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Playlist of Downchild Blues with Special Guests

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  • Dont Mind Dying

    4:23

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    Don't Mind Dying · Downchild Blues Band

    Been So Long/Ready To Go

    ℗ 1997 Stony Plain Rights Management

    Released on: 1997-10-15

    Music Publisher: DOWNCHILD MUSIC
    Composer: WALSH, DON
    Lyricist: WALSH, DON

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  • Something Ive Done

    3:37

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    Something I've Done · Downchild Blues Band

    Something I've Done

    ℗ 2017 Downchild Music

    Released on: 2017-10-13

    Producer: Downchild
    Producer: L.Stu Young
    Music Publisher: BMI
    Composer: K.Goldstein
    Composer: M.Fonfara
    Music Publisher: SOCAN

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  • Downchild - Madison Blues

    2:56

    Download 'So Far: A Collection Of Our Best' on iTunes:

  • 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:

    iTunes:

    Follow Downchild:
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    © 2017 Linus Entertainment

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  • I Got Everything I Need

    2:43

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    I Got Everything I Need (Almost) · Downchild Blues Band

    Straight Up

    ℗ 1978 Unidisc Music Inc.

    Released on: 1978-01-01

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

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  • I Got Everything I Need

    3:13

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    I Got Everything I Need (Almost) · 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

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  • Downchild - Almost

    2:45

    Download 'So Far: A Collection Of Our Best' on iTunes:

  • Ive Been a Fool

    3:45

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    I've Been a Fool · 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

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  • Tryin to Keep Her 88s Straight

    4:07

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    Tryin' to Keep Her 88's Straight · Downchild Blues Band

    We Deliver

    ℗ 1980 Unidisc Music Inc.

    Released on: 1980-01-01

    Main Artist: Downchild Blues Band
    Music Publisher: Downchild Music
    Composer: Jane Vasey

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  • Everyday I Have the Blues

    2:50

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    Everyday I Have the Blues · Downchild Blues Band

    Straight Up

    ℗ 1978 Unidisc Music Inc.

    Released on: 1978-01-01

    Main Artist: Downchild Blues Band
    Music Publisher: Arc Music
    Music Publisher: Fort Knox Music
    Composer: Peter Chatman
    Music Publisher: Trio Music

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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

  • Downchild Blues BandTryin To Keep Her 88s Straight

    4:08

    Downchild Blues Band(ft.Jane Vasey)Tryin' To Keep Her 88's Straight(1979) We Deliver

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

    4:35

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

  • Downchild Blues Band - Flip Flop And Fly

    3:04

    Downchild Blues Band Flip Flop And Fly (1973) Straight Up

  • Downchild Blues Band - Bop Til I Drop

    3:19

    Download ‘Can You Hear the Music’ on iTunes:
    Downchild Blues Band's official music video for their single 'Bop Til I Drop'.

  • Downchild Blues Band: I Got Everything I Need , Southside Shuffle, Toronto 2013

    6:13

    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.

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

    7:41

    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- Thunder Bay Blues Festival 2016

    4:45

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

  • T.V. Mama

    4:10

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    T.V. Mama (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: Joe Turner
    Composer: Joe Turner
    Music Publisher: Unichappell Music Inc.

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  • York County

    3:27

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    York County · Downchild Blues Band

    Straight Up

    ℗ 1978 Unidisc Music Inc.

    Released on: 1978-01-01

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

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  • Downchild Blues Band I Know Youre Lyin

    4:14

    Great track

  • Downchild Blues Band - Madison Blues

    2:53

    LP「Dancing」1974

  • Shotgun Blues

    5:33

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    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

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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

  • DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND Concert 6-14-08 Free Concert

    1:15:24

    DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND Concert 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

    Songs
    1 - Intro Instrumental
    2 - Goning Dancing
    3 - Been So Long
    4 - People I'm Hurt
    5 - How Long
    6 - I Want To Dance With You
    7 - T.V. Mama
    8 - Come On In
    9 - Gonna Make You Jump Right Up
    10 - Gonna Tell Your Mama
    11 - Shot Gun Blues
    12 - (I Got Everything I Need) Almost
    13 - Flip Flop And Fly

  • Rock It/Downchild Blues Band/LP Vinyl Album/1971

    3:59

    Available for download on 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

    Reissue. Bootleg CD music contains a single disc with 10 songs.

  • Come On In

    4:14

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    Come On In · Downchild

    Come On In

    ℗ 2004 Downchild under exclusive license to Linus Entertainment Inc.

    Released on: 2004-01-01

    Music Publisher: Downchild Music (SOCAN) - Administration by Peer Music Canada

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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.

  • Oh! Oh!

