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Carey Bell

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His put on the honor move of Chicago blues harpists way back when assured, Carey Bell truly arrived to his own within the ’90s being a bandleader with terrific discs for Alligator and Blind Pig. He discovered his exclusive harmonica riffs through the Windy City’s absolute best (both Walters — Small and Big — in addition to Sonny Boy Williamson II), adding his very own signature effects once and for all measure (an otherworldly moan instantly identifies a lot of his even more memorable harp trips). Delivered Carey Bell Harrington within the blues-fertile condition of Mississippi, he had been playing the harp when he was eight and functioning professionally along with his godfather, pianist Lovie Lee, at 13. The old and more capable Lee brought Carey with him to Chicago searching for steady musical possibilities in 1956. Gigs often demonstrated scarce, and Carey ultimately took up electric powered bass, playing behind Robert Nighthawk, Johnny Youthful, and his coach Big Walter Horton. Finally, in 1969, Bell produced his debut record (on harp) for Delmark, and he was on his method. Bell served very helpful early-’70s stints within the rings of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon, touring thoroughly and documenting with both legends. Alligator Information has been in charge of a lot of Bell’s greatest recorded are a leader, you start with a jv with Horton back 1972. Four slashes by Bell around the 1st batch of Alligator’s Living Chicago Blues anthologies in 1978 preceded his involvement within the 1990 harmonica summit conference Harp Assault!, which brought him in to the studio room with fellow greats Wayne Natural cotton, Junior Wells, and Billy Branch. His single arranged for Alligator, Deep Down, prices as his finest recording. Bell offers sired a passel of blues-playing progeny; best-known from the brood is usually mercurial guitarist Lurrie Bell.

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Full Name Carey Bell
Date Of Birth November 14, 1936
Died May 6, 2007, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession Singer
Children Lurrie Bell
Music Songs Mellow Down Easy, Carey Bell's Blues Harp, Hard Working Woman, Brought Up the Hard Way, Lonesome Stranger, Good Luck Man, What My Mama Told Me, That Spot Right There, Must I Holler?, Rocking With a Chromatic, So Hard to Leave You Alone, Let Me Stir in Your Pot, Blue Monday at Kansas City Red's, Going Back to Mississippi, I'm Gonna Buy Me a Train Ticket, Everything's Up Tight, I Got to Find Somebody, Broke and Hungry, I Wanna Will My Love to You, It's So Easy to Love You, Brand new Deal, Big Walter Strut, Easy to Love You, Walking in the Park, Black Night, Heartaches And Pains, Down Home Blues, Stop That Train, Conductor, When I Get Drunk, Tired of Giving You My Love, Second Hand Man, Little Car Blues
Albums Harp Attack!, Gettin' Up Live, Harpslinger, Carey Bell's Blues Harp, Second Nature, Harpmaster, Bluesbuster, Live at 55, Good Luck Man, Deep Down, Mellow Down Easy, The Blues Show! - Live at Pit Inn, Brought Up the Hard Way, The Blues Show! Live at Pin Inn, Brothers in Blues, Last Night, Dynasty, Heartache and Pain, Eddy Clearwater & Carey Bell: Chicago Blues Session, Volume 23, Superharps II, The Blues Collection 72: Father and Son, Blues Classics: Carey Bell


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trouble with the Curve 2012 performer: "Blues With a Feeling"
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay 2009 performer: "One Day" / writer: "One Day"
Supernatural TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Blacktop 2000 TV Movie performer: "Lonesome Stranger" / writer: "Lonesome Stranger" - as Carey Bell Harrington

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gettin' Up: Carey & Lurrie Bell Live at Buddy Guy's Legends, Rosa's, and Lurrie's Home 2007 Video Vocals / Harmonica

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