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Author Topic: Sugar Blue- From Paris To Chicago  (Read 1251 times)

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Offline doctorpep

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Sugar Blue- From Paris To Chicago
« on: July 04, 2009, 12:49:41 PM »
Does anyone know anything about this interesting and diverse album? I can't find any information on the disc on Allmusic.com. All I know is that Blue backed Johnny Shines and Louisiana Red. I'm wondering if anyone knows who is playing on the disc, or if anyone also enjoys this cd. Thanks.
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Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Sugar Blue- From Paris To Chicago
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009, 11:33:54 PM »
Recorded in Paris April/May 1982 and first released in France by the Blue Silver label (LP 3012), some years later was re-released on CD by EPM. Accompanied by Jean-Pierre Sabar; Michael Robinson; Raymond Gimenes; Dion Payton; Slim Pezin; Lafayette Evans; Earl Howell. Beyond that I know nothing. Perhaps one of our French members can shed some light on it.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2009, 11:35:02 PM by Bunker Hill »

Offline doctorpep

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Re: Sugar Blue- From Paris To Chicago
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 11:47:20 AM »
Thank you very much for the info! Do you enjoy the album? The guy is really out there. He does things with a harmonica that may not be pure Blues (whatever that is) but are quite interesting!
"There ain't no Heaven, ain't no burning Hell. Where I go when I die, can't nobody tell."

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Offline jed

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Re: Sugar Blue- From Paris To Chicago
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 12:15:07 AM »
Sugar Blue was a fixture in 80s-90s Chicago blues, playing in Willie Dixon's road band and doing offshoot projects with various cats.  Corkie Siegal (from the Chicago-based Siegal-Schwall band) did similar projects in addition to his band's clever blues covers. 

In a way, Sugar Blue reminds me of Carrie Bell, since Carrie's solos were often fast and furious, way outside of the standard Little Walter/Big Walter/Sonny Boy vocabulary.  What made Carrie Bell stand so tall, in my view, was that he was one of the very best ensemble players - in any style - capable of providing the perfect backup to whatever was going on across the stage. 
ok then:  http://jed.net

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