Bob Stroger & The Headcutters – That’s My Name (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 52:29 minutes | 567 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Delmark Records
Chicago Blues veteran Bob Stroger joins forces with Brazil’s The Headcutters for his first Delmark full length “That’s My Name”.
Bob Stroger, Chicago’s most prolific blues batsman has worked with a cavalcade of legends, from Otis Rush to Jimmy Rogers, Sunnyland Slim, Louisiana Red, Snooky Pryor and many others, earning Blues Music Awards in 2011 and 2013. He has performed on over 30 Delmark albums, and at the age of 92, he has joined forces with Brazil’s The Headcutters for his first solo Delmark album, “That’s My Name” which will be released on February 18. “That’s My Name” is receiving huge interest on blues radio – it’s week it is #1 on Airplay Direct.
Stroger was born on a Missouri farm, and his family arrived in Chicago when he was 16, settling into an apartment behind Silvio’s nightclub. A self-taught guitarist, he formed a family band (The Red Tops) before joining Eddie King’s band. In the late 70s he began touring with Otis Rush, ultimately playing on his “Live in Europe” and “Lost in the Blues”. His work as a session musician brought him together with Sunnyland Slim, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Carey Bell and Pinetop Perkins.
For twenty-two years The Headcutters have been building their own blues scene in and around the sunny beach town of Itajaí in the state of Santa Catarina. They looked and sounded quite incongruous in their suits, with their vintage amps and guitars, singing traditional Chicago blues in English, but they persevered, sparked by their deep passion for the genre. Along the way they have toured in Argentina, all across Brazil and the US. They have backed great blues artists such as Billy Branch, Kim Wilson, Mud Morganfield, Eddie C Campbell. Just don’t call Joe Marhofer and Ricardo Maca of The Headcutters bluesmen. In Joe’s words, “we are just four white guys from Brazil, and we could never call ourselves a bluesman – that belongs to the African American greats.”
1-1. Bob Stroger – What Goes on in the Dark (03:47)
1-2. Bob Stroger – Just a Bad Boy (03:19)
1-3. Bob Stroger – C C Rider (04:07)
1-4. Bob Stroger – I’m a Busy Man (04:31)
1-5. Bob Stroger – Come on Home (03:28)
1-6. Bob Stroger – Move to the Outskirts of Town (05:19)
1-7. Bob Stroger – Keep Your Hands off Her (03:33)
1-8. Bob Stroger – Something Strange (03:18)
1-9. Bob Stroger – Stranded in St. Louis (04:47)
1-10. Bob Stroger – Pretty Girl (03:04)
1-11. Bob Stroger – Talk to Me Mama (04:04)
1-12. Bob Stroger – Just a Dream (04:53)
1-13. Bob Stroger – That’s My Name (04:18)