Danny Adler

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Danny Adler (born 1949, Cincinnati, USA) is a blues-rock guitarist.

After playing with leading Cincinnati musicians, such as Bootsy Collins, Slim Harpo, H-Bomb Ferguson and Albert Washington, in the early 1960s, he went to San Francisco in 1969 to join John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Solomon Burke, and experimental group Elephant's Memory.

Moving to England in 1971, he founded Roogalator,[1] one of the first signings by the fledgling Stiff Records, as well as appearing regularly with Rocket 88, the back-to-the-roots boogie-woogie band which included Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart, Jack Bruce and many other leading UK-based musicians.

In 1980 he put together another blues-rock revival band, the De Luxe Blues Band, with Bob Hall, Bob Brunning and Micky Waller. Dick Heckstall-Smith would join soon after. The band originated as a pick-up band to accompany visiting American blues performers Eddie Clearwater and Carey Bell but stayed together for over 12 years and recorded 5 albums. They disbanded when Adler returned to the US, although Brunning would later revive the band with a new lineup.

Discography[edit]

  • The Roogalator Years – 1975–1978
  • Early Danny Adler – Roogalator 1975–1978
  • Funky Afternoons – 1979
  • Gusha Gusha Music – 1980
  • A Street Car Named De Luxe – The De Luxe Blues Band (1981)
  • Live at Half Moon Putney – The De Luxe Blues Band (1981)
  • The Danny Adler Band Live – 1982
  • The Danny Adler Band – 1983
  • Urban De Luxe – The De Luxe Blues Band (1983)
  • Hubcap Heaven – 1986
  • Otis "Elevator" Gilmore – 1986
  • Hometowns and High Iron – 1987
  • Night Shift – 1987
  • The De Luxe Blues Band – 1988
  • Motorvating – The De Luxe Blues Band (1988)
  • Mackinaw City – 1989
  • Homestretch – 1990
  • Jazzin At RVG's – 1993
  • Mother's Day – 1999
  • Boat Diddley – to be released

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Books Funk: Third Ear – the Essential Listening Companion by Dave Thompson Backbeat Books, 2001 ISBN 0-87930-629-7, 978-0-87930-629-8

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