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Fuzzy Samuel @ Coffee Amici - Findlay, OH - Sat, Dec 2, 2017

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Fuzzy Samuel
Coffee Amici
328 South Main St. - Map
Findlay, OH
(419) 423-7957
When: Sat, Dec 2, 2017, 8:00pm

Born in Caribbean, on the island of Antigua, Calvin grew up in London, England. He taught himself to play piano, ukelele and acoustic guitar, later switching to bass. He began traveling in England and Europe with various soul and R&B bands. He started writing and recording with Eddy "Electric Avenue" Grant, then of the English group, The Equals;while also playing with guitarist Junior Marvin of Bob Marley & The Wailers, where he got the nickname 'Fuzz' by playing his bass through a fuzz box. He formed the first all-black power trio in England, The Sundae Times, scoring a top ten hit in Israel with a song called "Abba Abba", written and produced by Eddy Grant for the album, "Us Colored Kids." The band included singer/guitarist, Dell Richardson and drummer Conrad Isadore. This led to the making of Stephen Stills' first two solo albums STEPHEN STILLS and STEPHEN STILLS 2 which included superstars Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, The Memphis Horns, Mama Cass, and Rita Coolidge, During this time he worked and lived with P.P. Arnold for six years, performing under the name Axis. While working with Stills a big break came, getting him a position with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. With CSNY he toured the United States, recored their legendary live album, Four Way Street, and also performed on their classic single, "Ohio." Working sessions between London and Los Angeles, he became part of Stephen Stills band, "Manassas," with Chris Hillman, Dallas Taylor, Joe Lala, Paul Harris and Al Perkins, cutting the epic 1st double album entitled "Manassas," and the follow up lp, "Down the Road." "Manassas" toured for three years, in the US and abroad, to rave reviews for their diverse mix of music, they covered the gamut from blues, to bluegrass, folk, rock and a sprinkling of country. They were hugely innovative at the time. In the later 70's he also performed with the group America and appeared with Neil Young in his concert movie "Rust Never Sleeps." In the 80's he wrote and recorded songs with Marianne Faithful along with Steve Winwood. Later he joined the Alvin Lee Band along with Mick Taylor touring for over six years. For Taj Mahal, he worked on the Broadway musical, "Mule Bone" written by Langston Hughes and Zora Lee Hurston, with music composed by Taj starring blues man Kenny Neal. Now he is performing solo on the Bouzouki a World Beat blend of Blues, Reggae, Calypso, Classic Rock and African folk songs.


 

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