August 4, 2014

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials - Live Portland Waterfront Blues Fest 2014

Another by The Rippin Frog from this year's edition of the Waterfront Blues Festival.

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, OR.
July 5, 2014

Another year of WBF recordings. Recorded from KBOO FM in Portland, OR. A great lineup again this year. I was looking forward to Greg Allman's set, but he had to pull out due to sickness. Oh well, I wouldn't have  been able to share him here anyway. Seems to be much more DJ talking this year, interrupting some music. I just left it in rather than trying to edit each show. Feel free to make any changes you wish for personal use.
I may need help with some of the set list's as I don't know all the bands.

Enjoy, twofthrs

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From working at Chicago’s Red Carpet Car Wash to appearing on national television, from gigging at the smallest ghetto blues bars to performing on the biggest international concert stages, master bluesman Lil’ Ed Williams has come a long way. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil’ Ed and his blistering Blues Imperials – bassist James “Pookie” Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton – deliver the blues, from gloriously riotous and rollicking to intensely emotional and moving. Not since the heyday of Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers has a blues band made such a consistently joyful noise.
Currently celebrating 24 rip-roaring years together, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials ply their musical talents with skills that have been honed to a razor’s edge. As much a family as a band, Lil’ Ed, Pookie, Mike and Kelly have outlasted sports stars and presidents, musical fads and fashion trends. And together, they continue to make blues history with each and every performance and new recording.
Blues history runs deep through Lil’ Ed’s blood – his uncle and musical mentor (to both Ed and his younger half-brother Pookie) was the great Chicago slide guitarist, songwriter and recording artist J.B. Hutto (author of the only non-original on Jump Start, “If You Change Your Mind”).  According to The Chicago Tribune, “Williams represents one of the few remaining authentic links to pure  Chicago blues.” The Associated Press agrees, stating, “Williams fills Chicago’s biggest shoes with more life and heat than anyone on stage today.”
The band won the prestigious Blues Music Award for Band Of The Year in both 2007 and 2009 and also took home the Best Live Band Award in the 2011 Living Blues Critics’ Poll. Blues Revue said, “Listen and hear how a great blues player can make a guitar weep…Lil’ Ed is a blues master at the top of his game.”

Set List

01 I Need Help
02 Operator ???
03 Icicles In My Meatloaf
04 Mess Around
05 Check My Baby's Oil
06 House Of Cards
07 Unknown
08 Drownin' On Dry Land ???
09 Boogie Chillen

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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! Grabbed this the other day as soon as I saw it, & forgot to say thanks. These guys are great. I've seen them a couple of times and they were fantastic. Even got Lil' Ed to autograph my T-shirt during one of their breaks! Larry

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Albert said...

Thank you