Barry Dolins HammondCast Blues

Barry Dolins on HammondCast, Chicago Blues Festival 2007Jon Hammond in Chicago IL interviewing Barry Dolins is Deputy Director of the Mayors Office of Special Events and the coordinator of the Chicago Blues Festival since 1985 on HammondCast show for KYOU KYCY Radio 1550AM San Francisco CA Headliners Program for 2007 Chicago Blues Festival Thursday 67 130 PM Aaron Moore If this pianist hadnt opted for a dependable day gig with Chicagos Bureau of Streets and San in the 50s, relegating the blues to his spare time, he might now be as revered as Otis Spann or Johnny Jones. In the decade since his retirement hes made an enthusiastic return to music, his hearty vocal style and rollicking technique -- much influenced by Roosevelt Sykes -- still intact. --BD Henry Gray was raised in Louisiana, giving his rolling 88s a slightly different slant. When he lived here in the 50s, he recorded as a sideman with Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold, and Howlin Wolf, eventually spending a dozen years in Wolfs band. He returned to Baton Rouge in 1968, but his back-alley vocals and two-fisted piano playing still blend swamp blues with driving Windy City shuffles. --BD For more info c2007
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