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We are delighted to hear the good news that Electro-Fi Records artist, the late SNOOKY PRYOR will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2023 by the Blues Foundation of Memphis,TN. in a special ceremony to be held on May 10th, the day before this years Blues Music Awards.
Born in 1921 in rural Mississippi, Snooky Pryor is considered to be one of the true architects of the Classic Post-War Chicago Blues Sound. He was a pioneer in amplified Blues Harmonica as well as an outstanding Blues singer and songwriter.
We were extremely fortunate to work with Snooky and release the final four albums of his storied career.
Can't Stop Blowin' 1998
Double Shot with Mel Brown 2000
Mississippi Wrecking Crew 2002
Mojo Ramble with Mel Brown (Live) 2003
"Snooky Pryor hollers and blows like it was his last night on earth. This is Terrific stuff from a grand master of the Blues" - Cadence.
For further info on the Blues Hall of Fame and the Blues Foundation please visit www.blues.org
Juno Award Winning Bluesman HARRISON KENNEDY is back with a brand new release on Electro-Fi Records. THANKS FOR TOMORROW is an original Soul Blues
workout with Very Special Guests RUTHIE FOSTER and COLIN LINDEN.
Co-produced by Harrison and keyboard wizard JESSE O’BRIEN. Best known as a
founding member of Holland-Dozier-Holland’s 1970’s Soul supergroup The Chairmen
of the Board, Harrison has gone on to become one of the 21st century’s most innovative Blues singer-songwriters garnering multiple Blues Music Award nominations from theBlues Foundation of Memphis, TN.
Harrison’s stellar vocal work and heartfelt original songs have never been more
effectively combined than on this uplifting and deep down soulful release “THANKS
FOR TOMORROW”. It’s destined to become one of 2022’s most talked about, and
listened to Blues music recordings.
“Harrison Kennedy is a Modern Blues Master of true substance” - Living Blues.
“Ingenious original Blues of Charm and Originality” - MOJO Magazine.
Next Generation Guitarist, Singer - Songwriter Jake Chisholm reveals his own take on
Blues music and beyond on his Electro-Fi debut disc "Hands Held High". Featuring
Special Guests STEVE MARRINER (Monkeyjunk), Juno Winner PAUL REDDICK and
JIMMY BOWSKILL (Sheepdogs, Blue Rodeo).
"Hands Held High blasts the doors off what we perceive in this day and age as "Blues-Rock". In my humble opinion it's a modern rockin' masterpiece"
- RAOUL BHANEJA.
Mel Brown and the Homewreckers
Best of the Electro-Fi Years
Special Vinyl LP
It's hard to imagine a Guitarist who could win the admiration of
such a diverse group of Artists as: T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Jimi
Hendrix, Stevie and Jimmie Vaughn, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings,
Etta James, Bobby Blue Bland, John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy.
Mel Brown was such a Guitarist. Selecting a "Best Of" collection
from an Artist of Mel's limitless creativity was no easy task. Hopefully
we've been able to shine a light on his Soulful, Blues Guitar driven tracks
recorded for the Electro-Fi label between 1999 - 2009. Mel's bringing it
to the" boiling point "adaptation of "In The Mood" is a Master Class,
and his 12 minute reimagining of "Hey Joe" celebrates both his musical
Released in a numbered limited edition of just 500 copies to commemorate
the 10th anniversary of Mel Brown's passing.
" An eminently worthy addition to Mel Brown's legacy. The music has been
specially remastered for Vinyl and sounds gorgeous".
- John Valenteyn,
Maple Blues magazine
Click on our Vinyl Section to purchase.
You didnít think a global pandemic and the complete obliteration of the music industry, would stop us from trying to bring you the best in traditional Blues Music did you? We didnít think so, and believe me we truly appreciate your support. The timely titled ďAINíT GONNA WORRY ABOUT TOMORROWĒ is the long awaited reunion recording from the Award winning Detroit Blues Duo of HARMONICA SHAH and HOWARD GLAZER. Recorded in Detroit this past January and featuring some of the Motor Cityís finest players including special guest percussion ace SKEETO VALDEZ. The albumís 13 Deep Blues tracks, the majority of them original, showcase the unique talents of SHAH and HOWARD at the peak of their, respective and combined talents, together again on disc for the first time in 18 years. ďAINíT GONNA WORRY ABOUT TOMORROWĒ is a reunion party that Blues Music lovers worldwide will not want to miss !
Blues Harp Legend JAMES HARMAN hit # 1 on the Living Blues Radio Chart with his Electro-Fi debut disc "Bonetime" back in 2015, not to mention 5 BMA nominations including "Album of the Year". Now James is back with a Brand New CD "fineprint" and it's a cause for celebration, with 13 Original tracks, both newly recorded and specially selected from James' incredible music archives.
Produced by James Harman and guitarist extraordinaire Nathan James. Special guests include Kid Ramos, Gene Taylor and Jeff Turmes (Mavis Staples). James describes himself as a Full Service Bluesman since 1962, and he's Z.Z. Tops first call harpman. "fineprint" is sure to be welcomed into the company of the top Blues recordings of 2018.