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Playlist of Downchild Blues with Special Guests

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    Downchild Blues with Special Guests - Kansas City - The Concert Hall 2019

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    Toronto Jazz Festival presents the Legendary Downchild Blues Band With Special Guests Dan Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer, David Wilcox, Kenny Neal, Gene Taylor, Chris Whitely, Danny Marks & Erja Lyytinen - June 22, 2019 (00015)



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    Downchild Blues Band: Madison Blues, Southside Shuffle, Port Credit, Toronto 2013

    5:46

    For just about every waking moment of the four decades since he formed the Downchild Blues Band — Canada's best known and best loved blues outfit — Walsh has been living the dream that changed his life back in the early 1960s, when someone dropped a Jimmy Reed album onto the turntable at his girlfriend's 16th birthday party in suburban North Toronto.

    It's a moment Walsh — he also answers to his given name, Mr. Downchild, taken from a song by Sonny Boy Williamson II — says he will never forget.

    That was it. I was hooked. I never wanted to play anything else.

    He drove his girlfriend crazy learning Reed's lip--splitting harmonica technique, then James Cotton's. He locked himself away from the world while he picked apart Muddy Waters' and Albert King's guitar licks, reconstructing them in his own inimitable style on a beat--up electric guitar. And when he did venture out, it was to one of Toronto's legendary blues dives to catch his heroes Luther Allison, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, all of them regular visitors in those days to Walsh's hometown, Canada's blues capital.

    Walsh was a good student. He is recognized around the world as both a blues harp virtuoso with few equals, and an unusually expressive guitarist.

    He wasn't the only one, of course. They say Toronto's built on the blues, but all across Canada the blues, particularly jump--style and Chicago blues that used to blast across the border from radio stations in northern U.S., is a basic, shared language.

    Singer Chuck Jackson, tenor sax player Pat Carey, drummer Mike Fitzpatrick, bassist Gary Kendall, and pianist/organist Michael Fonfara — Walsh's compadres in Downchild for the past decade and a half, and, he says, the best musicians I've ever played with — were soaking up the blues in their teenage years as well, in different parts of the countryThe inspiration for Aykroyd's and the late John Belushi's fabulous creation, The Blues Brothers — they recorded Downchild's Shotgun Blues and Walsh's (I Got Everything I Need) Almost, the latter shortlisted as one of Canada's Essential Songs in a survey conducted by the Toronto Star in 2007 — Downchild is an institution in their homeland, and revered by blues fans around the world.

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    Downchild Blues Band - But Im On The Guest List - 1982 - Shotgun Blues - Dimitris Lesini Greece

    5:49

    Downchild Blues Band - But I'm On The Guest List - 1982 - Shotgun Blues - Dimitris Lesini Greece

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    Downchild Blues Band: Tv Mama, Southside Shuffle, Port Credit, Toronto 2013

    4:19

    For just about every waking moment of the four decades since he formed the Downchild Blues Band — Canada's best known and best loved blues outfit — Walsh has been living the dream that changed his life back in the early 1960s, when someone dropped a Jimmy Reed album onto the turntable at his girlfriend's 16th birthday party in suburban North Toronto.

    It's a moment Walsh — he also answers to his given name, Mr. Downchild, taken from a song by Sonny Boy Williamson II — says he will never forget.

    That was it. I was hooked. I never wanted to play anything else.

    He drove his girlfriend crazy learning Reed's lip--splitting harmonica technique, then James Cotton's. He locked himself away from the world while he picked apart Muddy Waters' and Albert King's guitar licks, reconstructing them in his own inimitable style on a beat--up electric guitar. And when he did venture out, it was to one of Toronto's legendary blues dives to catch his heroes Luther Allison, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, all of them regular visitors in those days to Walsh's hometown, Canada's blues capital.

    Walsh was a good student. He is recognized around the world as both a blues harp virtuoso with few equals, and an unusually expressive guitarist.

    He wasn't the only one, of course. They say Toronto's built on the blues, but all across Canada the blues, particularly jump--style and Chicago blues that used to blast across the border from radio stations in northern U.S., is a basic, shared language.

