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Barstool Blues

Barstool Blues

  • By Bob Levis
  • Release 2/25/2008
  • Music Genre Blues
  • Media Format CD
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Blues guitar aficiandos all over the world have admired the body of work that Bob Levis has created over the last 30-plus years. Recognized as one of the finest rhythm guitar players in the Chicago Blues guitar tradition, Bob's first solo recording quickly demonstrates he is equally skilled as a lead guitar player. Other musicians on Barstool Blues include - Lonnie Brooks - vocals and rhythm guitar on a rousing version of "Can't Hold Out Much Longer" Steve Ditzell - vocal and guitar on four tracks - served lengthy stints in the Junior Wells/Buddy Guy Band and KoKo Taylor's band - check out his harrowing take of "Double Trouble" Big Jim Johnson - vocal and harp on four tracks - Mississippi native still has the country feel even after seven decades of life Marty Binder - drums - veteran worked with Albert Collins, KoKo Taylor and Coco Montoya Andy Linderman - harp - and Jimmy Voegeli - keyboards - both are members of the very popular Westside Andy - Mel Ford Band out of Madison, WI The high points of Bob's legacy is the work he did with Lonnie Brooks and the legendary Otis Rush. Appearances on classic recordings like Cold Day In Hell and Bayou Lightning displayed the intricate lines and sensitive support that can only come from a master craftsman. Starting with Little Sonny Wimberly, former Muddy Waters bass player,Bob honed his skills with Sonny playing the Checkerboard Lounge,Peppers Lounge,Queen Bee's,the Sugar Cube and other venues on the southside of Chicago. In the mid 70s thru the mid 80s Bob recorded and toured nationally and internationally with Otis Rush and Lonnie Brooks. Bob worked locally in the internationally famous Kingston Mines house band in Chicago for 18 years where Otis Rush tapped him once again to tour and record from 1999 thru 2001. Bob is currently playing with Ernie & the Po'Boys and his band, The Barstool Bob Blues Band. Recording credits.. 1976 - Cold Day in Hell -Otis Rush. Delmark 1977 - Let's Talk It Over -Lonnie Brooks. Delmark 1977 - Live in Europe - Otis Rush. Evidence 1977 - Lost in the Blues - Otis Rush. Sonet-Alligator 1978 - Living Chicago Blues,Vol.2 W/Lonnie Brooks.Alligator 1979 - Bayou Lightning - Lonnie Brooks. Alligator 1981 - Turn on the Night - Lonnie Brooks. Alligator 1988 - Golden Voice of Robert Covington. Red Beans 1989 - Blues Deluxe - w/Lonnie Brooks. Alligator-WXRT 1995 - Had My Fun - Karen Carrol. Delmark 1996 - Celebration of Blues - Various Artists. 1996 - Celebration of Blues;Great Guitarists,Vol 2. 1996 - Celebration of Blues;The Great Guitarists,Vols.1-2. 1996 - Celebration of Blues; Great Singers/Chicago Blues. 1996 - Live at Blue Chicago - Johnny B.Moore. Delmark 1996 - Women of Blue Chicago - Various Artists. Delmark 1997 - Deluxe Edition - Lonnie Brooks. Alligator 1999 - Essential Blues, Vol.3..Various Artists. 2001 - Love Without Trust - The Ken Saydak Band. Delmark 2003 - Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues; God Fathers and Sons w/ Otis Rush. 2003 - Delmark--50 Years of Jazz and Blues. 2005 - All Your Love I Miss Loving, Live at Wise Fools Pub. Otis Rush. Delmark 2006 - Troubles, Troubles; The Sonet Blues Story W/Otis Rush.


Artist: Bob Levis
Title: Barstool Blues
Genre: Blues
Release Date: 2/25/2008
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 707541969222