New Album Release, May 2017
The all-star album—produced by three-time Grammy nominee Larry Skoller in partnership with the Chicago Blues Experience and inspired by the Chicago residency of the Rolling Stones’ 54-year-spanning, world-touring exhibit Exhibitionism—plays like a swaggering answer to the Stones’ Blue and Lonesome, but in fact was conceived prior to the Rolling Stones release. John Primer joins a host of legends with two songs on the album, singing and playing both the number one track, "Let It Bleed" and the number six track "Angie".
1. LET IT BLEED, JOHN PRIMER, 2. PLAY WITH FIRE, BILLY BOY ARNOLD 3. DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (HEARTBREAKER), BUDDY GUY WITH MICK JAGGER 4. (I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION, RONNIE BAKER BROOKS 5. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, BILLY BRANCH 6. ANGIE, JOHN PRIMER 7. GIMME SHELTER, LEANNE FAINE 8. BEAST OF BURDEN, JIMMY BURNS 9. MISS YOU, MIKE AVERY 10. I GO WILD, OMAR COLEMAN 11. OUT OF CONTROL, CARLOS JOHNSON 12. DEAD FLOWERS, JIMMY BURNS
APRIL 21, 2017
John Primer and Bob Corritore join forces once again to present their deep Chicago blues roots. Their 2013 album "Knocking' Around These Blues" garnered awards and nominations, international critical praise, and a number one spot of the living blues radio charts. Now they are back again with a delta groove follow-up that undeniably demonstrates the pure power and intuitive cohesiveness of their collaboration. Primer and Corritore lead their seasoned session partners through a hard-hitting program of stompin' shuffles, rowdy dance floor packers, and treacherous slow blues. There is no messing around here. This is a concentrated dose of straight-ahead Chicago blues by two modern masters! - Drew Verbis, Blues America Radio
JOHN PRIMER & THE REAL DEAL BLUE BAND, THAT WILL NEVER DO
2016, Wolf Records
Produced by Hannes Folterbauer and recorded live while on tour in Vienna, Austria.
LIST OF MUSICIANS: John Primer – guitar and lead vocals, Bill Lupkin – Harmonica, Melvin Smith – bass and Lenny Media – drums.
LIST OF SONGS: 1) That Will Never Do 2) Mannish Boy 3) Hold Me In Your Arms 4) Forty Days & Fory Nights 5) You Gonna Wreck My Life 6) Cross My Heart 7) Sittin’ Here Waitin’ 8) Confessin’ The Blues 9) It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie 10) Hungry Country Girl 11) Down In The Bottom 12) Take The Bitter With The Sweet 13) The Time Has Come
CLASSIC CHICAGO BLUES, LIVE & UNRELEASED
2016, Wolf Records
Lead vocalist Bonnie Lee was born in Bunkie, Louisiana, in 1931 and raised in Beaumont, Texas. Her biggest claim to fame was touring with the Famous Georgia Minstrels Show, which she joined in 1950. Bassist Nick Holt was the younger brother of Morris Holt, who was more commonly known as Magic Slim. He got his first bass-playing experience in Robert Perkins’ ensemble, Mr. Pitiful and the Teardrops, along with his equally-talented sibling. Drummer Earl Howell, a Chicago native, has played with Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, A.C. Reed, Louis Meyers and Son Seals. Guest stars include guitarist John Primer on all tracks but three, with Michael Dotson on songs two and ten, and Jake Dawson on song number thirteen.
SONGS: 1) I'M GOOD, 2) YOU BETTER WATCH YOURSELF, 3) TRYIN' TO MAKE A LIVIN', 4) AS THE YEARS GO PASSING BY, 5) WEE BABY BLUES, 6) ROCK ME BABY, 7) COME ON BABY, HELP ME TO SPEND THIS GOLD, 8) THE TOWN I LIVE IN, 9) BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO, 10) STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN, 11) IF IT'S TOO LATE, 12) I CRIED LIKE A BABY, 13) BABY DON'T SAY THAT NO MORE