Chris Wilson (Australian musician)
Christopher John Wilson is an Australian blues musician who plays harmonica, saxophone and vocals. He has performed as part of the Sole Twisters, Harem Scarem and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls, Wilsons solo albums are Landlocked, The Long Weekend and King for a Day. In March 1996 Wilson collaborated with Johnny Diesel in a project, Wilson Diesel. It peaked at No.18 on the ARIA Albums Chart, outside his music career Wilson has taught English in various secondary schools in Melbourne for about 20 years. Christopher John Wilson was born in 1956 and he grew up in Alphington, an inner-Melbourne suburb. He completed his studies, and worked as an English teacher at various Melbourne secondary schools for some 20 years. He joined Sole Twisters in 1984, the R&B band included Brian Horne, Barry Palmer, his brother Craig Palmer, Jeff Pickard and his early influences were Australian blues groups and Carson. This line-up recorded their debut album, Pilgrims Progress for Au Go Go Records. While a member of Harem Scarem, Wilson provided harmonica on Paul Kelly, by May 1987 Wilson had left Harem Scarem, he joined Kellys 45-date tour of North America promoting Gossip.
Wilson acknowledges Kelly for extending his repertoire beyond harmonica, I was asked on as a sax player too, but he had that faith in me that Id get my act together. Stuart Coupe of The Canberra Times described the sound as a diverse amalgam, recalling everything from Tim Buckley to Captain Beefheart. While Wilson felt his group was not only a band as theres elements of country. Their debut release was an extended play, Gnawing on the Bones of Elvis. Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, noted it was sparsely recorded, mixed one side of electric blues including Willie Dixons Bring It on Home, and one side of acoustic folk tunes. The album was produced by Wilson and Waters with Chris Thompson, McFarlane described it as a more fully realised work than the debut. Mixed blues and folk with a deal of verve. It contained Wilsons composition The Ballad of Slim Boy Fat, which was a highlight of the album with its spectacular blues/gospel style, in 1990 the group released another studio album, with Wilson and Waters joined by Ashley Davies on drums.
They issued a live EP, Scatters Liver, Pub Dogs Live on the Wireless in the year on Shock Records
Blues is a genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century. The genre developed from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and rhymed simple narrative ballads. Blue notes, usually thirds or fifths flattened in pitch, are a part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove, Blues as a genre is characterized by its lyrics, bass lines, and instrumentation. Early traditional blues verses consisted of a single line repeated four times, Early blues frequently took the form of a loose narrative, often relating the troubles experienced in African-American society. Many elements, such as the format and the use of blue notes. The origins of the blues are closely related to the religious music of the Afro-American community. The first appearance of the blues is often dated to after the ending of slavery and, and it is associated with the newly acquired freedom of the former slaves.
Chroniclers began to report about blues music at the dawn of the 20th century, the first publication of blues sheet music was in 1908. Blues has since evolved from unaccompanied vocal music and oral traditions of slaves into a variety of styles and subgenres. Blues subgenres include country blues, such as Delta blues and Piedmont blues, as well as urban blues styles such as Chicago blues, World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience, especially white listeners. In the 1960s and 1970s, a form called blues rock evolved. The term blues may have come from blue devils, meaning melancholy and sadness, the phrase blue devils may have been derived from Britain in the 1600s, when the term referred to the intense visual hallucinations that can accompany severe alcohol withdrawal. As time went on, the phrase lost the reference to devils, by the 1800s in the United States, the term blues was associated with drinking alcohol, a meaning which survives in the phrase blue law, which prohibits the sale of alcohol on Sunday.
Though the use of the phrase in African-American music may be older, it has been attested to in print since 1912, in lyrics the phrase is often used to describe a depressed mood. The lyrics of traditional blues verses probably often consisted of a single line repeated four times. Two of the first published songs, Dallas Blues and Saint Louis Blues, were 12-bar blues with the AAB lyric structure. Handy wrote that he adopted this convention to avoid the monotony of lines repeated three times, the lines are often sung following a pattern closer to rhythmic talk than to a melody
Johnny Diesel and the Injectors
Johnny Diesel and The Injectors is the eponymous debut album by Australian rock band Johnny Diesel and the Injectors, originally released in 1989. The album peaked at number 2 in Australia and won two ARIA Music Awards, tracks arranged by, Terry Manning, Brent Eccles and JD & Injectors. Thanks, Among others thanks to Chris Collie, Jamie Manifis, George Dahlstrom, Jim & Jane Barnes, lookin For Love Soul Revival Cry In Shame Dont Need Love Thang I