago land area. He can be seen on a regular basis at Buddy Guy’s Legends. His performances remain up-beat and soulful. He remains vibrant and enthusiastic as he sings tunes heavily influenced and taught by Little Walter, Louis Myers, James Cotton, and Sonny Terry.