Tony Glover

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Tony Glover
Birth name Dave Glover
Also known as Tony "Little Sun" Glover
Born (1939-10-07) October 7, 1939 (age 74)
Minneapolis, Minnesota), United States
Genres Blues
Occupations Musician, author
Instruments Harmonica, vocals, guitar
Years active 1963 - present
Labels Elektra
Red House
Associated acts Koerner, Ray & Glover, Dave "Snaker" Ray, John Koerner

Tony "Little Sun" Glover (born Dave Glover, October 7, 1939, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States) is an American blues musician and music critic.[1] He is a harmonica player and singer who was most notably associated with "Spider" John Koerner and Dave "Snaker" Ray in the early Sixties Folk Revival. Together, the three released albums under the name Koerner, Ray & Glover. He is also known as author of diverse 'harp song books', and was co-author, along with Ward Gaines and Scott Dirks, of the award-winning Little Walter biography Blues with a Feeling – The Little Walter Story.

Biography[edit]

Glover was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1939. As a teenager he performed in various local bands, playing guitar before taking up the blues harp. In 1963 he joined John Koerner and Dave Ray to form the blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover. From 1963 to 1971, either solo or in some combination of the trio, they released at least one album a year.[2] The group never rehearsed together or did much at all together. Ray referred to the group as "Koerner and/or Ray and/or Glover".[3]

In the late sixties, Glover was an all-night underground disc-jockey on KDWB-AM in Minneapolis before forming the band Nine Below Zero. He also often performed as a duo with Ray and with Koerner, Ray & Glover reunion concerts.[3] In 2007, he produced a documentary video on the trio titled Blues, Rags and Hollers: The Koerner, Ray & Glover Story.

Glover is the author of several blues harp song books, and was co-author, along with Ward Gaines and Scott Dirks, of the award-winning Little Walter biography Blues with a Feeling – The Little Walter Story, published by Routledge Press in 2002.[4]

Glover is a prolific rock critic, having penned articles for the Little Sandy Review (1962–63), Sing Out! (1964–65), Hullabaloo/Circus (1968–71), Hit Parader (1968), Crawdaddy (1968), Eye (1968), Rolling Stone (1968–73), Junior Scholastic (1970), CREEM (1974–76), Request (1990–99), MNBLUES.COM (1999–present) and The Reader and City Pages. He has also authored liner notes for John Hammond, Sonny Terry, John Lee Hooker, Michael Lessac, Sonny & Brownie, Willie & The Bees, The Jayhawks, and The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert.

Glover has taught harmonica to David Johansen and Mick Jagger.[5]

Discography[edit]

  • with Dave Ray
    • Legends in Their Spare Time (1987)
    • Ashes in My Whiskey (1990)
    • Picture Has Faded (1993)
  • with V3
    • V3 (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (2003). Turn on Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 196. ISBN 1617802158. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Stefan Wirz Discography
  3. ^ a b Blues, Rags and Hollers: The Koerner, Ray & Glover Story. 1995. Latch Lake (Video documentary)
  4. ^ Routledge Press entry for Blues with a Feeling. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
  5. ^ "Spider John Koerner & Tony Glover Perform at the Red House Live Series at the Landmark Center". KFAI. November 15, 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

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