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Post subject: The Lucky Peterson Blues Band  PostPosted: Jul 24, 2013 - 02:01 PM
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I have "Good Ole Candy" 45. Can anyone please tell me more (do you have any vinyl)? thanks
 
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Post subject: RE: The Lucky Peterson Blues Band  PostPosted: Jul 24, 2013 - 02:48 PM
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Good Ole Candy - both sides - rules. Surprised there's not a clip of Candy on Youtube.

He's still plugging along, btw.

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Post subject: Re: RE: The Lucky Peterson Blues Band  PostPosted: Jul 25, 2013 - 12:50 AM
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LoneStarStomp wrote:
Good Ole Candy - both sides - rule...


yeah, somebody give that hyperactive brat a fuggin' candy bar (how would u like to be his babysitter?) Mad
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: The Lucky Peterson Blues Band  PostPosted: Aug 02, 2013 - 04:31 AM
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Couldn't resist spending the time to excavate the following. Some place I've the press release which came with review copies of 1-2-3, but where?

January 1971 issue of Living Blues Magazine....

REPORTS started filtering out of Buffalo, New York, in August, 1970, about a four year old blues organist, Lucky Peterson. Soon after, Willie Dixon's Yambo label released a single by Lucky's father, James Peterson, 'Sing the blues until I die', featuring Lucky on the organ. It was good, rather down-home urban blues, with excellent blues organ.

Unfortunately, if the Peterson family's appearance on Buffalo's locally-produced 'Identity' (WBEN-TV) in August this year, is a true indication, Lucky (now 5 1/2) has already left blues for the world of commercial entertainment, cashing in on his age instead of his art.

Lucky, born Judge Kenneth Peterson, is currently fronting a trio, Lucky Peterson and the Winners, with father James, 33, on guitar, and brother Aaron, 14, on drums. James is a better than average blues/soul singer, but only passable at best as a guitarist. Aaron's drumming consists almost entirely of a monotonous (cymbal) boom (cymbal) boom pattern. The two managed to drown out poor Lucky, who was pitifully undermiked.

The music was a third-rate version of the grand jazz/r-and-b bar room tradition of such artists as Hank Marr and Gene Ludwig. Lucky is already a very good organist, playing electrifying runs over a strong chordal bassline, but with a slight tendency toward repetition of cliches. But then, he's only been playing since he was three, starting on the drums at two. It's rather hard to watch him perform, though, as he whirls his head continuously, trance-like, as if caught up in the emotion of it all.

The songs performed on the show included 'I've been loving you too long', well-sung by James, 'Back to the chicken shack', 'Oh, happy day', with Lucky playing the melody inaudibly, and, perhaps closest to blues, '1-2-3-4',Lucky's current hit single. The last number was written by Lucky, who sings it in a very babyish, high-pitched voice. The song bears a more-than-passing resemblance to James Brown's 'Please, please, please.'

The interview portions, conducted by hostess Dora Richardson, tried rather convincingly to paint a portrait of an average-five-year-old-boy Lucky, who does well in school, eats chicken wings, loves to play with toy trucks, and is treated like any other little boy by parents and playmates alike. But how many other little boys have appeared on such well-known American TV shows as Johnny Carson and What's My Line, toured on the road to Chicago and Philadelphia, and played at the Apollo Theatre?

If Lucky sticks to organ and forgets his amateurish, whining vocals, if James can control both his guitar work and sound balance better, and if they can forget about playing soul music, the blues world may have a legitimate superstar developing. Right now, the hype and the promise far outstrip the actual results. Tom Bingham
 
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thank you Ben! so cool Smile
 
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