Fifteen Tracks Of Low-Down Blues, Gospel And Jazz From This Former Muddy Waters Blues Band Member And Multiple Blues Music Award Winner.
This Work Features Paul On Vocals, Bass Harp, Neck-Racked (Diatonic And Chromatic) Harmonicas, Guitar And Piano In Solo, Trio And Quartet Settings
The Title Track “Bet On The Blues” Is A Great Story About Paul Meeting Little Walter For The First And Playing Three Card Monte With Him (Contains Explicit Language)
Oscher Ventures Out Of The Blues Box To Perform A Stunning Bass Harp Rendition Of The Jazz Classic Round Midnight.
When I First Heard The Gospel Song Jesus, Won’t You Come By Here I Was Humming It For A Week
This Album Is Deep Roots Music Played From The Heart By A Living Master Of The Genre
1 Wee Baby Blues
2. Round Midnight
3. Robin Lee
4.Slideaway (after Hide Away)
5,What have I done
7. Ida Mae
8. Bet on the Blues (Narrative)
9. Mean Old World
10. Jesus, won't you come by here
12. Sad Sad Day
13. Blues in the Dark
14. Lisa Jane/ God's Unchanging Hand
15. River of Jordan
Paul Oscher –All Vocals, Harmonica (bass, Chromatic and Diatonic) , Guitar and (Piano on Track 1)
Biff Scarborough - Back Up Vocal Track 10
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith -Drums track 2,3,4,7,10,11,13
Per Hansen - Drums Track 9
Kid Andersen - Upright Bass Track 2,3,4,10
Johnny “Ace” Acerno -Electric Bass Track 9, 11
Bob Welsh Piano Track 4
PRODUCED BY PAUL OSCHER AND LOUIS X. ERLANGER
"Wee Baby Blues" produced by Beale Street Caravan and recorded live by Kevin Cubbins at the Poconos Blues Festival
"What have i Done" produced by Michael Johnathon for the Woodsong's Old Tme Radio Hour recorded live by Kevin Johnson at the Old Kentucky Theatre, Lexington Kentucky
"Juke" and "Bet on the Blues" produced by Paul Oscher, Bob Corritore and Clarke Rigsby and recorded live by Clarke Rigsby at the Rhythm Room, Phoenix, Az
Studio Tracks recorded byAlan Stockwell, Chris "Kid" Andersen and Michael Frondelli
Photography Brian Braff
About The Artist:
Paul Oscher Was Muddy Waters Harp Player From 1967-1971 Following In The Footsteps Of Little Walter, Junior Wells, James Cotton And Big Walter Horton.
Paul Lived In Muddy’s House On Chicago’s Southside And Shared The Basement With The Great Pianist Otis Spann.
While In Muddy’s Band, Paul Played All Kinds Of Venues From The Rough And Tumble Juke Joints Of The Chitlin’ Circuit To The Major Concert Stages Of The World. Otis Spann Taught Paul The Piano And Paul Learned The Guitar By Looking Over The Shoulders Of Muddy Waters And Sammy Lawhorn. It Was In Muddy’s Band Where Paul Learned The Deep Blues Phrasing And Timing Characteristic Of His Music Today.
“I Was Blessed Just To Be Around Those Cats, The Things I Learned From Muddy And Spann Are My Foundation, They’re Still With Me Today,” Said Paul
Besides Muddy, Paul Has Recorded And/Or Performed With Numerous Artists Including John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Johnny Copeland, Buddy Guy, Victoria Spivey, Big Mama Thornton, Eric Clapton , Keith Richards, Levon Helm, James Cotton, Mos Def The List Goes On.
He Is The Recipient Of Multiple Wc Handy (Blues Music Awards) And A Winner Of The La Music Award And Is Currently In The Process Of Writing A Book On His Life In The Blues, Excerpts Of Which Have Already Been Published In The Companion Book To The Pbs Series “Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues”.
Paul Oscher Is Currently Touring In Solo, Duo And Trio Formats. His Solo Show Features Paul On Harmonica, Bass Harp, Guitar, Melodica, Piano And Slide Guitar,
It’s A Show That Has Received Rave Reviews From Blues Fans, Musicians, Press, Promoters And Club Owners Around The World.
Paul Oscher Learned The Blues From The Masters. He Doesn’t Play Anything But The Real, Unadulterated, Down-In- The-Alley, Gutbucket, Stump Jump Blues. He Is Not A Retro Player. He Just Plays The Blues The Way He Learned Them…Low Down And Lonesome And Has Been Doing So For The Last Forty Years. Deep Blues!
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