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Monday, September 20, 2010

Buddy Blue - Greasy Jazz

Styles : Jazz Blues, Jump Blues
Released : 1997

1 - Hi 5n White Boy
2 - Mucus Man
3 - Slim Jam
4 - Horn Rims
5 - Drunk Again
6 - Blues in the Night
7 - Pray for Rain
8 - Jumpin' at Pete's Place
9 - Ball Tonight
10 - Conversation with the Bottle
11 - Minor Buzz
12 - Headed Uptown
13 - Wretch's Lament

 Buddy Blue was born in Syracuse, NY at the end of 1957 and moved to San Diego at age 16. He started picking a little guitar and soon found himself playing Deep Purple and Black Sabbath covers in a cheesy garage band called Carnage. After high school, Buddy apprenticed with Texas bluesman Tomcat Courtney, who showed him how to play greasy Negro music and also how to fry a mean catfish. In 1980, Blue formed his first real band, The Rockin’ Roulettes, who played everything from rockabilly to blues to soul music. They played the San Diego club scene for a couple years until Blue became a founding member of the Beat Farmers in 1983. He hung with the Farmers through three albums and toured the universe with them until he left in ‘86 to form an R&B-driven group of native Noo Yawkers, The Jacks. The Jacks released an album on Rounder in 1988, but Blue was feelin’ burned out so he retired from music for a couple years. He re-surfaced in ‘91 with his first solo album, "Guttersnipes ‘n’ Zealots," which had such happenin’ guest stars as Dave Alvin, Merrill Moore, Richard Berry and Mojo Nixon. The album was also Blue’s first experiment with vintage jump and jazz. In ‘94, Blue began an association with infamous manager-to-the-stars Herbie Cohen’s Bizarre/Planet Records. Bizarre released Blue’s first full-on jump blues record, "Dive Bar Casanovas," and also put him to work as a songwriter, producer, A&R hack and session musician for such labelmates as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the Rugburns, Joy Eden Harrison and Earl Thomas. After not getting paid very much money from any of the labels he’d worked with, Blue started his own label, Clarence Records, in 1997. He’s since recorded three CDs for Clarence, with such guest stars as Alvin, Judy Henske, Craig Doerge, Billy Zoom, Billy Bacon, Chris Gaffney, Lee Rocker, Freddie Brooks and Romy Kaye in tow. Under his real name, Buddy Seigal, Blue is also a music columnist for such publications as OC Weekly, Relix magazine, The San Diego Union Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News. Buddy’s hobbies include collecting 78s and vintage talking machines (e-mail if you have anything for sale or trade!); drinking cheap whiskey at Pete’s Place with other depressing losers; watching and betting on professional boxing and training his faithful Rat Terrier, Moe, to fart on command.

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