Chicago Blues All-Stars new album Red, Hot & Blue now available on iTunes

Chicago Blues All-Stars

Chicago Blues All-Stars

Chicago Blues All-Stars new album Red, Hot & Blue now available on iTunes :)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/red-hot-blue/id668825124

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Chicago Blues All-Stars – New CD – New Music

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Chicago Blues All-Stars Music

Chicago Blues All-Stars

Chicago Blues All-Stars

Chicago Blues All-Stars

Website: http://www.chicagobluesallstars.com

Location: Chicago, IL

Genre:

Blues, Rock, Experimental

Members:

“Killer” Ray Allison, Chicago Slim, Anji Brooks, C.C. Copeland, Bible Black, All-Star Horns

Facebook Fan Page:

http://www.facebook.com/bluesallstars

Chicago BLUES ALL-STARS are a musical revue that features some of the most talented, entertaining and legendary artists on the scene today. Together they have created a singular sound that is uniquely eclectic, while drawing on all styles of Americana for inspiration. “KILLER” RAY ALLISON & CHICAGO SLIM, whose musical stylings reflect their lifelong commitment as blues disciples, lead CBAS.

The talent of these performers is only matched by those legendary artists that CBAS has shared the stage & recorded with domestically and internationally. Chicago Blues All-Stars have recorded with and worked along side legendary artists such as: Chuck Berry, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, B.B. King, Magic Sam, Gary Moore, Ohio Players, Rolling Stones, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.

“KILLER” RAY ALLISON (GUITAR/VOCALS): First broke into music during the early 1970′s. Now a regular on the national touring circuit for over four decades, “Killer” Ray has been an integral tour-de-force in bands by James Cotton, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells and Muddy Waters. In 1998 and 2000, Ray was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award as an instrumentalist.

CHICAGO SLIM (GUITAR/VOCALS): Is a studio veteran of imposing stature. He cut his teeth at the tender age of 18, as the musical director for legendary bluesman Otis Rush. Slim’s shared the stage with Rock’n Roll Hall-Of-Famers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan and Johnny Winter.

ALL-STAR HORNS: R&B veteran Johnny Cotton anchors this line-up, featuring some of the country’s hottest horn players. They’ve played with and arranged for a virtual Who’s Who of R&B/Soul. From legendary performers such as James Cotton, Junior Wells, Syl Johnson and Ohio Players, to modern rockers like Lenny Kravitz, Liquid Soul & Lubraphonic . . . All-Star Horns put the ‘unk in your funk.

Members: “Killer” Ray Allison / Chicago Slim / All-Star Horns / C.C. Copeland / Bible Black

Sounds Like: James Brown, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters

Label: Azure Music Group

Manager: Odysseus E. Johnson III M.Div.

 

 Chicago Blues All-Stars – “Red Hot & Blue” (Preview)

Azure Music Group – Album releases by Chicago Blues All-Stars

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Azure Music Group is an artist management & production company based in NYC & Chicago. 2012 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the company. It has been over two decades in the development of a production house that has brought sonic excellence to musicians and fans around the United States.
Producer/Music Historian Odysseus E. Johnson III maintains among the most diverse and rare collection of classic instruments, memorabilia and recording equipment in the United States. Having worked with some of the greatest blues and jazz artists in recorded history, Ody J has run his company based on his love of music from three specific genres, traditional blues, classic rock and modern electronica.
In the beginning, what he wanted to hear was not readily available, so he created it and made it accessible for himself as well as for others. Album releases by Chicago Blues All-Stars, “Killer” Ray Allison & Chicago Slim, as well as historic documents on Gibson Guitars, Chicago Music Inc. & Valco only solidify his reputation as a bona-fide authority when it comes to the music of Americana.

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Album: Chicago Blues All-Stars (V1)
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Chicago Blues All-Stars

Coming: July 1

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Premier Practitioners Of Chicago Blues, Funk & Soul ! ! Featuring: Killer Ray Allison / Chicago Slim / Sharon Lewis / All-Star Horns

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Dr. Dan Ivankovich – ABC News (Chicago)

Chicago Blues All-Stars

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CHICAGO BLUES ALL-STARS are a musical revue that features some of the most talented, entertaining and legendary artists on the scene today. Together they have created a singular sound that is uniquely eclectic, while drawing on all styles of Americana for inspiration. Members “KILLER” RAY ALLISON and DANIEL “CHICAGO SLIM” IVANKOVICH, whose musical stylings reflect their lifelong commitment as blues disciples, lead CBAS. Both “Killa” and “Slim” bring outrageous showmanship and musical talent on and off the stage.

