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Geoff Bradford & Micky Moody
Geoff Bradford & Micky Moody
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: dickirish1
Going down slow - Acoustic Blues - Geoff Bradford/Lightnin
Going down slow - Acoustic Blues - Geoff Bradford/Lightnin' Hopkins
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: daddystovepipe
Fingerpicking Blues Lesson -Going Down Slow - Geoff Bradford/Lightnin
Fingerpicking Blues Lesson -Going Down Slow - Geoff Bradford/Lightnin' Hopkins style
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: daddystovepipe
Geoff Bradford - Picking the Blues
Geoff Bradford - Picking the Blues
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: Mário Ribeiro
Geoff Bradford
Geoff Bradford
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: dickirish1
Living with the Blues
Living with the Blues
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Chrisjwhit
Going Down Slow - Acoustic Fingerpicking Blues - Geoff Bradford/Lightnin
Going Down Slow - Acoustic Fingerpicking Blues - Geoff Bradford/Lightnin' Hopkins
Published: 2008/01/06
Channel: daddystovepipe
An evening with Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward at the Dryden Theatre part 2
An evening with Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward at the Dryden Theatre part 2
Published: 2010/08/25
Channel: WXXI
Jim Crawford -
Jim Crawford - 'Pigs Might Fly'
Published: 2012/12/08
Channel: TPJTDROOM
Hot Lips and Chilli fingers Huntingdon Commemoration Hall Feb 09
Hot Lips and Chilli fingers Huntingdon Commemoration Hall Feb 09
Published: 2009/02/14
Channel: fiddleydiddly
Chris Norman&Band-SOUND CHECK part1, Geoff special! ;)
Chris Norman&Band-SOUND CHECK part1, Geoff special! ;)
Published: 2012/07/18
Channel: NelliMusicMania
Mance Lipscomb
Mance Lipscomb's You Go To Reap What You Sow on a Vintage Supertone
Published: 2008/06/28
Channel: daddystovepipe
BAKER STREET - GERRY RAFFERTY - (1978)
BAKER STREET - GERRY RAFFERTY - (1978)
Published: 2014/01/04
Channel: Ivan Vasconcelos
Geoff Clapp @ Esplanade Studios New Orleans
Geoff Clapp @ Esplanade Studios New Orleans
Published: 2013/06/30
Channel: Dapper DanMan
ACMA Jazz Combo "Geoffrey" plays "Bird
ACMA Jazz Combo "Geoffrey" plays "Bird's Lament" by Moondog
Published: 2013/11/01
Channel: spblat
The Joe Gransden Big Band  Kickstarter Video
The Joe Gransden Big Band Kickstarter Video
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Joe Gransden
Now sleeps the crimson petal Op. 3 No. 2
Now sleeps the crimson petal Op. 3 No. 2
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: Thomas Allen - Topic
Fingerpicking Blues Lesson  "Betty and Dupree Blues"/Willie Walker - Free TAB
Fingerpicking Blues Lesson "Betty and Dupree Blues"/Willie Walker - Free TAB
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: daddystovepipe
Betty and  Dupree Blues - Willie Walker - Acoustic Fingerpicking Blues
Betty and Dupree Blues - Willie Walker - Acoustic Fingerpicking Blues
Published: 2013/05/31
Channel: daddystovepipe
what about rolling stones past?
what about rolling stones past?
Published: 2008/04/11
Channel: martetalaloka
The Life of a Jazz Musician
The Life of a Jazz Musician
Published: 2010/06/06
Channel: Bradford Dworak
Never Let Me Go/It Is Well With My Soul [Official Audio] // Chelsea Amber
Never Let Me Go/It Is Well With My Soul [Official Audio] // Chelsea Amber
Published: 2014/06/17
Channel: Chelsea Amber
Roadrunners - Getting Mighty Crowded
Roadrunners - Getting Mighty Crowded
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: brucethomas3000
Gerry Rafferty - Right Down the Line
Gerry Rafferty - Right Down the Line
Published: 2010/05/16
Channel: MissTerri1979
Black Taxi  -   Ba Na Na. (Bradford/Wayman)
Black Taxi - Ba Na Na. (Bradford/Wayman)
Published: 2012/01/31
Channel: David Wayman
Just A Vibration - Learning & Participation Project
Just A Vibration - Learning & Participation Project
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Shri Sriram
Lightnin
Lightnin' Hopkins Meets Bobby Timmons: Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Licks in A
