Who was/is Jeff Healey ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

Jeff Healey Band

Jeff Healey (voc, g). Joe Rockman (b), Tom Stephen (dr)
Der am 25. 3. 1966 in Toronto, Kanada, geborene Jeff Healey verlor als Kind sein Sehvermögen. Der Gitarrist entwickelte daraufhin eine eigenwillige Technik, in-dem er die Gitarre flach auf die Ober-schenkel legte und im Sitzen spielte. Er absolvierte die Blindenschule in Brant-ford und spielte in der Jazzband der High School Trompete und Gitarre. Danach organisierte er das Bluesunternehmen Blue Directions. Nachdem ihn sein Vor-bild Albert Collins 1985 zu einer ge-meinsamen Clubsession und zu einem Auftritt mit Stevie Ray Vaughan eingeladen hatte, war Healey in Blueskreisen bekannt. Joe Rockman (* 1. 1. 1957) und Tom Stephen (*2. 2. 1955) wurden 1986 seine Partner bei der Jeff Heatey Band, die zwei Jahre lang durch Kanada tourte, bevor Arista Records das traditionsbewußte Bluestrio unter Vertrag nahm.

Die Jeff Healey Band begeisterte ihr Publikum, und das Fachblatt Guitar Player schrieb nach einem Auftritt über den Bandleader: »Er schleicht über die Bühne, seine Finger rasen über das Griffbrett und er-zeugen das unverschämteste Vibrato seit Jimi Hendrix. Ohne einen Ton zu verfehlen, zupft er mit den Zähnen, dann spielt er die Gitarre hinter dem Rücken oder hoch über dem Kopf.« Der Produzentenveteran Jimmy Iovine und Greg Ladanyi nahmen sich der Jeff Healey Band an. Iovine wählte aus ihrem Repertoire den >Blue Jeans Blues< für den Soundtrack des Patrick Swayze-Films »Roadhouse« aus, während sich Ladanyi (Jackson Browne) um das Debütalbum SEE THE LIGHT (GB #58, US #22, D #33) mit dem Singlehit >Angel Eyes< (US #5) kümmerte.

Healeys Sound war von seiner Kenntnis einer mehr als 10000 Platten umfassenden Sammlung mit Schellackklassikern und authentischem Blues der 30er, 40er und 50er Jahre geprägt. Aus der gefragten Clubband wurde quasi über Nacht einer der begehrtesten Blues-rock-Acts Nordamerikas. Nach einer einjährigen Tournee nahm die Band, die sich nach wie vor selbst ma-nagte, um »die völlige Kontrolle über unsere Arbeit« (Jeff Healey) zu behalten, ihre zweite LP in der ländlichen Abge-schiedenheit des Dorfes Marin Heights in der Nähe von Montreal auf. Auf dem Album HELL To PAY (GB #18, US #2Z D #17), für das er George  Harrison, Mark Knopfler und Jeff Lynne als Stu-diogäste gewinnen konnte, bot Healey wieder eine »virtuose Mischung aus Blues und Rock« (Musik Express). Während die Begeisterung bei den Auf-tritten der spielfreudigen Jeff Healey Band ungebrochen anhielt, ließ das Interesse an FEEL THIS (GB #72, D #83) zu wünschen übrig.

Kritiker bemängelten die häufigen Wiederholungen konventioneller Klischees des elektrischen Blues. 1995 veröffentlichte die Jeff Heatey Band Coverversionen, die ihnen von Fans vor-geschlagen worden waren. Sie spielten u. a. Songs von den Yardbirds (>Shapes Of Things<), Creedence Cleanvater Revival (>Run Through The Jungle<) und Jimi Hendrix (>Angel<) ein, die aber die zwingend notwendige Eigenständigkeit vermissen ließen.

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Best Of Stony Plain Years (CD)
Jeff Healey: Best Of Stony Plain Years (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSPCD1380

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(2015/Stony Plain) 12 tracks. This release celebrates Jeff Healey's (1966-2008) four vintage jazz/swing projects released on Stony Plain. This music was Jeff's first love and allowed him to play guitar and trumpet while having a parallel...
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Heal My Soul - Bonus Sessions (LP, 10inch, 45rpm)
Jeff Healey: Heal My Soul - Bonus Sessions (LP, 10inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: LPCVX908567

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(2016/Convexe) 5 tracks - The bonus material of Jeff Heley#s lost album! Healey died 2008 and would have become 50 years on March 25 this year!rare 10inch record!
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Legacy Vol.1 (2-CD&DVD)
Jeff Healey: Legacy Vol.1 (2-CD&DVD) Art-Nr.: CDAR30129

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Get Me Some
HEALEY, Jeff: Get Me Some Art-Nr.: CD20204

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(2000 'Eagle Records') (54:19/13)
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Super Hits
HEALEY, Jeff: Super Hits Art-Nr.: CD730798

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(1988-95 'Arista') (43:37/10)
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Original Album Classics (3-CD)
HEALEY, Jeff: Original Album Classics (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDAR190155

