SHOJI NAITO

teacher, mentor, music father, and friend :

EDDY THE CHIEF CLEARWATER

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Shoji Naito (Japan)
"Westmont To Chicago

Tribute To Eddy Clearwater"
Ogden Records ORCD-382
2020

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Cover Shoji Naito - Westmont To Chicago
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PREVIOUS ALBUM

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SOUL FUNKY

2016

02/10/2020

Born and raised in Japan, Shoji Naito, after playing in some amateur bands, emigrated to the United States in 1996 to rise as a musician, graduating from Columbia College in Chicago six years later. During those years, he began to be seen by the city clubs behind musicians such as Lurrie Bell or John Primer, until in 2004 Chicago legend Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater hired him as a member of his touring band. With the master he recorded and produced the live "Soul Funky", the last album Eddy ever recorded. "Westmont To Chicago Tribute To Eddy Clearwater" is Shoji Naito's second solo album, a tribute to his mentor surrounded by the musicians who were around and admired him. A Chicago blues album signed by incredible musicians, and great moments of complicity as the four songs recovered in which we can find playing the great boss himself. Don't stop listening to Shoji Naito, don't disappoint.

Musicians:


Shoji Naito - harmonica, guitar
Tom Crivellone, guitar,vocals
Dave Knopf - bass
Stephen Bass - drums
Eddy Clearwater - guitar, vocals (Tracks 2,4,6,12)
Willie Buck - vocals (Tracks 9,10)
Win Noll - vocals (Track 8)
Ginny Morin - harmonica (Track 13)
Rie “Lee” Kanehira - piano (Track 7)
Sumito “Ariyo” Ariyoshi - piano

Tracklist:


01 Sen Sa Shun (4:49)
02 I Need You So Bad  (3:52)
03 Like The Creeper (4:18)
04 Stranded (4:37)
05 A Minor Cha-Cha (3:46)
06 Reconsider Baby  (3:31)
07 Eddy's Midnight Dream ((3:37)
08 Find Yourself (3:34)
09 Deep Blue Sea Blues  (3:30)
10 Don't Go No Further (3:34)
11 Greyhound Harmonica Jam (2:33)
12 You Don't Have To Go (3:23)
13 Women Be Wise (3:55)
14 Crossover ( (3:05)
15 Ogden Avenue (3:36)

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