Bobby Perry & Friends

Bobby Perry & Friends

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I have two cds out IN THE CITY by Bobby Perry and LOVE CAMOUFLAGE BY Bobby Perry

Biography

BOBBY PERRY
Biography
BOBBY PERRY is one of the few remaining blues musicians who really understands the blues, lives the blues and plays the blues. Mr. Perry has written, produced and performed his unique blend of jazz and urban blues for years. He is now hard at work bringing to realization the hundreds of tunes he has composed.
BACKGROUND
Born in Chicago, literally two blocks from Pepper's Lounge, where Muddy Waters and Junior Wells spent long years. Bobby Perry used to sneak his 16 year old self into the clubs disguised as “older” using his mother's eyebrow pencil to draw on a mustache, and sporting a beautiful older girlfriend on his arm to listen to the best chicago blues. He met HOWLIN' WOLF, LEFTY DIZZ, HOUND DOG TAYLOR, and many other well-known blues pioneers. These men were his main influences and some became collaborators.
At 17, Bobby began performing professionally as ALVIN BISHOP'S lead vocalist with the original MEDALLIONS. He played the local Chicago circuit: Luther's Show Lounge, The Jet Club, the Star Club and finally Pepper's Lounge.
As a young adult he traveled around the country, gathering adventures and playing music with performers from the Mississippi Delta, with blues men in New Orleans, and all through the Texas panhandle. He purposely set out to experience the culture of his own people and as a result his music reflects a personal vision of the colors of his own life. After settling down to marriage and kids, he continued playing as a weekend musician and session artist for many years. In California he played with Pop and R&B bands: The Glass Pyramid, Donavie, Blue Arrival, and Porsche With Taste.
He studied and toured with jazz great LEE HESTER. He also was lead guitar and vocalist for JOHN HARTSMAN, REX KLINE, and MARVIN SALSBURY. A revived interest in the blues inspired Bobby to form his own band: Not-In-Hand that played at Sam's Hoffbrau, Sacramento for two years, where he had played with Mr. Hartsman.
Returning to San Francisco, Bobby joined DEACON JONES' band as lead guitar and vocalist playing at the Boom Boom Room (formerly Jack's).
Bobby has just finished his first solo CD “In the City” an urban blues compilation reflecting years of blues chops. His second CD “Love Camouflage” is a jazz tour de force about the life experience of an urban man. Bobby wrote, arranged and performed all the tunes on both CDs.

Lyrics

Lovers Lane

Written By: Bobby Perry

Lovers Lane, do you remember me.
I'm one of your lovers,I used to be,
walking down your isle, then I was wearing a smile. But this is another day. You see she up and went away, and so many tears Ive cried, and I hurt so bad, so deep down inside. Lovers Lane I've got some beautiful memories of you. Lovers Lane

Lovers Lane, this whisper that I hear. could it be her sweet voice, echos from yester year. And the warmth in my soul, that just wont get cold But its been so long, where did I go wrong, now in the darkies night my love is still the only light Lovers Lane I've got some beautiful memories of you...Lovers Lane

Lovers Lane. isnt ti so strange, the way I felt before, could be so rearranged.It was so long ago, my heart is in lembo, I've got nothing left, I just dont know what to do with myself, she'll come back to me. just you wait and see Lovers Lane, i've got some beautiful memories of you...Lovers Lane

Discography

I have two cds out at this time
IN THE CITY by Bobby Perry
and
LOVE CAMOUFLAGE by Bobby Perrry

Set List

oldies
what you wont do for love
dock of the bay
dust my blues
huchi cuchi man
nadeen
Johnny be good
flip flop fly
superstition
Loui Loui
walk the back streets crying
I would rather do my own stuff..