Back In Mississippi Live At The 930 Blues Cafe

Grady Champion grew up on a farm in Canton, Mississippi, and had some success in Florida as a rapper.  Switching over to...

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  • Grady Champion grew up on a farm in Canton, Mississippi, and had some success in Florida as a rapper.  Switching over to blues, Grady took up harmonica and later guitar.  From his early days as a blues singer, Grady has sought to mix fresh, high energy performances of blues standards with his original and topical blues and soul compositions.  He is a charismatic performer, beating 110 bands to win the International Blues Talent Competition in Memphis in 2010.  This self-produced album features Eddie Cotton on lead guitar and eight songs written by Grady.

    “… Grady Champion kicks this one off in live, juke-joint fashion with a rowdy intro and Willie Dixon’s “I’m Ready” and keeps the high energy going until the very end! … This album rocks all the way through!  Grady rips up his own originals and covers with equal enthusiasm in his own trademark R&B James Brown style.”  — Curt Fillmore, Blues News

    1. Intro
    2. I’m Ready
    3. Baby What You Want Me To Do/Bright Lights
    4. You Got Some Explaining To Do
    5. 1-800-Blue-Love
    6. Policeman Blues
    7. Spoonful
    8. Lonesome Bedroom Blues
    9. Love And Memories
    10. Why I Sing The Blues
    11. Wine And Women
    12. Brother, Brother
    13. I’m Yours
    14. Blues On Christmas
  • Release Date: July 20, 2010

    Producers:
    Executive producers – Grady Champion and Thomisene Anderson.
    Produced by Grady Champion and Eddie Cotton Jr. Co-produced by Calvin Wilson

    Musicians:
    Grady Champion – lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar
    Eddie Cotton Jr. – background vocals, electric and acoustic guitar
    Jacktown Swiff – rap
    Calvin Wilson – background vocals and arrangements, keyboards, Hammond B3 organ
    Marquis Champion – background vocals, bass
    Frank White – drums
    Xavres Good – drums

    Recording:
    Recorded and mixed by Kent Bruce
    Concert sound by Jim Bryant, Stagelite Sound, Pelahatchie, Mississippi
    Live recording at 930 Blues Cafe, Jackson, Mississipi
    Additional recording at Malaco Recording Studio, Jackson, Mississippi

    Photographer:
    Jesse Worley

    Design:
    CD cover by Grady Champion and Tiffany S. Clark; cd cover layout by Julie Doust