|By RJ Spangler (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 01:36 am:|
Fortune great Joe Weaver will be part of a Detroit review (w/ Thornetta Davis and Alberta Adams & the Rhythm Rockers)that will play in Canada next week. The first show is Thursday, July 17 at the Windsor Blues Fest (http://www.thebluesfest.com/windsor/) and the second show is the next day at the London (Ontario) Blues Fest. We just got got back from doing the same show in Thunder Bay, Ontario where we had a heck of a time! Joe is in fine form these days I must say, and I have been working with him since the mid- 90's. Also, look for Joe with the R&B Pioneers on July 20, at the Warren Jazz & Blues Fest in Warren, Michigan (of course). Anyone that wants details can email me.
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 11:11 am:|
Joe Weaver is the best. I especially love his performance on "Sugarlove Baby." Does he ever ask sometimes during a performance, to play the keyboards?
|By Marc Forrest (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 12:29 pm:|
Alberta Adams...unbelievable...I do only know (and still need ;-) her Thelma release. I never knew she is still active up to today...anyone know of her other material from the 6t`s and 7`ts ?
|By RJ Spangler (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 05:52 pm:|
Joe does play the piano once and a while on the gig, always on a SLOW ballad like "I'll Be A MAn For You" (J.Weaver), or "What Am I Living For" -- associated with Chuck Willis. He wrote "Sugarlove Baby."
I HAD the Alberta Thelma on a cassette, but I can't seem to find it! It is the only recorded material that I know of from the 60's or 70's.
|By RJ Spangler (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 02:33 am:|
Just a remeinder; Joe will be with Alberta & Thornetta in Windsor & London, Ontario this week! Also, Halmich Park this Sunday at 7pm, with the R&B Pioneers. Halmich is at 13 Mile and Ryan in Warren and the event is FREE. -RJ
|By Marc Forrest (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 11:28 am:|
Thanks RJ. I think I only have one 45 by Joe Weaver "Look Here Pretty Baby" or sth like that on Fortune Records.