The Robert Cray Band
Robert Cray is an American blues guitarist, composer and singer. With bassist Richard Cousins, keyboardist Peter Boe and drummer Tom Murphy, they launched The Robert Cray Band in 1980 with "Who's Been Talkin". The album was recorded during constant touring in the U.S. in 1978. ...show more
Robert Cray is an American blues guitarist, composer and singer. With bassist Richard Cousins, keyboardist Peter Boe and drummer Tom Murphy, they launched The Robert Cray Band in 1980 with "Who's Been Talkin". The album was recorded during constant touring in the U.S. in 1978.
The record was initially shelved for two years, being eventually issued by the short-lived Tomato label (whose licence was picked up by "Atlantic Records" (U.S.) and "Charly" in the UK. After several years of regional success, Cray was signed to Mercury in 1982. It was the connection with the producing and songwriting team of Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker at Hightone that helped to create the mold-breaking music of "Bad Influence" (1983) and "False Accusations" (1985). In 1984, The Robert Cray Band completed their first European tour to critical acclaim.
Cray's participation with Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland on "Showdown!" (1985, Alligator) and the 1986 album release, "Strong Persuader", again produced by Walker, both received Grammy Awards, while the crossover single "Smoking Gun" gave him wider appeal and name recognition. During 1986 Cray played 170 concerts, including his seventh European tour since 1984, building on his increasing reputation in the UK. The Robert Cray Band's next album "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (1988) was recorded in Los Angeles, California, and featured David Sanborn on guest saxophone. The title song from the album won Cray his third Grammy, and he guested on Eric Clapton's "Journeyman", whilst also being on the bill at Clapton's eighteen show marathon at the Royal Albert Hall in London. ...show less
Albums & Singles by The Robert Cray Band
Cookin' In Mobile
Authorized Bootleg - Live, Outdoor Concert, Austin, Texas, 5/25/87
The Definitive Collection
Robert Cray Live At The BBC
Live From Across The Pond
Take Your Shoes Off
Shoulda Been Home
Heavy Picks-The Robert Cray Band Collection
The Best Of
Sweet Potato Pie
Some Rainy Morning
Shame + A Sin
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