Monthly Archives: October 2010

Big Jack Johnson – Blues Guitarist & Vocalist, Clarksdale Guitarist And vocalist

Big Jack Johnson is an American electric blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Born on July 30, 1940, in Lambert, Mississippi, Johnson was playing guitar with his father’s blues and country band when he was only thirteen. He sat in with Frank Frost and Sam Carr at the Savoy Theatre in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and began recording with them for Phillips International and Jewel Records. Johnson has recorded both solo and as a member of the blues groups the Jelly Roll Kings and Big Jack Johnson and the Oilers. Blues Guitarist Johnson’s first recordings as a singer were marked in 1979 when Rockin’ the Juke Joint Down was released as by the Jelly Roll Kings.

Top 5 Songs

Daddy, When is Mama Comin’ Home
Catfish Blues
Too Many Drivers
The Blues is Alright!
Sweet Little Angel

Top 3 Albums

The Oil Man
Rooster Blues
We Got to Stop This Killin’

Discography

1987: The Oil Man
1987: Rooster Blues
1991: Daddy, When Is Mama Comin’ Home
1996: We Got to Stop This Killin’
1997: Live in Chicago
1998: All the Way Back
1998: Live in Chicago
2000: Roots Stew
2002: The Memphis Barbecue Sessions
2007: Black Snake Moan

John Mayall – A pioneering English Blues Singer, Songwriter And Multi-Instrumentalist.

Blues guitarist John Mayall, the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, is a pioneering English blues singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, who has been a great influence on many artists including Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, etc. Born on November 29, 1933, in Macclesfield, England, Mayall—perhaps affected by his guitarist and jazz music enthusiast father, Murray Mayall—was attracted to the sounds of American blues players from an early age and taught himself to play the guitar, harmonica, and piano. In 1963, blues guitarist Mayall started his full time musical career and he has been living in the U. S. since the end of the 1960s.

Top 5 Songs

All Your Love
So Many Roads
Parchman Farm
Key to Love
Looking Back

Top 3 Albums

Bare Wires
Empty Rooms
Crusade

Discography

Original John Mayall albums
1965: John Mayall Plays John Mayall
1966: Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
1967: A Hard Road
1967: Bluesbreakers with Paul Butterfield
1967: Crusade
1967: The Blues Alone
1968: The Diary of a Band – Volume One
1968: The Diary of a Band – Volume Two
1968: Bare Wires
1968: Blues from Laurel Canyon
1969: Looking Back
1969: Thru the Years
1969: The Turning Point
1970: Empty Rooms
1970: USA Union
1971: Back to the Roots
1971: Memories
1972: Jazz Blues Fusion
1973: Moving On
1973: Ten Years Are Gone
1974: The Latest Edition
1975: New Year, New Band, New Company
1975: Notice to Appear
1976: Banquet in Blues
1977: Lots of People
1977: A Hard Core Package
1977: Primal Solos
1978: The Last of the British Blues
1979: Bottom Line
1980: No More Interviews
1982: Road Show Blues
1985: Return Of The Bluesbreakers
1985: Behind the Iron Curtain
1987: Chicago Line
1988: The Power of the Blues
1988: (<-1971) Archives to Eighties
1990: A Sense of Place
1992: Cross Country Blues
1993: Wake Up Call
1994: The 1982 Reunion Concert
1995: Spinning Coin
1997: Blues for the Lost Days
1999: Padlock on the Blues
1999: Rock the Blues Tonight
1999: Live at the Marquee 1969
1999: The Masters
1999: Live:1969
2001: Along for the Ride
2002: Stories
2003: 70th Birthday Concert
2005: Road Dogs
2005: Rolling with the Blues
2007: Live at the BBC
2007: In the Palace of the King
2007: Live from Austin, Tx
2009: Tough

Unofficial, limited editions & bootlegs
1990: Crocodile Walk
1984: Blues Alive
198?: Back to the Roots
198?: Dal vivo a Milano
1996: Bulldogs For Sale
199?: Beano’s Boys
199?: The first 5 years
199?: Simply Outstanding, live at the Fillmore West ’68
1999: Horny Blues
1999: Mayallapolis Blues
2000: Time Capsule
2001: UK Tour 2K
2001: Boogie Woogie Man
2001: Archive:live
2003: No Days Off

