Full Cyrkle Records presents Geneva Red & The Roadsters' CD "In The Red" by world acclaimed blues harp player/singer/songwriter Geneva Red with her band The Roadsters, featuring guitarists Floyd Murphy and Jackie "5 & Dime" Wolworth, bassist Mark Sorlie drummers Sam Carr and Earl Howell.
For "In The Red", Geneva Red & The Roadsters traveled to Sun Studios in Memphis where the bands guitarist Floyd Murphy (who joined The Roadsters in 1998) had made those classic sides with Junior Parker & The Blue Flames (Feelin Good, Mystery Train, Love My Baby, etc.) for Sam Phillips' Sun Records in the early 1950s. After 47 years Murphy returned to the legendary studio to record these special sessions. Sadly Floyd Murphy suffered a stroke in 2002 and he has been unable to perform since. These tracks are the most extensive example of Murphy available on record. For these Sun sessions, Geneva Red tapped the great Delta blues drummer Sam Carr to contribute his deep blues shuffle to these tracks. Carr had made his first recordings for Sam Phillips also, recording the LP "Big Boss Man" with Frank Frost, Big Jack Johnson and Arthur Williams, on the Phillips International label. With Earl Howell manning the drums on a finishing session in Chicago Geneva Red & The Roadsters completed this now historical blues CD.
Leading her band of accomplished musicians, Geneva Red, a slim six-foot tall read-head, is known for her powerful harmonica playing and her strong heart-felt vocals. Living Blues Magazine wrote "...the sound is classic '50s blues, and Geneva Red plays with a driving style that touches all the ancestral bases." The American Harmonica News Magazine had this to say, "Some of the sweetest harp playing that I've ever heard. Her tone and phrasing brought to mind the great Chicago blues greats - Little Walter, Big Walter, SonnyBoy II, and Jimmy Reed." Red's interaction with the crowd is also an important part of her performance. "I like to let the audience know that they are part of the music we're making, part of the whole experience. Their participation makes all the difference" Red said.
Geneva Red has performed with renowned veteran blues artists, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Jimmy Johnson, Bob Margolin, Phil Guy, John Primer, Floyd Murphy, Sam Carr and fellow harmonica players, Billy Branch, Paul deLay, Studebaker John, and R.J. Mischo to name a few.
With three CD's under their belt Geneva Red & The Roadsters have gained international recognition and praise from some of the genre's toughest critics.
Geneva Red has had an endorsement contract with the Hohner Harmonica Company since 1998 and is a featured artist on their website www.hohnerusa.com.
For more on Geneva Red visit www.genevared.com or check out The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica published by Mel Bay.
MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS CD "IN THE RED"
----The sound is classic 50s Blues, and Chicago-based Geneva Red plays with a driving style that touches all the ancestral bases. - Living Blues Magazine, USA
----Geneva Red displays smooth, sweeping harmonica chops. Tasteful and evocative harmonica playing. Check her "If I'd Shot You Baby". - Blues Revue Magazine, USA
----Get the newest CD "IN THE RED". If you like the classic blues sound, my guess is that you'll love it. - American Harmonica News Magazine, USA
----Excellent "In The Red" CD by Geneva Red. I wish you to know the album not only has been featured in my current radio show Catfish Blues at Radio Torino Popolare RTP 97 FM, but I had the pleasure to choose "First Tune, First Set" for my theme song. - Edoardo Fassio, Radio Torino Popolare RTP 97, Italy
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