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経歴・特徴

当代の最も重要なハーピストの一人であるシュガー・ブルーは、古いブルースを取り入れながらも、極めて現代的な世界をクリエイトしている。10才からハーモニカを始め、70年代中期にはジョニー・シャインズ、ルイジアナ・レッドらとレコーディングするようになった。1976年にパリに移住。はじめは通りでプレイしていたが、メンフィス・スリムがローリング・ストーンズを紹介してくれ、彼らのレコーディングに参加することに。そしてシュガー・ブルーのファンクやジャズを消化したハープはストーンズの大ヒット「ミス・ユー」で世界的に広く聴かれることになった。ところが彼自身の名前は、一般的にはほとんど知られなかった。ソロ・アルバムを出したあとシュガー・ブルーは、80年代に再びアメリカのシカゴに移住。85年にオムニバス盤でグラミー賞を獲得し、93年には『Blue Blazes』、続く94年には『In Your Eyes』を録音した。目一杯のボリュームでがなり立てる彼のエモーショナルでハイテンションな演奏は、“ハーモニカのジミ・ヘンドリックス”と評されたこともある。

CDガイド

[A]:アナザー・マン・ダン・ゴーン

[B]:Blue Blazes

Blue Blazes

[C]:In Your Eyes

In Your Eyes

[D]:Code Blue

Code Blue

楽曲情報

Pontiac Blues
Dec. 1979
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Longineu Parsons (trumpet); Steve Potts (alto sax); Jimmy Gourley (guitar); Cecile Savage (bass); Vic Pitts (drums)
[A]
Begging The Girl To Go
Dec. 1979
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Longineu Parsons (trumpet); Mike Zwerin (trombone); Steve Potts (alto sax); Jimmy Gourley (guitar); Cecile Savage (bass); Vic Pitts (drums)
[A]
Dark And Hungry
Dec. 1979
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Mike Zwerin (trombone); Tenko Slavov (guitar); Cecile Savage (bass); Vic Pitts (drums)
[A]
Shed No Tears
Dec. 1979
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Longineu Parsons (trumpet); Steve Potts (alto sax); Bruce Grant (baritone sax); Jimmy Gourley (guitar); Cecile Savage (bass, guitar); Vic Pitts (drums)
[A]
War Zone
Dec. 1979
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Longineu Parsons (trumpet); Steve Potts (alto sax); Bruce Grant (baritone sax); Tenko Slavov (guitar); Cecile Savage (bass); Vic Pitts (drums)
[A]
Who's Been Talking
Dec. 1979
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Longineu Parsons (trumpet); Steve Potts (alto sax); Bruce Grant (baritone sax, flute); Jimmy Gourley (guitar); Cecile Savage (bass, guitar); Vic Pitts (drums)
[A]
Another Man Done Gone
Dec. 1979
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Vic Pitts (drums)
[A]
Don't Start Me Talkin
Paris, France, 1982
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Michael Robinson (guitar); Raymond Gimenez (guitar); Lafayette Evan (bass); Earl Howell (drums)
[A]
Help Me
Paris, France, 1982
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Jean-Pierre Sabar (organ); Dion Payton (guitar solo); Michael Robinson (guitar); Raymond Gimenez (guitar); Lafayette Evan (bass); Earl Howell (drums)
[A]
Key To The Highway
Paris, France, 1982
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Jean-Pierre Sabar (organ); Slim Pezin (guitar solo); Michael Robinson (guitar); Raymond Gimenez (guitar); Lafayette Evan (bass); Earl Howell (drums)
[A]
That's All Right
Paris, France, 1982
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Michael Robinson (guitar); Raymond Gimenez (guitar); Lafayette Evan (bass); Earl Howell (drums)
[A]
Cold Blooded Man
Paris, France, 1982
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Slim Pezin (guitar); Raymond Gimenez (guitar); Rido Bayonne (bass); Marcel Sabiani (drums)
[A]
Devil Woman
Paris, France, 1982
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Jean-Pierre Sabar (organ); Slim Pezin (guitar); Raymond Gimenez (guitar); Rido Bayonne (bass); Marcel Sabiani (drums)
[A]
Secret Lover
Paris, France, 1982
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Slim Pezin (guitar); Raymond Gimenez (guitar); Rido Bayonne (bass); Marcel Sabiani (drums)
[A]
I Ain't Got You
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rico McFarland (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); James Knowles (drums)
[B]
Help Me
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rico McFarland (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); James Knowles (drums)
[B]
Miss You
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rico McFarland (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); James Knowles (drums)
[B]
I Just Got To Know
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rico McFarland (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); James Knowles (drums)
[B]
One More Mile To Go
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rico McFarland (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); James Knowles (drums); Chicago Horns: Bill McFarland (trombone); Ken Anderson (trumpet); Hank Ford (saxophone)
[B]
That's All Right
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Lurrie Bell (acoustic guitar)
[B]
Country Blues
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rico McFarland (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); James Knowles (drums)
[B]
Back Door Man
