Downchild Blues Band - Something I've Done (2017)
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Americana, Blues | Label: LinusDownchild has an illustrious and colorful history now spanning five decades. Something I've Done is another stellar entry in a discography with very few equals in terms of both quantity and quality. The history of Downchild would certainly make a fascinating movie, and in fact aspects of the band's story were used in the hit movie The Blues Brothers. The Toronto-based group's universally-recognized status as Canada's best-loved blues band is reaffirmed by the accolades they receive including: Juno Awards, Entertainer of The Year at the Maple Blues Awards, as well as North American festival favorites in both North American and European Blues Festivals.
The Blues & Beyond reveals Robben's advanced concepts for improvising and comping. Performing his well-known renditions of several blues classics,Robben demonstrates how he plays over chord changes. Robben also discusses phrasing and playing "outside" using pentatonic,diminished, and melodic minor scales. Check out the "Miles Groove," where Robben plays a great solo combining blues, bebop, and modern "out" lines. And to help you capture Robben's unique style, most of the solos, chords,and playing demonstrations have been transcribed in the music and tab book included.
Led by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Donnie "Mr. Downchild" Walsh, the Downchild Blues Band is the premier blues band in Canada. Their saxophone-driven jump blues provided a major inspiration for Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi's Blues Brothers, who included Walsh's tunes, "Everything I Need (Almost)" and "Shotgun Blues," on their 1978 debut album, Briefcase Full of Blues. Formed in 1969 by Walsh and his brother, Richard "Hock" Walsh, the Downchild Blues Band endured continuous personnel turnover. More than 18 musicians came and went, including Gene Taylor, who went on to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Kenny Neal, who joined after leaving the employ of Buddy Guy and relocating to Toronto.
Recorded in August of 1998 in Baden-Baden, Germany, at Ohne Filter, the Ford Blues Band took the stage and proceeded to rock the house. The music itself is fantastic! That was the real treat here. The music. At one point I closed my eyes and lost myself in the tunes.With Patrick Ford – drums, Andy Just – harp and vocals, Volker Striffler – guitar and vocals, and Dewayne Pate – bass and vocals, the band delivers solid blues rock to an appreciative audience……
This great album has been originally released on Danish Parlophone label in 1969 and is usually considered as one of the best, late 60's rock records ever recorded in Scandinavia! This LP is best described as an early progressive rock effort with very electic mixture of blues, beat and heavy psychedelia - with superb and intensive guitar work throughout, some brass section phrases and solid drumming. Comparing their music to the bands like Cream, Taste, Love Sculpture, Cuby & The Blizzards and Beefeathers will definitely not be exaggerated. Unfortunately, it was the only title released under the Delta Blues Band name (apart from 1979 LP with one Billy Cross). This CD edition has been carefully remastered from the original, analogue source and sounds really great!
After leaving Ukiah, CA, and moving south to San Francisco to form the Charles Ford Band (named for their father) in the late '60s with harmonica player Gary Smith, brothers Pat (drums) and Robben (guitar) were enlisted by Charlie Musselwhite and were pivotal members of one of the best aggregations the harpist ever led. Leaving Musselwhite after recording Arhoolie's Takin' My Time, they recruited bassist Stan Poplin and younger brother Mark, then age 17, on harmonica and played under the name the Real Charles Ford Band. Heavily influenced by the original Butterfield Blues Band and the Chess catalog, the quartet was famous for their live jazz explorations…
For years now I have been performing and recording with a number of different blues artists. During that time I began to get ideas of my own as to what I thought would make for a good modern blues band. As I produced more and more projects for Blue Rock'It and other labels, these ideas became clearer. Finaly, I decided that it was time to call together Ronnie,Mark, and Garth to help me develop my Ford Blues Band concept.With no rehearsals, in just a little over twenty hours, we had completed this project……
The Blues & Beyond reveals Robben's advanced concepts for improvising and comping. Performing his well-known renditions of several blues classics, Robben demonstrates how he plays over chord changes. Robben also discusses phrasing and playing "outside" using pentatonic, diminished, and melodic minor scales. Check out the "Miles Groove," where Robbem plays a great solo combining blues, bebop, and modern "out" lines. And to help you capture Robben's unique style, most of the solos, chords, and playing demonstrations have been transcribed in the music and tab book included.
Following their 2001 tribute to Paul Butterfield (credited to Robben Ford & the Ford Blues Band), the Ford Blues Band pick 13 tracks they feel best-represent the harmonica bandleader's illustrious — but short-lived — guitarist, Mike Bloomfield…..