Back in 1992 filmmaker Robert Mugge decided it was about damn time somebody make a documentary that captured the spirit of the beloved and legendary Alligator Records. Since blues lover Bruce Iglauer founded Alligator in 1971, the Chicago-based...Show More Summary
“Dustiny.” That’s how Dusty Baker’s friend Elvin Bishop, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, describes the first-year Nationals Manager’s uncanny tendency of being in the right place at the right time during his nearly 50-year career in pro baseball.Read full article >>
Marcia Ball's guitarist since 2009, Mighty Mike Schermer has played with a who's who of blues and roots acts including most notably Angela Strehli and Elvin Bishop, and recorded with Ball, Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Howard Tate, Sista Monica and many more. Show More Summary
I saw the Elvin Bishop Group perform at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium in the early 70s, as the opening act for, strange to say, The Kinks. Elvin was at that...
Blues/Southern Rock guitarist Elvin Bishop is 73 today. Here he is with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band on "Double Trouble," from the 1967 album The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw (Bishop's...
Vinyl-only set features Koko Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball, Elvin Bishop and many more... Alligator Records has set a 6th November street date for the vinyl-only release A Blues Christmas. The album is a new compilation featuring the best of Alligator’s two previous holiday CDs, 1992’s The Alligator Records Christmas Collection and 2003’s Genuine […]
A seventies country cock-rocker soft-bluesy ballad that you may know best from the soundtrack for the movies “Boogie Nights,” or “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Read the rest
The time has come. Finally…. I’m headed off to a Trump-free zone, a place where twitter is nothing more than the sound of a songbird and trolling is a motorized means of fishing. So I’ve asked the great Elvin Bishop to serenade me out the door with an appropriate tune: Be kind to one another in my absence.
With all due respect to Elvin Bishop, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker Jr. and Pinetop Perkins, they never had a chance against B.B. King in the competition for best traditional blues album. The King of the Blues racked up his 15th Grammy award on Feb. Show More Summary
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band might have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, but guitarist Elvin Bishop remained gloriously unaffected by the pomp. After joining Tom Morello, Zac Brown and surviving bandmates Mark Naftalin and Sam Lay in a fiery musical tribute, the infectiously chill 72-year-old...
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams. Read more...
Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator Records) Singer/guitarist/songwriter, Elvin Bishop, has graced the American blues scene ever since his recording debut in 1964 as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues band and continues to exude the same infectious enthusiasm in denial of complete his 71 years of age. On this excellent […]
The first time I saw the great Elvin Bishop, we were both younger men. It was back in the early ’70s, in Raleigh, N.C., right about the time he put out his excellent and underrated album “Let It Flow.” Looking through the song list from...Show More Summary
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One recent night while DJing with former Sun City Girls member/Sublime Frequencies honcho Alan Bishop (shameless name-dropping, but true story), he excitedly recounted a scene in the 1971 movie Zachariah in which Elvin Jones—drummerShow More Summary
ELVIN BISHOP “Raisin’ Hell Revue” (Delta Groove Music DGPCD144) Recorded live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise 2010, this album comprises lively performances from a splendid array of blues stars under the avuncular guidance of Elvin Bishop. Guitarist Bishop rose to prominence as a founder member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the [...]
Chicago blues guitarist and vocalist Albert Abraham "Little Smokey" Smothers, 71, died on November 20, 2010, according to Alligator Records. Smothers, who served as a mentor to musicians including Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop, died...Show More Summary
Saxophonist and vocalist Terry Hanck has been part of the San Francisco Bay area blues scene for several decades, including a lengthy association with Elvin Bishop. He, in fact, is part of Bishop's Raisin' Hell Revue that had a CD on Delta Groove. Show More Summary
As part of participating on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, Elvin Bishop, led the Raisin’ Hell Revue. This writer suspects this was modeled on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue that Tommy Castro fronted and featured several...Show More Summary
ELVIN BISHOP “Red Dog Speaks” (Delta Groove Music – DGPCD138) Slide master Elvin Bishop’s second release for Delta Groove Music, following the star-studded “The Blues Rolls On” in 2008, sees the veteran paying homage to his trustee ’59 Gibson Stereo ES 345 guitar, “Red Dog”, with the 11 tracks on offer being very varied, and [...]