    Singer Chuck Jackson, tenor sax player Pat Carey, drummer Mike Fitzpatrick, bassist Gary Kendall, and pianist/organist Michael Fonfara — Walsh's compadres in Downchild for the past decade and a half, and, he says, the best musicians I've ever played with — were soaking up the blues in their teenage years as well, in different parts of the countryThe inspiration for Aykroyd's and the late John Belushi's fabulous creation, The Blues Brothers — they recorded Downchild's Shotgun Blues and Walsh's (I Got Everything I Need) Almost, the latter shortlisted as one of Canada's Essential Songs in a survey conducted by the Toronto Star in 2007 — Downchild is an institution in their homeland, and revered by blues fans around the world.

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    Shotgun Blues

    5:33

    Provided to YouTube by Unidisc Music Inc.

    Shotgun Blues (Live) · Downchild Blues Band

    But I'm On the Guest List

    ℗ 1982 Unidisc Music Inc.

    Released on: 1982-01-01

    Producer: Alan Duffy
    Producer: Bill Bryans
    Main Artist: Downchild Blues Band
    Music Publisher: Downchild Music
    Author: Gilbert Donald Walsh
    Composer: Gilbert Donald Walsh
    Author: Richard Douglas Walsh
    Composer: Richard Douglas Walsh

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    Gonna Tell Your Mother

    5:07

    Provided to YouTube by Unidisc Music Inc.

    Gonna Tell Your Mother (Live) · Downchild Blues Band

    But I'm On the Guest List

    ℗ 1982 Unidisc Music Inc.

    Released on: 1982-01-01

    Producer: Bill Bryans
    Main Artist: Downchild Blues Band
    Author: Jimmy McCracklin
    Composer: Jimmy McCracklin
    Author: Sam Ling
    Composer: Sam Ling
    Music Publisher: Universal Music Careers

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    Downchild Blues Band - Madison Blues

    2:53

    LP「Dancing」1974

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    Downchild Blues Band: Flip, Flop & Fly, Southside Shuffle, Port Credit, Toronto 2013

    7:10

    For just about every waking moment of the four decades since he formed the Downchild Blues Band — Canada's best known and best loved blues outfit — Walsh has been living the dream that changed his life back in the early 1960s, when someone dropped a Jimmy Reed album onto the turntable at his girlfriend's 16th birthday party in suburban North Toronto.

    It's a moment Walsh — he also answers to his given name, Mr. Downchild, taken from a song by Sonny Boy Williamson II — says he will never forget.

    That was it. I was hooked. I never wanted to play anything else.

    He drove his girlfriend crazy learning Reed's lip--splitting harmonica technique, then James Cotton's. He locked himself away from the world while he picked apart Muddy Waters' and Albert King's guitar licks, reconstructing them in his own inimitable style on a beat--up electric guitar. And when he did venture out, it was to one of Toronto's legendary blues dives to catch his heroes Luther Allison, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, all of them regular visitors in those days to Walsh's hometown, Canada's blues capital.

    Walsh was a good student. He is recognized around the world as both a blues harp virtuoso with few equals, and an unusually expressive guitarist.

    He wasn't the only one, of course. They say Toronto's built on the blues, but all across Canada the blues, particularly jump--style and Chicago blues that used to blast across the border from radio stations in northern U.S., is a basic, shared language.

    Singer Chuck Jackson, tenor sax player Pat Carey, drummer Mike Fitzpatrick, bassist Gary Kendall, and pianist/organist Michael Fonfara — Walsh's compadres in Downchild for the past decade and a half, and, he says, the best musicians I've ever played with — were soaking up the blues in their teenage years as well, in different parts of the countryThe inspiration for Aykroyd's and the late John Belushi's fabulous creation, The Blues Brothers — they recorded Downchild's Shotgun Blues and Walsh's (I Got Everything I Need) Almost, the latter shortlisted as one of Canada's Essential Songs in a survey conducted by the Toronto Star in 2007 — Downchild is an institution in their homeland, and revered by blues fans around the world.

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    Downchild Blues Band - 1982 - Caledonia - Dimitris Lesini Greece

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    Downchild Blues Band - 1982 - Caledonia - Dimitris Lesini Greece

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    Down In Virginia/Downchild Blues Band/Bootleg - 1971

    3:37

    Available for download at iTunes:

    Bootleg is the 1971 debut album from the Canadian Blues Band the Downchild Blues Band.
    After dedicated and hard rehearsing and playing live shows since 1969, the Downchild Blues Band proceeded to create one of Canada’s earliest independent records that was recorded over two nights in 1971 in a makeshift studio at Toronto's Rochdale College. Founder Donnie Walsh, co-founder Hock Walsh, and others distributed the album by hand that was also welcomed by major Toronto music retailer Sam Sniderman of Sam the Record Man who was very much disposed to promoting Canadian music.

