Carl Weathersby is a talented and unusual blues artist. How many Black Blues artists in 2006 garner equal support (and lots of it) from both Black and White audiences? Also, how many modern Blues artists do you know of who have managed to stay connected with one major label for almost a decade? (Four previous albums on Evidence.) Most importantly, how many Blues acts do you know of that have a thoroughly contemporary sound and style that doesnt compromise Traditional Blues foundations? Thats the hardest nut to crack. You want to have a sound/style that is appealing and magnetic enough to draw in new fans who otherwise wouldnt listen to a Blues act, yet you must also appease the hard-core Blues following as well. Carl succeeds. Carl is a veteran Chicago Bluesman with enough experience and smarts from working with Chi-Towns legendary Blues Masters that he knows exactly what he wants to achieve and how to get there. If you want to compare him with anyone, you'd have to say that Carl Weathersby has a fair bit of influence from Little Milton in that his song selection focuses on Modern Soul/Blues ballads with plenty of clean, melodic picking. Not bad for a guy who started as a drummer (after a career as a prison guard, police officer and Vietnam vet) and worked his way up to rhythm guitar in Albert Kings band. Most Blues fans, however, became acquainted with Mr. Weathersby thanks to his long-time membership in The Sons of the Blues (one of Chicagos best showcase bands) for fourteen great years. Therefore, you could say the man has paid his dues and has a strong focus on what hes going after. Purchase, buy, Order CDs and listen to songs. Video, television, videography broadcast schedule, PBS, KET, blues plate special information
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Title

Artist

Label & UPC

Year

Cover

Hattiesburg Blues


Mississippi Heat - Featuring Carl Weathersby

Since Pierre Lacocque founded Mississippi Heat in 1991, the band personnel has varied, but one thing hasn't changed: Mississippi Heat consistently combines the talents of excellent Chicago blues musicians to create Delta-based Chicago blues with originality and panache.

Carl Weathersby has recorded regularly with Mississippi Heat since 1999's Handyman. Here Weathersby plays on every song and solos on six, every bent-note drenched with soul and emotion. He also provides lead vocals on "Hell and Back."

Today's Chicago Blues

 
Delmark

 DE795



2008


Hold On

Carl Weathersby
It had been five years since Carl's last disc (the great soulful blues CD "Come To Papa" on Evidence Records) and I was starting to wonder what was up with him. Then last year he nearly stole the show from Charles Wilson with his guitar virtuosity on Wilson's Delmark release "If Heartaches Were Nickels". Well, now Carl says "I'm Back Again" on the opener for the TC Davis and Richard Waters-produced "Hold On". It's a vintage phat Albert King-like shuffle blues with sharp, muscular axework by Weathersby. Up next is the New Orleans-flavored groover "Leave Me Alone", one of two excellent songs from fellow bluesman Burton Gaar. The cut features some greasy organ courtesy of Johnny Neel. Even better is Gaar's second contribution, the slow, soul ballad "Willingly". Weathersby had recorded the John Hiatt composition, "Feels Like Rain", before but this time he really makes it his own his own- and that's high praise considering Buddy Guy also did a fine version of this tune. Weathersby himself provided the Southern Soul/blues gems "Hold On", "My Baby" and the loose instrumental "Freedom". Welcome back Carl. -
Dylann DeAnna  www.bluescritic.com

Lousiana Red Hot

60869111652


2005


Hold on

Triple Fret

Carl Weathersby, Bernard Allison, &  Larry McCray
On this record, the artists celebrate the blues and each share the spotlight throughout.  In the liner notes, there are details of each artist's participation on a song by song basis. The advantage of having such talented and versatile performers is clear from the first listen to this recording, every song is good!  Track four is a favorite.  It starts off slow and then really starts to bump in classic blues manner.  Throughout the record, vocalists take turns and this adds to the variety on a track by track basis.  There are no surprises with the topics covered in the songs. Women, women, and more songs about women.  Of course you have to throw in a lot of pain and suffering and hardship (mostly related to the women!)   This is one great modern blues record that should not be missed! 
-Brian Bloom - Audiophile Audition

JSP ( UK)

78806551082

2005


Triple Fret

Think of Me

Little Milton

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)

