A TRIBUTE TO CHESS RECORDS

ALLSTARS

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A TRIBUTE TO CHESS RECORDS -
ALLSTARS

THE GREAT CHESS BLUES CLASSICS - PLAYED BY AN ALL-STAR BAND

Chess Records is the most famous record label in Blues History. It created the 'Chicago Blues' sound,and released classic recordings by Muddy Waters / Howlin' Wolf / Little Walter / Bo Diddly / Elmore James / Sonny Boy Williamson and many more. English bands such as The Rolling Stones / John Mayall / The Yardbirds and Manfred Mann copied their music and created their own style during the Blues Boom of the late 60's.

This Tribute to Chess Records

The Allstar Band includes ex-members of Nine Below Zero / The Yardbirds / Sonny Black / Bernie Marsden / Larry Garner / Homesick James / Shaky Vick / Daniel Smith / Lagavulins and Paul Lamb & the Kingsnakes, and members have performed at the Royal Albert Hall / Hilton Las Vegas / Hollywood House of Blues / Ronnie Scotts & Wembley Arena.
A great night of rockin' blues entertainment is guaranteed.

 

 

'This band swings - a class act'
- 'Blues in Britain'


' A dream line-up'
- Paul Jones BBC 2


' Knock-out blues - great sound'
- Charlie Musselwhite

 
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Review:
Tribute to Chess Records,
Tivoli, Wimborne - April 2012

THE Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne has a fine reputation for presenting not only the top comedians but also some tremendous musical events and tonight’s Tribute To Chess Records was no exception.
With a band fronted by blues veterans, John O’Leary, Papa George and Alan Glen, they tore through some of the songs that really formed the backbone of the British Blues scenes in the 60s.
Without Chess Records, we might never have had The Rolling Stones as we know them or The Yardbirds (and that means no Led Zeppelin) Cream, Blues Band, Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac and the list goes on.

Songs such as Howling Wolf’s Smokestack Lightnin’ featuring an amazing performance by Papa George, Little By Little, That’s Alright, Hoochie Coochie Man, Have You Ever Loved A Woman, The Sky Is Crying and of course Got My Mojo Working were all performed with absolute skill by the band.

They were supported by Dorset’s own Benny Brown and his Smokin’ Band a tremendous powerhouse trio who seem to be spreading their wings further afield. Benny joined the headliners during their set and fronted a couple of songs himself Checkin’ Up On My Baby and Hi Heel Sneakers and then stayed on for the rest of the set.

Special Guest Paul Cox whose powerhouse vocals at the latter part of the set really put the cherry on the cake.

Jeremy Rothman

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