Kenny "Blue" Ray has appeared on close to 40 recordings, including appearances with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Marcia Ball, Ronnie Earl, Charlie Musselwhite, Anson Funderburgh, and many others. "KBR" was an Original member of the 1st Little Charlie & The Night Cats Band from 1975-1976, Having a BIG Time, with The Night Cats, then moved on to LA, working with William Clarke, and Smokey Wilson, and backing up Percy Mayfield, Big Joe Turner, Lowell Fulson, Big Mama Thorton, and then it was off to Austin, Texas for 4 years with the Marcia Ball Band. Since 92 Kenny Ray has done 13 cds and Produced and written 10 songs on Jackie Payne's JSP cd, Day in the Life of a BluesMan…….
Kenny "Blue" Ray featuring Jackie Payne Soulful Blues Tone King This is one of the best electric Blues record of the year. No kidding. Kenny "Blue" Ray, underrated Texan guitarist, and soul-blues singer Jackie Payne are a dangerous couple. Blue Ray, an Albert Collins' disciple, has been trading licks with virtually everybody around and in "Soulful Blues" ……
There's no mistake why he's dubbed the "Tone King." He employs the often imitated West Coast sound, but stands out by incorporating a variety of colors and textures. Never restricted to the Wild West sound, he stretches out in "Cadillac Drive," paying homage to jazz great Wes Montgomery, and tackling the Stanley Turrentine classic "Sugar," peppering blue notes within its jazz base. Acknowledging a passion for transitional country-electric blues, he wisely choses a lesser-known John Lee Hooker tune, "Maudie," and an original, "Mississippi 3 a.m." To truly enjoy his range, listen to "Tone Party," a cooker filled with single-note passages, each possessing a powerful punch.
When it comes to hard-hitting blues guitar, Kenny Blue Ray is the real deal. Every once in a while someone comes along who pleasantly reminds one that there is some uncharted talent ready to explode on the blues scene, and this is the moment for Ray! A Bay Area resident, Ray is considered one of the top guitarists around; certainly one of the most prolific performers on the West Coast, if not the country. He performed in London, England from 1969-'72. He has had over a dozen solo albums released, all of which have received strong reviews - and there have been over 65 reviews of his CDs! Ray's releases,"Fired Up," "Cadillac Tone" "Strat Daddy" "Pull the Strings," "Git It," "Blues My Axe," "Blues Obsession," "Soulful Blues," and his latest, "Got Blues," have all appeared on Tone King Records. The British publication, Blues & Rhythm, has consistently listed his releases among the top 10 selling albums in England…………
Recorded at Sharkbite Studio, Oakland, California on July 23, 1995 and August 2, 1995.The 3 album and the 2 included in the own lavel.
The Who's 1982 tour, which was all in North America apart from two warm-up dates at the Birmingham NEC in England, was their last to feature Kenney Jones on drums and they wouldn't tour again until 1989. The tour promoted the recent 'It's Hard' album, which had been released in June 1982, and the set list included a number of tracks from that album, some of which the band would only play live on this tour. This concert film features the show from the second of their two nights at New York's Shea Stadium and was filmed on October 13th 1982. Although a couple of tracks have appeared on compilations, this is the first official release of the full show and features restored footage and newly mixed sound. The release includes Bonus tracks from the first night at Shea Stadium.
A wildly successful band in their own right, Toto helped shaped the sound of pop music in the '70s and '80s not just with their own songs, but as studio musicians for Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, and Michael Jackson. Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the band that served as the backbone for some of the smoothest pop hits of their day take Europe by storm on 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland. Playing to a massive, standing-room-only crowd in Lodz, Poland, a lineup featuring Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, David Paich, and Joseph Williams take to the stage to deliver a stellar performance for their ecstatic European fans. Featuring hits like "Africa," "Rosanna," and a rousing rendition of "Hold the Line," this live set does their old material justice, and will be a welcome addition to the collection of any die-hard Toto fan.