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Monday, September 14, 2015

VizzTone Label Group artist: Mitch Woods - Jammin' On The High C's - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Jammin' On The High C's from Mitch Woods' Club 88 recorded live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise and the talent was really flowing. Opening with Big Mamou, Woods, along with members of Roomful of Blues lays down a full tilt boogie. An excellent trumpet, sax and piano solos on this track make it an excellent opener. Next up is Tain't Nobody's Bizness with a stripped down swing. Victor Wainwright and Julia Magness join in giving a different feel vocally... and great piano work contribute to an excellent track. Classic rocker, Rip It Up features Tommy Castro and he really adds some great rockin' guitar riffs to Woods' piano and vocal talents. Backed by the Roomful of Blues horns this track rocks. Lucky Peterson is featured on vocals on Bright Lights Big City, maintaining much of Jimmy Reeds original feel. Breakin down with a little Zydeco, Dwayne Dopsie brings Jambalaya on accordion and vocal. Woods tickles the ivories adding a real nice touch. Billy Branch brings it on Eyesight To The Blind. A lot of real Chicago feel and great harp work are the key to this track. Nicely executed guitar additions and Woods on piano add to the overall blue feel. Boogie track, I Want You To Be My Baby features Popa Chubby on vocal. Woods does an excellent job of driving the boogie and soloing. Popa throws down some wicked rockabilly riffs on guitar making this track shine bright. Coco Montoya takes the lead on Rock Me Baby which has a bit more of a rock swing/boogie feel. He soloing is intermixed with Woods piano work and crisp. Victor Wainwright is back for a real doozie of a boogie, Wine Spo Dee O Dee. This is easily the shining piano track on the release. Woods holds tight on Broke as he sings the story and pushes the rhythm on piano. With audience participation, this track is a lot of fun. Branch and Montoya are back on Boom Boom. A more laid back swing than the Hook wrote it, Woods keeps the rhythm as Branch and Montoya solo. Popa Chubby is back on Wee Wee Hours and a nice easy boogie. Woods takes a particularly nice piano solo on this track giving way to Popa for a plucky guitar solo of his own. Wrapping the release is a hot, fast paced boogie, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On featuring Dwayne Dopsie. Cool closer for a fun party release.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

LRBC #25 Updates! Oct. 2015 Big Easy/Fantasy


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Buddy Guy, one of this year's Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients, is headlining the October cruise, marking his First Appearance Ever on our Blues Cruise Charters!

"Whenever I accept an award like this I do it for all the Blues men and women who came before me and never got the recognition they truly deserved." - Buddy Guy
For a man who name is nearly synonymous with the Chicago blues sound, Buddy Guy has one of the warmest smiles in the business. Rock titans, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Stevie Ray Vaughan have all cited him as a major influence on their own music. Now 78, the 2005 inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has barely slowed down as he continues to encourage and inspire a new generation of musicians.
A Self-Taught Legend: Born to Louisiana sharecroppers Sam and Isabel Guy on July 30, 1936, George "Buddy" Guy taught himself to play guitar as a young boy. He took a train to Chicago in 1957, and landed at the famous 708 Club where he became a sideman for legends such as Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and Muddy Waters. By the early 1960s, Guy was a first-call session man at Chess Records.
After years of touring and recording, the musician opened Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago in June of 1989. As the premiere blues club in the world, its stage has hosted myriad of blues and rock greats. Guy inked a deal with Silvertone for three albums that began with the 1991 comeback smash Damn Right, I've Got the Blues (reissued in 2005), which he followed up with 1993′s Feels Like Rain and 1994′s Slippin' In. All three earned Grammy Awards.
Guy has firmly cemented a blues legacy that places him squarely in the company of his heroes who came before. In 2012, he published his autobiography, When I Left Home: My Story. He has said he feels an obligation to keep their legacy alive. Guy still holds a 16-show residency at his eponymous Legends club in Chicago every January. After one of his shows seven years ago, Guy met then eight-year-old Quinn Sullivan (who also joins us on LRBC #25), a budding blues guitarist. Now a mentor to the teenaged musician, Guy tours with him and produced his first album. "I learn from Buddy every day," Sullivan says.



KEY WEST
The clubs are lining up bands already...

NEW ORLEANS
Announcement soon, including Surprise/Special Guests!



MARCIA BALL
Just announced!

RANDY MCQUAY II(IBC 2015 Solo/Duo Winner)

Special Guest HAROLD BROWN (Lowrider Band)
Jam Host RANDY OXFORD


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BUDDY GUY

ALLEN TOUSSAINT

IRMA THOMAS

BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO

ORIGINAL LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE: TOMMY CASTRO BAND w/ MAGIC DICK, RONNIE BAKER BROOKS & DEANNA BOGART

TAB BENOIT

TERRANCE SIMIEN & ZYDECO EXPERIENCE

MARCIA BALL

TOMMY CASTRO & The PAINKILLERS

THEODIS EALEY

RICK ESTRIN & The NIGHTCATS

DEANNA BOGART BAND

CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS

JAREKUS SINGLETON

TOM HAMBRIDGE & The RATTLESNAKES

MAGIC DICK & SHUN NG

COREY HARRIS BAND

QUINN SULLIVAN

JONATHON "BOOGIE" LONG

"THE BLUES IS A WOMAN" Play written by Theodis Ealey & Tom Jones. Featuring: Lacee, Bernardine Mitchell & Theodis Ealey

RANDY MCQUAY II(IBC 2015 Solo/Duo Winner)

Jam Host RANDY OXFORD

MITCH WOODS CLUB 88

Host TBA w/ DARRELL NULISCH

IRONING BOARD SAM w/ ARDIE DEAN

DEANNA BOGART

MARCELLA SIMIEN
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10/28: Bluesin' At Sea
10/29: Cozumel, MX | 1:00p - 9:00p
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10/31: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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