Blues legend Little Milton died in 2005 but his final album "THINK OF ME" helped him pick up BEST SOUL BLUES ALBUM & BEST MALE BLUES SINGER awards for this work produced by Jon Tiven. Milton was one of my personal favorites and I wish I could give these awards to him personally. Blues Critic 2005 Southern Soul Awards & Blues Awards

Dylann DeAnna  www.bluescritic.com

Telarc

089408361821


2005


Think of Me

Come Together

Biscuit Miller

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)

Excellent CD! A must have! Rivals any funky Blues CD out today! Come Together is one of the best independent CD's I have heard in a long time. Slick, funky, bluesy, and thoughtful, all at the same time. Biscuit isn't only a great bassist, but he's an extremely soulful vocalist! He doesn't confuse shouting at the top of his lungs with singing with soul. Come Together is a refreshing and much needed change. Great job, Biscuit!
-Chip Ratliff - Founder: Cafe Sing Entertainment


CD Baby

2005

Come Together

Come Together

Glad You're Mine

Mississippi Heat

Carl Weathersby - lead guitar on tracks #1, #4, #9 & #10

Soulful blues with a unique style and powerful delivery This band continues to come out with new albums. And I have found that each new album improves upon the last. This is remarkable. I enjoyed the bands first album some 8 to 10 years ago and grow to love each new release more and more. I have never heard a band metamorphisize so perfectly over the years. Pierre Lacocque is one of the best songwriters I"ve had the chance to get to know. He also leads the band with power and grace, always adding that beautiful harmonica sound to what would have been a great song to begin with. His playing certainly raises the bar.

Crosscut (Germany)

01492411085

2005


Glad You're Mine

Rock Revisited

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals


If you're new to the blues, and aren't sure who to listen to or what CD to buy, you can't go wrong with this economy class package of first class entertainment. Carl Weathersby, Bo Diddley, Otis Clay, and many other artists pool their abilities into an all star talent show.
Duane O'Donnell, Just Us

Compendia

01509559932


2005


Rock Revisited

Judgement Day: Songs of Robert Johnson

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Robert Johnson's life may have been cut short at an early age, but his spirit lives on and influlences many of todays artists such as Carl Weathersby, Billy Branch, Otis Clay, Joanna Connor, and many others who have contributed their unique interpretations of these timeless songs to this album. Weathersby's take on "Ramblin' on my Mind" is a classic, not to be missed.
Duane O'Donnell, Just Us

Warlock Records

089408352126


2005


Judgement Day

I'm in the Business

Sam Cockrell and the Groove

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)

I'm In The Business" is the debut CD by Sam Cockrell and the Groove. Its 13 all original tunes contain a mix of blues, R and B, soul, funk, Motown, pop and jazz that are sure to inspire you to get up and boogie., Sam gets a lot of help on this CD. The musical guests read like a who's who of Chicago Blues: Carl Weathersby, Jimmy Johnson, Micheal Coleman, Maurice John Vaughn, Billy Branch, and Johnny V!
Tim Holek - Blues On Stag
e

Boom Boom Records

702677027822

 

2004

I'm in the Business

I'm in the Business

Going Back to Mississippi

Nora Jean Bruso

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)

Bruso, along with a crack band including some of Chicago?s finest (guitarist Carl Weathersby, first-call bassist Harlan Terson, and guest Dave Spector), invests every note with an utterly ferocious power and conviction that simply blows the cobwebs away. This is music as urgent as life itself, and Bruso herself is like an unstoppable force of nature, seeming not so much to sing the blues as to tear them from a raw and bleeding heart.
Reviewed by: John Taylor

Severn

64943500302

 

2004


Going Back to Mississippi

If Heartaches Were Nickels

Charles Wilson

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)


Charles Wilson is an exciting and captivating performer capable of launching an audience into a frenzy. Born in Chicago, he's connected to the roots of the blues tree. From the age of four, Wilson, the nephew of blues legend Little Milton (featured as a special guest on this CD), would go with his father to see Uncle Miltons performances. Wilson released a string of albums starting in the late 80s for Ichiban and Ecko Records. 'If Heartaches Were Nickels' is Wilsons first Delmark album, and in addition to Milton, Carl Weathersby provides lots of excellent guitar playing. Like all great soul singers, Wilson expresses pleading vulnerability, and like the great blues singers, he delivers the grit.


