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Advisory Board Member

Blue Bear School of Music
Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17Th Street
San Francisco , California 94107
United States

Company Description: Blue Bear School of Music is San Francisco's leading destination for aspiring musicians of all ages and all skill levels who want to enjoy learning and playing...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Elvin Bishop Group
  • Founder
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Education

  • Will Rogers High School
  • Physics
    University of Chicago
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Web References
Music Staff & Board | Blue Bear School of Music - San Francisco
www.bluebearmusic.org, 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Interim Executive Director Steve Savage, a Blue Bear founder and current President of the Board of Trustees, is an active producer and recording engineer and has been the primary engineer on seven records that received GRAMMY nominations, including CDs for Robert Cray, John Hammond, The Gospel Hummingbirds and Elvin Bishop.
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Elvin Bishop
Elvin Bishop - Red Dog Speaks - Delta Groove Music
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Elvin Bishop - Red Dog Speaks
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(Elvin Bishop) Crabshaw Music, ASCAP
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Elvin Bishop: vocals & slide guitar • Bob Welsh: piano • Ruth Davies: bass • June Core: drums
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John Németh: vocals • Elvin Bishop: slide guitar • Mike Schermer: rhythm guitar • Bob Welsh: piano • Ruth Davies: bass • June Core: drums • Ed Earley: trombone • Snakebite: tenor sax
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(Elvin Bishop) Crabshaw Music, ASCAP
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Elvin Bishop: vocals & slide guitar • Kid Andersen: guitar • Bob Welsh: piano • Ruth Davies: bass • Bobby Cochrane: drums • Ed Earley: trombone & vocal
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(Elvin Bishop) Crabshaw Music, ASCAP
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Elvin Bishop: guitar • Bob Welsh: piano • Ruth Davies: bass • June Core: drums
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John Németh: vocals • Elvin Bishop: slide guitar • Mike Schermer: guitar • Bob Welsh: piano and guitar • Ruth Davies: bass • Bobby Cochran: drums
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(Elvin Bishop) Crabshaw Music, ASCAP
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Elvin Bishop: vocals & guitar • Ronnie Baker Brooks: guitar • Tommy Castro: guitar • Stanley "Buckwheat Zydeco" Dural: accordion • Roy Gaines: vocals & guitar • John Németh: harmonica • Ruth Davies: bass • June Core: drums • Sir Reginald Master Dural: rubboard
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Elvin Bishop: slide guitar • Kid Andersen: guitar • Mike Schermer: guitar • Bob Welsh: piano • Ruth Davies: bass • June Core: drums • Ed Earley: trombone • Snakebite: tenor sax • Tom Poole: trumpet
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John Németh: vocals & harmonica • Elvin Bishop: guitar • Bob Welsh: piano • Ruth Davies: bass • Bobby Cochrane: drums • R.C. Carrier: rubboard
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Elvin Bishop: slide guitar • Kid Andersen: low guitar • Bob Welsh: guitar and piano • Ruth Davies: bass • Bobby Cochran: drums • Ed Earley: trombone & tambourine • Terry Hanck: tenor sax
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(Elvin Bishop) Crabshaw Music, ASCAP
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Elvin Bishop: vocals and guitar
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Elvin Bishop: vocals & guitar • Mike Schermer: guitar • Bob Welsh: keyboards • Ruth Davies: bass • Bobby Cochran: drums
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Elvin Bishop: vocals & guitar
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Elvin Bishop has been traveling the blues road longer than most, and he's got the stories to prove it - many of which are contained within the songs on this release. Stops along the way include his work as a founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early '60s, and pop success with his 1976 smash hit "Fooled Around and Fell In Love". Bishop's long and varied career has included plenty of side trips along the way as well, from deep down gutbucket Blues played in smoky South Side Chicago taverns, to raucous roadhouse R&B, to good time Rock & Roll on concert stages and festivals around the world. And at every stage along the way, he's instilled all of his music with passion, creativity, and a healthy helping of wisdom, wit, and good humor.
