When Brazilian blues masters mix with a West Coast blues master the results are fantastic! This album by Lynwood Slim and the Igor Prado Band is a great buy. Head over the Delta Groove Productions and check out more about this and many other great bands. In the mean time enjoy a sampling of great tunes from the aforementioned plus fine covers of 'Walk Right In' and 'Easy Baby' in this episode.
Episode 339, 18 July 2012
1. Billy Boy Arnold - Just A Dream
2. Charlie Musselwhite - Azul Para Amparo
3. Taj Mahal - Good Morning Miss Brown
4. Otis Taylor - Walk Right In
5. Joe Louis Walker - I'm On To You
6. Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill & Rich Delgrosso - Easy Baby
7. Shoeshine Johnny - So Glad I Found You
8. Lynwood Slim and The Igor Prado Band - Shake It Baby
9. Lynwood Slim and The Igor Prado Band - My Hat's On The Side Of My Head
10. Lynwood Slim and The Igor Prado Band - Little Girl
11. Lynwood Slim and the Igor Prado Band - Show Me The Way
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Two continents collide as California native Lynwood Slim teams up with the premier jump blues outfit from Brazil, the Igor Prado Band, for a surprisingly tasteful and swingin' set of music featuring the smoldering guitar acrobatics of left-handed, upside-down guitarist Igor Prado. The result is a tantalizing cocktail blend of American roots music hand-shaken and served straight up that's guaranteed to go down smooth!
LYNWOOD SLIM: Armed with an impressive catalog of iconic recordings, Slim's own uniquely cool blues meets jazz approach has landed him international acclaim and endeared him to an audience around the globe with a devout affection for California Blues. His mastery of blues harmonica - both the "little harp" and the more difficult chromatic - is second to none. He is also one of the finest blues vocalists of his generation. His first hand experience and apprenticeship under veteran blues masters such as multi-instrumentalist Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston and harmonica giant Big Walter Horton has served him well as he has mastered the subtleties of tone and phrasing, and developed his own distinctive voice in the blues.
IGOR PRADO BAND: The Igor Prado Band has been quietly but steadily gaining their reputation as the foremost authority and leading practitioners of 1940-50s style Chicago/Jump Blues. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band (all of whom are still in their twenties) is comprised of two brothers; Igor Prado on guitar and Yuri Prado on drums, bassist Rodrigo Mantovani and saxophonist Denilson Martins. The Igor Prado Band has become an increasingly popular and in demand unit for supporting many of today's blues elite while touring South America. They have backed such highly esteemed artists as Eddie C. Campbell, Steve Guyger, James Wheeler, Phil Guy, Mud Morganfield (eldest son of Muddy Waters), R.J. Mischo, Gary Smith, Mark Hummel, Mitch Kashmar and Rick Estrin.