Delmark

038153077129

2004

If Heartaches Were Nickels

In The House: Live At Lucerne
Vol. 5

Carl Weathersby
Born in 1953, singer and guitarist Carl has followed the familiar Mississippi to Chicago trail, and then on to a Swiss festival stage for this almost one hour long CD. Having worked with the Sons Of Blues for 14 years before stepping out as an artist in his own right eight years ago, and with four albums for the American label Evidence (plus a 'Best of ...') and plenty of experience as a backing musician, Carl is obviously no novice.
The benefits of such an impressive Curriculum Vitae come through loud and clear on this set which runs the whole range from straight ahead Windy City shuffles to the Hendrix inspired closer. For the most part though, Carl exhibits a preference for working in the Stax soul inflected blues field, with Albert King a particularly noticeable influence both vocally and instrumentally (three numbers associated with Albert are included here). The excellent singer Chi-Town singer Otis Clay guests on one number, the ever impressive Windy City harmonica ace Billy Branch on two but this is Carls show and he and his cooking three piece band leave no one in any doubt that, here at least, there were indeed some real blues sounds in the house. Recommended...
Norman Darwen  Blues Arts Studio, Austria

Crosscut (Germany )

E641799


2004



In the House

Blues Power: Trudy's Blues

Trudy Lynn

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)

Lynn was raised in Houston and continues to use the city as her home-base. She began her career in the late '60s as a Stax-styled R&B singer opening shows for Ike & Tina Turner and others passing through town.
~ Bil Carpenter, All Music Guide


Isabel

3448969227729

 

2004


Trudy Lynn - Blues Power

Best of Carl Weathersby

Carl Weathersby

No one out there today fires up the blues with more soul than Carl Weathersby. If you haven't sampled the fare of this fine Jackson, Mississippi bluesman, this new CD offers fourteen (count 'em) of the artist's finest tracks from his four previous Evidence releases. Robert Johnson's classic "Hellhound On My Trail" is delivered by Weathersby with true blue finesse, and he eerily reprises the original in a spooky new shade of blue. Carl Weathersby makes every note he sings and play count, and nothing is left to waste. Mighty fine blues, ladies and gentlemen! -
Ellis Kell,
Argus/Dispatch blues columnist


Evidence

73018261272


2003



Best of Carl Weathersby

Blues Reference: As the Years Go Passing By

Sons of Blues

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)


Featuring Billy Branch and Carl Weathersby, originally recorded in 1985, this recording captures his stinging guitar during his early tenure with the Sons of Blues

Black & Blue (Hepcat)

3448961046120

2003

As the Years Go Passing By

As the Years Go Passing By

Highway 60's 70's Blues Revisited

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Intersound Records

01509555852


2003

Highway 60's 70's Blues Revisited

Highway 60's 70's Blues Revisited

12 Bars to Heaven: limited edition

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Zyxx

Records

090204978915

2003

12 Bars to Heaven

The Chicago Music Scene

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

The Chicago Music Scene resonates with a broad range of sounds and styles. Electrified Blues, Hip Jazz, Hot Latin and Lively Irish music are all frequencies coloring the Windy City's bandwidth. Tune in to the scene with this CD featuring tracks from some of Chicago's most treasured artists like Carl Weathersby, Koko Taylor, and Junior Wells and use the included "Club Locator Map" for a guided tour of these Chicago clubs: B.L.U.E.S Etc, Buddy Guys, - Chief O�Neals, Fado, The Green Mill, Hothouse, The Irish Oak, Jazz Showcase, Mambo Cuban Cuisine, Nacional 27, Rosa's, And Zafire



Big Chicago Records

645261001023



2003

The Chicago Music Scene

A Salute to Delta Blues Masters [BOX SET]

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals


Telarc

089408357527



2002


A Salute to Delta Blues Masters

Footprints on the Ceiling

Mississippi Heat

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)/vocals

Footprints On The Ceiling has the Mississippi Heat band with guest appearances by Billy Boy Arnold, Carl Weathersby & Peter "Madcat" Ruth. Every song on this one has a different mix of players and singers, this makes for a interesting surprise with each track. This band does great job playing Chicago style blues with old time style, while at the same time doing new music. The band is tight, and Pierre blows a great harp.  I think this one is a keeper, it's easy on the ears. Mississippi Heat's Footprints has a fresh sound with an injection of classic styles to make it an enjoyable listen.
by
Chris Puyear - Blues on Stage

