Lurrie Bell on Woodsongs

Posted on: Thursday, Jul 12, 2012


Lurrie Bell features on Woodsongs 667

LURRIE BELL is a legend of the Chicago blues scene. Born in 1958, the son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell, Lurrie picked up his father’s guitar at age of five and taught himself to play.In addition, he grew up with many of the Chicago blues legends around him. Eddie Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Eddie C. Campbell, Eddie Clearwater, Lovie Lee, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and many more were frequent visitors to his house. They all helped to shape and school him in the blues, but none as much as his father’s long-time employer Muddy Waters. By seventeen Lurrie Bell was playing on stage with Willie Dixon and soon formed The Sons of Blues band and toured with Koko Taylor. ‘The Devil Ain’t Got No Music,’ is Lurrie’s latest. It’s a collection of acoustic blues and gospel songs that recollect the music he often played with his dad and at church in Mississippi and Alabama as a child.

Available as audio and video at the link below.

Lurrie by Kurt Swanson

Picture Kurt Swanson, from Lurrie’s Website

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