Gettin' Up: Live at Buddy Guy's Legends Rosa's

Gettin' Up: Live at Buddy Guy's Legends Rosa's

by Carey Bell


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Gettin' Up: Live at Buddy Guy's Legends Rosa's

This brilliant effort by Carey Bell and his son Lurrie Bell, both of whom are blues legends, almost did not take place. Carey suffered a minor stroke and broke his hip, spending four months in the hospital. Three days after he left the hospital, he was on his way to Chicago to perform at a concert with Lurrie. Although still in a wheelchair, Carey is heard throughout at the peak of his powers, taking powerful and inventive harmonica solos along with most of the vocals. Lurrie's guitar work is excellent and he sings on "Baby Please Don't Go." There are two live sessions with a rhythm section, three numbers that were recorded at Lurrie's home as intimate duets between father and son, and a solo "Stand by Me" by Lurrie Bell for his wife. This is a classic and memorable program that is highly recommended to fans of Chicago blues and Carey and Lurrie Bell. [A DVD of this set is also available.]

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Release Date: 04/17/2007
Label: Delmark
UPC: 0038153079123
catalogNumber: 791

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Gettin' Up: Live at Buddy Guy's Legends Rosa's 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Lemmy59 More than 1 year ago
There is nothing particularly groundbreaking here and that's what's so good. Carey Bell was an amazing mouth harp player, and Lurrie remains one of the greatest guitarists the blues has ever produced. The musical abilities of both father and son are genre-defining, creative, and a pleasure to listen to. These performances are creative, raw, full of emotion and zeal, and energetic. Carey even debuted a new song, "Gettin' Up", just for the show. He wrote it the night before and it took its rightful place among a legendary catalog of songs. This album belongs in the collection of every blues fan, new and old alike.