    The record was soon acquired by RCA Records Canada for more general distribution.

    Bootleg was reissued on CD on September 11, 2007 without any extra tracks and can also be streamed and purchased at the band's official website.

    Credits:

    Don Walsh: Guitar
    Rick (The Hock) Walsh: Vocals
    Jim Milne: Bass
    Cash Wall: Drums
    Dave Woodward: Tenor saxophone
    Ron Jacobs: Tenor and baritone saxophones

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    Shotgun Blues - Downchild Blues Band

    5:48

    Original Song, recorded in 1973 by Downchild Blues Band and covered by the Blues Brothers Band in 1978.

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    11 - DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Shotgun Blues Free Concert

    8:58

    11 - DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Shotgun Blues 6-14-08 Jazz Festival Rochester NY Free Concert
    Members
    Donnie Walsh - Guitar - Harmonica
    Chuck Jackson - Vocals
    Michael Fonfara - Keyboard
    Pat Carey - Sax
    Gary Kendall - Bass
    Mike Fitzpatrick - Drums

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    DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND

    3:59

    From LP Bootleg 1971 [ Special Records - SS-001 , Canada ]
    Bass – Jim Milne
    Drums – Cash Wall
    Guitar – Don Walsh
    Tenor Saxophone – Dave Woodward
    Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Ron Jacobs
    Vocals – Rick (The Hock) Walsh

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    Downchild Blues Band - Mississippi Woman, Mississauga Man

    4:10

    The first single off of Downchild Blues Band's upcoming album Something I've Done available everywhere October 13th 2017!

    Pre order the album today from Linus Entertainment:

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    © 2017 Linus Entertainment

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    Downchild Blues Band: Duelling Harmonicas, Southside Shuffle, Port Credit, Toronto 2013

    6:43

    For just about every waking moment of the four decades since he formed the Downchild Blues Band — Canada's best known and best loved blues outfit — Walsh has been living the dream that changed his life back in the early 1960s, when someone dropped a Jimmy Reed album onto the turntable at his girlfriend's 16th birthday party in suburban North Toronto.

    It's a moment Walsh — he also answers to his given name, Mr. Downchild, taken from a song by Sonny Boy Williamson II — says he will never forget.

    That was it. I was hooked. I never wanted to play anything else.

    He drove his girlfriend crazy learning Reed's lip--splitting harmonica technique, then James Cotton's. He locked himself away from the world while he picked apart Muddy Waters' and Albert King's guitar licks, reconstructing them in his own inimitable style on a beat--up electric guitar. And when he did venture out, it was to one of Toronto's legendary blues dives to catch his heroes Luther Allison, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, all of them regular visitors in those days to Walsh's hometown, Canada's blues capital.

    Walsh was a good student. He is recognized around the world as both a blues harp virtuoso with few equals, and an unusually expressive guitarist.

    He wasn't the only one, of course. They say Toronto's built on the blues, but all across Canada the blues, particularly jump--style and Chicago blues that used to blast across the border from radio stations in northern U.S., is a basic, shared language.

    Singer Chuck Jackson, tenor sax player Pat Carey, drummer Mike Fitzpatrick, bassist Gary Kendall, and pianist/organist Michael Fonfara — Walsh's compadres in Downchild for the past decade and a half, and, he says, the best musicians I've ever played with — were soaking up the blues in their teenage years as well, in different parts of the countryThe inspiration for Aykroyd's and the late John Belushi's fabulous creation, The Blues Brothers — they recorded Downchild's Shotgun Blues and Walsh's (I Got Everything I Need) Almost, the latter shortlisted as one of Canada's Essential Songs in a survey conducted by the Toronto Star in 2007 — Downchild is an institution in their homeland, and revered by blues fans around the world.

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    Downchild Blues Band - But Im On The Guest List - 1982 - Tramp - Dimitris Lesini Greece

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    Downchild Blues Band - But I'm On The Guest List - 1982 - Tramp - Dimitris Lesini Greece

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    Im Sinkin/Downchild Blues Band - Bootleg 1971

    3:03

    Available for download on iTunes:

    Bootleg is the 1971 debut album from the Canadian Blues Band the Downchild Blues Band.