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'See The Light', 'Hell To Pay', Feel This': re-issue of three original LPs with the original artwork. Cardboard sleeves in a heavy-quality slip case.
$17.51
Live At Grossmans - 1994
Jeff Healey Band: Live At Grossmans - 1994 Art-Nr.: CDEAG41437

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The regular Sunday Nigh Jam at Goodman's gave birth to the band in 1985. After nine years of touring, Jeff Healey returned to Toronto's home of the blues and played this great show. It was professionally recorded onto 24-tracks. It's...
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Full Circle: The Live Anthology (3-CD - 1-DVD)
Jeff Healey: Full Circle: The Live Anthology (3-CD - 1-DVD) Art-Nr.: CDEAG41472

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Three concert CDs, and a bonus DVD with the performance from the Swiss festival (NTSC, 4:3 format, Dolby Surround 5.1/Dolby Digital Stereo. Spieldauer/running time: 64 mins approx.).
$41.50
Mess Of Blues
Jeff Healey Band: Mess Of Blues Art-Nr.: CDRUF1126

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Recorded with the houseband of his Toronto club, 'Mess Of Blues' presents Jeff Healey in a great mood, ready to play. Studio and live recordings. Too sad, he died shortly after the release of this album. JEFF HEALEY gtr/voc, DAN...
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Songs From The Road (CD&DVD)
Jeff Healey Band: Songs From The Road (CD&DVD) Art-Nr.: CDRUF1150

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Great live recording, the musical testimony of one of Canada's finest jazz, rock, and blues guitar players. Bonus DVD with a live concert. - (PAL, 16:9, Farbe/color, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo & 5.1, Code: 0, English, Spieldauer/playing...
$23.69
Last Call
Jeff Healey: Last Call Art-Nr.: CDSPCD1335

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Traditional 1920s and '30s style jazz from one of the greatest bluesrock guitar players, ever. - Digipak.
$9.44 $19.89
Live In Belgium (CD&DVD)
Jeff Healey Band: Live In Belgium (CD&DVD) Art-Nr.: DVD49063

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(1993 'Eagle Vision') (82:00/13) Recorded July 1993 at the Peer Blues Festival in Belgium. Region: 0.
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Beautiful Noise
Jeff & The Jazz Wizard Healey: Beautiful Noise Art-Nr.: DVDMVD4950

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(2006 'MVDvisual') (57 mns) Region code 0.
$19.89
House On Fire: Demos & Rarities
Jeff Healey: House On Fire: Demos & Rarities Art-Nr.: CD280052

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(1992-98 'Eagle Rock') (47:14/11)
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As The Years Go Passing (3-CD - 2-DVD)
Jeff Healey: As The Years Go Passing (3-CD - 2-DVD) Art-Nr.: CDINAK2013

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(1989-2000 'SWR') (183:14/31
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As The Years Go Passing (3-CD)
Jeff Healey: As The Years Go Passing (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDINAK9119

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(1989-2000 'SWR') (183:14/31)
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Heal My Soul (CD)
Jeff Healey: Heal My Soul (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPRD74892

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(2016/Provogue) 12 tracks. 2016 marks the release of Heal My Soul - the extraordinary lost album from Jeff Healey which has never been heard before by the public. March 25th of this year would have seen Jeff turn 50 years old and this...
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Heal My Soul (2-LP, 180g Vinyl))
Jeff Healey: Heal My Soul (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)) Art-Nr.: LPPRL74891

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(2016/Provogue) 12 tracks. 2016 marks the release of Heal My Soul - the extraordinary lost album from Jeff Healey which has never been heard before by the public. March 25th of this year would have seen Jeff turn 50 years old and this...
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Live In Switzerland (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
JEFF HEALEY BAND: Live In Switzerland (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV1367

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(2015/Music On Vinyl) 12 tracks. The Jeff Healey Band is known for their energetic live performances. Each performance of Jeff Healey is a unique experience. The blind guitarist has developed his own vocabulary on his instrument. These...
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Holding On - A Heal My Soul Companion (CD)
Jeff Healey: Holding On - A Heal My Soul Companion (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPRD75172

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(2016/Provogue) 15 Tracks - 2016 marks the release of 'Heal My Soul' - the extraordinary lost album from the Canadian Blues Rock legend Jeff Healey which remained unissued for 15 years! March 25th, 2016 would have been Jeff's 50th...
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Holding On - A Heal My Soul Companion (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Jeff Healey: Holding On - A Heal My Soul Companion (2-LP,... Art-Nr.: LPPRD75171

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(2016/Provogue) 15 Tracks - 2016 marks the release of 'Heal My Soul' - the extraordinary lost album from the Canadian Blues Rock legend Jeff Healey which remained unissued for 15 years! March 25th, 2016 would have been Jeff's 50th...
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Adventures In Jazzland (CD, Cut-Out)
Jeff Healey: Adventures In Jazzland (CD, Cut-Out) Art-Nr.: CDSPCD1313-C

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(Stony Plain) 15 tracks, cut-out Jeff Healey loves the blues, and he loves to rock. Lesser known is his weakness for traditional style jazz. These albums are for jazz lovers, only (and for die-hard Healey fans). He plays trumpet and...
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