Jon Butcher Positively the Blues CD Blues Bureau International Like New Low S&H

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Jon Butcher Positively the Blues CD Blues Bureau International Like New Low S & H

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Positively the Blues Jon Butcher

Rare Out of Print In Like New Shape

After contributing to two Blues Bureau compilations, Jon Butcher signed with the Mike Varney-led specialty label in 1995 and released Positively the Blues. As usual, Butcher sings and plays with supreme confidence and conviction on this, his first full-length foray into the blues genre. Energetic Chicago- and Texas-style numbers like the opener, "Cadillac Limousine," have a distinctive rock sheen that fans of Butcher's earlier work will recognize and enjoy. The swinging "Union Hall" almost matches the soul and dexterity of blues godhead Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Hendrix/Vaughan-influenced "At the Feet of the Master" is probably the standout cut on Positively the Blues, as the track features some of Butcher's most incendiary guitar work on record. Listeners who are fond of the bluesy classic rock that Butcher specialized in during the '80s will definitely appreciate this powerful and emotive effort.

1 Cadillac Limousine Butcher, Schultz 2:54
2 Clean-Up Time Butcher, Schultz 6:52
3 Taxman Blues Butcher, Schultz 3:39
4 Union Hall Butcher, Schultz 2:19
5 Honey Bee Bland, Butcher, Schultz 3:47
6 Here I Am Butcher, Schultz 2:54
7 20 Years Butcher, Schultz 3:47
8 I Hate Myself Butcher, Schultz 3:00
9 At the Feet of the Master Butcher, Schultz 5:53
10 Two Penny Nail Butcher, Schultz 4:13
11 High Heel Shoes Butcher, Schultz 4:07
12 Sail On Butcher, Schultz 1:44


Jason Arnold Mastering
Bobby "Blue" Bland Composer
Jon Butcher Dobro, Guitar, Producer, Vocals
Annie Calef Art Direction, Graphic Design
Ben Schultz Composer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Producer, Slide Guitar
Dave Stephens Art Direction, Graphic Design

Jimi Hendrix disciple Jon Butcher achieved some moderate chart success in the mid-'80s as the singer/guitarist for the Jon Butcher Axis. Coming out of the Boston club scene in the early '80s, the Butcher Axis (which also included members Chris Mann on bass and Derek Blevins on drums), issued such albums as 1983's self-titled debut, 1984's Stare at the Sun, and 1985's Along the Axis (Butcher dropped the Axis for such releases as 1986's Wishes and 1989's Pictures From the Front), opened for local Boston heroes the J. Geils Band in addition to other harder-edged bands, and issued a few singles that enjoyed some success on radio and MTV -- "Wishes," "Goodbye Saving Grace," and "Life Takes a Life." Butcher continued issuing solo albums in the '90s -- Positively the Blues (1995) and Electric Factory (1996) -- while a hits compilation (1998's The Best Of: Dreamers Would Ride) and an archival concert (1999's King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents) were also issued. In addition to his musical career, Butcher founded the Electric Factory Recording Studio, which focuses primarily on film, TV, and multimedia work.