Barry Goldberg - It's All My Vault As for this album, the story is that Barry took a look around and found that he had all of these tunes just laying around in his "vault" so he turned them over to ItsAboutMusic.com so that all of his fans could now enjoy them. We hope it's only volume one of this series and that he has many more tracks collecting dust that we can release in the future.
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Barry Goldberg & Nick Gravenites - Chicago Blues Reunion
"Born and raised in Chicago, born and raised to play the blues": A slogan songwriter,
producer, composer Barry Goldberg carries with him to this day. Barry has written,
produced and performed virtually every style and genre of music with great success for
all audiences. Along the way, he has worked with and helped develop the careers of such
rock and roll and blues legends as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Neil Young,
Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt and Bo Didley.
Early in his musical career, Barry played with Dylan when he first went electric at the
legendary Newport Folk Festival. Soon after, Barry formed the Goldberg/Miller Blues Band
with guitarist Steve Miller and released a self-titled album on Epic Records. Barry continued
to work as a session musician and producer in New York, performing on such Number One
hits as Mitch Ryder's "Devil With A Blue Dress" and playing with Jimi Hendrix, as Jimi James
& the Blue Flames, at the famous Cafe Au GoGo. Barry moved forward and westward when
he co-founded The Electric Flag with guitarist Michael Bloomfield. The Electric Flag released
two albums on Columbia Records and performed at the Monterey Pop Festival during the
Summer of Love.
Barry later enlisted guitarist Harvey Mandel and drummer "Fast" Eddie Hoh (of Super
Session fame) and formed The Barry Goldberg Reunion at the height of the psychedelic
"San Francisco Sound". The Barry Goldberg Reunion spawned two albums, a self-titled
debut and "Blowin' My Mind", which have since received critical acclaim. Billboard
Magazine's Gene Sculatti called them "A lost gem, one of the real sleepers of the psychedelic
Barry has had an extensive career writing and composing music for film and television.
He has supervised and written music that has appeared in over twenty feature films including the blockbuster hits "Forrest Gump" and "Dirty Dancing". The song Barry and renown
lyricist Gerry Goffin penned for "Forrest Gump", entitled "I've Got To Use My Imagination",
became a Number One single for Gladys Knight and the Pips. His other film credits include
"Adventures In Babysitting", "Feds", and "Fast Times At Ridgemont High".
His Native American musical influences earned him critical acclaim for his score to "Pow
Wow Highway". He has scored music and written theme songs for many television shows,
including "Murphy Brown" and "Silver Spoons". Barry recently won the BMI Pioneer Award
for excellence and his great body of work for music for film and television. His most recent
T.V. accomplishment was featured performer and music supervisor for the Muddy Waters
Tribute Concert at The Kennedy Center on PBS.
Barry's skill as a record producer has given him the opportunity to work with a diversity of
musical acts from Bob Dylan to the Lemonheads to Percy Sledge. The Percy Sledge album
was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Blues Album of the Year and won the
W.C. Handy Award in 1996 for Best Soul Album of the Year. Barry has produced the debut
Universal/France album for 13 year old guitar prodigy Nawfel Hermi, Percy Sledge's 2004
"Shining Through The Rain" CD(Varese Sarabande), and has scored and supervised season
one of the Sony Pictures TV/Showtime Television Series "Street Time". Currently Barry is
touring and producing The Chicago Blues Reunion with legendary artists Nick Gravenites,
Harvey Mandel, Tracy Nelson, Corky Siegel and Sam Lay. Their debut 2005 CD/DVD "Buried
Alive In The Blues" debuted at #2 on the Billboard Blues Chart, received a 4 Star Review by
David Fricke in Rolling Stone and was the #1 CD Of The Year in The Chicago Sun Times.