sábado, 22 de julho de 2017
Carey Bell - Blues Harmonica (USA)
Carey Bell (November 14, 1936 – May 6, 2007) was an American blues musician who played harmonica in the Chicago blues style. Bell played harmonica and bass guitar for other blues musicians from the late 1950s to the early 1970s before embarking on a solo career. Besides his own albums, he recorded as an accompanist or duo artist with Earl Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, Lowell Fulson, Eddie Taylor, Louisiana Red and Jimmy Dawkins and was a frequent partner with his son, the guitarist Lurrie Bell. Blues Revue called Bell "one of Chicago’s finest harpists." The Chicago Tribune said Bell was "a terrific talent in the tradition of Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter.
After his discovery by Charlie Musselwhite we first heard Carey Bell in little West side bars where the price of admission was, at most, a dollar. It was obvious that he should be recorded and sessions were held using the musicians who played with him at those little corner taverns. Most of the bars and the sidemen have faded from the scene but Carey Bell, Pinetop Perkins and Jimmy Dawkins have earned well-deserved fame. Carey went on to become a member of Earl Hooker's best band, then held membership in the bands of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and worldwide tours while his own group, often including his gifted son Lurrie. There's a passion and a hunger in his first performances that makes this album a must for fans of Chicago blues harp.