Last January I had the chance to meet Calvin Fuzzy Samuel at Backstage in Kinross. What a legend! His Bio makes amazing reading…here’s a snippet…
Fuzz and Conrad were then hired to record Stephen Stills’ first solo album which included superstars Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Mama Cass, Rita Coolidge, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and The Memphis Horns. During this time he worked with P.P. Arnold performing under the name Axis.
A big break came getting him a position with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Working sessions between London and Los Angeles, he became part of Manassas, with Stephen Stills, Chris Hillman, Dallas Taylor, Joe Lala, Paul Harris and Al Perkins, cutting two albums and touring for three years while finding time to do concerts with the band America.
Wrote and recorded songs with Marianne Faithful along with Steve Winwood in the early 1980s. Later he joined the Alvin Lee Band along with Mick Taylor and Tom Compton. For Taj Mahal, he worked on the Broadway musical, Mule Bone written by Langston Hughes and Zora Lee Hurston, with music composed by Taj starring blues man Kenny Neal. In the early 1990s he teamed up with Bobby keys, Mick Taylor, Nicky Hopkins and Ivan Neville as Tumbling Dice. Now he is performing as a solo artist on Bouzouki, Various Guitars and Vocals a World Beat blend of Blues, Reggae, Calypso, Classic Rock and Folk songs.
Crosby Stills Nash & Young – 4 Way StreetGraham Nash – Songs For Beginners Stephen Stills (1) Stephen Stills (2) Manassas – Double Album Manassas – Down The Road Rita Coolidge (1)* *PRODUCED BY BOOKER T JONES*Dr John – Sun Moon & Herbs The Who – Tommy Film SoundtrackMarianne Faithful –
He played a wonderful show for Mundell Music with Nils-Ole Poulin. Here are a couple of photos.
Calvin Fuzzy Samuel & Alan Thomson
Calvin Fuzzy Samuel