Singles
1964: “Crawling Up The Hill / Mr. James”
1965: “Crocodile Walk / Blues City Shakedown”
1965: “I’m Your Witchdoctor / Telephone Blues”
1966: “Lonely Years / Bernard Jenkins”
1966: “Parchman Farm / Key To Love”
1966: “Looking Back / So Many Roads”
1967: “Sitting In The Rain / Out Of Reach”
1967: “Curly / Rubber Duck”
1967: “I’m Your Witchdoctor/ Telephone Blues”
1967: “Double Trouble / It Hurts Me Too”
1967: “Suspicions Pt.1 / Suspicions Pt.2”
1968: “Picture On The Wall / Jenny”
1968: “No Reply / She’s Too Young”
1968: “The Bear / 2401”

Junior Kimbrough – The Famous American Blues Musician From North Mississippi

Blues guitarist Junior Kimbrough (July 28, 1930 – January 17, 1998), also known as David Kimbrough, was an American bluesman from Hudsonville, Mississippi. Influenced by Lightnin’ Hopkins, Kimbrough began playing guitar in his youth. In 1992, Robert Palmer produced Kimbrough’s debut album, All Night Long, for Fat Possum Records. It was recorded in a local church with Kimbrough’s son Kent “Kenny Malone” Kimbrough on drums and R. L. Burnside’s son Garry Burnside on bass guitar. His second album for Fat Possum, Sad Days and Lonely Nights was released in 1994. In 1998, the last album this blues guitarist recorded, Most Things Haven’t Worked Out, appeared on Fat Possum.

Top 5 Songs

Lord, Have Mercy On Me
All Night Long
I Gotta Try You Girl
Meet Me in the City
Crawling King Snake

Top 3 Albums

All Night Long
Sad Days, Lonely Nights
Most Things Haven’t Worked Out

Discography

All Night Long
Sad Days, Lonely Nights
Do The Rump
Most Things Haven’t Worked Out
God Knows I Tried
Meet Me in the City
You Better Run: The Essential Junior Kimbrough
Sunday Nights: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough

Jonny Lang Is A Grammy award-Winning American blues, Gospel, Rock Singer And Songwriter

Blues guitarist Jon Gordon Langseth Jr., known by his stage name Jonny Lang, is an American blues, gospel, and rock singer and songwriter, as well as a recording artist. Born on January 29, 1981, in Fargo, North Dakota, Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve after he went to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band. He soon began taking lessons from the Bad Medicine Blues Band’s guitar player, Ted Larsen, and joined the band several months later, which got renamed to Kid Jonny Lang & the Big Bang. In 1996 blues guitarist Lang was signed to A&M Records. His second album Wander This World, released in 1998, earned a Grammy nomination, and his newest album Turn Around, released in 2006, won Lang his first Grammy Award.

Top 5 Songs

Red Light
Try
Breakin’ Me
Missing Your Love
Walking Away

Top 3 Albums

Turn Around
Wander This World
Lie to Me

Discography

1995: Smokin (as Kid Jonny Lang & the Big Bang)
1997: Lie to Me
1998: Wander This World
2003: Long Time Coming
2006: Turn Around
2009: Live at the Ryman

Kenny Neal – A moden Swamp Blues Master And Multi-Instrumentalist

Kenny Neal is a blues and swamp blues guitarist and singer. He was born on October 14, 1957, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Neal comes from a musical family; his father, Raful Neal, was a blues singer, harmonicist, and songwriter. Eight of his nine siblings are also blues musicians and he often performed with his brothers in his band. In 1987, Neal cut his debut album for the Florida record, Bio on the Bayou, which was picked up by Alligator Records the following year and renamed to Big News from Baton Rouge!! This blues guitarist was at one time a member of Downchild Blues Band, also known as Downchild, a Canadian blues band.

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Top 5 Songs

Broken Dreams
Walk Out in the Rain
Things Got to Get Better
I’m a Blues Man
Bad Memory

Top 3 Albums

Devil Child
Hoodoo Moon
Let Life Flow

Discography

1988: Big News from Baton Rouge!!
1989: Devil Child
1991: Walking on Fire
1992: Bayou Blood
1994: Hoodoo Moon
1998: Blues Fallin’ Down Like Rain
2000: What You Got
2001: One Step Closer
2004: Double Take
2008: Let Life Flow