Bob Corritore is our guest this week he’ll be talking about his new CD Harmonica Blues.
Talking to Bob reminds me of talking to Bob Koester at Delmark Records or Bruce Iglauer at Alligator Records because he has such a vast knowledge of the blues. He’s met or played with most everyone. Like the other two men Bob works very hard to help other blues artists whenever possible as well as recording some great blues himself.
Bob Corritore has played harmonica on over 35 releases to date. He hung around great harp players such as Big Walter Horton, Little Mack Simmons, Louis Myers, Junior Wells, Big John Wrencher, and Carey Bell, receiving harmonica tips and encouragement from many of them. He would regularly see the Aces, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Billy Boy Arnold, John Brim, Sunnyland Slim, Smokey Smothers, Eddie Taylor, and in many cases became personal friends with these blues veterans. Corritore worked with Tail Dragger, Big Moose Walker, Willie Buck, Louis and Dave Myers, and Eddie Taylor in the late 70s and early 80s (this paragraph was taken from his website).
Harmonica Blues is a wonderful CD with a real who’s who of the blues world. Since Bob never sings, he has brought guest artists in to do the singing like Little Milton, Honeyboy Edwards, Nappy Brown, Eddy Clearwater, Big Pete Pearson, Koko Taylor and Dave Riley. If you think these names are impressive wait till you hear the music, it’s even better. This is a must have CD, you will love every track, and why wait till it wins a bunch of blues awards. Get Harmonica Blues today (see links below).
Songs played on this week’s show:
“1815 West Roosevelt” with Eddie Shaw
“That’s All Right” with Robert Lockwood Jr.
“Sundown San Diego” with Tomcat Courtney
“Big Fat Mama” with Pinetop Perkins
“Things Have Changed” with Henry Gray
“Tell Me ‘Bout It” with Louisiana Red
“I Need To Be Be’d With” with Carol Fran
If you’re a real blues fan you should get on Bob’s mailing list for his news letter, it’s really good, and it’s free. See his website to sign up.
Thanks to Frank Roszak for setting everything up and of course to Bob for a very interesting interview. I hope to have Bob back many more times.
Blues Music and Interviews
by A1 Mark