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Dave Specter: Spectified

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Guitarist Dave Specter knows his blues and he has a track record to prove it. This set is, however, more reflective of the extent of his musical knowledge and appreciation for different forms. It's also a rare example of an instrumental set which loses nothing with repeated listens--and its ability to put a smile on the ...

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Floyd McDaniel with Dave Specter & the Bluebirds: West Side Baby

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Floyd McDaniel moved to Chicago with his family when he was fifteen, in 1930. He joined a washboard band called the Rhythm Rascals in 1933 and in the following decade he was a member of a jump blues combo called the Five Blazes, which recorded for the Aristocrat label in 1947. This live performance was recorded ...

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It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago

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It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago
Delmark Records
2009



Recorded live in Chicago at guitarist/vocalist Buddy Guy's Legends on March 7, 2008, It Ain't Over! is a celebration of Delmark Records' 55th year in the record business. ...

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Dave Specter - Live In Chicago [DVD]

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Dave Specter Live In Chicago Delmark Records (2008) Valutazione: 3 stelle Dave Specter è un chitarrista non più giovanissimo ma certamente appartenente alla generazione più recente dei musicisti emersi sulla scena della città che più ha legato il suo nome al blues elettrico del dopoguerra. Il 20 e il 21 agosto del 2007 ha dato due concerti (il primo al Rosa's Blues Lounge, ...

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Dave Specter: Live In Chicago

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Dave Specter
Live In Chicago
Delmark
2007



Specter is now a cornerstone of the Chicago blues scene and also the Delmark catalog. The label's faith in him is more than justified on this showing as he and his band know that the blues has never been about showy ...

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Dave Specter: Speculatin'

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Dave Specter is a blues guitarist whose music crosses over seamlessly into the jazz realm. Speculatin' is an all-instrumental album featuring a hot guitar-organ combo playing tunes derivative of Grant Green, the Meters, and various heavyweight blues guitarists.

Like his one-time collaborator Ronnie Earl, Dave Specter's playing embraces jazz, gospel, New Orleans funk, Texas blues ...