Crosscut ( Germany)

401492411071


2002


Footprints on the Ceiling

Songs of Eric Clapton: This Ain`t no Tribute Series

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Eric Clapton borrowed every riff in the book from the old blues artists, and now it's time for the blues youngsters to pay homage to the slowhand. Buddy Guy doing 'Strange Brew' is not to be missed. Carl Weathersby's version of 'Lay Down Sally' shows Eric how it should have been done the first time. And Ann Peebles will leave you sobbing with her tender rendition of 'Tears in Heaven'. Play this at your next party, and get everyone off of the couch.
Duane O'Donnell,
Just Us

Compendia Music Group

01509596202

2002

Songs of Eric Clapton

All Blues`d Up: This Ain`t no Tribute Series

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Compendia Music Group

01509538882

2002

All Blues`d Up


Blues Reference: Blues and Trouble

Buster Benton

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)

Despite the amputation of parts of both his legs during the course of his career, Chicago guitarist Buster Benton never gave up playing his music -- an infectious hybrid of blues and soul that he dubbed at one point "disco blues" (an unfortunate appellation in retrospect, but useful in describing its danceability). In the late '70s, when blues was at low ebb, Benton's waxings for Ronn Records were a breath of fresh air.

Bill Dahl, All Music Guide

 

Black & Blue

3448961044621


2002

Blues and Trouble

Buster Benton - Blues and Trouble

Tired of Being Alone

Rico McFarland

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)

Take a well-seasoned picker/singer, add Billy Branch's Harp, Otis Clay's & Sly Johnson's vocals, with a pinch of piano, sax, drums and bass. Then stir in a group of finely tuned musicians and you have a drop-dead production that is guaranteed to please.  The album gives you a flavor of Funk Blues, R & B standing along side gospel with a slightly different twist. This is one album that you will not tire of in that its diversity leaves you wishing for more. One outstanding track, "Blues Falling Down Like Rain", is a sophisticated shuffle blues featuring Carl Weathersby on guitar and Rico's voice flowing together for an exceptional blend. 
- Michael Roberts - DeltaSnake

 

Evidence

730182611328


2001


Tired of Being Alone

Hellhound on My Trail: Songs of Robert Johnson

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals
Legend has it that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroad at midnight in return for his musical skills. What is undeniable is that his powerful guitar playing and songwriting continue to influence modern music. Displaying different approaches to Johnsons material, the all-stars on Hellhound on My Trail - Songs of Robert Johnson pay tribute to the Mississippi-born bluesman. Special guests include Carey Bell, Tony Braunagel, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Keith Brown, Carl Carlton, James Cotton, traveling companion David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Eric Gales, Alvin "Youngblood" Hart, Norris Johnson, Chris Thomas King, Robert Lockwood, Jr., longtime interpreter Taj Mahal, Bob Margolin, Reggie McBride, blue-eyed soul singer Robert Palmer, Pinetop Perkins, Lucky Peterson, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Joe Louis Walker, and Carl Weathersby.  More than an entry-level collection of his best, Hellhound on My Trail - Songs of Robert Johnson captures the essence of the man known today as "The King of the Delta Blues."

Telarc

02665629032


2001


Hellhound on My Trail

Come To Papa

Carl Weathersby

The prolific guitarist/vocalist continues his ways with Come to Papa , his fourth album in as many years. The spirit of Albert King and his Gibson Flying Vee lives on in Weathersbys guitar work, with its slippery, bent-to-oblivion vibrato riffs, stinging high notes and occasional bassy runs.  Never one to allow himself to be restricted by the I-IV-V blues format, Weathersby infuses this disc with smooth, commercial R&B. "Help Me Somebody" reprises the slick soul of the 70s, and "Floodin in California" is a four-on-the-floor dance cut. But blues purists may rejoice in the absence of the token hard-rock tune that was, until now, a part of every Weathersby recording.  Come to Papa is a very good record, proof that all that roadwork pays off.  Bob Cianci, Blues Access

Evidence

73018261082


2000


Come to Papa

Songs Of Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Blues

Various Artists

featuring Carl Weathersby`s knock down version of `Good Times, Bad Times`

Whole Lotta Blues is the final album in the House of Blues label's "This Ain't No Tribute" series. Songs of Led Zeppelin caps off this set with a bang instead of a whimper and rivals Paint It Blue (the Rolling Stones edition) for the best album in this collection. As is evident from the title, this release is a salute to the music of Led Zeppelin .

