JOHN PRIMER'S NEW CD - HARD TIMES!
PRE-SALE NOW! LINK TO BUY- album will be downloaded or mailed out on 9/16
OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: September 16th
These 13 hardcore, traditional, real deal Chicago Blues songs come straight from the heart and reflect John Primer's 2 time Grammy Nominated status. This Hard Times CD was made to get us through these hard times we are living in today. It will heal you from beginning to end and will take you to a better place.
John Primer: lead vocals and guitar
The Real Deal Blues Band: Steve Bell, harmonica, Lenny Media drums, Dave Forte bass.
Special Guests: Rick Kreher rhythm guitar, Johnny Iguana piano, John's 17 year old daughter, Aliya Primer vocals on Tough Times
1) You Got What I Want 2) Don't Wait To Long 3) Hard Times 4) Blues Blues Blues 5) I Won't Sweat It 6) Chicago 7) Tough Times 8) All Alone 9) My Sugar Mama 10) You Mean So Much To Me 11) Try To Make You Mine 12) Hot Meal 13) Whiskey
After a long lockdown during a pandemic, John took his songs to producer Rick Barnes at RaxTrax Studio in Chicago with his Real Deal Blues Band and Special Guests to make the Hard Times CD on February 28, 2022. This is John's daughter, Aliya's debut recording!
The photographs were shot by Eric Kriesant at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted St., in Chicago. B.L.U.E.S. has been closed since the pandemic hit and remains closed today. Loosing this club that has been home to Chicago Blues since the 1970's is a tragic loss. We hope this CD will shine a light on this important landmark in hopes of finding support to save it.
JOHN PRIMER & BOB CORRITORE'S THE GYPSY WOMAN TOLD ME
*BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION!
Official Release Date: May 1st, 2020
This being the 3rd collaboration to add to their catalog of great traditional blues albums. This rare album is fully connected to the core of Chicago Blues. Both JohnPrimer and Bob Corritore are experienced veterans of the genre, fluent in its sacred, expressive vocabulary. With a team of A-list players, Primer and Corritore fulfill and expand their branded presentation of Chicago Blues on The Gypsy Woman Told Me.
Produced by Bob Corritore, Clarke Rigsby and Kid Andersen. The band includes: Billy Flynn, Jimi "Primetime" Smith, Kid Andersen, Bob Welsh, Ben Levin, Kedar Roy, Troy Sandow, Mike Hightower, June Core and Brian Fahey.
THE SOUL OF A BLUES MAN
*WINNER of a Blues Blast Award for: Best Soul Blues Album of the Year!
Released Date: February 1st, 2019
We are so excited for this newest addition to John's own record label, Blues House Productions. The mission of this new CD is to shine a light on John's history as a soul-singer when he began his music career way back in the 1970's when he performed with The Brotherhood Band. Back in those days John was really learning how to play and finding his own style. This is also when there was cut throat competition between Chicago and Detroit. In those days John's belief was that Chicago was winning the R&B war by far and he was a part of it, so with this record we want to be able to include John's soul-side and his 1970's history.
SONGS: 1. SLIP AWAY 2. HELP ME THROUGH THE DAY 3. MEET ME IN THE MORNING 4. YOU SHOULDN'T TELL A LIE 5. NOTHING TAKES THE PLACE OF YOU 6. STAGGER LEE 7. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME BABY 8. GET YOUR MONEY WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR TIME 9. RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA 10. MEET ME IN THE PARK - 11. MEMBERS ONLY 12. STILL CALLED THE BLUES
BAND: John Primer Vocals/Guitar, Steve Bell-Harmonica, Ronnie Hicks-Keyboard, Charlie Kimble-Sax, Lenny Media-Drums, Chuckaluck-Bass, Special Guest Billy Flynn-2nd Guitar
*WINNER of a Blues Blast Award for: BEST SOUL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR! For more information please go to: www.bluesblastmagazine.com
*CD Review by John Habes with Blues Matters Magazine https://bluesmatters.com/john-primer-the-soul-of-a-blues-man/
*Available at John's shows OR buy a copy in John's STORE TODAY!
CHICAGO PLAYS THE STONES
Album Release, May 2017
The all-star album—produced by three-time Grammy nominee Larry Skoller in partnership with the Chicago Blues Experience and inspired by the Chicago residency of the Rolling Stones’ 54-year-spanning, world-touring exhibit Exhibitionism—plays like a swaggering answer to the Stones’ Blue and Lonesome, but in fact was conceived prior to the Rolling Stones release. John Primer joins a host of legends with two songs on the album, singing and playing both the number one track, "Let It Bleed" and the number six track "Angie".
1. LET IT BLEED, JOHN PRIMER, 2. PLAY WITH FIRE, BILLY BOY ARNOLD 3. DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (HEARTBREAKER), BUDDY GUY WITH MICK JAGGER 4. (I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION, RONNIE BAKER BROOKS 5. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, BILLY BRANCH 6. ANGIE, JOHN PRIMER 7. GIMME SHELTER, LEANNE FAINE 8. BEAST OF BURDEN, JIMMY BURNS 9. MISS YOU, MIKE AVERY 10. I GO WILD, OMAR COLEMAN 11. OUT OF CONTROL, CARLOS JOHNSON 12. DEAD FLOWERS, JIMMY BURNS