Big Joe Louis
The first time we caught Big Joe on stage was
at the Station Tavern pub in London one fine evening in August 1998.
A truly amazing gig. We had heard the "Big Sixteen" CD on
ACE RECORDS, as well as the "Wine Head" vinyl single on
SPINOUT (a gem!), but in my humble opinion these records do not do
any justice whatsoever to the band's abilities. The records are very
good - don't get me wrong - but this was marvellous. Big Joe's vocals
came through in a BIG way and George's harp gave you goose bumps all
over. And the rhythm section was just as good. We lapped it all up.
Have a look at some photos Vanja snapped of the magnificient King David's Trio at the blues pub "Ain't Nothin' But..." in London on Nov. 10 2002. You will recognize a couple of faces from the Åmål crew...