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Top of the Blues
Tony O. Blues Band
Top of the Blues
Genres: Blues, Pop
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Tony O. Blues Band
Title: Top of the Blues
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Deluge Records
Original Release Date: 11/13/1995
Re-Release Date: 11/14/1995
Genres: Blues, Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 048691301426

CD Reviews

One of my favorites, great musicianship
Barb | 05/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is in frequent rotation in my extensive blues collection; one of my favorite CDs. Formerly with Little Mike and the Tornadoes (who worked with Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, and Big Daddy Kinsey), Tony O is masterful, smooth, and soulful on guitar and vocals.

Between the demise of Little Mike and the Tornadoes and the formation of this band, Tony was a member of Willie Smith's Legendary Blues Band.

In this band, he is joined by former Tornadoes Brad Vickers on bass and Nick Luis on rhythm guitar. Rob Piazza plays drums on four tracks; the remainder of the tracks feature Willie "Big Eyes" Smith on drums (as well as some vocals). We have Pinetop Perkins here on piano, with Little Mike also contributing piano on one track, and Stan Bronstein on saxophone.

Seems nobody I know has ever heard of this guy. Given his stellar resume and associates, reputation on the Chicago blues scene, and the talent and spirit inherent in his performances, it's one of life's great mysteries."