Scott Bradbury and the Bad Boys Blues Band

Scott Bradbury

Scott Bradbury

Scott Bradbury (aka Bad Boy Scotty) Learned to play harmonica on the streets of Chicago 's Uptown in the late 1960's.  On the advice of a street musician he listened to any Little Walter and Jimmy Reed he could find.  Scott has worked with Chicago Legends John Brim, Floyd Jones, Eddie Taylor, Sam Lay, and he has toured the world with the great Jimmy Rogers.

On "Callin' All Blues" Scott  teams up with "Right Hand" Frank Bandy (bass player and producer). Both artists are alumni of the Jimmy Rogers Chicago Blues Band. "Callin' All Blues" contains ten new original Blues songs with that real Chicago blues feeling, and also includes a cover of the Johnny Otis tune “Country Girl.” 

Also Featured are drummer Marty Binder and guitarist Tre', who has performed with Chicago blues legend L.V. Banks.

Bradbury’s harp playing is a gumbo of the styles of many blues greats: Big Walter, James Cotton, George "Harmonica" Smith, Jimmy Reed and others.

Bradbury's songs are strong, ranging from the funky bass-driven workout "Third Eye" with its scratching soul guitar, through the driving shuffle "Looking For My Baby" and its well-placed stops, to the James Cotton-inspired instrumental tour-de-force "Light Fuse Get Away" - a rapid, no-holds-barred boogie. Slow and midtempo blues that feature Bradbury's nimble harpwork is also present, and Bradbury includes local references in his songwriting, most notably on the superior "Clybourn Avenue." Scott Bradbury's impressive abilities have been apparent to fellow musicians for years, with this outstanding effort he might just receive well-deserved wider acclaim.

Scott Bradbury and the Bad Boys

Callin' All Blues

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