Saturday, September 20, 2008

Elvin Bishop's New Release: The Blues Rolls On

Elvin Bishop is a bluesman who has flown under my radar, even though I have listened to and loved his music for a long time. Who could forget his 1976 hit "Fooled Around and Fell In Love", which peaked at #3 on the charts.

In his carrer he has recorded with other blues artists such as Clifton Chenier and John Lee Hooker. He also played with the Paul Butterfield blues Band in the 1960s.In late 1975, he played guitar for a couple of tracks on Bo Diddley's The 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll all-star album.

He also had a series of blues-rock albums for Alligator during the 1980's and he toured with B. B. King in 1995. He has also had a critically-acclaimed Blind Pig releases during the last few years.

For this new recording of The Blues Rolls On, Bishop has help from some top blues talent. It includes legends like B.B. King and James Cotton and rockers like Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Contempory bluesmen like Tommy Castro and John Nemeth are onboard aswell.

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