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Beyond The Blues Horizon

by Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Band

high-energy, exciting, explosive rhythm & blues
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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1. Intro
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2. C.O.D.
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3. Built For Comfort
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5:52 album only
4. Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time
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5. Don't Fight It
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6. Turtle Blues
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7. You Can Have My Husband But Please Don't Mess With My Man
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8. I Put A Spell On You
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9. Talk To Me Baby
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10. I'm Blue
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11. Shake Your Hips
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12. These Arms Of Mine
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13. Shakey Ground
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14. Bony Maronie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
High-life R&B pours from this new release by one of California's premier Blues/R&B bands.

Recorded "live" at B.B. King's Blues Club in Los Angeles, you'll find 14 tracks from the heyday of the big band blues sound.

This is the real thing - a true, authentic, classic R&B Revue and great American rockin' blues from a killer group of musicians and singers!

Led by bassist/singer Larry "Fuzzy" Knight, Blowin' Smoke is an 11-piece band that blends classic Blues and R&B songs and originals in a non-stop barrage of very danceable and listenable music & entertainment!

Blowin' Smoke is a band that performs the kinds of songs everybody enjoys. Featuring expressive vocals and a tight horn section, this band would set any room rockin' on its heels. Using five different lead vocalists: Larry "Fuzzy" Knight, The "COUNT" Yates and The Fabulous SMOKETTES -Carolyn Basley, Terri Brinegar & Christina Vierra - gives the band a not-often-heard vocal quality that's hard to match.

When you combine the 4-piece Horn section and the 4-piece rhythm section with the vocals, the band creates a complexity in sound that puts it in the upper echelon of today's best R&B show bands.

This CD, "Beyond The BLUES Horizon" has been highly recommended by Blues Revue, Living Blues and Blues Access Magazines.


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Blues Revue Magazine

Classic Rhythm & Blues, tight horn section, great singers, versatile rhythm sect
High-life R&B pours from this new release by one of California’s premier show bands. Recorded live at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Los Angeles, you’ll find 14 cuts from the heyday of the big band blues sound. This is the real thing – great American rockin’ blues from a killer group of players.

Bassist/bandleader Fuzzy Knight, a St. Louis-born player who played and recorded as a youngster with Albert King, Ike Turner, Chuck Berry and Little Milton before becoming a member of the legendary band Spirit, has assembled a powerful cast of core players and singers. There’s noted L.A. guitarist Jimmy Delgado; drummer Lee Campbell; keyboard man Michael Murphy; The “Count” Yates (of The Premiers!) on vocals, keys and sax; The Smokin’ Horns, featuring Chris Jennings, Johnny Vandenberg and Tom Morgan, Jr; plus the singing of the Fabulous Smokettes, Carolyn Basley, Christina Vierra and Terri Brinegar.

The downbeat “C.O.D.” sets the perfect mood for a night of R&B artistry with Knight’s hearty voice and rock-solid bass, followed by his take on “Built For Comfort”, a mid- tempo powerhouse. Basley takes over on “Don’t Fight It”; she’s a soulful singer who’s worked with the Ike and Tina Turner Revue and Buckwheat Zydeco. Then it’s Vierra’s turn at the mic, belting out “Turtle Blues” with a solid Joplinesque approach before Brinegar smoothes out a sweet version of “You Can Have My Husband But Please Don’t Mess With My Man”. All three Smokettes burn it up on lead vocals.

Their combined work with Blowin’ Smoke gives the band a not-often-heard vocal quality that’s hard to match. The Count ain’t no lightweight either: This wonderful singer’s velvet-smooth pipes and cool style makes “Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time” sparkle.

The heavyweight version of “I Put A Spell On You” with Vierra’s raw, gutsy vocals and Morgan’s saucy saxophone solo, is a highlight, as is Basley’s gospel-tinged “These Arms Of Mine”, with Murphy’s church-house Hammond solo helps take deep into the heart of the soul sound. The Count’s rollicking take on “Bony Maroney” features a sock-hop R&B sax sound and, again, those wonderful vocals. Knight’s a great bandleader; he’s not only assembled these fine players into one unit, but he’s also had the class to give them spotlights within the set, creating a complexity in sound that puts them in the upper echelon of today’s R&B show bands. They have what it takes to rock a club such as B.B. King’s, play an upscale Vegas casino gig or get a festival crowd jumping.

To do the classic rhythm and blues thing, you need the right elements – a tight horn section, great singers, a versatile rhythm section - and Blowin’ Smoke has them all! Great band, tremendous release!

Living Blues Magazine

Nonstop barrage of authentic, old fashioned R & B. A joy from beginning to end.
Led by bassist/singer Larry “Fuzzy” Knight, Blowin’ Smoke is an 11-piece band that blends classic R&B and Blues songs (Built For Comfort, You Can Have My Husband, But Please Don’t Mess With My Man) and originals in a nonstop barrage of danceable blues and old-fashioned R&B. With a four-piece horn section and a female vocal trio, this band is capable of recreating classic R&B with authenticity. Recorded live at B.B. King’s Blues Club in California, Beyond The Blues Horizon is a joy from beginning to end!

Blues Access Magazine

A true R&B revue with power, versatility and soul. Rooster Pick!
A true R&B revue with an exceptional live performance that demonstrates the power, versatility and soul of this 11-member band. Led by bassist, Larry “Fuzzy” Knight, Blowin’ Smoke displays a surprising variety to its repertoire and good performances by vocalists Christina Vierra (“Turtle Blues”), Carolyn Basley (“Don’t Fight It”) and Terri Brinegar (“You Can Have My Husband”). With L.A. vets like Jimmy Delgado on guitar and Michael Murphy on keys, bandleader Larry Knight has made one hell of a CD!


Michael

Laughin
We had a great ime in Laughlin dancing to them. I listen to the CD a lot!

Mike

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Live Blues! High-energy, exciting, explosive rhythm & blues.