JOHNNY COTTON’S ALL-STAR HORNS are masters of their craft as they bring the funk every night, and SCOTT “LI’L SCOTTY” DIRKS has a minimalist approach influenced by the pantheon of harp greats. JOHNNY B. GAYDEN holds down the bottom with a sound that’s larger than life, while drummer JERRY “BAM-BAM” PORTER locks in the beat with a precision only to be rivaled by ROOSEVELT “MAD HATTER” PURIFOY’s ability to fuse deep grooves with brilliant melodic ideas. Chicago Blues All-Stars round out their talented roster with the amazing vocals of their feature singers: DEITRA FARR, SHARON LEWIS, and PAT WINTERS.

The talent of these performers is only matched by those legendary artists that CBAS has shared the stage & recorded with domestically and internationally. Chicago Blues All-Stars have recorded with and worked along side legendary artists such as: Chuck Berry, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, B.B. King, Magic Sam, Gary Moore, Ohio Players, A.C. Reed, Rolling Stones, Otis Rush, Sugar Blue, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.

“KILLER” RAY ALLISON (GUITAR/VOCALS): First broke into music during the early 1970′s. Now a regular on the national touring circuit for over four decades, “Killer” Ray has been an integral tour-de-force in bands by James Cotton, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells and Muddy Waters. In 1998 and 2000, Ray was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award as an instrumentalist.

DANIEL “CHICAGO SLIM” IVANKOVICH (GUITAR/VOCALS): Is a studio veteran of imposing stature. He cut his teeth at the tender age of 18, as the musical director for legendary bluesman Otis Rush. Slim’s shared the stage with Rock’n Roll Hall-Of-Famers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan and Johnny Winter.

JOHNNY COTTON’S ALL-STAR HORNS: R&B veteran Johnny Cotton anchors this line-up, featuring some of the country’s hottest horn players. They’ve played with and arranged for a virtual Who’s Who of R&B/Soul. From legendary performers such as James Cotton, Junior Wells, Syl Johnson and Ohio Players, to modern rockers like Lenny Kravitz, Liquid Soul & Lubraphonic . . . All-Star Horns put the ‘unk in your funk.

SPECIAL GUESTS . . .

SCOTT DIRKS (HARMONICA/VOCALS): Award winning blues historian, instrumentalist & producer. “Li’l Scotty” authored “Blues With A Feeling-The Little Walter Story” and produced Lurrie Bell’s breakthrough “Mercurial Son” for Delmark Records. A walking compendium of blues history and lore, Dirks’ minimalist approach keeps alive the memory of Little Walter, Big Walter & Sonny Boy.

JOHNNY B. GAYDEN (BASS/VOCALS): Johnny B’s music career as a first-call studio bass player is one that most musicians can only dream about. He recorded nine CDs and numerous DVDs with Albert Collins. The band won a Grammy Award for the Alligator recording “SHOWDOWN” with Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland and Robert Cray. Johnny is a nine-time W.C. Handy Award nominee as an Instrumentalist.

JERRY PORTER (DRUMS): Throughout his lengthy career as a professional drummer, “Bam-Bam” has worked with a wide variety of top-tier artists, such as Eddie Clearwater, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells and Big Mama Thornton. Jerry’s versatility and professionalism have established him as one of todays most in-demand touring drummers.

ROOSEVELT PURIFOY JR. (KEYBOARDS/VOCALS): “Mad Hatter” has stunned and thrilled audiences with his amazing ability to fuse deep grooves with brilliant melodic ideas. Over the past two decades, he’s been producer, arranger and instrumentalist on over 200 album sessions for Alligator, Delmark, Point Blank and Rounder records. Hatter’s fusion of traditional blues, contemporary gospel and modern R&B creates a singular sound that’s like none other in the business.

FEATURING . . .

DEITRA FARR (VOCALS): Deitra Farr is considered one of today’s top vocalists, according to Living Blues Magazine (May 1997). Fiery, energetic, she has been nominated for Traditional Female Blues artist of the year by the W.C. Handy Awards, Female Blues Artist of the year by the Living Blues Critics Awards, the British Blues Connection Awards, and the Les Trophees France Blues awards. Deitra is contribution writer to Living Blues Magazine, with her “Artist to Artist” feature.