    Having been rehearsing and playing live shows since 1969 the band proceeded to create one of Canada’s earliest independent records that was recorded over two nights in 1971 in a makeshift studio at Toronto's Rochdale College. Founder Donnie Walsh and others distributed the album by hand that was also welcomed by major Toronto music retailer Sam Sniderman of Sam the Record Man who was very much disposed to promoting Canadian music.

    Richard Hock Walsh (December 19, 1948 – December 31, 1999) was one of the first professional blues singers in Canada. He is particularly notable as the co-founder of the Downchild Blues Band and was the original singer of that band's earlier best-known songs.

    With his older brother Donnie (Mr. Downchild) Walsh, Hock Walsh co-founded the Downchild Blues Band in 1969 in Toronto, ON. Canada. At the time, Downchild (As it later came to be known), was one of very few Canadian bands devoted to playing and developing blues music in Canada.

    Despite being a co-founder of Downchild and closely identified with the band's sound, Hock would leave, rejoin and be replaced as lead singer in the band on several occasions. He was first fired from the band in 1974 shortly before work began on the band's third album Dancin'. Hock rejoined the band in 1977 and 1985. He was fired by his brother Donnie for a final time in 1990.

    The last time that Donnie and Hock Walsh saw each other was eighteen months before the death of Hock, when Hock jammed with Downchild at an Etobicoke club.

    When asked whether this involved a reconciliation between the brothers (Letting bygones be bygones), Donnie Walsh replied: There are no bygones. We just don't have anything in common, really.

    Hock Walsh died on December 31, 1999 at the age of 51 of an apparent heart attack. He had been scheduled to perform that night at a New Year's Eve concert with blues singer Rita Chiarelli.

    His last recordings were three tracks on 4 Blues (The 1998 debut album of Toronto's Dave Glover), aka Big Daddy G.

    On February 6, 2000 a benefit concert in tribute to Hock Walsh was held in Toronto. Among those appearing at the benefit were Big Daddy G, Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar, the Downchild Blues Band, and former Downchild vocalist Tony Flaim. The evening ended with a group rendition of Hock's signature song Flip, Flop and Fly

    Credits:

    Don Walsh: Guitar
    Rick (The Hock) Walsh: Vocals
    Jim Milne: Bass
    Cash Wall: Drums
    Dave Woodward: Tenor saxophone
    Ron Jacobs: Tenor and baritone saxophones

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    Droppin Like Flies/Downchild Blues Band/2004

    5:47

    To purchase this track or the album go to:

    From Downchild's 2004 release Come On In. Winners of the Maple Blues Award.

    Downchild Blues Band with special guests: David Gogo, Jeff Healey, Tom Lavin, James Cotton, Peter Jeffrey, Gene Taylor, and Whitey Glan.

    Available for download at

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    DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Caldonia

    3:09

    From LP Ready To Go 1975 [ GRT ‎– 9230-1060 , Canada [
    Bass – Jim Milne
    Drums – Bill Bryans
    Harmonica, Guitar – Don Walsh
    Piano – Jane Vasey
    Tenor Saxophone – David Woodward
    Vocals – Tony Flaim

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    20091112d Montreal, Downchild Blues Band, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns

    7:10

    Part 4 of 4. Includes the conclusion of their set at Montreal's Metropolis venue, with guests as quoted below.
    The band is composed of: Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh guitar, Chuck Jackson lead vocals, Michael Fonfara (of Rhinoceros fame) on keyboards, Pat Carey tenor sax, Peter Jeffrey(?) trumpet, Mike Fitzpatrick drums, Gary Kendall bass.
    From their website: Its time for Canada to celebrate it's own legends of Blues! And when one thinks of blues music in Canada, the first name that springs to mind is DOWNCHILD. Its been 40 years since Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh and his late brother Hock, formed the renowned group that would be the inspiration for the world famous Blues Brothers. DOWNCHILD plans to celebrate this anniversary in style, with some very special friends - including blues brother and movie icon DAN AYKROYD. Opening on the tour is COLIN LINDEN who will be performing both solo and then with the band. JAMES COTTON, WAYNE JACKSON OF THE MEMPHIS HORNS as well as JONAS, BOB WALSH and NANETTE WORKMAN will make guest appearances along the way.

