A FEW EXAMPLES OF LEON BLUE'S ENORMOUS ARSENAL:
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Quote from Phoenix News Time:
When you're born with the name Leon Blue, it's hard to imagine life taking you down any path other than that of a bad ass boogie-woogie blues pianist. Blue — real name, natch — has racked up plenty of high-profile work as a sideman, manning the keys for The Ike & Tina Turner revue, Albert King, B.B. King, Roy Milton, and even Muddy Waters. Waters, the story goes, didn't want to hire back his regular piano man after Blue did his thing for him. His own vocal work reveals a well-worn, nuanced voice, and songs like "She Wants to Sell My Monkey" and "You Been Goofin'," cut with The Mannish Boys, display his unique, country-inflected humor and an ease that only comes from not taking oneself too seriously.
Quote from Mieke Geukens about Duvel Blues, Belgium 2011:
Blues veterans we must honor as long as we still can. But on pianist Leon Blue there is currently no decline. He felt clearly happy in the barn. Born in 1931 in Texas, he accompanied just about anyone who came his way, B.B. King, Albert King, Phillip Walker, Ike and Tina Turner and recently even The Mannish Boys. His repertoire consisted mainly of well known songs, especially Ray Charles he preferred. But next to ' Georgia On My Mind "and" What I Say ' he also honored other Boogie-Woogie pianists from behind his piano . With ' Mardi Grass ' or ' Mess Around ' he got the audience on his hand that already succumbed to the charisma of this blues hero. With the Dutchman Boris Adank at his side, who drummed on cajon, Leon Blue demonstrated how the combination of pianoblues and old time rock and roll hold special elements of fun. When Honey Piazza suprisingly joined the pianist on stage and they both started a swinging quatre-main, the ambiance grew hilarious. And when Rod himself joined his wife the public yelled ' more ', and that's what they got, although further down at the tent Martha High had to wait ...