John Metzger,The Music Box

House Of Blues

01509596182


1999


Led Zeppelin

Handyman

Mississippi Heat

Carl Weathersby - guitar (all tracks)

Mississippi Heat is a Chicago-based blues band led by Belgian-born harp master Pierre Lacocque. Katherine Davis is the main vocalist and guests on the album who were also present at the ambitious (15 players on stage!) album release showcase at the Chicago Blues Festival are Zora Young, Billy Boy Arnold, The Chicago Horns and three backup singers. Carl Weathersby and Will Crosby guest on guitars as well. . As an album of modern Chicago blues, it's hard to imagine how it could be improved, it has good songs, good players, it's well-recorded - what are you waiting for?
- John Valenteyn,Toronto Blues Society

Van Der Linden

66035507462

1999


Handyman

Restless Feeling

Carl Weathersby
Guitarist and singer Carl Weathersby has garnered accolades from the blues world ever since his 1996 debut, and Restless Feeling deserves praise no less than his previous two albums. With a crunchy, punchy Chicago style layered with soul, Restless Feeling is aptly titled, full of mood and restless energy. Things kick off with the up-tempo "Matchbox Holds My Clothes," and swerve from funkified rock ("A Real Mutha Fuh Ya") to slow sensuality (title track) to a not-quite-smooth soul ("Everything I Do") to a nice, easy slow blues ("Glory Be"). The closing song, "She's Gone," is exactly what you'd expect to hear at the end of a set at your favorite blues bar, and the album is peppered with clean, energetic guitar-picking throughout, backed by a solid rhythm section (including some of the tastiest bass ever to be pressed on CD). --Genevieve Williams

Evidence

73018260992


1998



Restless Feeling

A Chicago Blues Tour

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Big Chicago Records

645261000224


1998

A Chicago Blues Tour

A Chicago Blues Tour

Evidence Blues Sampler: Six

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Evidence

73018260982


1998


Evidence Blues Sampler

Looking Out My Window

Carl Weathersby
For 17 years, guitarist-vocalist Carl Weathersby was the co-leader of The Sons of Blues, one of Chicagos premier blues bands. His debut CD under his own name, Dont Lay Your Blues On Me (ECD 26075), showcased his skills as a player, singer and songwriter. In fact, it earned him a prestigious W.C. Handy Award nomination this year as Best New Blues Artist. On this CD, Carl plays even harder and funkier, coming up with over an hours worth of great, original blues and imaginative covers, not old standards. Weathersby, who previously received a Handy nomination for his songwriting (The Blues Follow Me Around - Billy Branch, Verve) reprises that tune here as well as performing other originals like the intense title track, Looking Out My Window, the humorous plaint "If That Ain't The Blues" and the gorgeously soulful "Sweet Music".

Evidence

73018260892

1997


Looking Out My Window

Blues Moods

Various Artists
Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals


Excellent eclectic collection of contemporary blues artists, this is a chance to hear many of the new modernist blues expressionists such as Carl Weathersby, Ron Levy, Sugar Ray, Ronnie Earl, Marcia Ball, Lurie Bell, Lucky Peterson, Guitar Shorty, Carey Bell, and many others. A real night out on a CD.
Duane O'Donnell, Just Us

Easydisc

712136705024


1997



Blues Moods

Don't Lay Your Blues On Me

Carl Weathersby
Weathersby's debut CD as a session leader is a satisfactory set of contemporary guitar-driven blues. From 1982 to 1996 he was guitarist with Chicago harp player Billy Branch's Sons of the Blues. Weathersby plays in an Albert King style, typically bending and sustaining each note for all it's worth. Although his career is not associated with New Orleans, he recorded this album there with ace Crescent City sidemen Lee Zeno on bass, Herman Ernest on drums, and Dave Torkanowsky on keyboards. They lay down a solid foundation that really cooks. ~
Steve Hoffman, All Music Guide

Evidence

73018260752


1996

Evidence Blues Sampler: Five

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Evidence

73018260832

1996


Evidence Blues Sampler

Satisfy Me

Billy Branch

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Harpman Branch recorded this 1995 session in Louisiana with Chicago guitar compadre Carl Weathersby and a crack New Orleans rhythm section: David Torkanowsky (piano), George Porter Jr. (bass) and Herman V. Ernest III (drums). Poppy songs by Bill Withers, J.J. Cale, Leon Russell and Don Nix outweigh the deeper material.