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    Downchild Blues Band - I Need A Hat

    3:28

    Downchild Blues Band - I Need A Hat
    Burlington Rotary Ribfest 2009

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    2 - DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Going Dancing 6-14-08

    3:59

    2 - DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Going Dancing 6-14-08 Jazz Festival Rochester NY. Free Concert
    Members
    Donnie Walsh - Guitar - Harmonica
    Chuck Jackson - Vocals
    Michael Fonfara - Keyboard
    Pat Carey - Sax
    Gary Kendall - Bass
    Mike Fitzpatrick - Drums

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    Dew Drop Inn/Downchild Blues Band/1997

    3:53

    To purchase this track or album, go to:

    From Downchild Blues Band's album Lucky 13.

    With founding member Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh writing the majority of the 12 tunes here, blowing the harp and wailing on guitar, the Downchild Blues Band heads toward the 21st century with this release of all new material.

    As always, Walsh's harp tone sounds like a Mack truck coming straight at you. Enjoy !!

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    Downchild Blues Band/Goin Dancin/Live at The Palais Royale/2007

    4:17

    Live at The Palais Royal in Toronto 2007 is available for download on iTunes: - Highly recommended.

    It's just a little over 46 years since Downchild emerged from Toronto's gritty Grossman's Tavern. It's been a long journey, marked with good times and hard times, triumph and tragedy, a lot of laughs and a few tears but through it all, an amazing amount of great music.

    The band is the brainchild of songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player Donnie Walsh, who's known as Mr. Downchild (after a classic blues song by the late Sonny Boy Williamson).

    Donnie Walsh started Downchild with his brother, the late Rick The Hock Walsh, in summer of 1969, and in the years since the band has played well over 7,500 gigs in arenas, concert halls, clubs, coffee houses, and cornfields (not to mention the occasional prison.) They’ve performed at barbecues, rib-fests, corporate gigs, weddings, funerals, and for a decade in the '70s and '80s, the band played some 300 shows a year.

    Three decades of continual cross-Canada touring kept the band busy and at the same time, Downchild continued to turn out hit albums (almost all of which are still available.) One of the earlier albums, Straight Up later helped inspire a friend, Dan Ackroyd, to create The Blues Brothers and a multi-million selling album Briefcase Full of Blues. That Blues Brothers album contains two classics by the original Blues Brothers from Toronto, Almost and Shotgun Blues.

    Downchild’s 2007, Live at the Palais Royale was recorded at the historic Toronto lakefront dancehall before a sold-out crowd without overdubs or pitch correction, Live at the Palais Royale showcases what an exciting performing act Downchild continues to be, delivering a jump blues extravaganza.
    Live at the Palais Royale continues to generate extensive media acclaim and radio airplay around the world, leading the pack with eight nominations for the 11th Annual Maple Blues Awards, including entertainer, electric act and recording of the year. The Maple Blues Awards are Canada's national blues awards program.

    Downchild albums available on iTunes.

    So Far (1977) Closing in on the end of their fourth decade as a Toronto jump-blues institution, and consisting entirely of men who are at or beyond retirement age, Downchild continue to make music that crackles with energy and joy. Founding member and guitarist Donnie Walsh wrote most of the songs on this powerful 11-track live set, which includes such fan favorites as (I Got Everything I Need) Almost (which features a particularly impressive guitar solo from Walsh and a great, swinging horn chart) and the rollicking It's Been So Long, along with the slightly less compelling spoken word excursion I've Been a Fool and a fine slide guitar showcase titled It's a Matter of Time. The album closes with a brilliant instrumental, a Walsh original titled Soaring, on which Walsh and Chuck Jackson duel on harmonica and which also features pianist and organist Michael Fonfara. When it's running at full tilt, it becomes clear what makes Downchild such an impressive band: it's the lack of any weak spot in the lineup. Jackson has a rich, chesty voice and a jubilant delivery that belies his careful attention to pitch and phrasing; the horn section is sharp and punchy (and often joined on its melodic passages by Walsh's guitar); and the rhythm section drives everything from below with solidity and power. None of this would matter if the songs weren't worth hearing, but they're remarkably consistent in quality. Very highly recommended. ~ Rick Anderson …

    Downchild Blues Band: Chuck Jackson (vocals); Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh (guitar); Pat Carey (saxophone); Peter Jeffrey (trumpet); Michael Fonfara (keyboards); Gary Kendall (bass guitar); Mike Fitzpatrick (drums).

