RandyBluesmanHocks Blues Machine & Friends
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RandyBluesmanHocks Blues Machine & Friends

Clearwater, FL | Established. Jan 01, 1995 | INDIE

Clearwater, FL | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1995
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"Living the Life of the Blues - voted # 1 for 2010 by Music Tampa Bay"

1 - Livin' The Life Of The Blues Randy Bluesman Hock's Bluesmachine w/Steve Arvey
2 - Sweet Little Cracker Girl Scotty Lee & the Treble Hooks 7 - Lovin' Life Double M Band
3 - What I Know Now Jack Speer 8 - Good Girls Love Bad Boys North 2 South
4 - Lost In The Dream The Edisons 9 - Don't Do Me Like That Will Erickson & Local Roots
5 - Orbit Rob Kosinski 10 - Pressure Funky Seeds
- Music Tampa Bay

"Jazz & Blues Florida"

I would like to introduce myself as Randy “Bluesman” Hock; I was inducted in the Blues of Hall of Fame as Ambassador for Tampa on March 8, 2010.

As Ambassador, I represent the Blues Hall of Fame and assist the Chairman of the Board, Dan “Lucky” Marolt in building the Hall of Fame in relation to the Tampa Bay blues music scene. The Blues Hall of Fame was established in 1999 and is an international non-profit organization that recognizes great blues artists in the USA and internationally. The mission statement of the organization is: “To present and preserve, the past, present and future history of Blues Music, a unique American Heritage art form, by inducting, promoting and honoring the Great Master Blues Artists, and the Great Local Blues Artists of The World.” Categories of inductees include: Artists, Ambassadors, clubs, jams, sponsors and radio stations.

The State of Florida is also represented by other Ambassadors:
Gabe Butterfield, Sopchoppy Florida (9-24-05)
Sally Squitieri, Sopchoppy Florida (9-24-05)
Jeff Todd, Central Florida (10-1-05)
Al Stone, Jacksonville, Florida (4-11-10)

Since my induction as Ambassador of this year, the following have been inducted: Rock Bottom, Steve Arvey (former worked with Bo Diddley and Hubert Sumlin), Jazz & Blues Florida – Florida’s Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues, radio station WMNF 88.5 FM, Music Tampa Bay, and the Suncoast Blues Society.

Dr. Blues and Liz Pennock are currently in the process of being inducted, as well as 2 CD’s of the history of Tampa Blues that was co-produced by WMNF 88.5 FM and the Suncoast Blues Society.

I have been hosting a blues show and jam at Screwie Louie’s /South Beach at 14705 Gulf Boulevard, Madeira Beach, Florida 33708, (727)954-3402 on Friday nights from 9 PM to 1 AM and was recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as the “hottest new jam”. There are two (2) videos that were recently recorded at Clear Track (World-Class Recording Studios in Clearwater, Fla.) and are posted on the Blues Hall of Fame website.

Currently, the recognized Tampa Bay area artists are:

Rock Bottom
Sean Chambers
Damon Fowler
Steve Arvey
Sarasota Slim (Gene Hardage)
Nitro Bozeman
Dr. Blues
Liz Pennock

Those associated with blues music are invited to log on to www.blueshalloffame.org and become a member at no cost. Once registered, a member can access all information, videos and inductee listings and much, much more. Members are encouraged to nominate any artists they feel should be recognized.

Randy “Bluesman” Hock/Ambassador Blues Hall of Fame

- Jazz & Blues Florida

"Living the Life of the Blues - # 1 in Tampa Bay"

The #1 Song & Top 10 below are compiled solely from listener votes on the homepage.

For week beginning - Monday, November 29th, 2010

Blues fans are back, and have kept pushed Randy Bluesman Hock's Bluesmachine in the top #1 spot in the MTB Top Ten for the 2nd week in a row, with Steve Arvey's soulful rendition of Living The Life of the Blues.
- Music Tampa Bay (MTB) - 2010

"Blues Hall of Fame Jam"

Randy Hock's Bluesmachine & Friends
perform every Friday night at Screwie Louie's
with guest appearances by various artists. A
surprise visit by Liz Pennock and Dr. Blues. - Beachlife Newspaper - October 14, 2010

"Suncoast Blues Society Local Spotlight- page 6"

