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Little George Sueref

GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz 31 Jan 09 - 08:27 PM
matt milton 01 Feb 09 - 05:33 AM
NormanD 01 Feb 09 - 08:48 AM
GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz 01 Feb 09 - 09:56 AM
Will Fly 01 Feb 09 - 10:00 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 01 Feb 09 - 12:01 PM
GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz 01 Feb 09 - 12:33 PM
cstrother 02 Feb 09 - 08:49 PM
NormanD 03 Feb 09 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz 03 Feb 09 - 08:06 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 04 Feb 09 - 04:34 AM
GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz 04 Feb 09 - 10:16 AM
GUEST,Swissmiss 07 Feb 09 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz 23 Feb 09 - 06:31 PM
GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz 30 Apr 13 - 07:02 PM
GUEST,ted carroll 05 May 14 - 07:05 PM
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Subject: Little George Sueref...
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 08:27 PM

Hi Kids: Every once in a while, you find somebody who has something special. Being a former PolyGram Records Monkey & Certified Blues Junkie, let me introduce the Mudcat Community to Little George Sueref... Whatcha think....?
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=217093677
bob


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: matt milton
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 05:33 AM

I've seen him a couple of times at Ain't Nothin But the Blues. He has a great voice. Actually I've often thought he owed it to himself to become an all-out soulman: it always strikes me that he has a fantastic soul voice. I'd love to hear him take a leaf out of Eli Paperboy Reed's book, for instance. But that's a comment that says a lot about me and my own musical tastes: I love blues, but I'm not really a fan of much electric blues, and prefer the country blues stuff. I'd almost always rather listen to soul or funk or early rock'n'roll than the majority of electric blues.


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: NormanD
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 08:48 AM

George's CD - the only one I am aware of - is well worth digging out. Not a bum track or a filler on it. It has the sound of Louisiana blues, early 1960s, and a "blind" listen would have it down as an Excello album. This album made a bit of noise around 2001 and sold sod all (as far as I know). he is a high-voiced, sweet singer - as you can see - and a fab harp player. His songs are mainly 45 length rather than over-extended electric blues jams.

He gigs around, but not often enough, and also works as a plumber (no, this is not some kind of blues metaphor / euphemism).


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 09:56 AM

Thanks Norm & Matt: His photo got to me. One of those unusual ones that gets you wondering, "Who is this?" Then when I heard him sing, I felt he had something special, a voice that goes back to the 50's....

I really think he has "Hit" potential given the right song...

bob


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 10:00 AM

That was Finger Lickin' good! What a great voice and arrangement - has a wonderful retro feel to it. Thanks for this - I shall investigate further.


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 12:01 PM

He's cool, Bob.   Just asked him over to my page.


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 12:33 PM

I tell Yas...These Blues are REAL...Makes me want to TESTIFY!
http://www.littlegeorge.co.uk/
BR


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: cstrother
Date: 02 Feb 09 - 08:49 PM

I saw Little George Sueref at Biscuit and Blues in San Francisco a few years back and he was just fantastic. Great singer and justly known for harp, but I think a fine guitar player, too. He got them up up and dancing, too.

His 2001 self-titled album is wonderful, too. I think it has been in my car CD player since I saw him live. As was said above, every cut is good. Some as good as it gets. Amazing graveyard/backroad/juke joint sound throughout. Excello sounds about right to me, although I would have said early 50s, not early 60s. To me he is not pure blues. I hear a lot of soul and early almost rockabilly type rock in there. His version of Johnny Ace's "The Clock" will tear you heart right out of your chest, and that really not the blues. Anyone that features Lazy Lester on his album though is playing the real blues!

Here is a you tube video. Does not do him justice, but still very good. Make sure to watch it in HD. Regular view comes out squeezed sideways, at least on my computer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv4nw69pxo4

There used to be a full length show BBC Womad audio stream on the net somewhere, and I think ITunes has a couple of cuts from come Carribean music festival that are well worth downloading. The Carribean version of "Tell Your Mama" is a classic and indicative of his live shows. In a way his shows are lighter than his albums--he has a very sweet stage presence--but listen to those words. That is a dark song, sung with a razor's edge.

Truly one of my favorite performers and musicians. Sorry to ramble on, but this guy deserves big, big props, and from what I have read on this board, you all would appreciate what he brings. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: NormanD
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 12:14 PM

He has never followed up on his "Fingerlickin" album, which surprises me. It is as good as, say, James Hunter.

I have heard another later cut he did - not released though - which was a complete contrast: dubby, blues-based reggae.

Another good guy to look out for is Errol Linton - a London-based harp player and singer.


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 08:06 PM

UPDATE: Little George has been kind enough to email me via MySpace. I have been encouraging him to investigate the scene here in Montreal. I'd like to see him play Le Festival International du Jazz this summer...He has done some stuff for the BBC, and hopefully we can get him some more Airplay. As far as I know, his last self-financed album was done 8 years ago.

He seemed to be "up" in Spirit, and was grateful for somebody to be appreciating his music.
Thought you all might like to know; and that I'll be showing him support whenever I can. Check out "Finger Lickin" on MySpace, & please "friend him" if you have a page. Thanks to all of have responded to this thread. You all know what a talent he is...bob


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 04:34 AM

Little George is my 'friend' now..and he left such a sweet message too.

I've a feeling you might like this, Bob. :0)

Little George Sueref at WOMAD - 2002 (Youtube)


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 10:16 AM

Hi Liz: Yes, I've seen it...Fills that hole in your soul...Thanks...bob


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: GUEST,Swissmiss
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 11:15 AM

Seems to have passed on his sweet tones to his daughter too - 14 when she sung this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTWb9c7l3VM


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 06:31 PM

UPDATE: Surprised to find out today that Little George put me in his Top Friends on MySpace. If you haven't checked out this soulful artist, the blue clicky for MySpace is on this thread. Thanks George...bob


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 30 Apr 13 - 07:02 PM

refresh...Little George deserves it,,,BR


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: GUEST,ted carroll
Date: 05 May 14 - 07:05 PM

Just saw George and his wonderful band last night [4 May 2014]at the fabulous VINTAGE DYNAMITE festival. It was held on an old 1950s commercial aerodrome, just outside of Northampton. This show was just about as good as it gets. George played in a ballroom which is housed in a hangar, it has great dance floor, bars and loads of big round tables to sit at. I hadn't seen George for about 8 years, but we play his CD all the time at our house. My wife loves it as much as I do.

George and his band were sooooooooooooooo good, wonderful blues/soul music with that great down home groove. The capacity crowd loved it and the dance floor was packed all through, even though most of George's tunes are mid tempo, rather than jivers. Their music has such a wonderful groove all through, that people just had to dance and those that were stood around the walls, at tables etc were all boogalooing along.

The evening was completed by Mike Sanchez and his great band and they were also brilliant and rocked the place big time [special mention to Mikes wife Sarah who sang a couple of great rockin' numbers, she has a wonderful voice and a great feel for 50's R&B]

Also opening the show on Sunday night was the best rockin' French band I've seen T Bo & The B Boppers who put on an excellent show. Marc Lamarr presented the bands and kept the night rockin with a great mix of New Orleans R&B, which featured, lots of great little Richard tracks.

Any one from England who likes real rockin' music, please keep the May bank holiday weekend clear for next year's show, you won't get better, oh and let's hope that Little George makes it back in the studio soon to cut another album, he's a National Treasure!


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Subject: RE: Little George Sueref
From: GUEST,ted carroll
Date: 05 May 14 - 09:29 PM

In my hurry to tell you about how good Little George Sueref & The Blue Stars superb gig on Sunday 4th May 2014 was, I managed to get the name of the festival wrong, so here's the CORRECTION!

It's called The ATOMIC VINTAGE FESTIVAL, the website is www.AtomicFestival.co.uk

and you can find loads of pix etc showing the scale of the event.

Next year's show is scheduled for 2nd & 3rd of May 2015, so start making plans to be there. The show takes place at historic Sywell Aerodrome, which has wonderful original 1950's buildings. It's located near Northampton, just off the A43 and is just an hour's drive from 4 international airports, LUTON, STANSTED, BIRMINGHAM and EAST MIDLANDS, so it's easy to reach.

Apart from a feast of great rockin music to suit ALL tastes, they also have Stock Cars, Hot Rods, Drag Racing, the coolest vintage yank motors, a Wall of Death, drive-in Rock'n'Roll movie, roller rink, Jive contest, classic car rides, also loads of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing and shoes, books, records, homeware etc etc. People come in vintage airstream trailers, caravans,VW campers etc. This is a show NOT TO BE MISSED.


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