Tag Archive: Live Performances


 

30th ANNUAL CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2013

 

 

 

 

” Chicago Blues Festival: Blues Festival Headliners Travel Up The Mississippi To Chicago ~ 

FREE Admission • Millennium Park • Grant Park • June 6 – 9, 2013

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.

Performance Schedule & Lineup:

Pre-Events:
May is blues month in Chicago! Enjoy a number of Chicago Blues Festival preview events throughout the City at the Chicago Cultural Center, Daley Plaza and other locations.

Thursday, June 6
The 2013 Chicago Blues Festival kicks-off on Thursday, June 6 in Millennium Park with performances by Shemekia Copeland (above) and Quinn Sullivan.

Friday, June 7
The Chicago Blues Festival moves to Grant Park on Friday with performances by Irma Thomas and Bobby Rush (above) and his Blues Band.

Saturday, June 8
Saturday’s headliners include Otis Clay, Uvee Hayes, The Bar-Kays, Eddie Floyd (above) and Sir Mack Rice.

Sunday, June 9
The Chicago Blues Festival closes on Sunday, June 9 with performances by blues greats James Cotton (above), John Primer, Billy Branch, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater and many more.” 

FESTIVAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Thursday, June 6 
Millennium Park – Hours: 6:30-9pm
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602

Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9 
Grant Park – Hours: 11am-9:30pm
Jackson & Columbus
Chicago, IL 60602

Source: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html

 

 

 

HT/ Blues Advocate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Rory Gallagher And Larry Carlton

    Today March 2 is the birthdate of two of the greatest guitarists to ever live : Rory Gallagher who , had he lived would have been celebrating his 65th birthday today and Larry Carlton who turns 65 . Happy Birthday to them both and thank you for your tremendous contributions to the world of music .

Rory Gallagher 

Mar 02, 1948 – Jun 14, 1995

Tore Down – Germany 1971/72


Biography

” Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal; his father, Daniel, was employed by the Irish Electricity Supply Board, who were constructing a hydro-electric power plant on the Erne River above the town. The family moved, first to Derry City, where his younger brother Dónal was born in 1949, and then to Cork, where the two brothers were raised, and where Rory attended the North Monastery School. Their father had played the accordion and sang with the Tir Chonaill Ceile Band whilst in Donegal; their mother Monica was a singer and acted with the Abbey Players in Ballyshannon. The Theatre in Ballyshannon where Monica once acted is now called the Rory Gallagher Theatre.

Both sons were musically inclined and encouraged by their parents. At age nine, Gallagher received his first guitar from them. He built on his burgeoning ability on ukulele in teaching himself to play the guitar and perform at minor functions. After winning a talent contest when he was twelve, Gallagher began performing in his adolescence with both his acoustic guitar, and an electric guitar he bought with his prize money. However, it was his purchase three years later of a 1961 Fender Stratocaster for £100 that became his primary instrument and most associated with him for the span of his lifetime.[7]

Gallagher was initially attracted to skiffle after hearing Lonnie Donegan on the radio. Donegan frequently covered blues and folk performers from the United States. He relied entirely on radio programs and television. Occasionally, the jazz programs from the BBC would play some blues numbers, and he slowly found some song books for guitar, where he found the names of the actual composers of blues pieces. While still in school, playing songs by Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran, he discovered his greatest influence in Muddy Waters. Subsequently, Gallagher began experimenting with folk, blues, and rock music. Unable to find or afford record albums, Gallagher stayed up late to hear Radio Luxembourg and AFN where the radio brought him his only exposure to the actual songwriters and musicians whose music moved him most.[8] Influences he discovered, and cited as he progressed, included Woody GuthrieBig Bill Broonzy, and Lead Belly. Initially, Gallagher struck out after just an acoustic sound.[7] Singing and later using a brace for hisharmonica, Gallagher taught himself to play slide guitar. Further, throughout the next few years of his musical development, Gallagher began learning to play alto saxophonebassmandolinbanjo, and the coral sitar with varying degrees of proficiency.[9] By his mid-teens, he began experimenting heavily with different blues styles.[10] “

Tattoo’d Lady live 1975

Year Title Label Editors’ Rating Average User Rating
1971
Rory Gallagher
Rory Gallagher Buddha Records
(19)
1971
Deuce
Deuce Buddha Records
(18)
1972
Live! In Europe
Live! In Europe Buddha Records
(16)
1973
Blueprint
Blueprint Buddha Records
(17)
1973
Tattoo
Tattoo Buddha Records
(22)
1974
Irish Tour 1974
Irish Tour 1974 Capo Records
(25)
1975
Against the Grain
Against the Grain Eagle / Eagle Records
(10)
1976
Calling Card
Calling Card Buddha Records
(24)
1978
Photo-Finish
Photo-Finish Buddha Records / Capo Records
(11)
1979
Top Priority
Top Priority Buddha Records
(11)
1980
Stage Struck
Stage Struck Capo / Capo Records
(3)
1982
Jinx
Jinx Buddha Records
(10)
1988
Defender
Defender Buddha Records
(7)
1988
Fresh Evidence
Fresh Evidence Buddha Records
(7)
1989 That’s Original Castle Music Ltd.
No User Ratings
1992 Calling Card, Pts. 1-2 Castle Music Ltd.
No User Ratings
1992 The Bullfrog Interlude Castle Music Ltd.
No User Ratings

Nadine 1986


VIDEOS

Rest In Peace Rory 

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Happy Birthday Larry Carlton 

“Cold, Cold” – with Robben Ford

Biography

” Carlton was born in Torrance, California. He started learning to play guitar when he was six years old, studying under Slim Edwards near his Torrance home. Taking an interest in jazz while at high school, his playing style was influenced by Joe PassWes MontgomeryBarney Kessel, and B.B. King. Saxophonist John Coltrane has also made a notable impression on Carlton, and Carlton’s live albums have featured cuts from Miles Davis‘ Kind of Blue.

