Original rocking Blues from New Jersey's best loved Bluesman! Produced by Bob Lanza and recorded at Skylab Recording studio in Roosevelt, New Jersey, Time to Let Go is Bob’s fourth album release. Its 11 tracks, a mix of soulful originals and cool covers, showcase Bob’s powerful blues guitar work and sinewy vocals. “This album comes at a time when I've had a lot of loss in my life,” confesses Lanza. “My mother and brother both passed away while I was recording this CD. It’s a tribute to them, and a suggestion to all of the families that go through difficult times; you gotta let ‘em go and continue life. “From the sound engineers to the people at Connor Ray and all who helped on this project - these people are what make the world go round. To see how much help I got while doing this CD was just mind-blowing to me.”
The Legendary Blues Band has been around, in one form or another since the early 1980's. Originally formed by former Muddy Waters sidemen, the group included Pinetop Perkins on piano and the great Jerry Portnoy on Harmonica. This later incarnation of the group now finds Madison Slim on harmonica as well as other Chicago Blues enthusiasts filling in.
Slim is a pretty fair singer and harmonica player, the guitarists; Billy Flynn and Willy Phillips do a nice job of playing good standard Chicago-style Blues. The other players do a nice job of laying a solid rhythmic base for the lead players.
The new album, which has been recorded in Madrid and Las Vegas, is expected to be released in March 2016. It includes 14 new songs which fuse Latin rhythms, blues and rock with the unmistakable guitar sound of Javier Vargas and feature exceptional vocal contributions by Paul Shortino, Gaz Pearson, Devon Allman and Tim Mitchell. Indispensable performances by Luis Mayo on bass/vocals and Peter Kunst on drums/vocals give superb shape to this album.
A 4 CD box set which chronicles the band's history and recording career from their first recordings up to the present day. Features a total of 78 tracks, including rare and unreleased items, and a lavishly produced booklet with in-depth notes by official Blues Band historian Roy Bainton, plus loads of memorabilia care of Tom McGuinness All tracks digitally remastered!
The Chicago mainstay's debut album was a rough, gruff, no-nonsense affair typified by the decidedly unsentimental track "Your Love Is like a Cancer." Seals wasn't all that far removed from his southern roots at this point, and his slashing guitar work sports a strikingly raw feel on his originals "Look Now, Baby," "Cotton Picking Blues," and "Hot Sauce" (the latter a blistering instrumental that sounds a bit like the theme from Batman played sideways).
The Cameo Blues Band is a Toronto-based blues band, originally formed in 1978. It is particularly notable for its association with several of Canada's leading blues singers, including Richard "Hock" Walsh, Tony Flaim and Chuck Jackson, all of whom were also associated with the Downchild Blues Band. In 2002, at the instigation of producer and independent label owner Lance Anderson, the Cameo Blues Band recorded its first album, on Make It Real Records. Band membership for the album was composed of Ray Harrison (piano and Hammond B3), John Bride (guitar), Tom Griffiths (bass) and Michael Sloski (drums). Vocals were contributed by four previous lead singers of the band: Dickie, Jackson, Tomlinson and Zwol. Invited guests contributing to the album were Michael Fonfara, keyboard player for Downchild, Freddie Keeler and Terry Blersh on guitars, and Larry Shields on tuba.