Blind Lemon Phillips

Blind Lemon Phillips

 Asheville, North Carolina, USA
BandBluesRock

Blind Lemon Phillips delivers one hot lemonade mix of sound! Vocalist/guitarist Charley Phillips is backed by a hard driving rhythm section and the “Lemon Squeezers”, a dynamic 4-piece horn section. Drawing from it's repertoire of funky soul and R&B classics, as well as rip-roarin' originals, this band will turn any club into "Party Central", with it's funky soul and R&B grooves.

Biography

When blues singer/guitarist Blind Lemon Phillips hits the stage with his tight, furious rhythm crew and wailing 4-piece horn section, "the Lemon Squeezers", audiences know they're in for a night of big-time fun.

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Phillips and his band bring the crowd alive, with hot and sweaty blues, funk and soul, as well as, top-notch originals.  Phillips has been honing his skills as a performer for 25 years. Its all there, in every note he plays. Phillips' "go for broke" performance style, combined with his band's relentless grooves, are displayed in full, on "Funkytown - Live @ Hyde Street" - Blind Lemon's terrific 2008 CD release. 

Relocating to Asheville, N.C. from San Francisco, Phillips returns to the south, where he lived his formative years as a musician, playing the clubs in and around the state of Virginia. With a new home base, Blind Lemon Phillips continues to expand his audience; in his favorite part of the country. 

In 2014,  Blind Lemon Phillips released his first DVD - "Live @ Isis Music Hall - Brother Wolf Benefit".  A concert in support of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a "no kill" organization, located in Asheville, N.C.

The DVD captures Phillips' gritty, down-home guitar and vocals and shines the spotlight on every member of his dynamic band.
And speaking of the band - they really know how to deliver - and feel at home, playing intimate venues and parties, to full scale concerts, festivals and corporate events.

Blind Lemon Phillips can scale it's performance from 40 minutes to 4 hours, with non-stop funky originals and R&B covers, done the "Lemon" way.




Lyrics

Twist-A-Lemon

Written By: Charley Phillips

Let me give you a twist
A Twist you won’t refuse
Walking on air so rare
You’re lighter than your shoes

What you nee-eed indeed
The Twist you can’t resist
A Twist A Lemon

One Twist will turn you around
Keep your face from falling down
A Twist A Lemon

Red beans and rice –
Who can beat the price?!
You want love and comfort
You’re in need of just the right spice

You know – Don’t ya know?
Forget about the status quo?
Gotta let go-oh

If you wanna make your break
Leave the heat…
Take a Twist A Lemon

I want you to hear me say –
Say to all of you
We need a little help
Here is what you do

Clap your hands and shake your thing
Don’t be afraid if you wanna sing
And get your groove on

We gonna twist a little lemon
Twist it baby all night long
All night long

We gonna twist a little lemon
Twist it baby all night long
All night long

A Twist A Lemon
A Twist A Lemon
A Twist A Lemon
A Twist A Lemon

What you nee-eed indeed
If you want to succeed
What you nee-eed
The Twist you can’t resist

Discography

Live @ Hyde Street Studios

Set List

40 minutes to 4 hours of non-stop funky originals and R&B covers done the lemon way.

99-1/2
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
All Your Love
Big Mary
Black Cat Bone
Blue Mood
Check Out Her Mama
Chevrolet
Come On, Come Over
Daddy Don't Live In NYC
Drift Away
Fire
Fooled You
Funkytown
Georgia Slop
Got To Find My Baby
Hard To Be
Hard Way
Hippology
Hit It
Honey Hush
Hooked On You
I Thank You
I Wish
If I
It's Your Thing
Jumping Shadows
Just Got To Know
Keep On Running
Looking Out The Window
Love Struck Baby
Love to Love You
Me & My Woman
Mustang Sally
One More Mile
Papa Ain't Salty
Rejivenated
Sensation
She Caught The Katie
Sick And Tired
TCB or TYA
Terry Filly
The Moon Is Full
The Stumble
Twist-A-Lemon
Walk The Dog
Yellow Moon
You Knew The Job Was Dangerous

X-mas Set:
Merry Christmas Baby
Merry, Merry Christmas
Please Come Home For X-mas
Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin
Santa Claw Stole My Woman
Sleigh Ride