    3:23

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    Oh! Oh! · 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

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  • Downchild Blues Band - Caldonia

    6:19

    New Age Collectors

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Womans Ways/Downchild Blues Band/LP-1980

    3:38

    Available for download on iTunes:

    From the album We Deliver - Released on LP Album Vinyl in 1980.

    Tony Flaim (April 20,1948 – March 10, 2000) was among the early professional blues singers in Canada, most notable as the lead singer for the Downchild Blues Band on six of that band's albums. Flaim was associated with Downchild for extended periods over fifteen years.

    Flaim died of a heart attack, on March 10, 2000 at the age of 52 (less than three months after Hock Walsh) and barely a month after appearing at a tribute concert in memory of Hock Walsh. I do not own the Copyright to this track, however I am posting it for your listening pleasure. To purchase Downchild Blues Band music go to:


    Credits

    Backing Vocals – Daniel Lanois, Gary Kendall
    Bass – Gary Kendall
    Drums – Frank Russell
    Engineer – Daniel Lanois
    Guitar, Harmonica – Don Walsh
    Lead Vocals – Tony Flaim
    Piano – Jane Vasey
    Producer – Bill Bryans
    Saxophone – Tony Rondolone
    Written By – Don Walsh

  • Jump Right Up

    4:11

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    Jump Right Up · Downchild

    Come On In

    ℗ 2004 Downchild under exclusive license to Linus Entertainment Inc.

    Released on: 2004-01-01

    Music Publisher: Downchild Music (SOCAN) - Administration by Peer Music Canada

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  • Im Alone

    5:08

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    I'm Alone · 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

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  • Its a Matter of Time

    3:51

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    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

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  • Its Been So Long

    3:27

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    It's Been So Long · Downchild Blues Band

    Been So Long/Ready To Go

    ℗ 1997 Stony Plain Rights Management

    Released on: 1997-10-15

    Music Publisher: DOWNCHILD MUSIC
    Composer: WALSH, DON
    Lyricist: WALSH, DON

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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

  • Downchild - Gonna Tell Your Mother

    2:30

    Download 'So Far: A Collection Of Our Best' on iTunes:

  • Almost/Downchild Blues Band/1973/Vinyl Album LP

    2:42

    To purchase this track or album go to iTunes:

    From the Album Straight Up” featuring Richard Hock Walsh vocals (December 19, 1948 - December 31, 1999.) Hock 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 the band's best known songs. With his older brother Donnie (Mr. Downchild) the Downchild Blues Band was formed in 1969 in Toronto. 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. 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, ON. club. When asked whether this involved a reconciliation between the brothers (Letting bygones be bygones) Donnie Walsh simply 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 a New Year's Eve concert with blues singer Rita Chiarelli. I do not own the Copyright to this track, however I am posting it for your listening pleasure. To purchase the album, go to iTunes. RIP Hock Walsh.

  • Downchild - Can You Hear The Music

    4:06

    Download ‘Can You Hear the Music’ on iTunes:

    Track #1 off of the album Can You Hear The Music?

  • Downchild Blues Band featuring Jane Vasey

    5:14

    Jane Vasey was one heck of a piano player as you can see.

  • A Womans Way

    3:41

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    A Woman's Way · 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

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  • Downchild Blues Band: Going To Talk To Your Mama, Southside Shuffle, Toronto 2013

    5:38

    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.

  • Downchild Blues Band - Road Fever 1980

    37:48

    Downchild Blues Band - Road Fever ( Full Album ) 1980
    A1.Road Fever
    A2.Stages Of Love
    A3.Caught In The Middle
    A4.Low Tide
    A5.Money Trouble
    B1.What You Gonna Do ?
    B2.Fall In Love With Me
    B3.You Don't Do
    B4.She Won't Come Home
    B5.Half Ain't Been Told
    B6.T.V. Mama


    I do not own anything all rights reserved to Downchild Blues Band , this video is for entertainment purposes only, i own nothing !

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gonna Tell Your Mother

    5:07

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    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

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  • Everyday I Have The Blues/Downchild Blues Band/Vinyl LP Album - 1973

    2:52

    To purchase this track or album please go to: iTunes: This is a double album of: Straight Up & We Deliver.

    From the Album Straight Up” featuring Richard Hock Walsh vocals (December 19, 1948 - December 31, 1999.) Hock 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 the band's best known songs. With his older brother Donnie (Mr. Downchild) the Downchild Blues Band was formed in 1969 in Toronto. 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. 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, ON. club. When asked whether this involved a reconciliation between the brothers (Letting bygones be bygones) Donnie Walsh simply 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 a New Year's Eve concert with blues singer Rita Chiarelli. I do not own the Copyright to this track, however I am posting it for your listening pleasure. To purchase the album, go to iTunes. RIP Hock Walsh.

  • 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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