Pleasure Chest

Pleasure Chest

BandBlues

Pleasure Chest is best known for their spontaneous interpretations of post-war blues. Pleasure Chest created the on going “History of the Blues” program, using live music and narrative to bring the blues to life for younger listeners. ICBC and The Illinois Arts Council fund this BITS program.

Biography

Pleasure Chest - A diverse group of musicians serving the blues, rather than trying to manipulate the music for their benefit. Band members have years of experience in all genres - performing everything from Classical to Country, Gospel, and Rock and Roll. Pleasure Chest’s focus is the blues; playing music they love for the shear joy it brings them. Featured guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist 27-year-old Robert Sampson was honored to be one of six finalists at the 2008 International Blues Challenge Solo competition.

Discography

Trouble in Mind
Nighttime is the right Time
Cause of it All
Crosscut Saw
Boogie Woogie Piano Man

Set List

Because of Pleasure Chest's our extensive play list and the amount of improvisation present in their performances, the band can play over 4 hours without repeating songs, getting repetitive or stale. Pleasure chest has played 2-hour sets without a problem.

The following songs are some of our favorites:
Mr. Jailer, Boogie Woogie Piano Man – Robert Sampson
Trouble in Mind - Richard M Jones
If I had Possession On Judgment Day, Dust My Broom, 32–20 Blues - Robert Johnson
T-bone Shuffle - T-Bone Walker
I'm Gonna move to the Outskirts - Louis Jordan
Hound Dog Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Hoochie Koockie Man - Muddy Waters
It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
Nighttime is the Right Time, That’s What I Say - Ray Charles
Got Me Doing What you want - Jimmy Reed
Cause of it all - Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
Crosscut Saw - R. G. Ford
Pretty Woman - Albert King
Mary had A little Lamb – Buddy Guy
Sole fixin man - Luther Allison
St. Louis Blues - W. C. Handy
If The Sea W