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Soul!!! The Billy Price Band Live at the
Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival (DVD)
DVD of the Billy Price Band's 90-minute
performance at the Belgium Rhythm &
Blues Festival on July 19, 2003. Order
Music (Virginia Beach, VA) Newsletter,
This is the Billy Price Band recorded
live at the Belgium Rhythm & Blues
Festival on July 19, 2003 in an outside
venue. The video is very clear and the
band is really tight. The horn section
and the rest of the band play together
so well that they add excitement to
the performances. Even though this
is a hard to get video (well, no it
isn't - ed.), and it’s done on
a small scale, it stands up to the others.
Billy hits all the high points of his
career and the band jams at times to
keep it upbeat. If you like Billy Price,
this is the DVD to get. I don’t
see how he could’ve made it any
Blues Bytes readers are aware of our
unabashed enchantment with the music
of Pittsburgh-based blue-eyed soul singer
Billy Price. This wonderful singer can
now be seen as well as heard on their
band's first DVD release, Funky ...
Funky Soul (BRBF). This 90-minute show
was recorded live at the Belgium Rhythm
& Blues Festival in July of 2003.
Reviews indicate that Price and his
band stole the show from several more
heralded blues acts. Just one viewing
of this disc will show you why. Price
is one of the hardest working performers
in the biz and the ultimate showman.
He leads his tight band through several
of his own classics, including his signature
tune "Eldorado Cafe." Price
is at his best when he's covering deep
soul singers Tyrone Davis and O.V. Wright;
among the soul chestnuts on this show
were Davis' "Can I Change My Mind"
and Wright's "Nickel And A Nail"
and the superb "Ace Of Spades."
As always, Price's band provides excellent
accompaniment. I just have one word
to describe this DVD --- 'Wow!'
from Festival Reviews:
Blues (UK), November 2003, Richard Tapp
We did get to see a good horn section
though, this in Billy Price's band who
played later on the Saturday evening.
I only knew Price through his reputation
of being one of the best blue-eyed soul
men around. And he didn't disappoint;
he's a terrific vocalist and has that
microphone technique which you associate
with the best black soul singers. Maybe
he's learnt it from Otis Clay who he's
played with many times...he really does
put his heart and soul into his singing.
& Rhythm (UK), September 2003, Mike
Singer Billy Price and his seven piece
crew, including three brass, all out
of Pittsburgh were a revelation indeed.
He is a soulster of the blue eyed kind
and his act was stunning. Pin point
brass arrangements, truly soulful vocals
from Price and some classy deep soul/blues
material all combined to make him one
of the big hits of the festival. Numbers
such as "Nickel and a Nail,"
"Further On Up the Road,"
"Can I Change My Mind," and
a goose bump raising "Your Time
to Cry" were tremendous. A nod
to Z.Z. Hill on "Bump and Grind"
and "Love and Happiness" with
the band sounding akin to the Hi rhythm
section had one thinking that there
could well be a deep soul revival under
way if the crowd's very positive reaction
to this man is anything to judge by.
to the Roots (Belgium)
...a lot more drive and spirit came
from Billy Price. This man is thoroughly
one of the best white soul and r&b
singers. With a voice as clear as a
bell, backed by a powerful horn section,
he almost immediately made the audience
stand in awe.
My first pleasent surprise was the encounter
with the Caucasian soulsinger Billy
Price. In the past I have seen many
artists perform pure soulmusic, but
the energy that this man brings about
leaves many of them struck dumb. Billy
has a very professional band at his
disposal with an amazing hornsection.
Well balanced songs with hitting lyrics
all flowing smoothly together. What
more could you wish for. In one word...superb!
Belang van Limburg
Billy Price, for the first time and
exclusively for Peer in Europe--went
for the 'real thing' with his impressive
white soul and managed to get the whole
tent at his feet in no time. For most
of us he still was 'Billy who?' on Saturday,
on Sunday it was 'Mister Price' with
a lot more respect."
...[Price] made his European debut in
Peer, but you couldn't tell. He's a
far out performer and rebuilds the whole
tent into a swing palace.
On Saturday the soulful Billy Price
completely outclassed top of the bill
Testimony: The Billy Price Band Live
two-CD set features the Billy Price Band
recorded live at the Ram's Head Tavern in
Annapolis, MD at the end of April 2002.
Order it here.