Blues Bureau's Low Down & Dirty Blues Collection, Vol 1: Slow Jams

Blues Bureau's Low Down & Dirty Blues Collection, Vol 1: Slow Jams

     
 
Not all blues artists use the phrase "low down and dirty" as a badge of honor. There are also the uptown blues artists, who are gritty and soulful but also pride themselves on their jazz-influenced sophistication. Typically, uptown blues artists love jazz (especially soul-jazz); are likely to use a Hammond B-3 organ; and have influences like See more details below

Overview

Not all blues artists use the phrase "low down and dirty" as a badge of honor. There are also the uptown blues artists, who are gritty and soulful but also pride themselves on their jazz-influenced sophistication. Typically, uptown blues artists love jazz (especially soul-jazz); are likely to use a Hammond B-3 organ; and have influences like Jimmy Witherspoon, Joe Williams, Percy Mayfield, and Jimmy Rushing. But in most blues circles, "low down and dirty" remains a big selling point -- and that continues to hold true in everything from acoustic Mississippi country blues to electric Chicago blues to blues-soul. On this 77-minute compilation, low down and dirty usually means blues-rock. Tough, muscular, ballsy blues-rock dominates Blues Bureau's Low Down and Dirty Blues Collection, Vol. 1: Slow Jams, and there is no shortage of grit on performances by Pat Travers ("Too Much Is Never Enough"), Eric Gales ("Freedom from My Demons"), Stoney Curtis ("Blues Without You"), and Leslie West ("Third Degree"). Any CD with names like Travers, West, and Rick Derringer is bound to have a lot of rock appeal, and this 2009 release maintains a strong rock element even when it detours into more jazz-minded territory on two instrumentals: Neal Schon's "Blues for Miles" (as in Miles Davis) and Scott Henderson's "That Hurts." Henderson and Schon, however, aren't combining blues and jazz in the way that the honkers of the 1940s and 1950s or organ combos of the 1960s combined blues and jazz; "Blues for Miles" and "That Hurts" are straight-up fusion -- and despite being more cerebral than most of the other tracks, they still have plenty of guitar-powered rock bravado and don't detract from the compilation's loud-and-proud aesthetic. Blues Bureau's Low Down and Dirty Blues Collection, Vol. 1: Slow Jams isn't the last word on the label's contributions to blues-rock, but it's still a rewarding and generous sample of what the Blues Bureau catalog has to offer.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/24/2009
Label:
Blues Bureau Int'l
UPC:
0026245206427
catalogNumber:
2064
Rank:
327481

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick Derringer   Guitar,Vocals
Eric Gales   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Schenker   Guitar
Neal Schon   Guitar,Mandolin,Lap Steel Guitar
Pat Travers   Guitar,Vocals
Scott Henderson   Guitar
Tim Bogert   Bass,Bass Guitar
Chris Duarte   Guitar
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
Anthony Arvizu   Drums
John Bazz   Upright Bass
Kirk Covington   Drums
Stephen Hodges   Percussion
Scott Kinsey   Keyboards
Michael Landau   Guitar,Vocals
Davey Pattison   Vocals
Prairie Prince   Drums
Thomas Pridgen   Drums
Mark Robertson   Keyboards,Hammond B3
Ross Valory   Bass,Bass Guitar
Leslie West   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Mike Malone   Keyboards
Brad Kaiser   Drums
Segovia Bader   Bass,Bass Guitar
Bill Barrett   Harmonica
Sean Shannon   Drums
Steve Evans   Bass,Bass Guitar
Stoney Curtis   Guitar,Vocals
Gunter Nezhoda   Bass,Bass Guitar
Marc Ford   Guitar,Vocals
Kevin Curry   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Track Performer
John Humphrey   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dustin Sargent   Bass,Bass Guitar
Damien Lewis   Drums
Stoney Curtis Band   Guitar
Kevin Rian   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Bass,Bass Guitar
Charles Glover   Drums
Colby Smith   Bass Guitar
Art Groom   Hammond B3
Ronald Bruner   Drums
Richard Martin Ross   Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Freddie King   Composer
Rick Derringer   Producer,Audio Production
Eric Gales   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Neal Schon   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Pat Travers   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Scott Henderson   Composer,Audio Production
Big Maceo Merriweather   Composer
Chris Duarte   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Anthony Arvizu   Engineer
Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
Michael Lardie   Bass Engineer,Drum Recordings
James Murphy   overdub engineer,Vocal Recording
Mark "Mooka" Rennick   Engineer
Mark Robertson   Audio Production
Mike Varney   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Leslie West   Producer,Audio Production
Larry Brewer   Remixing
Ralph Patlan   Engineer
Robert Allen Craft   Engineer
Darryl "#1" Phillips   Engineer
Sean Shannon   Engineer
Jeff Lightning Lewis   Engineer
Marc Ford   Composer,Audio Production
Jason D'Ottavio   Engineer,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer,Guitar Engineer
Kevin Curry   Arranger,Guitar Engineer
R. Montrose   Composer
D. Pattison   Composer
Curtis Feliszak   Composer
E. Boyd   Composer

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