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Fretboard Confidential with David Hamburger
Vans UK Skate Team Presents: Le Denis | Skate | VANS
Vans UK Skate Team Presents: Le Denis | Skate | VANS
Published: 2016/12/23
Channel: Vans
Winnipeg DrumTalk Festival 2012 - Curtis Nowosad
Winnipeg DrumTalk Festival 2012 - Curtis Nowosad
Published: 2013/04/09
Channel: WinnipegDrumTalk
8 Intelligences: Are You a Jack of All Trades or a Master of One? | Howard Gardner
8 Intelligences: Are You a Jack of All Trades or a Master of One? | Howard Gardner
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: Big Think
Disco Zombies - Punk-A-Go-Go (punk rock, UK, 1979)
Disco Zombies - Punk-A-Go-Go (punk rock, UK, 1979)
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: Rare & Unfamiliar Music Hunt
born Sept. 14, 1889 Tom Delaney "The Jazz Me Blues"
born Sept. 14, 1889 Tom Delaney "The Jazz Me Blues"
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: Remember Our Music
THE RUDE AWAKENING ft BROOKE CALDER "Let Nothing Take Your Pride" PROMO VIDEO
THE RUDE AWAKENING ft BROOKE CALDER "Let Nothing Take Your Pride" PROMO VIDEO
Published: 2017/10/02
Channel: AbNormal Productions
Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience ♫ Whitaker Music Festival [Botanical Gardens]
Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience ♫ Whitaker Music Festival [Botanical Gardens]
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: BigBudde & BooBoo
Jazz Roots 2012 - 2013 at the Adrienne Arsht Center
Jazz Roots 2012 - 2013 at the Adrienne Arsht Center
Published: 2012/04/11
Channel: arshtcenter
Inside Straight & Andrew Clark performing Barefootin
Inside Straight & Andrew Clark performing Barefootin
Published: 2011/01/08
Channel: Mårten Damm
Bardot - Julie (1978) Produced by Pip Williams
Bardot - Julie (1978) Produced by Pip Williams
Published: 2010/05/17
Channel: silksashbash
NO to 42 days: VivienneWestwood, RizAhmed, ShamiChakrabarti
NO to 42 days: VivienneWestwood, RizAhmed, ShamiChakrabarti
Published: 2008/01/04
Channel: LibertyHumanRights
Too Late Now and Emily - performed by Mickey Stein
Too Late Now and Emily - performed by Mickey Stein
Published: 2011/02/10
Channel: Mickey Stein
Geoff Bridgford  -
Geoff Bridgford - 'Breathing'
Published: 2014/07/05
Channel: geoffbridgford
Sweet - Fountain (1978) Andy Scott lead vocal
Sweet - Fountain (1978) Andy Scott lead vocal
Published: 2011/09/28
Channel: silksashbash
Russell Brand Revolution Launch Supports Food For All UK
Russell Brand Revolution Launch Supports Food For All UK
Published: 2014/10/27
Channel: Shoot The Music
Bardot - Witchfire (1977) Produced by Pip Williams
Bardot - Witchfire (1977) Produced by Pip Williams
Published: 2010/05/17
Channel: silksashbash
Guy entertaining the crowds on Briggate - Leeds city centre
Guy entertaining the crowds on Briggate - Leeds city centre
Published: 2012/11/18
Channel: guitarjed
The Soviet - Square Eyes - Band In A Box TV
The Soviet - Square Eyes - Band In A Box TV
Published: 2010/03/09
Channel: Kris McDonald
Bill Keith Don
Bill Keith Don't Cheat In Our Hometown
Published: 2015/07/13
Channel: Marcus Brazil
My Funny Valentine ft. Hannah Elless - Charlie Rosen
My Funny Valentine ft. Hannah Elless - Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band
Published: 2013/04/12
Channel: Charlie Rosen
LIGHTNIN
LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS - Fugitive Blues
Published: 2008/09/18
Channel: stacyblue1980
BUSKERs | Can
BUSKERs | Can't Help Help Falling In Love (COVER) by Cai MAXWELL
Published: 2015/02/14
Channel: IronHeart CS
Geoff Bridgford
Geoff Bridgford 'It's My Heart Responding'
Published: 2017/04/20
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Geoff Bradford
Birth name Geoffrey Frank Bradford
Born (1934-01-13)13 January 1934
Islington, England
Died 24 March 2014(2014-03-24) (aged 80)
Enfield, England
Genres Blues, British blues, skiffle, blues rock, folk rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, singer
Years active 1954–2014
Associated acts Blues Incorporated, R&B All Stars, Alexis Korner, Cyril Davies, Brian Jones