SHARON LEWIS (VOCALS): Sharon has played every major blues festival in the world. In addition to being a featured vocalist with CBAS, Sharon is a Delmark recording artist and regularly tours internationally with a Who’s Who of the blues.

PATRICIA WINTERS (VOCALS): An accomplished vocalist, Pat spent years performing as a featured singer with pianist JoJo Brown, and the late jazz great Oscar Brown Jr. She’s frequently performed in community stage productions and was cast in the starring role of Betty-Mae in the Off-Broadway production of “Sweet Pea’s, House of Prayer”.

 

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Reverend Doctor D Blues Legend from Chicago

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“The Right Reverend, Doctor D”, Chicago blues veteran with an imposing 7-foot frame. He’s destined to become a legend, if he isn’t one already.
Ivankovich understands what it’s like to be the underdog. Achieving All-State and All-American honors as a hoops baller and shot-caller, Ivankovich was one of the most highly recruited players in the States. With over 500 scholarship offers, he decided to play for Northwestern University while working towards his BSM/MD in the prestigious Honors Program In Medical Education. Then . . . disaster. A horrific knee injury ended his dreams of playing for the NBA and the Yugoslavian Olympic team.
With newfound time on his hands, he listened to his heart and turned to music for inspiration, transitioning from classical violinist to fire-breathing blues guitarist. Within months, he was playing on-stage with some of his musical heroes. Ivankovich went right to the source of the blues on Chicago’s South Side. He jammed, performed, and recorded with Chicago legends, Eddie Taylor, Homesick James, Snooky Pryor, Lefty Dizz, Johnny Dollar, Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Dion Payton, Magic Slim, Junior Wells, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. Including a stint as bandleader for legendary bluesman, Otis Rush.
At the Checkerboard Lounge on 43rd Street, he befriended and made a lifelong connection with players that he would eventually tap for the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Names like “Killer” Ray Allison, Jerry “Bam-Bam” Porter, Johnny B. Gayden and Roosevelt “Mad-Hatter” Purifoy. While a student at Northwestern, WNUR-FM, one of America’s premier non-commercial stations broadcasting from the University, took note. While trying to find the classroom for “Intro to Geography”, he took a wrong turn. It turned out to be all too right, bringing him to the door of the WNUR on-air studios. The music director lamented that the Blues Show needed a host or faced cancellation. Fate dropped that opportunity right in his lap.
The name, Daniel Ivankovich, didn’t have the right ring for Chicago blues, so he created the on-air personality, The Right Reverend, Doctor D. “Out Of The Blue” became the premiere Chicago blues program and was syndicated in over sixty markets. This led to on-air stints at commercial outlets WCKG-FM in Chicago and WQHT-FM in New York. He worked as producer and program developer for MJI Broadcasting in New York. He strides into hospital lobbies in a sweet black leather cowboy hat and goatee. He understands the pain his patients suffer, having personally undergone thirteen knee surgeries himself. Because of this, a unique ride was necessary for comfort as well as street credibility while navigating the rough & tumble streets of the ‘hood’.
Dan Ivankovich is a well-known public figure. In March 2010 he was featured on the American Spirit segment in Katie Couric’s CBS evening news in addition to numerous segments in both print and broadcast media. After the devastating earthquake in January 2010, he traveled to Haiti on his own expense to treat the countless victims pulled from the rubble, taking special interest in the spinal cord injured patients he found laying in makeshift tents. Through a series of miracles and moxie, he cut through mountains of red tape and personally escorted two such patients, Bazelais Suy and Josette Delisca, back to the States for top-notch care, a feat that was covered by newscasts all over the country and will soon be documented in an international story by the Associated Press.
Several documentaries are currently in the works chronicling his life story and humanitarian missions. With all of his variable expertise, there is a connecting thread. Whether squeezing a blue note out of his six-string, preaching on the day’s relevant social issues, or wielding a scalpel with skill and precision, the street rules his reality. Dan Ivankovich does it all with a street-savvy hipness and honesty, integrity that’s nearly extinct in today’s climate of inequitable health care policies, greed, corruption, and injustice.
He’s bluesman, healer, shaman & philosopher, and, as Bo Diddley said about Ivankovich’s blues alter ego, The Right Reverend, Doctor D, “one of the craziest %$#@! I’ve ever met. He ain’t from this planet.”

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