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...
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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 […]
Happy Birthday to Kim Kardashian! She’s 33 today. Let’s see who else is celebrating a birthday. Actress Joyce Randolph is 89. Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 73. Singer Elvin Bishop is 71. TV judge Judy Sheindlin is 71. Actor Everett … Continue reading »
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 [...]