Tuesday, 08 May 2012 18:27
Legendary Canadian blues crooner, Chuck Jackson cleverly pays tribute to Big Joe Turner on his new album, A Cup of Joe. Featuring twelve of Turner's most widely known hits including "Corrine Corrina," "Cherry Red," and "Lipstick, Powder & Paint," the album expertly navigates the waters of blues and early rock and roll, churning out a traditional R&B record reminiscent of 60s-era classics.
As the lead singer of the Canadian blues outfit Downchild, their last release, I Need A Hat, was nominated for Blues Album of the Year at the 2009 JUNO Awards, adding to the long list of nominations and awards he has received both with Downchild and as a solo artist. Winner of two Maple Blues Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement recipient in 2002, Chuck Jackson is one of Canada's most revered blues vocalists and his talents shine on A Cup of Joe.