Seattle 1980 ) "I wish my son
could play like you."
(Seattle 1980) "Who’s playin’ that pianta (sic)? You
play my shit good!"
Bo Diddley (Florida 1979) "Chuck, you got
that Chess sound."
(Chicago 2007) There just really isn't anyone else who can do what Barrelhouse
Chuck does. He plays that real Chicago blues piano. I was surprised how good he
can sing too."
(Chicago 1997 ) "Chuck, I love Chicago blues!
Wolf . Why didn't you tell me you play piano!"
Brown ( July
2013 )" I really like your voice, your singing draws you in"
Little Brother Montgomery
(Chicago 1983) "He is the best youngster at playing Chicago style blues"
"Oh man, Chuckie can play … he plays all my stuff, all of everybody
else's, and then some of his own!"
Sunnyland Slim "Chuck is like my son. He
carry's on my blues when he plays"
( Florida 2013 ) " No one else can sing Floyd Jones or
Sunnyland Slim or play the piano like you anywhere"
Erwin Helfer "Barrelhouse is my
favorite blues piano player."
" Did you hear that Keith! He sounds just like Big Maceo"
Richards " My god man, I thought I was listening to Otis Spann "
Billy Gibbons " The
way you hit the high notes so fast its like your playing the drums,
I'd like to record with you"
(New York 2008) "Thats great piano!"
Albert King (Seattle 1980) "Can you leave
tomorrow? I want you to join my band."
Jimmy Rogers (Chicago 1989) "Man I got's to have him
in my band."
Billy Flynn "Of all the younger blues piano
players, not only is he the greatest, but he is also liked and known by the
great piano players. He’s like family to these people. The proper schooling has
Mud Morganfield ( Chicago 2012 ) Chuck a
luck, your one of the best alive on the piano "
Steve Jordan (2008) Cadillic Records
Soundtrack There isn't anyone else around who could have played that heavy
pounding the blues on the piano, and on Chuck Berry's numbers."
Richard Innes -
Every note, every song, you play your hardest. You kill the piano man!
Paul Oscher (Phoenix AZ 2010) You're one of
the greatest piano players in the world!
Larry " The Mole " Taylor " I love playing
with you Chuck it's great "
Jim Keltner "Any drummer who gets to play with Barrelhouse Chuck is
a lucky one!"
Tom Waits "I really like your playing"
Eric Clapton "Chuck did I do that right? Do I make the change
now, or do I make it later?"
Junior Watson (Phoenix AZ 2010) Barrelhouse Chuck one the best
blues piano players today.
Marshall Chess New York 2008) "Never in my whole life
since the early days at Chess have I heard or seen anyone play or sound like
Bharth Rajakumer ((Phoenix
AZ 2010) The baddest piano player I ever heard in my life!
Walter Horton ( Chicago 1979 ) "
Aren't you glad you can play!"
Sonny Terry ( Florida 1978 )"
Sonny Terry really likes your playing"
S.P. Leary " Barrelhouse Chuck & Erwin Helfer are my favorite
blues piano players"
Dave Brubeck (
Chicago 2005 ) "Barrelhouse, you sound great."
(Alabama 1983) "You got soul man!"
Piano Willie O'Shawney
"When Pinetop's gone it's just going to be Barrelhouse Chuck left.
Big Moose Walker
"I hear you man. You play your ass off. You faster than me, but I ain't
affraid of ya!"
Albert Collins (Chicago 1982) "You bang that piano real nice."
Sam Myers (25 years of Chicago Blues Piano). "Chuck really plays! Not a
bad tune on the whole CD!"
Jeffery Wright (2008) "You're a master on blues piano. The real deal."
Justin O'Brien, Living Blues "There may only still be a few piano players
playing blues like this, but none with the heart and stamina and the breadth of
styles learned directly from the masters of Barrelhouse Chuck. No one’s done his
homework quite like Chuck, and unfortunately, no one ever can again."
Honey Piazza "You've captured the true essence of the music and
I know you're not copying anyone, it's just you now. I haven't enjoyed watching
someone else so much in a long, long time!"
David Adler Cultural Center "Blues doesn't get anymore
authentic than this!"
"Got My Eyes On You" Barrelhouse Chuck
Chuck's disc is a first rate Chicago blues CDs and those legendary cats give the best of them on every track. If you ask me, "Got My Eyes On You" has "traditional album of the year" written all over it, a winner in my book. The other thing that impressed me is the quality of Sirens' CDs - the cover is always stylish and sound quality is well above average, true audiophile releases!
As always it will be my pleasure to feature those two discs in my shows - rest assured that I will give this some heavy airplay. I'm sure my listeners will enjoy it as much as I do. 10
© Przemek Draheim www.blues.pl/draheim email@example.com
...SALUTE TO SUNNYLAND SLIM will be a treat for traditional blues lovers, including straight-ahead Chicago blues, swinging jump blues, playful boogies, a jazzy shuffle, and a couple of mournful slow blues. Extra bonus track is worth the cost alone! A must for blues collectors and fans......a killer CD from beginning to end!
- Living Blues (07/01/1999)
Prescription For The Blues
With obvious pride, chuck Goering carries the torch for Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Leroy Carr, and other revered figures of blues piano. Glad to say, he shows enough personality to avoid felony charges of mimicry when handling slow blues and romps associated with his mentors. And Chuck's a capable singer, at his most delightful in Sunnyland's inebriated "Barrelhouse Woman". Helfer, a former comrade-in-blues of Big Joe Williams, guests on three tracks, moving Chuck over to the churchy Farfisa organ for "Ain't Nobody's Business."
- Frank-John Hadley, DownBeat November 2002
"8 Hands on 88 Keys - Chicago Blues Piano Masters" (The Sirens Records www.thesirensrecords.com)
"It isn’t often that four Chicago piano virtuosos convene for a marathon recording session, but this one must have been a riot, judging by the sheer fervor of the performances. Each artist sounds utterly unlike the rest, with Barrelhouse Chuck laying down relentless boogie rhythms, Detroit Junior accompanying his fat chords with moans and cries, Pinetop Perkins luxuriating in unbelievably slow and sultry tempos and Erwin Helfer ripping through blues, boogie, and jazz numbers at a breakneck pace. Together, these great Chicago originals play down-home music that’s about as unvarnished as it gets."
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune March 3, 2002
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