Anyone who knows Duke Robillard’s music will immediately smile at the first few seconds of the opening track, "Here I'm Is." It’s that joyous jump-blues shuffle sound that Duke has been perfecting, They Called It Rhythm & Blues just makes you want to dance!
Duke Robillard's latest, They Called It Rhythm & Blues, is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor! It’s that joyous jump-blues shuffle sound that he has been perfecting since the late '60s. Indeed, every song on this generous 18-song album is about the groove, master musicianship, great understated taste, and a perfect band mix that always complements the pulse and the singer. Duke’s guitar is at the center and brings it all together.
Guests include John Hammond, Sue Foley, Kim Wilson and more!
For a lifetime, Duke Robillard has been playing the jazzy corners of the blues. He was a founder of Roomful of Blues in the early 1970s, and replaced Jimmy Vaughan in the Fabulous Thunderbirds in the 1990s, and was a core member of the New Guitar Summit through the 2000s, in addition to releasing an astounding 37 albums on his own. He has won the W.C. Handy Award as Best Blues Guitarist an astounding four times, and has been nominated for two Best Blues Album Grammy Awards. He is credited with taking the blues to a new level for multiple generations of blues guitarists.