Delta Groove Music president Randy Chortkoff has been a fan and follower of Elvin's music through all the many phases of his career, beginning with Butterfield Blues Band in the mid 1960s, and when the opportunity arose to bring Elvin into the Delta Groove fold, Chortkoff jumped at the opportunity.
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Right out of the gate, Bishop leaves no doubt where his heart is, cleverly introducing his long-time cohort - a 1959 Gibson ES-345 that lovingly answers to the name of "Red Dog", with a gritty slow Blues calculated to set the pace for what's to come. Along the way he smoothly steers the way from strutting blues and R&B, to a good dose of good-time Rock & Roll, and even an occasional detour through Doo-Wop, Zydeco, and Gospel. Elvin has made plenty of talented friends over the years, and many of them jumped at the chance to help out including John Németh, Buckwheat Zydeco, Roy Gaines, Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and Kid Andersen who all make guest appearances.
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"Németh's harp and Bishop's slide make beautiful old music beautiful again.
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"Bishop is a good-hearted soul whose life mission is to entertain to the best of his ability. - Downbeat
CREDITS Produced by Elvin Bishop and Steve Savage
About | Elvin Bishop
elvinbishopmusic.com, 24 Jan 2015 [cached]
Elvin Bishop
Elvin Bishop Official Website
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Elvin Bishop has been travelling the Blues road longer than most, and he's got the stories to prove it - many of which are contained within the songs on this release.
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Elvin was born in Glendale, California, and grew up on a farm near Elliott, Iowa. His family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he was ten years old. His earliest exposure to music came from the family's radio, where in between "How Much Is That Doggy In The Window" and "Your Cheatin' Heart," young Elvin could sometimes catch classic records of Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters.
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Elvin Bishop By 1963, Bishop and Butterfield were ready to graduate - not from the university, but from their apprenticeship under Chicago's Blues veterans.
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Bishop remained in the fold for three albums with the Butterfield band, including their innovative "East-West" release (on which Bishop and Bloomfield's intertwining guitars helped set the stage for the Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead, among many others who followed), before getting the itch to move on and venturing out on his own. Elvin released several well-received albums in the early '70s, before experiencing his biggest Pop success, the gold-record earning national hit "Fooled Around and Fell In Love" from his 1976 LP "Struttin' My Stuff."
Road work kept Elvin busy through the '80s, and as time went by his journey led him back to the Blues that were at the root of all his musical endeavors. And that fertile territory has been his focus ever since.
Delta Groove Productions president Randy Chortkoff has been a fan and follower of Elvin's music through all the many phases of his career, beginning with Butterfield Blues Band in the mid 1960s, and when the opportunity arose to bring Elvin into the Delta Groove fold, Chortkoff jumped at the opportunity.
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Elvin Bishop
Right out of the gate, on "Red Dog Speaks", Bishop leaves no doubt where his heart is, cleverly introducing his long-time cohort "Red Dog" with a gritty slow blues calculated to set the pace for what's to come. Along the way he smoothly steers the way from strutting Blues and R&B , through a good dose of good-time Rock & Roll, and even an occasional detour through Doo-Wop, Zydeco, and Gospel. Elvin has made plenty of talented friends over the years, and many of them jumped at the chance to help out on "Red Dog Speaks"; Buckwheat Zydeco, Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and John Németh all make guest appearances.
Elvin Bishop Band Bio Song Lyrics Watch Elvin Bishop Videos Artist Biography Elvin Bishop Video
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Elvin Bishop | 70s Music Artist Bio | 80s Music Artist Bio Elvin Bishop Band Bio Song Lyrics Watch Elvin Bishop Videos Artist Biography Elvin Bishop Video
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Elvin Bishop Artist Bio and Lyrics
The 70's American rock and blues guitarist Elvin Bishop was born on the 21st of October 1942 in the town of Glendale, California. He grew up on a farm in Iowa that had no running water or electricity. At the age of 10, Elvin Bishop and his family relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma. After winning a scholarship to the University of Chicago to study physics, he relocated to Illinois in the year 1960. Three years later, he would join Paul Butterfield's band, with whom he would play for the next nine years. The title of the third album of the Butterfield Blues Band, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw, is inspired by Elvin Bishop's nickname.
