Thursday, September 16, 2010
Bob Hall - At the Window
Styles : Piano Blues, Boogie Woogie
1 - Detroit Rocks
2 - AllI Got Is You
3 - Beehive Blues
4 - Mr Freddie Blues
5 - How Long Blues
6 - She's Gone
7 - Axel's Wheel
8 - Going Down Slow
9 - Red River Boogie
10 - Gone Fishing
11 - Somebody Watching Me
Whilst many of his contemporaries went on to international fame, Bob preferred to stay at home in London, pursuing his passion for the blues and acting as accompanist to a host of touring bluesmen including:
John Lee Hooker, Howlin? Wolf, Little Walter, Jimmy Witherspoon, Chuck Berry, Homesick James, Lightnin? Slim, Lowell Fulsom, Charlie Musselwhite, Snooky Prior, J B Hutto, Lazy Lester, Baby Boy Warren, Eddie Burns, Eddie Taylor, Big John Wrencher, Mickey Baker, Cousin Joe Pleasants, Sonny Terry and Eddie Clearwater.
Bob subsequently led head-lining bands Tramp and Rocket 88, whose sidemen included Jack Bruce of Cream, Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones and Mick Fleetwood and Danny Kirwan of Fleetwood Mac. From 1979 he has been a regular featured guest with The Blues Band, an all star line-up including Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Gary Fletcher and Rob Townsend. In 1991 and 1993 he won the British Blues Connection Instrumentalist of the Year award.
As an acknowledged authority on blues and boogie woogie piano, Bob has contributed to a number of magazines and books and is the sleeve-note writer for Yazoo Records piano blues series. He also worked on the piano sections of The Routledge Encyclopaedia of the Blues.
Bob’s first solo album, “At The Window” on Lake Records, received universal critical acclaim, and has now been re-issued in 2003, with five live bonus tracks.
Surely the finest of the blues and boogie woogie. There is just a whole heap of good feeling about this album that makes you feel good