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Friday, April 18, 2008

Bob Corritore Newsletter: Update Sean Costello

Important news from Bob Corritore including an update on Candye Kane, Chris Gaffney, and Sean Costello

April 18, 2008

1) La Hora de Blues (Spain) reviews: Dave Riley & Bob Corritore/Travelin' The Dirt Road and Various Artists/House Rockin' And Blues Shoutin!: Celebrating 15 Years Of The Rhythm Room on Blue Witch Records are reviewed by Vicente "Harmonica" Zumel in the online blues magazine La Hora Del Blues. Click here to see.

2) Blues Art Studio's Photo Gallery of Lucerne Blues Festival 2007: Wonderful photos by Dragan Tasic featuring images of Koko Taylor, Sonny Rhodes, Philipp Fankhauser, Janiva Magness, Billy Branch, Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Bob Margolin, Mike Morgan, Lee McBee, and Zac Harmon performing at this amazing event in Switzerland. Click here to view the photos.

3) Supporting The Blues MySpace: This amazing website has posted reveiws of two of Bob's earliest album productions, Little Willie Anderson and Big Leon Brooks done in the late 70s and early 80s in Chicago, and reissued on CD by Earwig Music. Also on the site are reviews of Nappy Brown/Long Time Coming on Blind Pig Records, Dave Riley & Bob Corritore/Travelin' The Dirt Road on Blue Witch Records and Various Artists/House Rockin' And Blues Shoutin!: Celebrating 15 Years Of The Rhythm Room on Blue Witch Records. Thanks to site proprietor Rob Lehrian for your true support! To see the Supporting The Blues MySpace site, click here.

4) Robert Lockwood, Jr. Tribute Article in Seventh Hour Blues (US): This memorial article of blues master Robert Lockwood, Jr. by Anthony Sapienza appeared last year in Seventh Hour Blues, an online blues magazine, and includes quotes by Bob Corritore as well as photos from Bob's archives. We have added it to the article section of Click here to read it. Also, Anthony sent a link to a short documentary of the blues that he put together (Click here to see).

5) Tail Dragger Article in Back To The Roots (Belgium): Franky Bruneel just sent us the Tail Dragger cover story, which includes Bob's quotes and photos. Bob and Tail Dragger used to play together in the late 70s and early 80s, and remain good friends. Click here (article, cover) to see this beautiful article. Click here to see a photo of Tail Dragger holding the issue on magazine's website.

6) Robert Nighthawk Photo Page Added to Robert Nighthawk was simply one of the greatest of bluesmen. His deep, molasses-like vocal delivery and crying slide guitar was like that of no other. This photo page was inspired and approved by Robert Nighthawk's daughter, Geni McCollum-Ward, who is currently collecting information regarding her father for a forthcoming book. If you can help, provide any information, photos, or memorabilia, please contact Geni at or (773) 994-4468. To see an amazing film short of Robert performing on Maxwell Street, click here. To see this new photo page devoted to Robert Nighthawk, click here.

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