Geoffrey Frank "Geoff" Bradford (13 January 1934 – 24 March 2014[1]) was an English guitarist who played alongside British blues musicians in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Long John Baldry and Alexis Korner.

Early life and influences[edit]

Bradford was born in Islington, England, and went to school in East Barnet. From the age of 14 he took piano lessons, playing transcriptions of Meade Lux Lewis and Albert Hammond; although he soon lost interest in the instrument, exposure to blues music left a lasting impression on him.

After leaving school, he briefly obtained a position in an insurance office, before signed on for the Navy as a stoker-engineer when he was 17 years old. In 1954, whilst on leave, he met and married his wife Jean. During his service with the Navy, Bradford visited Sicily and bought his first guitar. Bradford bought himself out of the Navy, then worked briefly as a baker and butcher, before obtaining a position as a screen printer.[2]

Early musical career[edit]

He joined a skiffle group called the Sunrisers, and initially emulated the work of Bill Broonzy and Bo Diddley. Eventually, he placed an advertisement in the Melody Maker for other blues players, and one of the respondents was Kevin Scott. Bradford and Scott appeared as a duo at The Roundhouse blues club, which was run by Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner.NB This is not the fampus "Roundhouse" at Chalk Farm in London's Camden Town. THE ROUNDHOUSE mentioned here was a pub on the corner of Wardour Street and Brewer Street, W1, which was London's "Skiffle Centre" until 1956 when Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner started the London Blues And Barrelhouse Club. The Thursday night sessions often took the form of impromptu jams amongst the blues enthusiasts present and were visited by touring American bluesmen like Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, and Big Bill Broonzy. The Stones played here in the early days. The Roundhouse was recently open as The O Bar.

Blues By Six[edit]

Bradford and Scott formed the band, Blues By Six, with Brian Knight on vocals and harmonica, Charlie Watts on drums and Peter Andrews on bass. The band played a form of Chicago blues, with Bradford's guitar work now inspired by T-Bone Walker and Willie Johnson.

The R&B All-Stars[edit]

Cyril Davies had formed a successful Chicago blues band named the R&B All-Stars; original guitarist Bernie Watson left, and Davies asked Bradford to replace him. The band had a residency at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. The band released a single on Pye, "Preachin' The Blues" / "Sweet Mary".

Later career[edit]

The R&B All-Stars were at the forefront of a wave of British Blues bands at the beginning of the 1960s; other groups that were part of the wave included The Yardbirds, Manfred Mann and The Rolling Stones. However Davies died, and the R&B All-Stars became the Hoochie Coochie Men, fronted by Davies's backup singer, Long John Baldry. The blues boom evolved into what would become rock, and the music of the Hoochie Coochie Men failed to evolve with the times. As a result, Bradford faded from the view of the general public.[3]

He has recorded infrequently, most recently in 1995. Bradford also appeared on the video Masters of British Guitar, and on the film, Living with the Blues on Channel Four.

Discography[edit]

  • Geoff Bradford and the Hoochie Coochie Men – Geoff's Blues (1965)
  • Geoff Bradford – The Right String (1976) Black Lion Records
  • Geoff Bradford – Rockin' the Blues (1979) Black Lion Records
  • Geoff Bradford – Tribute to Fats Waller (1985)
  • Geoff Bradford – Magnolia (1986) Christabel Records
  • Geoff Bradford – The Return of a Guitar Legend (1995) BGO Records

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bob Brunning (1986): Blues: The British Connection, Londra 2002 – Helter Skelter ISBN 1-900924-41-2
  • Eric Burdon con J. Marshall Craig: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, New York 2001 – Thunder's Mouth Press
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith: (2004) The Safest Place in the World: A personal history of British rhythm and blues, Clear Books ISBN 0-7043-2696-5
  • Christopher Hjort (with foreword of John Mayall): Strange brew: Eric Clapton and the British blues boom 1965–1970, Jawbone, 2007 ISBN 1-906002-00-2
  • Paul Myers: It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues, Vancouver Canada 2007 – GreyStone Books
  • Harry Shapiro: Alexis Korner: The Biography, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Londra 1997 with discography of Mark Troster ISBN 0-7475-3163-3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Messer, Michael (6 May 2014). "Geoff Bradford >R.I.P". Michael Messer Forum. 
  2. ^ "Geoff Bradford's recollections of Cyril Davies". Cyrildavies.com. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Myers, Paul (2007). It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues. ISBN 1-55365-200-2. 

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