This entire two-volume set brings jointly all features of the blues from performers and musical kinds to checklist labels and cultural matters, together with neighborhood evolution and historical past. geared up in an available A-to-Z structure, the Encyclopedia of the Blues is a vital reference source for info in this specified American tune genre.
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Bell seemed at Spivey tribute concert events on the Dan Lynch membership in big apple urban and on the Chelsea apartment Folklore heart in West Brattleboro, Vermont, through the past due Nineteen Seventies and sixty nine BELL, BRENDA Eighties, persevered to accomplish with musicians she had met via Spivey, and published all of her personal recordings at the Spivey label. In 1977 Bell begun web hosting blues recording events at her personal condo. Bell frequently seemed in blues golf equipment in the course of the long island region, appearing with artists Memphis narrow, Louisiana pink, invoice Dicey, Uncle Boogie and the Holmes Brothers, and ‘‘Screamin’ ’’ Jay Hawkins. Bell additionally played with Muddy Waters in Chicago and toured Europe within the overdue Seventies, acting with artists reminiscent of ‘‘Champion’’ Jack Dupree, Willie Mabon, Al Jones, Sonny Rhodes, Monte Sunshine, and Piano pink. Bell first seemed on a recording as a aiding vocalist for Joe Turner’s album I’m Gonna take a seat correct Down and Write Myself a Letter (1978). She additionally seemed as a visitor artist at the album ny rather Has the ‘‘Blues Stars’’ Vol. 2 (1980), played with Louisiana purple at the recording The Imagery of Louisiana pink and Brenda Bell (1980), and published Brenda Bell and the ninth road Stompers (1980). Bell additionally produced solo albums—Brenda Bell Sings the Blues of Victoria Spivey (1980) and Brenda Bell: Ain’t Nobody’s company What Brenda Bell might Do! (1984)—but her profession was once lower brief by means of her dying of melanoma at age thirty-four. ERIN STAPLETON-CORCORAN Bibliography Josephic, Beth. ‘‘Brenda Bell’’ [obituary]. dwelling Blues no. eighty five (March/April 1989): 35. Kunstadt, Len. ‘‘Brenda Bell. ’’ Blues lifestyles 28 (1984): 13–22. BELL, CAREY b. Carey Bell Harrington, 14 November 1936; Macon, MS one of the best residing exponents of the Southern-born, Chicago-schooled culture of seriously amplified blues harmonica epitomized through Little Walter Jacobs and large Walter Horton, either one of whom Bell knew individually and discovered from. until eventually relocating to Chicago in 1956 or 1957, Bell lived within the Mississippi hill kingdom, close to the Alabama border, slicing his musical tooth in Meridian, Mississippi, lower than the nurturing eye of an older musician, pianist Lovie Lee, who turned his surrogate father. In Chicago, harp gigs proved scarce, regardless of tutoring from the 2 Walters and musical partnerships with guitarists Honeyboy Edwards and Johnny younger, so he frequently performed bass guitar at the back of Robert Nighthawk, Earl Hooker, titanic Walter, and others, in golf equipment and on Maxwell road. 70 In 1969, he got here into his personal with a debut LP on Delmark, by means of a consultation for ABC BluesWay. a quick early Nineteen Seventies stint within the harp chair of the Muddy Waters band (appearing on Waters’s London periods) was once by means of an extended stretch with Willie Dixon’s Blues All-Stars, introducing his diatonic and chromatic harp talents to a global viewers. given that then, Bell waxed quite a few albums for Blind Pig, hen, JSP, and Alligator, a few produced in a cranked-up modern blues sort. From the Eighties onward, he labored essentially as frontman, frequently sponsored through Maryland-based guitarist Steve Jacobs.