LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE: COMMAND PERFORMANCE
Tommy Castro: Vocals & Guitar
Deanna Bogart: Vocals, Piano & Saxophone
Magic Dick: Vocals & Harmonica
Ronnie Baker Brooks: Vocals & Guitar
Marcia Ball: Piano & Vocals
Elvin Bishop: Guitar
Curtis Salgado: Vocals & Harmonica
"An electrifying live album performed by blues veterans in a new super group. This is an album not to be missed!"
This is not just another blues show, but a standout blues event! Spearheaded by Tommy Castro and Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise founder, Roger Naber, it brings the energy and excitement of this decadeâ€™s hottest blues ticket from the High Seas to the land!
For years the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise has set the standard as the worldâ€™s only fully charted blues cruise which sets sail annually to such exotic locals as the Eastern Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera. In addition to the virtual blues festival at sea, the nightly Pro Jams have become a staple and much talked about experience for would be sea goers. Out of this nightly ritual was born the inspired beginnings of what has now become the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue. This dynamic collaboration of talent features the Tommy Castro Band along with an all-star lineup that includes pianist, saxophonist, singer/songwriter Deanna Bogart, Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of legendary bluesman Lonnie Brooks, and Magic Dick, who is best known for his many years as harmonica man in the J. Geils Band. This live recording spotlights many of the highlights of their recent performances including the highly regarded Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise founded by blues industry veteran Roger Naber.
The Tommy Castro Band is one of the most popular and compelling acts around known for their take-no-prisoners rock â€™nâ€™ soul music. Tommy Castroâ€™s most recent solo release â€œPainkillerâ€ peaked at # 2 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
Deanna Bogart is described by Down Beat Magazine as â€œan extravagant entertainerâ€ whose triple threat abilities include her dazzling piano playing, soulful saxophone, and heart felt vocals. Deanna combines boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz in a unique fusion of musical styles that she refers to as blusion.
Ronnie Baker Brooks is the â€œCrown Prince of Chicago Bluesâ€ and son of legendary Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks. Ronnie is a powerful guitarist and masterful entertainer who plays blues-rock with deep soul and a twist of modern hip-hop and funk rhythms.
Magic Dick is an innovative and dynamic harmonica player who was a co-founder and mainstay of the J. Geils Band. Magic Dick made his mark with the band in the â€˜70s on the famous harmonica showcase â€œWhammer Jammer.â€ The band later topped the charts with their massive hit single â€œCenterfoldâ€ which stayed number one for six weeks.