Dale Robertson Blues Band

Dale Robertson Blues Band

 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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Dale's rousing shows shake the crowd and leave them yelling for more. Wearing his signature zoot suits and feather-trimmed fedoras, his many fans always know that he is in the house.

Dale has paid his dues. An experienced professional, he has been singing and playing since age 14. He has played with Albert Collins, Luther Allison, Taj Mahal, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, James Cotton, Cee Cee Collins, The Alley Kats,George Winston,Ricky Nelson, The Butler Twins, and many more.

Biography

Dale is an experienced musician, having played harmonica for about forty years now. At age fourteen, Dale was forced out of his home by his stepfather and left to live on the streets. He was given a harmonica by a fellow street person as a tool for earning spare change. Since then, Dale has played every day. In the early days it was a way to earn money for sustenance and his way of making friends.

Dale learned some of his chops from Peter "Madcat" Ruth. Dale used to practice on the “Diag”, in the campus of the University of Michigan. Madcat would bicycle by, pull out a harp, and play a riff for him to practice.

When he was 16, Dale met James Cotton at a club in Ann Arbor. They hung out together when James was in town and from him Dale learned a great deal.

The harmonica has been like a good friend, says Dale. He has traveled back and forth across the United States playing his harp. It has taken him around the world, to Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and the Philippines.

Lyrics

Hey Bo Diddley

Written By: Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley gonna buy a diamond ring
and if that diamond ring don't shine
Baby gonna take it to a private eye
And if that private eye can't see
He better not try to tkae that ring from me
Hey Bo Diddley, Hey Bo Diddley, Hey Bo Diddley, Hey Bo Diddley.

Discography

Now and Forever
Witchcraft

Set List

1) ICE CREAM MAN - John Brim
2) RED HOUSE – Jimi Hendrix
3) BROKE AND HUNGRY - Blind Lemon Jefferson
4) HONKEY TONK WOMEN – Rolling Stones
5) I CAN’T QUIT YOU BABE - Willie Dixon
6) LA GRANGE – ZZ Topp
7) DUST MY BROOM – Elmore James
8) THAT WILL NEVER DO – Little Milton
9) HEY BO DIDDLEY – Bo Diddley
10) HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN – Muddy Waters
11) HAND OUT OF MY POCKETS – Otis Spann
12) WHAMMER JAMMER – Juke Joint Johnny
13) HARD-DRIVIN’ MAN – J. Geils Band
14) WHO TOLD YOU – Ronnie Earl
15) MY BABE – Little Walter
16) SWEET HOME CHICAGO – Robert Johnson
17) MESSIN’ WITH THE KID – Junior Wells
18) YONDER’S WALL – Robert Johnson
19) DOWN HOME BLUES – ZZ Hill
20) FIRST I LOOK AT THE PURSE – The Contours
21) HOMEWORK - Otis Rush
22) SKY IS CRYIN’ – Elmore James
23) FLIP, FLOP, & FLY – Big Joe Turner
24) BLACK MAGIC WOMAN – Peter Green
25) I FEEL GOOD – James Brown
26) MONEY That’s What I Want – Barrett Strong
27) MULE KICKIN’ IN MY STALL – Otis Spann
28) CALEDONIA