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Danny Overbea

A slender, articulated strings man with an impressive ability, with zurückgebogenem back or with his teeth worked as a highlight of his shows the Guitar: Danny Overbea should have been a bigger star. Maybe he was ahead of his time - or his later fondness for pure pop music was just the wrong direction. Born January 3, 1926 in Philadelphia, but grew up on the South Side of Chicago from the age of seven, Overbea was a boy a fan of Bing Crosby. He started the DuSable High School with the guitar, however, mastered the instrument properly only after his military service in World War II. He came back in the Windy City, was in 1946 a member of the musicians union and began to play it professionally in the year. After a brief stint as a third of the Three Earls Danny started his own business. His record debut was in 1950 as a guest vocalist on a single premium of saxophonist Eddie Chamblee. The next year he made ​​his first own album, Contrary Mary, for the same label. During a performance in Paris Club on the West Side of Chicago saw him top deejay Al Benson, who immediately offered him a record deal. Danny played the end of 1952 a four tracks for Benson, who sold the master to Leonard Chess for publication on its Checker sub-label. Train, Train, Train, Danny's first single was Checker, a few months later a # 7 R & B hit. The even better Stop-Time Rocker 40 Cups Of Coffee, in the spring of 1953 with the combo of trumpeter King Kolax added (saxophonist Dick Davis, pianist Prentice McCarey, bassist Cowboy Martin and drummer Little Gates), could surprisingly, despite a hot guitar solos of Overbea not keep up. Bill Haley & His Comets played their upbeat cover version a few years later in the 'Ed Sullivan Show', what Danny earned at least a few Autorentantiemen. Then Overbea met some strange decisions repertoire. For each rousing Jump titles such as I Could, But I Will not Stomp And Whistle or there was a bizarre Sorrento (which he sang in Italian) or a florid violin ballad. The guitarist stayed until well into the year 1956 into at Chess (his last record for the company appeared on the pop-oriented Argo sub-label) and played in the late 50 three singles for Federal and ephemera for Shep and Apex one. Overbea remained at the local level until the early 60s popular, but gradually disappeared from the limelight, and died forgotten on May 11, 1994 Bill Dahl PLUG IT IN! TURN IT UP! Electric Blues 1939-2005 - The Definitive Collection! - "Plug It In, Turn It Up - Electric Blues 1939 - 2005" on Bear Family Records has the prestigetraechtigen prize in the category 'Best Historical Album' get at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenne Lake of, on 9 May. The unique, 12-piece CD documentation provides the first comprehensive look at the history of this important genre, regardless of frontiers, show the individual record companies. Our author Bill Dahl from Chicago was there and accepted the award in front of about 1,300 blues musicians, journalists and fans. The Blues Music Awards, which are awarded annually in Memphis for the best blues publications, are recognized worldwide as the most important award and are also called 'Oscars of the Blues' called ..