-Blues Access Online


Verve

751416145921


1996

Satisfy Me

Taking The Blues Back Home

Jayne Cortez & The Firespitters

Featuring Carl Weathersby on guitar

Jayne Cortez co-founded the Organization of Women Writers of Africa in 1991. She has written ten books of poetry, the most recent of which is Somewhere in Advance of Nowhere . She performs her poetry to the music of her jazz band, the Firespitters. Their most recent recording is Taking the Blues Back Home . Cortez was featured in the 1982 documentary film Poetry in Motion and appeared in the music video "Nelson Mandela is Coming."


Verve

731453191822


1996

Taking the Blues Back Home

Taking the Blues Back Home

Mean Old World: The Blues from 1940 to 1994 

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals with the Sons of Blues


Carls legacy has been recorded by the Smithsonian Museum.
This is a magnificently broad collection, as Smithsonian ones usually are. The 4 CD's and 80 tracks run cover a lot of post-war blues: from the retro-acoustic Elzabeth Cotten's "Freight Train" to Taj Mahal's neo-funk-blues "Big Leg Women Are Back in Style Again" to classic Chicago stuff. There are beautiful rare nuggets: "I Wonder" by Cecil Gant being my fave. They hit socially conscious stuff here harder than most blues collections - a big plus.

Smithsonian Collection
(catalog #110)

033251110020


1996


Mean Old World

The Blues Keep Following Me Around

Billy Branch

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals

Branch and Carl Weathersby ventured down to Maurice, LA, to cut this impressive disc with a home-grown rhythm section, but only Branch's name appears on its front. Certainly the harpist is the star of the show, growling covers of dusties by Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon, and Howlin' Wolf. Nevertheless, guitarist Weathersby provides two of the set's highlights, passionately singing his own "Should Have Been Gone" and "Should Have Known Better."
~ Bill Dahl, All Music Guide

Verve

731452726827


1995


Blues Keep Following Me Around

Beyond Another Wall: Live in China

George Gruntz

Featuring Carl Weathersby on guitar

In Nov. 1992 the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band became one of the very first jazz groups to ever tour China. Gruntz's 16-piece orchestra at the time featured such colorful soloists as trumpeters Lew Soloff, Jack Walrath, Tim Hagans and John D'Earth, trombonist Ray Anderson, altoist Chris Hunter and the tenors of Larry Schneider and Bob Malach. For the tour Gruntz brought along bluesmen Billy Branch (on harmonica) and guitarist Carl Weathersby and they are heard singing and playing on three of the six full-length selections, making this set a little more accessible than usual. Ray Anderson's riotous "Literary Lizard" (during which he challenges Lew Soloff in the upper register), Weatherby's emotional guitar solo on "Carl" and the general spirit of this flexible orchestra makes one wonder what the Chinese thought of this extroverted and often eccentric music.
 ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

TCB Music

723721902124

 

1994

Beyond Another Wall: Live in China

Beyond Another Wall

Deep Down

Carey Bell

Featuring Carl Weathersby on guitar

More than a quarter century after he cut his debut album, Bell recently made his finest disc to date. Boasting superior material and musicianship (guitarists Carl Weathersby and Lurrie Bell and pianist Lucky Peterson are all stellar) and a goosed-up energy level that frequently reaches incendiary heights, the disc captures Bell outdoing himself vocally on the ribald "Let Me Stir in Your Pot" and a suitably loose "When I Get Drunk" and instrumentally on the torrid "Jawbreaker." For a closer, Bell settled on the atmospheric Horton classic "Easy"; he does it full justice.
~ Bill Dahl, All Music Guide

