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Monday, July 09, 2012

Jesus just left Chicago headed down Ouseburn way. Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars, Tyne Bar July 8.

Ray Stubbs (vocals & harmonica), John Hedley (guitar), Ray Snowdon (keyboards), Max Whitehouse (bass) & Brian Ferry (drums)
Godfather of the blues Ray Stubbs possesses the sixty-a-day vocal chords of which other blues vocalists can but dream. Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Muddy, Albert King and Sleepy John Estes provided the inspiration for the veteran bluesman’s set. Harp ever at hand, his sound is straight out of South Side Chicago (with just a little bit of ‘south of the Tyne’ Gateshead!). The Tyne Bar was busy, the regulars knew what they were going to get and Stubbs’ band didn’t disappoint. John Hedley’s guitar ghosted Hubert Sumlin then Kings Albert and BB as Ray Snowdon rattled the keys atop blues beat engine boys Max Whitehouse (bass) and Brian Ferry (drums). Stubbs does what he does as well as anyone and he plays exactly what he wants to play. The crowd loved it. The set list will be similar next time out and next year and the year after. That is exactly as it should be.
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