Blues and Brass CDs
Gary Edwards
PO Box 770616
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 352 1303

Chuck C & Clearly Blue
From New Orleans to the World
SONO 1062
$15.00 + $3.00 S&H

Chucky C’'s heavy background in helping other singers showcase their talents is put to good use in presenting his own recording. He has performed and recorded with many well known artists, including Aaron Neville, Edie Brickell, Bo Diddley, Maria Muldaur, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Johnny Adams, Marva Wright, Irma Thomas, Jean Knight, Marcia Ball, Tracey Nelson, O.V. Wright, Syl Johnson and Percy Mayfield. Now he is presenting his talents directly to you.

Bassist Michael Harris has been a professional bass player for more than twenty years, performing and recording with many great artists. Michael has played and recorded with Clarence "Frogman”" Henry, Tommy Ridgley, Walter "Wolfman”" Washington, Linda Hopkins and many others. Michael has found time to earn a degree in Education while continuing to play in Clearly Blue and travel the globe.

Pianist Chuck Chaplin’'s education in music began with piano at the age of eight. His classical education continued at Julliard School of Music and the Philadelphia School of Music. Chuck has played with Matt Murphy, Gatemouth Brown, Bo Diddley and other blues greats and continues to pursue his interest in jazz as well. The influences of Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner and Ahmad Jamal can be heard in his music, some of which can be heard on his CD "Conclusive Evidence.”" Chuck is a rock solid member of Clearly Blue.

Guitarist Cranston Clements is a native New Orleanian, having played with many artists, including Dr.John, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, Irma Thomas, The Neville Brothers, Johnny Adams, Marva Wright, The Dixie Cups, Snooks Eaglin, Mighty Sam McClain, Harry Connick, Jr., Ellis Marsalis, Eddie Bo, Ernie K-Doe, Allen Toussaint, Percy Sledge, Henry Butler, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, Oliver Morgan, Buddy Miles, Jaco Pastorius, Hubert Sumlin, The Radiators, George Porter, Jr., and Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste Truly,Cranston is one of New Orleans’' most versatile performers.

Drummer Brennan Williams, another New Orleanian, is a veteran of the R&B music world, playing with Swiss Movement Lousiana Purchase along with Chucky C for fifteen years. A serious professional musician who has been sought after by many great artists, Brennan is another anchor of Clearly Blue. His work on this CD will further expand his credentials.

This album is a total fun experience! Great players doing what they really enjoy, and giving joy to everyone who hears these recordings.

A collection of favorites. Requests from all over the globe, Chucky C has compiled ten songs that hit the heart and soul, and keep the feet taping to the unstoppable grooves.

This album contains no "filler”" material, every cut is a strong rendering of very interesting compositions, from the blues to jazz with some humor to seal it all together.

Chucky C presents a collection of some of his most requested songs. Happy music, even when they call it the blues! Great musicianship from the Clearly Blue Band, steady and exciting, holding nothing back. Real musicians playing real music, no computers, just great players having a good time expressing their ideas and playing in great togetherness!

The Blues Are Alright: 4:23
Funky Mama: 3:54
Let’'s Straighten It Out: 7:07
Hoochie Coochie Man: 5:20
Moon Dance: 7:16
Untouchable Glide: 3:46
Stand By Me: 3:43
Too Many Cooks: 4:14
Next Time: 2:55
Strokin’': 4:40


Chucky C. Saxophone, Flute and vocals
Stephen "Chuck”" Chaplin- Keyboards
Cranston Clements: Guitar
Michael Harris: Bass
Brennan Williams: Drums
Curtis Pierre: Conga on "Moon Dance"


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