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Catfish Hodge Band


Catfish Hodge Band - Eyewitness Blues (60 Minute Edition) - 1995 - Genes Records

If you wanted to come home from work, take off your shoes and sit down in a Lazy Boy to the Eyewitness Blues - here it is. The Catfish Hodge Band has released the 60 minute edition of Eyewitness Blues, but don't sit down yet. This GENES CD compilation of two previous Adelphi Records sessions is a party CD waiting to happen. All except two cuts are originals and Catfish does write some good material. His band turns in a credible performance, but Catfish's vocals definitely lead the group. Some of the highlights include 'Cold, Cold' and 'Record Executive Blues', which features a great harp solo from James Cotton. The disc features solid guitar solos from Jimmy Thackery. © Dean Barker, radio consultant, writing for Blues Review. http://www.jazzloft.com/p-35548-eyewitness-blues.aspx

Originally released in 1979 on Adelphi Records. This 1995 Genes Records release is a compilation of Bob "Catfish" Hodge's 1979 "Eyewitness Blues" album (10 Tracks), and his 1980 "Bout With The Blues" album (6 Tracks). It's a good '70's sounding blues rock album. If you like the early Bob Seger, John Fogerty, R.L. Burnside or even Little Feat, you may like this album. Try and listen to his "Boogie Man l Gonna Get Ya" album


1 Blues Got the World - Bruce Cockburn 2:22 *
2 Long Night - Hodge 4:10 #
3 Elmo's Blues - Hodge 4:35 *
4 Cold, Cold - Hodge 5:53 #
5 Louisiana Woman - Hodge 3:37 #
6 Bad News, Good News - Hodge 4:28 #
7 Every Day It Grows and Grows - Lamont Dozier/Holland 3:08 *
8 What the Woman Do - Hodge 2:34 *
9 Going Down Slow - Hodge 3:36 *
10 I-Re-Peat - Hodge 3:19 #
11 Black Cadillac - Hodge 3:26 *
12 Record Executive Blues - Hodge 4:26 *
13 To the Left - Bob "Catfish" Hodge/Ben Pollack 4:34 *
14 So Tough - Bob "Catfish" Hodge/Kelly, J. 3:10 *
15 Down over the Border - Hodge 3:43 *
16 Can I Go Home - Hodge 3:37 #

N.B: * Tracks on 1979 Adelphi Label LP : # Tracks on 1980 Adelphi Label LP "Bout With The Blues"


Bob "Catfish" Hodge - Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
David Namerdy, Steve Jacobs, Stuart Smith, Stuart Saunders Smith - Guitar
Jimmy Thackery - Guitar, Slide Guitar
Steve Wolfe, Duane Campbell - Bass, Guitar (Bass)
Mitch Collins, Carlton "Cotton" Kent - Keyboards
John Hurd - Organ
John Lee - Percussion, Drums
Tom Teasley - Drums
Jamie MacKinnon - Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
Savoyd Beard - Saxophone, Sax (Alto)
Tony Rondolone, Douglas Fagan, Ron Holloway - Saxophone
George McWhirter - Trombone
James Cotton, Jimmy Powers - Harmonica
Freebo, Diana Crawford, Dixie D. Ballin - Vocals
John "Jackson" Paladin - "Equipment" on - "Blues Got the World"


Blues rocker Bob "Catfish" Hodge was born and raised in Detroit, and as a teen frequently snuck into Motown Records' Hitsville studio to catch sessions featuring the Four Tops, the Supremes and others. At the end of the 1960s he formed the band Catfish, debuting in 1970 with Get Down; after issuing Live Catfish a year later, Hodge mounted a solo career with 1973's Boogie Man I Gonna Get Ya, relocating to Washington D.C. and becoming a regular opening act for artists including Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat. After a series of solo LPs including 1974's Dinosaurs and Alleycats, 1975's Sop Operas and 1979's Eyewitness Blues, he toured with the Chicken Legs Band during the early 1980s, relocating to California in 1982 and later forming the Bluesbusters with onetime Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrere. After a long absence from the studio, Hodge returned to action in 1994 with Catfish Blues; Like a Big Dog Barkin' followed a year later, and in 1996 he resurfaced with Adventures at Catfish Pond. © Jason Ankeny © 2010 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:09frxqt5ldke


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w aoofc

Anonymous said...

In my mind id catfish raising of Jethro.
Sorry its a different world.
Too much emotions.
Guinea Pig

A.O.O.F.C said...

No probs,GP. Thanks. TTU soon