Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers

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Don't make the mistake of thinking of Rod Piazza as one of the "young turks" of the blues, or part of the "new generation" of blues greats. At this point in his career, Piazza has been recording longer than his mentor George "Harmonica" Smith did, or Sonny Boy Williamson (either of them!), or Big Walter Horton. He's been making records for more years than Little Walter was alive. Piazza is a tried-and-true, dyed-in-the-wool blues veteran with credentials that are second to none.

From his first recordings as a leader in 1967 fronting The Dirty Blues Band, through his multiple W.C. Handy Award winning with his current band The Mighty Flyers, to his countless appearances both live and on record with legendary blues figures, Piazza has set a standard for harmonica virtuosity that has established him as one of the most influential living blues harp players. He's consistently surrounded himself with players who bring out the best he has to offer, and epitomize the very best in blues: fresh, swinging, tasteful, exciting and creative. The core of his band has been together for over three decades, and developed the kind of musical telepathy that simply cannot exist without years of experience on the bandstand and in the studio. The Mighty Flyers are a well-oiled machine, with Piazza in the driver's seat.

Born in 1947, Piazza's infatuation with blues began at a time when many of the masters were still in their prime years, and in the mid 1960s when the first blues revival was picking up steam, he was in the thick of it. By the 1970s, he'd already released five albums, and was one of the leading lights of the West Coast Blues scene. In the early '70s he joined forces with Otis Spann disciple Honey Alexander (now his wife) on piano, and when they formed the Mighty Flyers over three decades ago, his career really hit its stride. Since then Piazza and the Mighty Flyers have won or been nominated for just about every award that can be bestowed upon a blues band, played literally thousands of gigs around the world, recorded over a dozen highly acclaimed releases, and along the way virtually created a new style of blues - a combination of low-down Chicago grit, suave West Coast swing and jazz, and the rhythmic drive of the best early R&B and rock & roll. Quite simply, Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers are one of the best, most experienced, and most distinctive bands in blues today.
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Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Blues In The Dark album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Blues In The Dark (Album) Black Top Records USA & Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Alphabet Blues album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Alphabet Blues (Album) Black Top Records Inc. (2) US 1992 Sell This Version
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Live At B.B. King's Blues Club, Memphis album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Live At B.B. King's Blues Club, Memphis (Album) Big Mo Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Tough And Tender album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Tough And Tender (Album) Tone-Cool Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Here And Now album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Here And Now (Album) Tone-Cool Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Beyond The Source album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Beyond The Source (Album) Tone-Cool Records US 2001 Sell This Version
BPCD 5088 Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Keepin' It Real album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Keepin' It Real(CD, Album) Blind Pig Records BPCD 5088 US 2004 Sell This Version
DGPCD104 Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - For The Chosen Who album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers For The Chosen Who(CD + DVD) Delta Groove Productions, Inc. DGPCD104 US 2005 Sell This Version
DGPCD118 Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Thrill Ville album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet* Thrill Ville(CD, Album) Delta Groove Music, Inc. DGPCD118 US 2007 Sell This Version
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Almighty Dollar album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Almighty Dollar (Album) Delta Groove Music, Inc. US 2011 Sell This Version
BPCD 5160 Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Emergency Situation album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Emergency Situation(CD, Album) Blind Pig Records BPCD 5160 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CD 1141P Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - 4-Song Teaser album art Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers 4-Song Teaser(CD, EP, Promo) Tone-Cool Records CD 1141P US 1999 Sell This Version
BT-1427, BT-1427-A/B Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Too Tired / She Wants To Sell My Monkey album art Rod Piazza And The Mighty Flyers* Too Tired / She Wants To Sell My Monkey(7", Single) Black Top Records, Black Top Records BT-1427, BT-1427-A/B US Unknown Sell This Version

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