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In Good Company - Frederick Douglas and the Chicago Carl Quintet and Quartet with special guest, Frank DiBussolo A former member of the Platters and the Drifters, Frederick applies his rich baritone to some favorite jazz standards, with a touch of blues and a bit of Motown, garnished with Frank DiBussolo's sizzling guitar licks.
Midnight Sun - Mike Mettalia and Midnight Shift Spirited rockabilly and blues from the Lehigh Valley roots music band, with a dash of Western swing.
Sparky's Lounge - Big Frank and the Healers Rocking electric blues from this Staten Island band; ten original songs; hot slide guitar from Big Frank Mirra.
From Coldwater, Mississippi, where he was born in 1951, to the West Side of Chicago, where he grew up, to Europe, where he hs fronted his own band on no less than ten tours, Larry Burton is known as a master guitarist and a musician's musician. He has worked and/or recorded with the likes of Albert King, Lou Rawls, Fenton Robinson, Son Seals, Albert Collins and Jimmy Johnson - just to name a few.
What I Need: Christopher Dean Band A sonic tour of America's soul by the up-and-coming guitarist/singer and his road-tested band, plus backing vocals and horns; the program includes rousing covers of classic soul and blues tunes, plus three Christopher Dean originals.
Outta' Here: KAV Trio (Kennedy, Ammett, Viscounte) Smooth vibraphone jazz in a contemporary vein, by three of Philadelphia's top young performers.
Frank DiBussolo | Average White Cats Latin-flavored jazz in a quintet setting, featuirng original compositions by the Grammy-nominated guitarist. Cash Box called it an "instant classic."
Billy Sharp | Searching Big city blues and R&B, garnished with a horn section; includes classics by Bobby Bland and Joe Turner, plus originals.
The Sean J. Kennedy Quartet| Queen Anne's Revenge The Seán J. Kennedy Quartet focuses on original compositions and new arrangements of time-honored standards. With Seán on drums, the group features Erin Stroup on saxophones, John Stenger on piano, and Raymond Clemens on bass. As stated in a recent review on Jazzreview.com, Kennedy’s quartet is “creatively new, but built on solid foundations of traditional jazz.”
Three Times a Fool | Christopher Dean Band
Where I Need to Be | Christopher Dean Band The Christopher Dean Band is a regional blues/soul band based out of the Central New Jersey area, working up and down the east coast year round. Christopher Dean fronts the group, playing guitar and singing lead vocals. Christopher has been playing professionally for the past eight years, having been taught by his older brother and bass player, David, when he was 16.
It's About Time | Jean Avery Jean Avery has a vocal styling that follows the natural path of 20th Century music. She travels from Blues to Gospel, Jazz to Soul, R&B to Mowtown, Pop and even Classic Rock! She brings to live some of the greatest songs of all time in a cabaret style show that includes everything from Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. She covers so many different styles of music that she is able to entertain audiences of every kind.
Frank DiBussolo | And Frank Makes Three The Frank DiBussolo trio, featuring Frank DiBussolo on guitar, Bill Avayou on Drums and Keith Snyder on bass.
Frank DiBussolo | Rite of PASSage Solo jazz guitar by the virtuoso fretman, a multiple Grammy nominee; conceived in tribute to the late Joe Pass.
The Thom Palmer Band | Slip on Outta Sight Thom is the complete package -- a stinging guitarist, unique vocalist, versatile songwriter, and redoubtable bandleader. The horn-enhanced sound recalls the classic days of groups like The Electric Flag and Blood Sweat & Tears, as Thom blasts his way through seven originals and four covers, ranging from Albert Collins' hard-driving "Shoe on the Other Foot" to Tuto Jones' moody "You Never Had Love" and Dr. John's "How Come My Dog Don't Bark".
Sonny Corso | My Baby's Tough The bayou poet returns with another program of original songs both funny and provocative. The fare from the electric New Orleans rock of the title tune to the country sounds of "Look Out Open Road" and "One More Time for Dixie", which emplyo dobro, steel guitar and fiddle. "She Made Up Her Face" has touches of the psychedelic rock era; the Gospel-inspired "Time to Move" closes the program with an apocalyptic vision.
Slim | The Second Time Around Slim's follow-up album stays deep in the blues vein, but with a greater emphasis on originals. The songs cook along in a variety of grooves, and tell stories that evoke a whole spectrum of emotions. Guest artists include guitar prodigy Eric Steckel and powerhouse vocalist Sarah Ayers; producer "Chicago" Carl Snyder chips in with generous contributions on the keyboars. LIVING BLUES said this CD has "a no-frills, down-to-earth blues feel".
Illinois Slim | Born Into the Blues A Chicago native, Slim has a deep love for the classic Windy City sound; he plays guitar and sings squarely in the tradition of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf, et al. His songwriting skills are uniquely his, however, as attested by the shuffling "You Broke My Heart", the rocking "Your Love", the plaintive "Not Tonight" and the funky "Don't You Know", with its guitar solo by guitar virtuoso Mike Dugan.
Jimmy Lawrence and "Chicago" Carl Snyder | Early in the Morning A great new set of blues, rock, ballads and funk, with vocals by Lawrence, plus four other singers. Includes four original songs.
Sonny Corso and the Pelicans | Steamy Days and Dreamy Nights Sonny has been called "the Bob Dylan of Louisiana." His songs capture the flavors of life on the bayou, in the French Quarter, and along Airline Highway, with hard-rocking musical backgrounds that range from swamp funk to Western swing. The CD includes his 1983 classic, "Down at the World Famous Restaurants of the Bayou State".
Dan Noland | Wrapped Up in Love Again More deep blues (including an original, "Tell Me Who's The Fireman") and danceable pop classics including the Commodores' "Brick House", which gets a whole new groove.
Jimmy Lawrence & "Chicago" Carl Snyder | Why Don't You Do Right? A multiple winner of the singing contests at the Apollo Theater, Lawrence gets the point across whether he's rocking the blues or emoting on a jazzy ballad. The CD presents him in a variety of grooves, from rhumba to swing, with generous doses of blues guitar from Larry Burton, who has recorded with everyone from Albert King to Lou Rawls.
Dan Noland | Birdnest on the Ground Dan Noland is a great singer who can melt hearts with ballad or rock the house with downhome funk. As Blues Access wondered, "Where else can you hear covers of the Box Tops, the Spinners and Willie Nelson?" Also on tap are a pair of redhot originals, "Extra Sexy Person" and "Party Man". Contributing to the music are some of Chicago's finest including former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Matt Walker.
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