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Live-Down and Dirty

by Steve Thorpe

From acoustic delta to rocking funk Texas style blues, plus incredble slide guitar.
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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1. Dust My Broom/Boot Hill
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2. The Thrill Is Gone
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3. Little Bit
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4. Move Too Soon
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5. Sweet Little Angel/How Blue Can You Get
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6. Flower Girl
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7. Little Wing
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8. Everyday I Have The Blues
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9. Key To The Highway
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10. Stormy Monday
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11. Young Fashion Ways
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Live Down and Dirty
Produced by Steve Thorpe, executive producer Linda Gail Atkinson Released on CSI South/Top Dawg Records.
These recordings were taken from shows at Lou’s Blues, in Indialantic Beach, Florida, and at Dirty Harry’s in Daytona Beach during Bike Week.. Two great venues and two rockin audiences. Thank you, to all that were there. Without you, the music would not be heard.
Tracks 6 and 7 were recorded live at Dirty Harry’s, Daytona Beach. Billy Collier, engineer, Chosen Sound, Maitland, Florida. .
Track 6, Flower Girl, Steve Thorpe guitar and vocals, Kenny Clarke piano and organ, Denis Laak drums, David Pastorius bass, J J Martin sax, Roy Branham harmonica.
Track 7, Little Wing, Steve Thorpe guitar and vocals, Kenny Clarke piano,synth. and organ, David Pastorius bass, Denis Laak drums, J J Martin sax.

Remaing tracks recorded live at Lou’s Blues in Indialantic Beach, Melbourne, FL.
Engineer Paul Black, PBEagle Mobile Recording, Palm Bay, Florida, Mike Resha stage manager,
Steve Thorpe guitar, slide guitar and vocals, Nathan Thorpe bass guitar, Kenny Clarke piano, synth. and organ, Tom Bayes drums.


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Pete "Blewzzman" Lauro

Blewzzman says, "every blues lover will enjoy the CD"
STEVE THORPE
"LIVE, DOWN AND DIRTY"
(Recorded at Lou's Blues & Dirty Harry's)
BY PETER "BLEWZZMAN" LAURO,
So you're a world class national touring Bluesman and you're about to embark on a tour of the Southeastern United States. In need of a second guitar player, who can sing his ass off, who ya' gonna call? Well if your name is SMOKEY WILSON, GREGG ALLMAN, BIG BILL MORGANFIELD or SPENCER DAVIS, you're most likely gonna call STEVE THORPE. And that's exactly who these blues greats call. When cats like that know you've got it, it's no wonder that the STEVE THORPE BLUES ORCHESTRA is one of the most sought after bands in the State of Florida.
"LIVE, DOWN AND DIRTY", could not have been more perfectly named. Recorded live at LOU'S BLUES & DIRTY HARRY'S, two hot venues with rockin' audiences, this disc contains twelve very low down and dirty blues tracks. STEVE THORPE would have it no other way.
The nucleus of the BLUES ORCHESTRA is the formidable foursome of STEVE THORPE on Guitar, Slide Guitar and Vocals, his son NATHAN THORPE on bass, KENNY CLARKE on piano, synthesizer, and organ, and TOM BAYES on drums. Additionally, appearing on two tracks are DENIS LAAK on drums, DAVID PASTORIUS on bass, J. J. MARTIN on sax and ROY BRANHAM on harmonica.
Wasting absolutely no time, the BLUES ORCHESTRA goes from zero to kick ass as soon as the introduction is over. The disc opens with a fiery hot version of "DUST MY BROOM / BOOT HILL". The smoke from this seven minute sizzler may very well set off the detectors. STEVE'S slide guitar is second to none and the SRV fans in the audience will be delighted with the very reminiscent vocals. KENNY gets a great assist here with some truly flamboyant keyboarding.
NATHAN & TOM get in on some of the very hot action in very funky versions of "I JUST WANT ATINY BIT" & "NEVER MAKE A MOVE TOO SOON". Although there are some excellent vocals, and several nice piano and guitar accents throughout, the rhythm section takes charge on these two.
B. B. fans will be loving the SWEET LITTLE ANGEL / HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET" medley. This is real, unadulterated, low down and dirty blues at it's very finest. The feeling STEVE puts into this one, added to a voice that was made to sing songs like this, make this one of the discs numerous highlights.
Having a penchant for turning songs into a jam, it's no surprise that STEVE'S version of "LITTLE WING" is nearly 10 minutes long. It's also no surprise that the song was done to perfection. KENNY'S synthesizer, J. J'S sax and STEVE'S Hendrix like play all highlight this track.
THE BLUES ORCHESTRA'S version of "THEY CALL IT STORMY MONDAY" rocks. On this unique interpretation, the whole band is locked into a real tight groove and it's an all out jam done at triple the tempo of any version I've ever heard of this song.
Other tracks, magnificently done but not mentioned, include "THE THRILL IS GONE", "FLOWER GIRL" (original), "EVERDAY I HAVE THE BLUES", "KEY TO THE HIGHWAY", "YOUNG FASHION WAYS" and "HURRICANE GRAYS" (original).
"LIVE, DOWN AND DIRTY", containing nearly seventy five minutes of some of the best blues music you'll ever hear, is a disc the Blewzzman feels every blues lover will enjoy. Grab yourself a copy soon.

