Saturday, November 29, 2014

INTERVIEW WITH PAUL TIDIMAN - BLOWN HIS WAY THROUGH THE VALENCIA BLUES MUSIC SCENE

Everyday I discover more about The Valencia Blues Society. I know now that it is not just for Spanish blues musicians, as I thought, but also includes an international mix.  One of its members is turning up the boogie and bringing his brand of UK bluesmanship to the Valencian capital.

UK bluesman Paul Tidiman has “blown” his way into the Valencia blues scene and can be seen turning up the heat with CBBlues friend and fellow Valencia Blues Society member Danny Boy Sánchez.

Paul can also be found performing harp and singing for the Bulldog Blues Duo and the Zapatones Blues Band, as well as the F.B.I - a funky blues infusion act.

In this interview, I ask Paul what sparked his blues vibrations and how he ended up in Valencia and friends with the great blues master, Danny Boy.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

INTERVIEW WITH VICENTE ZÚMEL - SPAIN´S BLUES RADIO ICON

Vicente Zúmel is the ultimate blues aficionado in Spain.

Like a bull fighter, he has stepped into the ring with the best blues bulls on the planet. Fearless he has championed the blues and brought it into the Spanish music scene with an enormous amount to pride and devotion.

In his role as a journalist and photographer, the Barcelona-based Vicente has captured the blues greats from Europe, USA and Canada.

In his non-profit field as a radio host he has spun the blues and entertained the ears of a nation for over 3 decades.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

TRIBUTE TO THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS * Groove to Move Your Body Irresistibly

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By Patrick Van Denhove for CBBlues.com

Starting in 2000 with a new set-up ( hence the "new" ), the New Mastersounds were launched by producer and guitarist Eddie Roberts in Leeds, UK.

It is my favorite group, why ?

It must be a question of harmony of moods… when you need tonicity, you seek tonic music like funk; add improvisation allowed by talent and some jazz features (sometimes a singer with warm tones, sometimes  horns …) and you have them.

Key to the funk music:  the groove, you know, that rhythm pattern that makes the south part of your body move irresistible… it’s always there…beware, the virus could get you also.