Tim Elliot's Blues Shouters
George Square Spiegeltent
George Square, Edinburgh
The forgotten superheroes of 20th-century black music could be the leather-lunged blues shouters who worked in front of the large orchestras of the late 30s and 40’s and forged the path for r’n’b and rock n’roll in the 50s. Jimmy Rushing, Big Joe Turner, and Jimmy Witherspoon are saluted by Scotland’s top blues singer. He leads a specially assembled blues band and swinging hornsection in a mix of Kansas City Stomp, Jump-Blues, uptempo swing, and early r’n’b in a set of music that’s all about having a good-time party. Music of fervour, energy and electricity.
Tickets - unreserved seating:
Saturday 15th July 2017, 7.30pm