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Kenny Neal
ケニー・ニール

  • BORN: October 14, 1957, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    1957年10月14日、ルイジアナ州バトン・ルージュ生まれ
  • vocals guitar harmonica

ブルース界の未来を担うミュージシャンの一人として期待されているマルチ・プレイヤーで二世ブルースマンのケニー・ニールは、伝統的なルイジアナ・ブルースを意識しながらも、フレッシュな感覚を持ったサウンドを作り、発表し続けている。父親はバトン・ルージュの名ハーピスト、レイフル・ニールで、ケニーは3歳の時に父親の友人のスリム・ハーポからハープをプレゼントされたのだった。13歳で父親のバンドのベーシストしてデビュー。17歳になると父親の友人でもあるバディ・ガイのバンドに加入し、ベースを弾いた。フロリダに拠点を置くプロデューサーのボブ・グリーンリーに才能を認められ、1987年に彼のキング・スネイク・レコードでデビュー・アルバム『Bio On The Bayou』を出した。このアルバムがアリゲーター・レコードの目にとまり、88年『Big News from Baton Rouge』のタイトルで、アリゲーターから再発された。ニールは熱を発するギター、腰の座ったハーモニカ、説得力のある歌声を聴かせるブルースマンだ。

Recordings

1988, Sanford, Florida
  • Outside Looking In
  • Caught Your Back Door Man
  • Don't Dip In My Business
  • Bio On The Bayou
  • Evalina
  • Evalina (reprise)
  • Bop 'Till You Drop
  • Baby Bee
  • Is It All Right?
  • Cost Of Living
  • Loretta
  • Change My Way Of Livin'
1988, Tronto, Ontario
  • Early One Morning
1988, Tronto, Ontario
  • Early One Morning (acoustic version)
Spring 1989, Sanford, Florida
  • Any Fool Will Do
  • Bad Check
  • Our Love Is Running Out
  • Can't Have Your Cake (And Eat It Too)
  • Devil Child
  • The Son I Never Knew
  • On My Way To Heaven
  • Yack Yack Yack
  • Change My Way Of Livin'
  • I Owe It All To You
  • The Further We Go
1990, Sanford, Florida
  • Look But Don't Touch
  • The Truth Hurts
  • I Put My Trust In You
  • Blues Stew
  • Morning After
  • I.O.U.
  • My Only Good Thing
  • I Been Missing You, Too
  • Caught In The Jaws Of A Vise
  • Things Got To Get Better
  • Walking On Fire
  • Bad Luck Card
1992, Sanford, Florida
  • Howling At The Moon
  • Lightning's Gonna Strike
  • That Knife Don't Cut No More
  • Neal And Prey
  • Right Train, Wrong Track
  • Branded
  • Gonna Put You Out Of My Misery
  • Bayou Blood
  • Do I Have To Go That Far?
  • Smoke Signals
  • Going To The Country
  • I Can Read Between The Lies
  • Big City Ways
  • You Ain't Foolin' Me
1992, Sanford, Florida
  • Christmas Time In The Country
1994, Sanford, Florida
July 1997, Westbrook, Maine
  • The Red Rooster
October/December 1997, Portland, Maine
  • Big Boss Man
  • Shadow On The Moon
  • My Babe
  • The Things I Used To Do
  • Someday
  • Just A Matter Of Time
  • Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain
  • I'm Ready
  • Full-Time Fool
  • Strike While The Iron Is Hot
  • Can't Stay I Didn't Try
May 1998, Montpellier, France
  • Going Down Slow
  • The Son I Never Knew (take 2)
  • I Just Keep Loving Her (vocal by Billy Branch)
  • My Babe (vocal by Billy Branch)
  • Early One Morning
  • Going To The Country
  • Don't Start Me To Talking (vocal by Billy Branch)
  • Mannish Boy (vocal by Billy Brach & Kenny Neal)
  • Billy And Kenny's Stomp
  • Baby Bee
  • Northern Man Blues (vocal by Billy Branch)
  • The Son I Never Knew (take 1)
July/August 1998, Portland, Maine
  • Bring It On Home
September 1998, Portland, Maine & Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Deal With It
  • Down In The Swamp
  • Bop 'Til I Drop
  • So Cold
  • I Put A Spell On You
  • Money
  • Luberta
  • I Can't Afford Myself
  • I've Been Mistreated
  • Night Life
  • Still Cold The Blues
  • Homesick For The Road
July 1999, Portland, Maine
  • I Smell Smoke
  • Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right
  • Neal And Pray
  • Little Brother (Make A Way)
  • What You Got
  • Blues Ain't Nothing But A Good Man Feeling Bad
  • Deja Vu
  • I'm The Man Your Mama Told You About
  • Loving On Borrowed Time
  • You've Been Spying On Me
  • Never Thought About Growing Old
  • Killed The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg
January-June 2000, Portland, Maine
  • Love Like Blood
2000, Portland, Maine
  • I'm A Steady Rollin' Man