Bob Corritore’s – From The Vaults Series
Bob Corritore’s – “From The Vaults” Series is releasing through VizzTone Label Group. Likewise, it’s a collection of recordings from harp master Bob Corritore. Including, historical footage, unavailable and unrelease gems from Corritore’s tape archives.
Corritore was born in Chicago in 1956, and after hearing Muddy Waters on the radio at the age of 12. Next, he begins teaching himself harmonica and collecting Blues albums. While playing for tips from the biggest names in the Windy City before moving to Arizona in 1981.
Once there, he became a member of an early Janiva Magness’ band. Shortly after, he begins hosting a Sunday night blues program on KJZZ radio which he still hosts today, and eventually opens his own club. Which he calls The Rhythm Room, in Phoenix.
Furthermore, his talents earn him a Blues Music Award, a Keeping the Blues Alive award. Plus, GRAMMY nominations and a spot in the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, and that just skims the surface.
Bob Corritore Saving The Blues
The most astonishing thing about Bob? Are the scores of top blues men he produces, supports, and plays alongside over the years.
Folks like Bo Diddley, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner and Eddy Clearwater to name just a few. Corritore gets recognition as one of the top traditional blues harmonica players in the world.
The releases in this series includes historic recordings, unreleased tracks, and original cuts. With some of the biggest names in the blues world.
Bob Corritore & Dave Riley
First up is Dave Riley & Bob Corritore – Travelin’ the Dirt Road. The Mississippi meets Chicago team of Riley and Corritore is widely received. They meet in 2004 at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. And releases the BMA and BBMA-nominated album Travelin’ The Dirt Road on Blue Witch Records in 2007.
Their sound demonstrates a natural musical chemistry and friendship, and is pure down-home blues. This release contains the 2007 album in its entirety, plus unreleased tracks from the vault. Travelin’ the Dirt Road is available now.
Kid Ramos & Bob Corritore
Kid Ramos and Corritore collaborated on 4 powerful studio recording sessions in Phoenix from the late 1990s to early 2000s. These sessions built around some great vocalists: Henry Gray, Nappy Brown, Big Pete Pearson, and Chief Schabuttie Gilliame.
The Kid / Corritore combination would seamlessly interweave their characteristic musical backing around each singer’s style and each song’s assignment. Compiled for the first time as a focused reflection, it was presented as 10 examples of some very heartfelt blues played with a masterful touch.
On each of these sessions, legendary blues drummer Chico Chism laid down his classic Chicago beat. While Johnny Rapp provides amazing support on guitar work. Phoenix Blues Sessions has a street date of November 13th, 2020.
Henry Gray – Bob Corritore
Legendary blues piano master Henry Gray starts teaming up with Corritore in 1996. After, Bob invites Henry to perform at The Rhythm Room when in town. As well as participating in a recording session. These sessions continue until 2018 when Gray is no longer able to fly.
Sadly, Gray, who’s a native of Kenner, Louisiana, passes on February 17th, 2020 at the age of 95. Already an inductee in the Blues Hall of Fame.
Henry Gray & Bob Corritore “Sessions Vol. 2. Cold Chills” contains 14 tracks, some previously unreleased and features artists including. John Brim, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Bob Margolin, Eddie Taylor, Jr., Tail Dragger, Jimi “Primetime” Smith, Chief Schabuttie Gilliam, Johnny Rapp.
Furthermore, Illinois Slim and Johnny Burgin, Chris James, Kirk Fletcher, Chico Chism, Brian Fahey, Steve Cushing, Marty Dodson. And Bob Stroger, Troy Sandow, Paul Thomas, Patrick Rynn, Pops McFarlane, and Mario Moreno. The street date for this release is December 4th, 2020.
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