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rico McFarland (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); James Knowles (drums); Chicago Horns: Bill McFarland (trombone); Ken Anderson (trumpet); Hank Ford (saxophone)
[B]
Just To Be With You
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rico McFarland (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); James Knowles (drums)
[B]
Out Till Dawn
1993?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rico McFarland (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); James Knowles (drums)
[B]
Little Red Rooster
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); James Knowles (drums); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards)
[C]
Bottom Line
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar, vocal); Herb Walker (guitar, vocal); Rob Amster (bass); Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards); Nick Kitzos (drums); Oscar Brown III (vocal); Horns: Ed St. Peter; Carey Deadman; Jim Massoth; Dan Johnson
[C]
Gucci Gucci Man
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rob Amster (bass); Nick Kitzos (drums)
[C]
In Your Eyes
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar, keyboards); Charles Hosch (bass); James Knowles (drums); Alejo Poveva (percussion)
[C]
Love's Sweet Secrets
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Herb Walker (guitar); Rob Amster (bass); Nick Kitzos (drums); Alejo Poveva (percussion); Shawn Christopher (vocal); Leveeta "Squeaky" Mohannon (vocal); Darnell Rush (vocal); Horns: Ed St. Peter; Carey Deadman; Dan Johnson; Jim Massoth
[C]
She
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Rob Amster (bass); Nick Kitzos (drums)
[C]
Listen Baby
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Herb Walker (guitar); Rob Amster (bass); Nick Kitzos (drums); Ken Hale (keyboards); Shawn Christopher (vocal); Leveeta "Squeaky" Mohannon (vocal); Darnell Rush (vocal)
[C]
Bluepine
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Pinetop Perkins (piano)
[C]
Whirlwind
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Herb Walker (guitar); Rob Amster (bass); Nick Kitzos (drums)
[C]
Lip Service And Lies
Chicago IL, 1994?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Motoaki Makino (guitar); Charles Hosch (bass); Ken Hale (organ); Todd Wolf (drums); Alejo Poveva (percussion); Joyce "Peaches" Faison (vocal); Eibur Stepney-Manuel (vocal); Jeff Morrow (vocal); Horns: Ed St. Peter; Carey Deadman; Jim Massoth; Dan Johnson
[C]
Krystalline
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Rico McFarland (guitar); Jesse Cross (bass); James Knowles (drums); Damiano Della Torre (keyboards)
[D]
Chicago Blues
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Rico McFarland (guitar); Jesse Cross (bass); James Knowles (drums); Damiano Della Torre (keyboards)
[D]
Bluesman
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Marco "more than perfect" Guarnerio (guitar, background vocal); Big Moe Punzi (drums); Ilaria Lantieri (bass, background vocal); Diamond Della Torre (keyboards); Peaches Staten (background vocal)
[D]
Walking Alone
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Rico McFarland (guitar); Jesse Cross (bass); James Knowles (drums); Damiano Della Torre (keyboards)
[D]
Cold Blooded Man
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Rico McFarland (guitar); Jesse Cross (bass); James Knowles (drums); Damiano Della Torre (keyboards)
[D]
Nola
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Ilaria Lantieri (bass); James Knowles (drums); Damiano Della Torre (keyboards)
[D]
Bad Boys Heaven
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Lurrie Bell (guitar); Barrelhouse Chuck (piano)
[D]
Let It Go
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); James Knowles (drums); Damiano Della Torre (keyboards); Ilaria Lantieri (bass); Sergio Montaleni (guitar)
[D]
Shed No Tears
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Rico McFarland (guitar); Jesse Cross (bass); James Knowles (drums); Damiano Della Torre (keyboards)
[D]
I Don't Know Why
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); Paul Camilleri (acoustic guitar); Andy Grimm (acoustic guitar); Felix Mueller (bass); Orlando Ribar (drums)
[D]
High You Can't Buy
2007?
Sugar Blue (vocal, harmonica); James Knowles (drums); Damiano Della Torre (keyboards); Ilaria Lantieri (bass); Sergio Montaleni (guitar)
[D]

影響関係

受けた影響←キャリー・ベル

与えた影響→リー・オスカー

外部リンク

sugar-blue.com

公式サイト(英語)。いきなり音が出ますのでご注意下さい。

Sugar Blue & Code Blue !

YouTube動画。アルバム『Code Blue』の宣伝ビデオ。

Sugar Blue on A38 Ship

YouTube動画。「I Ain't Got You」を演奏している2007年11月の映像。ハンガリーの A38 というクラブが配信している。

Sugar Blue "Miss You" 3-12-2011

YouTube動画。マサチューセッツ州の Bull Run Restaurant が配信している映像。