Pete "Blewzzman" Lauro

Blewzzman says, "every blues lover will enjoy the CD"
STEVE THORPE
"LIVE, DOWN AND DIRTY"
(Recorded at Lou's Blues & Dirty Harry's)
BY PETER "BLEWZZMAN" LAURO,
So you're a world class national touring Bluesman and you're about to embark on a tour of the Southeastern United States. In need of a second guitar player, who can sing his ass off, who ya' gonna call? Well if your name is SMOKEY WILSON, GREGG ALLMAN, BIG BILL MORGANFIELD or SPENCER DAVIS, you're most likely gonna call STEVE THORPE. And that's exactly who these blues greats call. When cats like that know you've got it, it's no wonder that the STEVE THORPE BLUES ORCHESTRA is one of the most sought after bands in the State of Florida.
"LIVE, DOWN AND DIRTY", could not have been more perfectly named. Recorded live at LOU'S BLUES & DIRTY HARRY'S, two hot venues with rockin' audiences, this disc contains twelve very low down and dirty blues tracks. STEVE THORPE would have it no other way.
The nucleus of the BLUES ORCHESTRA is the formidable foursome of STEVE THORPE on Guitar, Slide Guitar and Vocals, his son NATHAN THORPE on bass, KENNY CLARKE on piano, synthesizer, and organ, and TOM BAYES on drums. Additionally, appearing on two tracks are DENIS LAAK on drums, DAVID PASTORIUS on bass, J. J. MARTIN on sax and ROY BRANHAM on harmonica.
Wasting absolutely no time, the BLUES ORCHESTRA goes from zero to kick ass as soon as the introduction is over. The disc opens with a fiery hot version of "DUST MY BROOM / BOOT HILL". The smoke from this seven minute sizzler may very well set off the detectors. STEVE'S slide guitar is second to none and the SRV fans in the audience will be delighted with the very reminiscent vocals. KENNY gets a great assist here with some truly flamboyant keyboarding.
NATHAN & TOM get in on some of the very hot action in very funky versions of "I JUST WANT ATINY BIT" & "NEVER MAKE A MOVE TOO SOON". Although there are some excellent vocals, and several nice piano and guitar accents throughout, the rhythm section takes charge on these two.
B. B. fans will be loving the SWEET LITTLE ANGEL / HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET" medley. This is real, unadulterated, low down and dirty blues at it's very finest. The feeling STEVE puts into this one, added to a voice that was made to sing songs like this, make this one of the discs numerous highlights.
Having a penchant for turning son

M & M

Excellent CD and a great band!
We loved this CD so much that we went to go see Steve Thorpe at The House of Blues while on vacation in Orlando on 9/22/07. Great performance and a great guy too! He played some special requests for us and talked with us during his breaks! We will also be buying his 1st CD shortly!

Tian Khean Ng

Discovery: Blues need not be boring!
Because I play jazz guitar, I usually find Blues guitar music boring, the progressions and licks predictable. But Steve Thorpe's playing in Live-Down and Dirty is anything but boring

Don Gallo, CashBox Magazine

This is some fine musicianship and great renditions.
It was if I laid back in my easy chair, closed my eyes and dreamed I was hearing Joe Cocker and Jimi Hendrix melded together to form one hell of an album. Commercially all the songs would have to be edited for radio but this is a total blues album and you sure get your monies worth. This is some fine musicianship and great renditions. My favorite tracks are The Thrill Is Gone, Dust My Broom and Everyday I Have the Blues, on which that Bass player is astonishing! Great vocals by Steve and the piano player is one of the best I've heard in some time. Bob Gallo

ktate

Wish I could have been at the bar for this recording
Got to give this CD 5 stars. I was shoping for another version of "Little Wing" and found Thorpe on iTunes. After hearing his arrangement I had to have the entire CD....and I'm a drummer! I bought the CD and have had a blast playing along! Thorpe and his band mates have something special going. Pick this one up...you'll be glad you did.

kygal1960

RIP, Steve
I love your music. RIP