Today I have listened to the music of
LIFE GOES ON -Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC)
at Airplay Direct.
I did especially like the second song form this CD – GOODBYE TO THE BLUES – Johnson Mountain Boys.
I have made a playlist with performances of the Johnson Mountain Boys
Playlist Johnson Mountain Boys
Wikipedia about the Johnson Mountain Boys: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Mountain_Boys
Here is another great video of this song, played by Brightwater Junction:
Brightwater Junction 2011 – Goodbye To The Blues
Brightwater Junction – 2nd Place 2011 National Single Microphone Championship
Playlist Johnson Mountain Boys by “sc lawman”
I have recently found a concert with Harrison Kennedy on the CBC Concerts on Demand site. Harrison Kennedy plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, harmonica and he sings.
During the 60s Harrison was a member of The Chairman of the Board and he was very successful:
In 1968 the Detroit POP GROUP “The Chairmen of the Board.” played all the top venues including JOHNNY CARSON’S TONIGHT SHOW, SOUL TRAIN and AMERICAN BANDSTAND and ENGLAND’S “TOP-OF-THE-POPS’, doing our hit, “Gimme Me Just A Little More Time.” C.O.T.B. had performances with B.B. KING, JAMES BROWN, SMOKEY ROBINSON, STEVIE WONDER, FUNKADELICS and more. C.O.T.B. also performed many times at NewYorks Famous HARLEM’S APOLLO THEATRE.
During the last years Harrison Kennedy has mainly sticked to the blues and he has recorde three CDs.
In the beginning Harrison used mainly the guitar or slide guitar to accompany himself, but recently he has discovered the mandolin, banjo and octave mandolin.
The CBC concert can be found on the following page (link no more available).
Harrison Kennedy – Tell the truth and shame the devil
Harrison Kennedy – Real Deal
Harrison Kennedy – Noonday Train
Playlist Harrison Kennedy
Wikipedia about Chairman of the Board: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chairmen_of_the_Board
Homepage Electro-Fi records: http://www.electrofi.com/
Review “Voice Story” 2005: http://www.bluesbox.de/html/reviews/reviews_k/reviews_kennedy.htm
Review “High Country Blues”: http://indangerousrhythm.blogspot.com/2008/03/harrison-kennedy-high-country-blues.html
Review “Shame the Devil” (2012): http://blueshamilton.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-harrison-kennedy-cd.html