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Friday, April 22, 2016

Tomcat Courtney - The News

Blues guitarist/singer Tomcat Courtney was born in Marlin, TX, on January 22, 1929, and raised in Downsville, TX, where his father, a ragtime piano player, had a juke joint. He became a dancer and joined a circus show as a teenager, beginning to sing in the show. He moved to Lubbock, TX, after World War II and became a cook, meanwhile learning to play guitar. He played roadhouses throughout the Southwest and settled in San Diego, CA, in 1971, where he began playing clubs several nights a week, also appearing regularly in Phoenix, AZ. His first recording came on the album San Diego Blues Jam released by Advent Records in 1974, and over the years he pressed up his own CDs to sell at his gigs. In 2000, his song "Shake It Up Baby" appeared on the album I Better Move On... by Len Rainey & the Midnight Players. Signed to Blue Witch Records, he made his national recording debut with Downsville Blues, released on May 20, 2008, when he was 79 years old.

Live tape that was released in 1992 made available by Frits.

Post: http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/9xDmZ1Ek/file.html

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks very much Xyros and Frits.
you are the bests

samblues

ramson said...

Totally unknown artist for me, pleasant surprise! and good sound in addition.

Thanks a lot Frits.

Albert said...

One more i'd like to have

Bob Mac said...

Many thanks for all the recent fine albums you have posted for us Xyros. I was on holiday for 2 weeks and didn't take a laptop with me, so I had lots of d/l to do from a few of the blues blogs I check out daily. Anyway, I've grabbed what I need from here, now I've just got to find time to listen to them. :-)

Albert said...

Thank You, Thank You again, I have to listen to what you gave to me but I will Return ...

Keep on lovin' the blues, thanks for your fabulous blog

Xyros said...

@ Bob Mac, having the time is a precious commodity ..... but then I thought holidays where for that.

Xyros said...

@ Albert, that a large list of re-ups you want. You'll have to be very patient as it will take time to get around to doing all of them.

Albert said...

thanks, thanks a lot... I am listening to all I took.

Can you tell me something about David Dee, I like his album but he is a perfect unknown for me...

Read you soon