The Legends Collection [Dressed to Kill]. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Eleanor Rigby. Natural Woman [Brentwood]. The Atlantic Albums Collection. Live at Fillmore West [Rhino]. Tyler, the Creator. Who Wants to Be Lonely. Gangsters Get Lonely Too. From Southland to Japan. Get promoted. In Lyrics. By Artist. By Album. Decade 's 's 's 's 's 's 's 's 's 's. Filter by gender:. Dance to the Best…. The band was as popular as ever, though, and there was plenty of work, so in , they decided to hit the road, but not before another personnel change occurred when Danny Motta was replaced by Bob Enos on the eve of their first coast-to-coast tour.
They accepted another offer from Muse to record an album behind Big Joe Turner. The album which earned Roomful their second Grammy nomination and the tour which followed were both tremendous successes and put Roomful squarely back on the map. Bob Bell secured a new recording contract with Varrick Records, a subsidiary of the most successful independent record company in the U.
Not only was Greg confidently settling into his role as lead singer, but, encouraged by Bob, he contributed seven original songs to the project and produced the album as well. Things were looking bright, but so, it seems, that must be the cue for another shake-up!
In , founding member Al Copley announced he would be leaving the band to move to Europe and pursue a solo career. He was also a fine singer and his nightly vocal features would quickly become audience favorites. More changes followed in when Preston Hubbard left for the second and last time to join former Roomful drummer Fran Christina in a revamped lineup of the popular Austin based band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
In , this lineup recorded two albums, both of which are now considered classics. It earned the band its third Grammy nomination. From to , Roomful was without a record contract, but that did not stop them from barnstorming the world. Their calendar was as full as ever and they were in-demand for club dates, concert appearances and major blues festivals. There were more changes over the years. Salgado left in which saw Greg returning to center stage. The same year marked the return of Carl Querfurth on the trombone.
Carl envisioned a Roomful as an institution with a long-term future and assumed the role of bandleader; he and Bob began to lay out a business plan. All the while, musicians continued to come and go. The same year saw the departure of Ronnie Earl to transform his side project, the Broadcasters, into a full time unit reuniting him with Sugar Ray Norcia as his frontman.
The guitar slot was at first filled by Tommy K. He was replaced by Junior Brantley, whom Roomful had gotten to know when he was working with the T-Birds. Junior was with the band for several years, and was extremely popular with the fans. He looked a bit like Little Richard, and was often stopped in airports and asked if, indeed, that was who he was.
In , Tommy K left the group and the quest for a new guitarist began. Roomful resorted to an unusual search method. When all was said and done, one player stood out from the pack and his recruitment would later prove to be another crucial point in the history of Roomful Of Blues. They hired Chris Vachon. Chris had also made a name for himself as a songwriter and represented an opportunity for the band to acquire much-needed new original material in the future.
Chris was young and he was driven. He was a forward thinker and it was recognized that this was a musician who could help propel Roomful Of Blues into the future. The record was a left-field hit and ultimately sold over , copies. The rest of the band accompanied the Benatar organization on the tour with Bob Bell arranging late-night club dates for the entire band after the Benatar concerts finished. Right after the Benatar project was completed, the band once again re-booted with the recruitment of a new lead singer, none other than Sugar Ray Norcia.
Bringing in Ray not only gave the band a new lead singer, but introduced a new instrument into the mix for the first time in years, the harmonica.
Ray was also a songwriter and would be able to provide the band with new original material. They recorded a new album but left it in the can for the time being.
Once the album was completed however, Greg Piccolo announced that he would be leaving Roomful to pursue a solo career. It is a powerful record produced by Carl which showcases shining performances by Chris, Greg, and Ray who also contributed three original songs to the project. The sales of the album guaranteed that Roomful would have a home for their product for the foreseeable future and the future looked bright, indeed!
One Step Beyond Love The coupling of funky Crescent City guitarist Earl King with the East Coast-based Roomful of Blues wasn't exactly made in heaven the band excels at jump blues; at second-line beats, they're fairly clueless , but it did mark the beginning of King's heartwarming comeback as a recording artist.
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