Born on September 15, , in Lambert, Mississippi, Snooky Pryor has enjoyed an illustrious career that spans seven decades. Milestones include pioneering the amplification of the blues harp in His recording of "Telephone Blues," backed with "Snooky And Moody's Boogie," is generally acknowledged to be the first postwar Chicago blues record.
Mel Brown, born on October 7, , in Jackson, Mississippi, has used his big Super Gibson to carve out his own corner in the blues world. Both consummate professionals, Snooky and Mel arrived at the studio well prepared and proceeded to tear into the 13 tracks you find here.
From Snooky's incendiary harp to Mel's scorching guitar, these two can burn down the house in less time than it takes most players to strike a match. Weitere Artikel von Snooky Pryor. Records Masters Add to cart. Show all "Snooky Pryor" articles. Similar products Customers also bought Customers also viewed. Similar products. Customers also bought. Customers also viewed. Active Inactive. Das Cookie wird von der Webseite genutzt um herauszufinden, ob Cookies vom Browser des Seitennutzers zugelassen werden.
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Bad Poets. Apparently Slim now trades in the blues somewhere in the Carolinas, but these demos of smarmy and overly-clever pop tunes with nary a whit of blues should have been left in the shoebox.
Smith leans toward a jazzy feel and a sophisticated yet uncomplicated sound, and every note on this recording is right where it's supposed to be. Safety Zone. Smith gets his friends together again to make some more forays into the jazzier side of the blues on this recording. Excellent live outing from this underrated performer and songwriter whose great understated vocals and impeccable finger-picking deserve a good deal more attention.
Heavy - capital H - with hot licks galore. Looking for something thought-provoking and a little different? His material here is graced with the sparse and moody feel of the desert depicted in the photos on the sleeve. Falling somewhere in between bluegrass, country blues and jug-band music, the music of these Rocky Mountain boys will make you stop and listen if that's your cup o' tea.
Taylor's guitar-based combo is augmented here and there by harp and horns to add some flavor to his well-played blues-rock originals on this pair of self-produced albums. With These Hands. Guitarist Taylor has a real authentic vocal sound but tends to over-articulate, making him sound a bit stiff for the blues.
He keeps his instrumental solos in balance with his voice so that every word can be understood, but the feeling doesn't always come through. Mystery Media. Distinctive contemporary blues featuring Templeton's gritty vocals over dynamic, above-average backing. Stone Cold. Thackery's seventh Blind Pig release keeps the spotlight on his well-seasoned band, the Drivers, and once again they deliver tasteful ensemble playing with a blues-rock feel in support of Thackery's guitar and vocals.
Blind Pig. Reissue of this young North Mississippi guitarist's debut disc features 11 solid originals. Check it out if you missed it the first time. Fat Possum. His vocals are a notch above the standard, which makes this one worth a second listen.
With solid production and arrangements, this is not a garage-band recording. Trout overcame flight delays and the ensuing nausea and insomnia to record this smoking two-CD live set. You can almost see the guitar frets melting under Trout's frenzied, no-holds-barred fingers.
An axe-lover's wet dream. Turre employs such luminaries as Jack DeJohnette, Stephen Scott and Chucho Valdes to explore the "blues in jazz" on this excellent release. Ray Charles provides inspired piano backing, and Turre displays his astonishing command of the slide trombone. Good listening! Lukewarm effort from five-piece Iowa ensemble features the harp and vocals of Jack Schmalfeldt and Dave Schneider's guitar and vocal work on 14 originals.
Junior's Motel. A solid compilation featuring cuts from 18 artists on the King Snake label Sonny Rhodes, Ace Moreland et al - with lots of quality soul and blues waiting to be discovered here. Weston knows how to entertain in a variety of settings - solo, duo and in the band. Here he's gone acoustic, and his unique voice combines with fine guitar playing to create a sound all his own that comes across on every one of these 16 cuts.
Weston is also accomplished on both diatonic and chromatic harmonicas, which is amazing to begin with, but to play that well while holding down the rhythm on guitar is almost unheard of.
You can almost smell the stale beer and cigarette smoke in the air on the night this was recorded by raunchy party-master Chick Willis "Stoop Down Baby" and his bar band par excellence.
Horn O'Copia. Here's the top-shelf stuff, with Robillard hosting incomparable vocalist Jimmy Witherspoon in a set recorded at the same time as Duke's Stretchin' Out album. Witherspoon is close to the end here he died less than two years later and his voice is losing strength, but this is still some of the best blues to be heard, and you'll be envious of the folks who attended this show Vancouver, BC, back in Susie Q.
Three-piece band from the Northeast does original blues-based pop-rock with a hint of grunge. Yes, Virginia, if you are a bad girl, you'll find this in your stocking, and it's worse than a lump of coal. This works better than their limp Christmas disc, but not by much.
To category more sections. A-Z div. P Secure bonuspoints now. In the '80s they were a great team at the 'Antone's' night club in Austin, Texas. Close menu. If you are into traditional style blues, you'll love this record. Recorded in Canada.
Pryor, Snooky - Double Shot! Electric Blues Review 0. Read, write and discuss reviews Customer evaluation for "Double Shot!View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Double Shot! on Discogs. Label: Electro-Fi Records - • Format: CD Album • Genre: Blues • Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown - Double Shot!5/5(1).