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    Downchild Blues Band ‎– Bootleg 1971

    37:23

    Blues
    Temas
    A1 Rock It 00:00
    A2 Just A Little Bit 03:58
    A3 Down In Virginia 07:05
    A4 That's All Right 10:41
    A5 Messin' With The Kid 15:37
    B1 Don't You Bother My Baby 19:00
    B2 Change My Way Of Livin' 23:11
    B3 You Don't Have To Go 28:18
    B4 Next Time You See Me 31:26
    B5 I'm Sinkin' 34:19

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    Donnie Walsh Downchild Blues Band & the Leatherbacks

    7:01

    Another Saturday night with great live music at the Bar La Vida Loca in Playa del Coco, Costa Rica.

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    DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Wednesday Night Blues

    5:19

    ALBUM: Good Times Guaranteed 1994.

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    Downchild Blues Band - Flip Flop Fly.wmv

    6:22

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    GREENE´S ONIONS - THE DOWNTOWN BLUES BAND

    4:13

    The Downtown Blues Band live at Alfonso´s 2015
    special guests: George Greene & Andi Sturm

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    Downchild Blues Band I Need a Hat

    3:49

    40 years with Downchild! Chuck Jackson (Vocals), Donny Walsh (Guitar) Michael Fonfara (keys), Gary Kendall (Bass), Michael Fitzpatric (Drums) Pat Carey (Sax) peforming this great tune off there CD @ Mory The Sockman's Christmas Party 2010!
    Recorded by: Kimberly Mallett
    Website:
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    Downchild Blues Band - Ive Got Everything I Need

    2:41

    Original version from 1973, covered by The Blues Brothers. Vocals by the late Rick Hock Walsh.

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    - Caledonia - Downchild Blues Band- Live@The Misty Moon 81

    3:15

    Live - Misty Moon 81' - Live Recordings by Bill Boutilier -


    -uploaded in HD at

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    3 - DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Its Been So Long 6-14-08 Free Concert

    5:34

    3 - DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - It's Been So Long 6-14-08 Jazz Festival Rochester NY. Free Concert
    Members
    Donnie Walsh - Guitar - Harmonica
    Chuck Jackson - Vocals
    Michael Fonfara - Keyboard
    Pat Carey - Sax
    Gary Kendall - Bass
    Mike Fitzpatrick - Drums

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    Downchild Blues Band - TV Mama -

    3:26

    Live - Misty Moon 81' - Live Recordings by Bill Boutilier -


    -uploaded in HD at

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    Downchild Blues Band - Flip Flop and Fly

    6:15

    Downchild Blues Band play Flip Flop and Fly at the Limeston City Blues Festival in Kingston Ontario . Aug 25th, 2007

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    DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Just a Little Bit

    3:07

    From LP Bootleg 1971 [ Special Records - SS-001 , Canada ]
    Bass – Jim Milne
    Drums – Cash Wall
    Guitar – Don Walsh
    Tenor Saxophone – Dave Woodward
    Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Ron Jacobs
    Vocals – Rick (The Hock) Walsh

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    Downchild Blues Band- Thunder Bay Blues Festival 2016

    4:45

    Saturday July 9/16 at the Thunder Bay Blues Festival 2016

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    20091112c Montreal, Downchild Blues Band, Nanette Workman, Dan Aykroyd

    8:58

    Part 3 of 4. Includes more of their set at Montreal's Metropolis venue, with guests James Cotton, Colin Linden, Nanette Workman & Dan Aykroyd.
    The band is composed of: Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh guitar, Chuck Jackson lead vocals, Michael Fonfara (of Rhinoceros fame) on keyboards, Pat Carey tenor sax, Peter Jeffrey(?) trumpet, Mike Fitzpatrick drums, Gary Kendall bass.
    From their website: Its time for Canada to celebrate it's own legends of Blues! And when one thinks of blues music in Canada, the first name that springs to mind is DOWNCHILD. Its been 40 years since Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh and his late brother Hock, formed the renowned group that would be the inspiration for the world famous Blues Brothers. DOWNCHILD plans to celebrate this anniversary in style, with some very special friends - including blues brother and movie icon DAN AYKROYD. Opening on the tour is COLIN LINDEN who will be performing both solo and then with the band. JAMES COTTON, WAYNE JACKSON OF THE MEMPHIS HORNS as well as JONAS, BOB WALSH and NANETTE WORKMAN will make guest appearances along the way.
    One show of this tour, the Toronto show two days later on the 14th, is available as a podcast from the CBC at
    Click on for a direct link to the podcast.