Alligator

0014551482826


1994


Deep Down

Chicago Blues Sessions Vol. 22

Hubert Sumlin & Billy Branch

Featuring Carl Weathersby on guitar

Wolf Records

Wolf120868

1994

Chicago Blues Session, Vol. 22

Chicago Blues Session, Vol. 22

Evidence Blues Sampler Two

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar and vocals
A great album to play at a party to get folks movin and groovin. Carl Weathersby's outstanding rendition of 'The Things the Blues Will Make You Do' will get you thinkin. Billy Branch asks the timeless question, 'Where's my Money?' and Sunnyland Slim sums up what many of us have experienced at one time or another in our pitiful lives, 'You Used to Love Me'. Fire up the boom box, pop open a six pack, invite your pals to your basement apartment, and have a low down blues shindig.
Duane O'Donnell, Just Us

Evidence

73018260402


1993



Evidence Blues Sampler Two

MississippiFlashback

Billy Branch and the Sons Of Blues

Featuring Carl Weathersby on guitar

Blues lovers beware! This performance promises to drag you through pain and mercy into the heart of blues. The Sons of Blues are a four piece blues band led by harmonica virtuoso Billy Branch. Branch managed to gather musicians known as "dynamos on their respective instruments." Guitarist Carl Weathersby, drummer Moses Rutues and bassist Melvin Smith form the quartet. S.O.B has earned a reputation as one of the hardest working blues bands in Chicago.
Daily Illini Online -- UIUC

GBW

498804410005


1992

Blues In The Night

Robert Covington

Featuring Carl Weathersby on guitar

Covington moved to Chicago in 1965 and played with Little Walter, Buddy Guy, Fenton Robinson, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Lonnie "Guitar Junior" Brooks. He sat in with Sunnyland Slim at the Flying Fox and they began to work together on a regular basis. In 1983 he became a full-time member of the Sunnyland Slim Band. As Slim's frequency of performing declined (in his later years), Covington fronted his own band and established his own reputation. He was a hot act at Kingston Mines in Chicago, where he served as the swing singer; he even headlined one night a week. Covington's smooth delivery and big-band style voice has earned him the nickname, "golden voice." Robert Covington died on January 17, 1996, in Chicago.
Michael Erlewine - All Music Guide

Evidence

730182607420


1989


Blues In The Night

The New Bluebloods

Various Artists

Featuring Carl Weathersby guitar with the Sons of Blues

Alligator

014551770725


1987

\

New Bluebloods

Blues At The Top

Buster Benton

Featuring Carl Weathersby on guitar


A compilation of the two albums Benton made for the French Black & Blue label in 1983 and 1985, this 15-song collection rates with his best. Two separate bands are involved, and the sound changes with them: backed by harpist Billy Branch's Sons of Blues, Benton exercises his R&B-laced chops, while the older hands behind him on "Honey Bee," "The Hawk Is Coming," and "Hole in My Head" (guitarist Johnny Littlejohn, pianist Leake, drummer Odie Payne) assure that the grooves stay more in the mainstream.
 ~ Bill Dahl, All Music Guide

Evidence

0730182603026


1985


Blues at the Top

Romancing The Blue Stone

Billy Branch and the Sons Of Blues

Featuring Carl Weathersby on guitar

Black and Blue

999900212043

1985


Romancing the Blue Stone

Television Broadcasts
Program
Episode Title
Network
Year
Info


Episode #619

Carl Weathersby:


A young guitar slinger blends Mississippi and Chicago blues.


Kentucky Educational Television

KET



2000

Taped at the W.C. Handy Blues Festival in Henderson, Kentucky with Weathersby and his band, Vital Support. Produced and directed by H. Russell Farmer.


National distribution on PBS.


Currently playing in New York, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Utah.



Blues TV

http://www.bluestv.net/


Dave O'Neil's "Blues Plate Special"

This episode was recorded in downtown 
Hartford, Connecticut at
Black-Eyed Sallys



CONNECTICUT PUBLIC ACCESS

TV




2002
This 60 minute music and interview television show is broadcast across community access channels throughout Connecticut and parts of Massachusetts.

 It goes out to 600,000 homes (1,500,000 people) every week.

 Dave O'Neil has produced over 140 shows highlighting blues performances, in conjunction with the Connecticut Blues Society



Episode #1016

Electric blues from a master of the Chicago style.

Vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Carl Weathersby

Kentucky Educational Television

KET



2004
2004 W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival showcases the electric blues of Carl Weathersby, a soulful, crooning performer highly skilled in the scorching Chicago style.

Produced and directed
by H. Russell Farmer.

National distribution on PBS





 

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