One Blue Shoe
'B.B. Dogg plays with the left hand, the right hand, that's why they call him B.B. Dogg' - Po' Bone We believe that this is the CD that every one who has ever played in a band wanted to record! Whether you were professional giggers, or just a good time garage band, the experiences of the lifestyle are similar...and often pretty damn funny! After years of 'chasing the carrot' in the real music industry, we now submit these songs as a 'back to basics' collection of fun blues, rock & r&b. -Grammy & Z-man History of the band: Founding members Larry 'Z-Man' Zurn & John 'Grammy' McLane met as young rockers back many, many years ago with a road band called Vertical Union (based out of Erie, Pa (home of the Oneders) and later Cleveland, Ohio (home of the tuna fish hoagie). Off and on through the years since then, they worked together in different Miami, L.A. and Atlanta based bands. Not too long ago,having both settled back in the same area of South Florida, they decided that after a couple of rough hurricane seasons, there was good enough reason to start writing and recording that long - talked about blues CD: 'One Blue Shoe'. Of course, in true blues fashion, everybody involved got a new stage name: Larry Z became B.B. Dogg, (from a stage name he'd used back in the 1990's while a sideman with Atlanta bluester Sammy Blue). John McLane became the irrepressible 'Rupert Snap Dawg', (just because they liked the sound of it)! Several other players were brought in to round out the style: The Doggs were able to enlist Hot Mont's original horn section, 'The Bones of Contention' to add a great blasting horn section to some of the tunes; South Florida smooth jazz god Tim 'Boogiehead' Poindexter added some great sax to a couple of cuts; rocker Geo G. Dawg added some screamin' 'Santana-esque' lead guitar; 'Even Steven' Gomes kicked in his funky drum groove on several tunes; and blue-eyed soul sister Caucazia sang her heart out on background vocals! ONE BLUE SHOE (McLane/Zurn) John Grammy- lead vocal, drums, guitar, keys Larry Z- bass & background vocals Caucazia and Friends: background vocals SHAKY PUDDIN' (McLane/Zurn) Larry Z: lead vocal, bass John Grammy: drums, guitars, B3, harmony Moose Choir: background vocals Bones of Contention: horn section HANDSOME MAN (McLane) John Grammy: lead vocal, keys, bass, guitar, sax solo Larry Z: rhythm guitar and harmony Even Steven Gomes: drums Bones of Contention: horn section DAMN HAPPY BLUES (McLane/Zurn) Larry Z: lead vocal, rhythm guitar John Grammy: keys, bass, guitar Even Steven Gomes: drums Bones of Contention: horn section DOWNTOWN (McLane/Zurn) John Grammy: lead vocal, keys, drums, guitar Larry Z: bass and harmony vocals L&J Moose Choir: background vocals WHAT ARE YOU STILL DOIN' HERE? (McLane) John Grammy: lead and harmony vocals, keys, bass, guitar, sax solo, drums Bones of Contention: horn section CAB DRIVER (McLane/Zurn) Larry Z: lead vocal, bass John Grammy: keys, drums, guitar Moose Choir: background vocals WHEN MINE WAS MINE (McLane) John Grammy: lead vocal, keys, bass, guitar, drums, alto sax Larry Z: rhythm guitar, harmonies Tim 'Boogiehead' Poindexter: tenor sax SUGARDADDY (McLane/Zurn) Larry Z: lead vocal, bass John Grammy: keys, rhythm guitar, drums Geo G. Daug: lead guitar Caucazia and Friends: background vocals CAN'T LET GO (McLane) John Grammy: vocals, keys, bass, guitar Larry Z: rhythm guitar, harmonies Even Steven Gomes: drums Bones of Contention: horn section LOVE DOGG (McLane/Zurn/Poindexter) Larry Z: bass John Grammy: keys, drums, guitar Tim 'Boogiehead' Poindexter: tenor sax About the Doggs: John McLane (a.k.a. Rupert Snap Dawg) has experience with recordings and live performances of every type of music imaginable...everything from rock concerts to bar mitzvahs; 20 plus years as a professional engineer, producer & multi-instrumentalist in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and now Fort Myers, Fl. He brings guitar, sax, drums, keyboards, vocals, and adds wayward trombone to 'The Bones of Contention', John also serves as the engineer & producer. Larry Zurn (a.k.a. B. B. Dogg) brings diverse experience. He's been an Atlanta bluester, Florida studio cat, and spent many years in radio & television production. Larry plays bass and guitar, as well as contributing powerful vocals.