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    DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Rock Me Baby

    3:38

    From LP Ready To Go 1975 [ GRT ‎– 9230-1060 , Canada [
    Bass – Jim Milne
    Drums – Bill Bryans
    Harmonica, Guitar – Don Walsh
    Piano – Jane Vasey
    Tenor Saxophone – David Woodward
    Vocals – Tony Flaim

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    Downchild Blues Band - Harmonica Solos - Ribfest Burlington, Ontario 2011 - Qnexion

    4:56

    The Downchild Blues Band has been a perenial audience favorite for over 40 years! In 2010 Downchild was inducted into the Canadian Blues Museum Hall of Fame, as well as being a Juno nominee for Blues Album of the Year, and a Maple Blues Award nominee for Entertainer of the Year. The group is highly praised by actor/comedian/musician Dan Aykroyd who says, There would be no Blues Brothers if it weren't for Downchild.

    Enjoy the duelling harmonicas of Donnie Walsh & Chuck Jackson in the opening number of Downchild's stage performance at Canada's Largest Ribfest , on the Waterfront in Burlington, Ontario, Labor Day Holiday Weekend, 2011.

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    The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

    3:58

    Kitchener Blues Festival Aug 8/2015 Main Stage

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    Copy of Im Your Handyman

    6:12

    Mark Berger Videos:
    Blue Lunch with Special Guest Artists Sean Carney and Mr. Downchild at Sassy's Bar & Grill in Twinsburg, Ohio. Mike Sands on Piano, Scott Flowers on Drums, Ray DeForest on Stand Up Bass, Bob Michael on Trombone, Chris Burge on Saxophone, Pete London on Harmonica, Mike Rubin on Trumpet, Sean Carney on Guitar, Mr. Downchild on Harmonica and Vocals Playing and Singing:
    'I'm Your Handyman'

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    Downchild Blues Band - Soaring

    5:30

    Harp

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    Its a Matter of Time

    3:51

    Provided to YouTube by Unidisc Music Inc.

    It's a Matter of Time · Downchild Blues Band

    We Deliver

    ℗ 1980 Unidisc Music Inc.

    Released on: 1980-01-01

    Main Artist: Downchild Blues Band
    Composer: Don Walsh
    Music Publisher: Downchild Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    Soaring - Downchild

    5:36

    Downchild Blues Band perform Soaring at their CD release party at the Mod Club in Toronto

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    The Downchild Blues Band

    7:04

    The Downchild Blues Band
    Live at Goodfellas
    Hampton, Virginia
    this was filmed somewhere around summer 2000
    The Downchild Blues Band is the Canadian band that served as the inspiration for The Blues Brothers

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    Downchild Blues Band

    5:35

    Downchild Blues Band play ``I got everything I need almost `` at the Limestone city blues festival in Kingston Ontario Aug. 25th , 2007.

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    Im Mixed Up/Downchild Blues Band/Good Times Guaranteed/1994

    5:14

    Available to purchase track or album on iTunes: or Downchild's Official Website:

    Recorded at Metalworks Studio, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Includes liner notes by Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh. Producers: Michael Fonfara, Donnie Walsh, Pat Carey. Downchild Blues Band: Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh (guitars), Chuck Jackson (harmonica), Pat Carey (saxophone), Michael Fonfara (keyboards), Gary Latimer (bass guitar), Tyler Burgess (drums). Downchild Blues Band: Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, harmonica); Chuck Jackson (vocals, harmonica); Pat Carey (saxophone); Michael Fonfara (keyboards); Gary Latimer (bass); Tyler Burgess (drums). Additional personnel: Peter Jeffrey (trumpet); Steve Ambrose, Jerry Stiff, Joe Reynolds, Mark Green, Ben Steel (background vocals). This set of 12 original tunes continues their tradition of quality blues.

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    Downchild Blues Band - Wednesday Night Blues

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    From the 1996 Bravo TV show Bluesman Downchild Blues Band performs Wednesday Night Blues

    Donnie Walsh - guitar
    Chuck Jackson - vocals
    Pat Carey - sax
    Michael Fonfara - keyboards
    Gary Kendall - bass
    Jim Casson - drums

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    13 - DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Flip Flop & Fly Free Concert

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    13 - DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - Flip Flop & Fly
    6-14-08 Jazz Festival Rochester NY Free Concert
    Members
    Donnie Walsh - Guitar - Harmonica
    Chuck Jackson - Vocals
    Michael Fonfara - Keyboard
    Pat Carey - Sax
    Gary Kendall - Bass
    Mike Fitzpatrick - Drums

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