During the 1970s and early 1980s, Carlton was a session musician in Los Angeles, making up to five hundred recordings a year, including albums by Steely DanJoni MitchellBilly JoelMichael JacksonQuincy JonesThe Four TopsChristopher CrossBarbra Streisandthe Partridge Family, and Charly García‘s Clics Modernos. His guitar work on Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” from their 1976 LP The Royal Scam has been listed as the third best guitar solo on record by Rolling Stone Magazine. From 1971 to 1976 he played with the jazz-rock group The Crusaders. In 1977 he signed with Warner Bros. Records for a solo career. In 1979 he played guitar on Michael Jackson‘s Off the Wall. Although still relatively unknown outside his fan-base, Carlton produced six albums from 1978 to 1984, during which his adaptation of Santo Farina‘s “Sleepwalk” climbed the pop and adult contemporary charts and his 1983 LP Friends garnered a Grammy nomination. In 1979, Carlton appeared on the Grammy award winning, self-titled, debut album by Christopher Cross. Guitar great Eric Johnson also played on that same album.

His solo career took a twist in 1985 when he signed with MCA Master Series for an acoustic jazz album. The result was Alone / But Never Alone, which included a rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer“. During this time Carlton worked with musicians from around the world, including Japanese guitarist Hideshi Takatani. From 1985 to 1990 Carlton did various solo projects including the 1986 liveLast Nite. He won another Grammy for his cover of the McDonald/Abrams song “Minute by Minute,” from the successful LP Discovery.”

Larry’s Blues

Year Title Label Editors’ Rating Average User Rating
1968
With a Little Help from My Friends
With a Little Help from My Friends Edsel
No User Ratings
1973
Playing/Singing
Playing/Singing Edsel
No User Ratings
1977 Larry Carlton: Live MCA
No User Ratings
1978
Larry Carlton
Larry Carlton MCA Jazz / GRP
(2)
1979 Mr. 335 Live in Japan
(1)
1981
Sleepwalk
Sleepwalk MCA Jazz / GRP
(3)
1981
Strikes Twice
Strikes Twice MCA Jazz / MCA
(2)
1983
Eight Times Up
Eight Times Up Wounded Bird
(1)
1983
Friends
Friends MCA Jazz / MCA
(1)
1986
Last Nite
Last Nite MCA
(2)
1986
Alone/But Never Alone
Alone/But Never Alone MCA
No User Ratings
1986
Discovery
Discovery MCA
(1)
1989
Christmas at My House
Christmas at My House MCA
No User Ratings
1989
On Solid Ground
On Solid Ground GRP/Impulse! / Universal
(3)
1992
Kid Gloves
Kid Gloves GRP
(1)
1993
Renegade Gentleman
Renegade Gentleman GRP
(1)
1995
Best One
Best One Universal/MCA
No User Ratings
1995
Larry & Lee
Larry & Lee GRP / Universal / Universal Distribution
(4)
1996
Gift
Gift GRP / Universal
(1)
2000
Fingerprints
Fingerprints Warner Bros.
(1)
2000 Words + Music Warner Bros.
No User Ratings
2001
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka Favored Nations Records
(6)
2001
Deep into It
Deep into It Warner Bros.
(2)
2004
Sapphire Blue
Sapphire Blue Bluebird RCA / RCA
(3)
2005
Fire Wire
Fire Wire Bluebird
(6)
2006
I Hear Angels Calling
I Hear Angels Calling 335
No User Ratings
2007
Live In Tokyo
Live In Tokyo 335
(2)
2008
The Jazz King: H.M. The King Bhumibol Adulyadej Musical Compositions
The Jazz King: H.M. The King Bhumibol Adulyadej Musical Compositions Sony BMG
No User Ratings
2010
Plays the Sound of Philadelphia
Plays the Sound of Philadelphia 335
(1)
2010
Take Your Pick
Take Your Pick 335
(1)
2012
Four Hands & A Heart, Vol. 1
Four Hands & A Heart, Vol. 1 335
No User Ratings
2013
Unplugged
Unplugged 335
(1)
335 Blues Master Class
335 Blues Master Class 335
No User Ratings
335 Improv Master Class
335 Improv Master Class 335
No User Ratings
Carrying You MCA
No User Ratings
Hello Tomorrow MCA
No User Ratings
Les Incontournables du Jazz WM France
No User Ratings
Minute by Minute MCA
No User Ratings
Smiles and Smiles to Go MCA
No User Ratings

Burnable – Live Performance

VIDEOS

Happy Birthday Larry Carlton

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Rory Gallagher – Blues

Going To My Hometown – Montreux 1977