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Up All Night
     

Up All Night

by Chizmo Charles
 
Singer Chizmo Charles made his recording debut as a leader on this CD, at the age of 70. What is more remarkable than his very late start is that Charles' voice could pass for 50. His versatility and the pure joy in his singing are quite appealing. Although largely a blues date, Charles also performs "Angel Eyes" quite credibly and the music ranges from swing to soul.

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Singer Chizmo Charles made his recording debut as a leader on this CD, at the age of 70. What is more remarkable than his very late start is that Charles' voice could pass for 50. His versatility and the pure joy in his singing are quite appealing. Although largely a blues date, Charles also performs "Angel Eyes" quite credibly and the music ranges from swing to soul. The highlights include "Bed Bug Boogie," Elmore James' "Shake Your Moneymaker," "The Walkin' Blues," and "Bad Bad Whiskey." With fine support given by the four-piece Midnight Horns (which includes Kenny Blake on alto and tenor), a solid rhythm section, slide guitarist James Dougherty, Jr. (who wrote half of the tunes), and James King on harmonica, the singer is heard throughout in near-exuberant form. Why did it take Chizmo Charles so long to record?

Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/1999
Label:
Blues Leaf Records
UPC:
0664453980724
catalogNumber:
9807

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Performance Credits

Chizmo Charles   Primary Artist,Vocals
Kenny Blake   Alto,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
James King   Harp
Bobby Boswell   Acoustic Bass
Pam Johnson   Background Vocals
John Wolf   Bass
James "The Penguin" King   Harp
Tom Garner   Drums
Rick Modery   Baritone Saxophone
James Johnson   Piano
Gil Snyder   Keyboards
Pat Scanga   Vocals
Danny Donohoe   Trumpet
James M. Dougherty   Slide Guitar
Chuck Beatty   Vocals
Bird Foster   Drums,Vocals
Robbie Klein   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Michelle Mitchelle   Background Vocals
James King   Harp

Technical Credits

Ben E. King   Back Cover
James Dougherty   Composer
Robert Kasper   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Travis Klein   Executive Producer
Sasha Motchan   Cover Design
James M. Dougherty   Audio Production

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