Chicken Shack Alley (Music)
With Rich Barta
Sun Jan 15th 2012 6.00pm–8.00pm
Time zone: central
Willie Dixon “This Pain in My Heart”
from The Original Wang Dang Doodle - The Chess Recordings & More (Chess MCA 1995)
George "Harmonica" Smith “Tight Dress”
from Now You Can Talk About Me (BLIND PIGRECORDS 1998) —This song was recorded in 1960, and originally released as a 45 rpm single as by George Allen. Ol' George used a lot of aliases back in the day, but he was the king of chromatic tone and the Godfather of West Coast blues harp.
Billy Watson And His International Silver String Submarine Band “Ice or Coal”
from Secret 8 (Lil' Snick 2011) N —Billy is a harp wielding shaman out of San Diego who hasn't forgotten how much fun music is supposed to be - and has the chips to make sure you remember! This CD features the Nathan James Band supporting Billy.
Flávio Guimarães “Jamming with the Nightcats”
from Flavio Guimaraes and Friends (Chico Blues Records 2011) N —Flavio is an Argentine player who is a William Clarke acolyte - as well as being one of the finest harp players in the world. This track features him working with rick Estrin & The Nightcats (yep, two harp players). The CD is a must have for all seriou
The William Clarke Blues Band “I Had My Fun”
from Rockin' the Boat! Recorded Live!! (Watch Dog Records 2011) N —William Clarke and his working band captured live in 1987 originally released on LP on the Rivera Records label. Bill Clarke may be the the most influential "modern day" harp player of them all.