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Blueblood014 coverexciting, original and contemporary-themed numbers in the vein of T-Bone, and Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson


Catalogue Number Blueblood 014

Genre: Blues/Big Band Blues/RnB   Release Date 20/6/2012

Eddie Martin’s Big Blues Band with Special Guest Pee Wee Ellis

Keynote Review

Riding the riffs of a four-piece horn section, augmented on three cuts by tenor man Pee Wee Ellis, Martin brings varied, well-crafted songs that skillfully acknowledge but don’t copy, personal heroes such as Elmore James and T-Bone Walker. Another rewarding set by this ever-interesting bluesman” Tony Russell MOJO

Musicians: Eddie Martin; Guitars, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, Pee Wee Ellis; Tenor Sax,”Little Big Horns” – Patsy Gamble; Baritone,Tenor sax, Julie Kimber; Tenor Sax, Steve Trigg ;Trumpet, Andy Gilliams; Trombone. John Paul Gard; Keyb Organ/bass pedals, Richard Laws; Drums



Rating 9/10
If you didn’t know it, this cool cat is British. He has an authentic yesteryear US sound and can play a mean guitar, sing with the best of ‘em and writes a very good tune. A fixture of the blues circuit, but far more to the man that that. Eddie has a career spanning 12 albums, is a multi instrumentalist and prolific songwriter.
The whole album is drenched in classic horn sounds and very fine playing/arrangements…blistering slide guitar ..remarkably authentic and fluid blues licks. No one in the UK sounds like him
this album is pretty special. Think Roomful of Blues with a world class guitarist. Must get to see the man live, as I have a feeling he knows how to throw a real good party.“
 Blues and Soul

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