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New Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop with Smokey SmothersElvin Bishop , the founding member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, has completed work on The Blues Rolls On due September 23 on Delta Groove/ Eclecto Groove Music. The album harks back to Bishop's roots, paying tribute to the musicians who helped give him his start. A who's who of Blues musicians support Bishop on the album, including B.B. King, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, George Thorogood, James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Tommy Castro, John Nemeth, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Angela Strehli. Bishop handles the majority of the vocals, with Nemeth and others pitching in as well.Bishop revisits his own '70s solo hit "Struttin' My Stuff" with Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, the Butterfield Band's "Yonders Wall," Junior Wells' "Come On In This House" and Hound Dog Taylor's "Send You Back To Georgia." He also contributes the autobiographical boogie "Oklahoma," played solo electric. Sessions for the rollicking album ranged from Jacksonville, Florida to Clarksdale, Mississippi, and to a cruise ship off the Mexican coast.

(seen here with Smokey Smothers, Chicago Blues Fest 2006)

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