Elvin Bishop Top 70's Hits and Lyrics From Project 70's
Elvin Bishop Lyrics Fooled Around And Fell In Love
Elvin Bishop decided to go solo in the year 1968, eventually forming the Elvin Bishop Group. Throughout the course of the next 35 years, Elvin Bishop would prove himself to be a prolific songwriter and recording artist, releasing numerous albums and touring prolifically. He is perhaps best known for his 1976 single "Fooled Around and Fell In Love."
Elvin Bishop was signed to Alligator Records in the year 1988. His album Big Fun was released and spurned a massive tour. Three years later, he released what many would consider to be one of his best albums in years, Don't Let the Bossman Get You Down.
In 2001, Elvin Bishop's daughter Selina was killed in an elaborate extortion attempt. Four years later, Elvin Bishop released his first album in over half a decade, Getting' My Groove Back.
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Elvin Bishop Biography
Elvin Bishop was born in Glendale, CA, on October 21, 1942. He grew up on a farm in Iowa with no electricity and no running water. His family moved to Oklahoma when he was ten. Raised in an all-White community, he had no exposure to Blacks or their music except though the radio where he would listen to sounds from far away Mexico and blues stations in Shreveport, LA, in particular, the piercing sound of Jimmy Reed's harmonica got his attention. Bishop says it was like a crossword puzzle that he had to figure out.
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I sunk myself totally in the blues life as quick as I could, says Bishop.
After two years of college, he just dropped out and was into music full time. Howlin' Wolf guitarist Smokey Smothers befriended Bishop and taught him the basics of blues guitar. In the early '60s he met and teamed up with Paul Butterfield to become the core of the Butterfield Blues Band. Although only playing guitar for a few years, he practiced day and night on the blues music that he loved. He and Butterfield played together in just about every place possible -- campuses, houses, parks, and clubs. They began to become well known in 1963 when they took a job at Big John's on Chicago's North Side and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band was born. Bishop helped to create and played on the first several Butterfield albums. (The Pigboy Crabshaw is Bishop's countrified persona referred to in the title of the third Butterfield album.)
When he left the Butterfield band after the In My Own Dream album (1968), Bishop relocated to and settled in the San Francisco area where he appeared often at the Filmore with artists like Eric Clapton, B. B. King, and Jimi Hendrix. He recorded for Epic (four albums) and later signed with Capricorn in 1974. His recording of Traveling Shoes (from the album Let It Flow) hit the charts, but he scored big with the lovely tune Fooled Around and Fell in Love (from his album Struttin' My Stuff) in 1976. He was (and is) famous for having fun on stage (putting on a great show) and letting the good times roll. Over the next few years the Elvin Bishop Group dissolved. He released his album Best Of in 1979, and was not heard from much until he signed with Alligator in 1988.
Bishop then released Big Fun (1988) and Don't Let the Bossman Get You Down (1991), which were well received. He also participated in Alligator's 1992 20th Anniversary cross-country tour. His latest release is Ace in the Hole (1995). Over the years, Bishop has graced the albums of many great bluesmen including Clifton Chenier and John Lee Hooker.
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Bishop is known for his sense of humor, his unique style of slide guitar, and fusion of blues, gospel, R&B, and country flavors. He lives with his wife and family in the San Francisco area, is a prodigious gardener, and continues to play dates in the U.S. and abroad, issuing The Skin I'm In in 1998. The following year saw the release of Hometown Boy Makes Good and That's My Partner in 2000. After a five year hiatus, Bishop released Gettin' My Groove Back in 2005 on Blind Pig Records. ~ Michael Erlewine, All Music Guide
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