All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Tad Robinson

Results for "Tad Robinson"

Advanced search options

Musician

Tad Robinson

Tad Robinson - vocalist Most of the current crop of plugged-in blues purveyors draws from a relatively narrow range of the tradition: either the small combo sound of Chicago, or the guitar trio format popularized by Stevie Ray Vaughn. This is a function of economics as much as anything else; the horn-section-enhanced sound of T-Bone walker, B.B. King, and Bobby Bland is prohibitively expensive to support in the low budget world of today's blues circuit, with only the established legends able to afford it. Thus it is all the more refreshing to hear Tad Robinson's brilliant take on this lushly arranged branch of the blues. It is said that when radio programmers first met Tony Joe White they were astounded to discover that he was of the Caucasian persuasion; so too listeners who experience the huge, sandpaper and honey sound of Robinson's voice without seeing his sparkling blue eyes and shining, decidedly pink, shaved pate could be easily forgiven for assuming that the Indiana native is black

207

Article: Album Review

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

Read "West Side Baby" reviewed by Nic Jones


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 ...

Album

A New Point of View

Label: Severn Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Long Way Home; Ain

229

Article: Album Review

Tad Robinson: A New Point of View

Read "A New Point of View" reviewed by Jim Santella


Contemporary soul/blues takes a ride on this studio session by singer Tad Robinson. He's been noticed lately through his work in the motion picture industry. His song, “Hold Tight, appears on the soundtrack to the motion picture The Guardian, which stars Kevin Costner, and he appears in the film Under Siege, starring Steven Seagal. On his ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Sunnyside Records
Publisher's Desk
Welcome to All About Jazz
Read on.

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.