2013 Blues Music Awards
The Mannish Boys
won the award for their latest album: Double Dynamite
We would like to congratulate the Mannish Boys for winning
Traditional Blues Album of the Year
NUMBER 1 PERFORMER!
The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN just announced the Top 10 performances during the annual Blues Music Awards, we are pleased and proud that The Mannish Boys were listed as the number 1 performance of the night.
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JOHN PRIMER & BOB CORRITORE
"KNOCKIN' AROUND THESE BLUES"
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John Primer and Bob Corritore combine forces to deliver a Chicago blues masterpiece!
"John Primer is one of the driving forces in helping to keep alive the more traditional Chicago blues sound." – Blues On Stage
"His (John Primer) sound is rooted in the classic Windy City blues sound of decades past: rough-edged and uncompromising and satisfying in the extreme. He's one of the last real traditionalists in town." – All Music Guide
"(Bob Corritore's) a damn good harmonica player with a lively sense of history." – Downbeat Magazine
"If Phoenix, Arizona, had a blues mafia, then Bob Corritore just might be its resident godfather." – Living Blues magazine
The blues roads of John Primer and Bob Corritore have been running parallel for so long, it was almost inevitable that they would eventually join forces in a musical collaboration. In the 1970's when a young Primer was in Junior Wells' house band at Theresa's on Chicago's South Side, a young Corritore spent many nights in the audience, absorbing some of the world's greatest blues in that small basement tavern. A few years later Primer was recruited into the Muddy Waters Band, and Corritore relocated to Phoenix, AZ , where he became one of the leading figures in that city's blues scene, not only as a harmonica player, but also as a club owner, radio DJ, and record producer. Primer later spent time in the bands of Magic Slim and James Cotton, before breaking out on his own and recording a series of acclaimed releases leading his own band. At the same time, Corritore was producing and performing on a string of blues releases of his own, earning glowing accolades and honors along the way. Both men are deeply rooted in the classic Chicago blues tradition, so it was only a matter of time before they collaborated. The only surprise is that it took them until 2012!
THE MIGHTY MOJO PROPHETS
"FLYIN' HOME FROM MEMPHIS"
"Dow compliments Eliff's vocals with big splashes of glistening chords and some dazzling solos that recall T-Bone Walker and Albert Collins."
– Blues Revue Magazine
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"Tom "Big Son" Eliff's vocals are smooth and authoritative. Guitarist Mitch Dow masterfully dishes out blues with the finesse of a jazz player. Alex "Li'l A" Woodson's harp tone is thick and quintessentially "blues"…"
– American Blues News
"They may have a foot firmly planted in the soil tilled by Big Joe Turner and
T-Bone Walker but they reach far beyond the Golden State to Texas, Chicago,
the Mississippi Delta and beyond." – Blues Blast Magazine
Formed in late 2007 by vocalist Tom "Big Son" Eliff and guitarist Mitch "Da Switch" Dow, The Mighty Mojo Prophets set forth to lay down some of the most honest, straight-ahead blues that they could conjure up. Rather than taking the easy way out and simply retread the songbooks of their bygone heroes of yesteryear, Eliff and Dow put their heads together (and possibly a little Goofer dust) and crafted their self-titled national debut for Rip Cat Records in 2011. The results landed them a 2012 Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist Debut and a ticket to Memphis, where the band had the opportunity to work their mojo in front of a crowd of their own peers at the esteemed event's pre-party celebration on May 10, 2012, at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis.