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Benny Turner – my brother’s blues – September 2017

Benny Turner’s new album “my brother’s blues” is out,   and Wow!  If you don’t know Benny Turner, now is the time to get acquainted.  Benny is toasting his 60th year as a blues musician.  Having traveled around the world over the years,he is a living icon in today’s blues world.  In fact, in October he will be enshrined in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame!  You don’t get there overnight.  I mean that’s the top of the hill folks.  This CD is all about “my brother’s blues.”   My brother being Freddie King!  Benny played with, and toured the world, with the Freddie King Band until Freddie passed to the other side in 1976.  They played all of the legendary Chicago blues clubs such as the Squeeze Club, and Walton’s Corner where they met Dee Clark.  Soon after they were at the Apollo in New York.  In Philadelphia they played the Uptown Theater, and Washington DC they tore up the Howard Theatre, before heading to The Regal in Chicago!  From there until now it has been a blues joyride for listeners.  This new CD explores Freddie King’s music from Benny and his bandmates.  Benny on bass, lead guitar, vocals, and coolness throughout, shows what a veteran blues man can do.  With eleven songs from the past it is just a wonderful big full time, horn section, Chicago blues band!  Benny is in complete charge, and they just rock the house with the old Chicago style blues they know so well.  They don’t hold back either!  It’s wide open the real thing.  Benny’s playing and vocals are great.  It’s not every day you get a veteran bluesman come out with such an outstanding CD for his listeners.  Well here it is.  You can find this at www.bennyturner.com and Amazon and ITunes as well.  Hunt him up on youtube and see for yourself.  It’s refreshing to see such love for family and blues come together with such quality.  This follows up his 2016 album “When She’s Gone,” and this year’s autobiography “Survivor.”  Put it on, crank it up, love yourself for doing it!!  Glad to be of help.  Blue Barry – Smoky Mountain Blues Society..

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