The Blues Project
|Tags:||psychedelic rock blues rock blues psychedelic rock 60s classic rock rock of 60s|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s|
The Blues Project was formed in New York, USA in the mid-60s by guitarist Danny Kalb, and took its name from a compendium of acoustic musicians with whom he played. Tommy Flanders (vocals), Steve Katz (9 May 1945, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; guitar), Andy Kulberg (b. Buffalo, New York, USA; bass, flute), Roy Blumenfeld (drums), plus Kalb, were latterly joined by Al Kooper (b. 5 February 1944, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, keyboards), fresh from adding the distinctive organ on Bob Dylans Like A Rolling Stone. The sextet was quickly established as the citys leading electric blues band, a prowess demonstrated on their debut album, Live At the Cafe Au-Go-Go.
Flanders then left to pursue a solo career and the resultant five-piece embarked on the definitive Projections album. Jazz, pop and soul styles were added to their basic grasp of R&B to create an absorbing, rewarding collection, but...