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Browsing: Duke Robillard
A blend where Howlin’ Wolf tangos with Django, Earnest Tubb shoots firecrackers with Cab Calloway, and Memphis Minnie throws dice with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
“I have to say, I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of the sessions for this album. It’s just a damn good representation of my band, the guest artists and the music we chose to record.” – Duke Robillard
Mark Hummel’s 30th Annual Blues Harmonica Blowout is a Tribute to Big Walter “Shakey” Horton
Robillard declares the album to be “packed with plenty of bright sounding Fender guitar a la Ike Turner, Lefty Bates, etc. Just a good listening or dancing record like the blues records I bought when I was a kid.”
“Frankly, this isn’t an album to read liner notes by. It’s far more suited to moving and grooving, sweating or at least toe tapping, signifying and getting happy…” Dick Shurman
The new album marks one of the last recordings from beloved/acclaimed guitarist Charlie Baty, who passed away unexpectedly in March of this year.
“I remember hearing Slim Harpo’s ‘Scratch My Back’ on AM radio in Rhode Island. I can still recall where I was, who I was with, and how that sound just went through me like a bolt of lightning!” – Duke Robillard
“This recording marks a serious bucket list dream come true for me,” says Robillard.
This album is a timeless classic, and should be mandatory listening for anyone aspiring to be a guitarist of merit. It is without doubt one of the finest blues records ever recorded and well worth the price of admission, and then some.