Randy Hock
Randy began playing Soul and Blues with recording artists
professionally in 1965 after he won a band contest in Miami and
played for President Johnson's reception at the Dupont Plaza Hotel.
That year he worked with recording artist Billy Miranda as well as
Soul Band members Jazz Bo Brown – guitar, formerly with Percy
Sledge; Eddie Hope – drums, formerly with
Roy Orbison and Al Colson - tenor sax, formerly
with Little Richard. While with the
group Randy had the good fortune to play
with the late legend Les Paul.
While living in Chicago from 1966 to
1970 he was bass player for legend and
Blues Hall of Famer Lonnie Brooks and also
played with Mothers Finest, Ronnie
(Skeets) Anderson (guitar - Sam Cooke),
and Ray Parrish (guitar - Elvin Bishop).
Hock was band leader of the original Soul
Survivors (Baby Huey’s rhythm section)
and worked with Sammy Fender (guitar -
Bobby Womack) and drummer Rick Howard
(Rodan). Circa 1994 in Tampa Bay Randy
founded the Tampa Bay Blues Machine featuring
Nitro Boseman on vocals/Blues harp. The Bluesman has
played three Blues festivals including the Tampa Bay Blues Fest and
opened for Diamond Teeth Mary and Rock Bottom. More recently
Mr. Hock has played the Opening Season Party for The Tampa Bay
Bucs and joined BMI as a Songwriter. On August 20th, 2009, Randy
recorded "The Texas Holdem Blues” which started getting airplay
Sept 16th. On September 27th the DJ for Blues on the Bay
live365.com notified him that the song reached the top 2% on that
station and was doing well on others. On March 8th, 2010, Randy
“Bluesman” Hock was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as The
Ambassador to Tampa. A well-deserved honor indeed! - Suncoast Blues Society, 12 bar Rag


The Texas Holdem Blues
Rambling Gambling Man
Honky Tonk Rythym
Living the Life of the Blues
Oh Just Ain't good Enough
It's NASCAR Time



Began playing Soul and Blues with Recording Artists Professionally. Worked with recording artist Billy Miranda (Soul Band) Band Members; Jazz Bo Brown guitar formerly with Percy Sledge; Eddie Hope, drums, formerly with Roy Orbison; Al Colson tenor sax formerly with Little Richard. While I was with the group had the good fortune to play with the late Legend Les Paul.

In Chicago, was bass player for; "Blues Hall of Fame Inductee" Lonnie Brooks; Mother's Finest; Ronnie (Skeets Anderson) guitar for Sam Cooke; Leon Drums (recorded "Higher and Higher with Jackie Wilson); Ray Parrish (guitar) for Elvin Bishop. Band leader of The Original Soul Survivors (Baby Hueys Rhythm section). Worked with Sammy Fender (guitar Bobby Womack), Rick Howard (Rodan), drummer for Baby Huey, Freddie King and Buddy Guy.

Circa 1994 Tampa Bay founded the Tampa Bay Blues Machine. Played 3 Blues Festivals opened for: DIAMOND TEETH MARY, ROCK BOTTOM, and The Tampa Bay Blues Fest. Played the opening Season Party for The TAMPA BAY BUCS.

Joined BMI as a Song writer and on 08/20/2009 recorded "The Texas Holdem Blues". Received radio airplay Sept. 16, 2009. On Sept 27, 2009, (Mray from Blues on the Bay live365.com) notified me that the song reached The Top 2% on his Station. On May 5, 2010, recorded 4 New Songs- "Honky Tonk Rhythm" and Living The Life of The Blues, Rambling Gambling Man, Oh Just Ain't Good Enough.

Three songs I wrote were Posted to The Blues Hall of Fame Website on Video (Florida Page) I was Inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame as Ambassador to Tampa Fla., March 8, 2010.
I ran a Live Webcast show featuring All the Florida Blues Hall of Famers from Nov. 2009 to Dec.2010.
Playing Bass on Stage with every Featured Artist.
I was interviewed Live On Manchester Radio by Don Thatcher of "Octave Match Records"
I did a Minor release of "Living The Life of The Blues" and it went to #1 on Live365 Radio in 4 Daysand made #1 song of 2010 in Tampa Bay on Music Tampa Bay (MTB Radio) I did "Ok,Just Aint Good Enough" and Won #1 song of 2011back to back winners against 3,000 Artists.
My latest is a song I wrote and gave to Natasha James to do Her version with 50/50 writers credit and has been #1 on the Country Roots Pop Charts over 9 months at #1

I have a New Album  released-At www.randybluesmanhockcom on Flicknife Records