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A brief snapshot of Canadian blues artists:

Downchild Blues Band (David Woodward tenor...The Legendary Downchild Blues Band - 50 Years of Playing the Blues


Pat Carey later took over on tenor/baritone with Downchild Pat Carey - Saxophonist


after David Woodward, with Tom and Jack Lavin, founded Powder Blues Band,

Power Blues Band Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues


Pat Carey also has played and recorded with the late Jimmy Cavallo (who, with Joe Marillo, played the title track of Alan Freed's breakout movie, “Rock, Rock, Rock")


and Johnny Pennino (known as 'The Tenor Sax King of New Orleans'),Johnny Pennino

Their album: "Stepping Out Of Blue Monday"
Steppin' Out Of Blue Monday by The Three Tenor Saxes (Jimmy Cavallo, Pat Carey, Johnny Pennino) on Amazon Music - Amazon.com


Followed by Colin James great "Little Big Band",


featuring Colin James, Johnny Ferreira ,Greg Piccolo, and, later, Sax Gordon on tenors: "The horn section in the Roomful of Blues at the time was just awesome; Greg Piccolo on tenor sax, Doug James on baritone sax, Ritchie Lataille on alto sax, Bob Enos on trumpet, and Carl Querfurth on trombone."-Johnny Ferrerai


Colin James and The Little Big band

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Saw Jeff Healey at a Canadian golf course in the midst of a Feburary blizzard, very early in his career. Place was packed with musicians from Canada and the USA. Word had spread about this amazing, blind, musician.


The "Official Music" album (with the band Crowbar) broke King Biscuit Boy wide open, featuring a hit single!


He soon was in great demand



playing with artists like Crowbar (that later featured Sonny Del Rio on tenor sax) Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin while socializing with John and Yoko, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and The Rolling Stones. For his next album, he flew down to New Orleans to record a self-titled album on Epic Records with the legendary Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, and The Meters.” [for more info on this album, click here to access "Mind Over Matter" from Dan Phillips' great New Orleans music blog, “Home of the Groove” .

Home of the Groove: From A Blues Boy, To A Soul Diva, To A Funk Band

J W Jones, who started out a drummer, has evolved into a blues guitar great, and has played with a wide range of blues artists, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Watson, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, The Mannish Boys and Hubert Sumlin, plus cut an album with David "Fathead" Newman ("Kissing in 29 Days") who played on this track ""Parasomnia"

 
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