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LITTLE VICTOR

This favored son of the blues began his career in 1981 -at the age of 14- singin' with the Sunbeams. The band mostly featured songs from the Sun records vaults. Hence the name "Little" Victor. At 16 he picked up the blues harmonica and started to wail in the style of Jimmy Reed and Junior Parker. He learned what the real blues was playin' with real bluesmen in Memphis, Tennessee when he was

Still a young man. He played on Beale Street six days a week with High Water recording artist Uncle Ben Perry, the "King of Handy Park." Uncle Ben showed him the ropes of downhome blues guitar. Victor also hung out and played with with other Beale Street legends: Herman"Alabama" Alexander and Jessie Mae Hemphill, the "She-Wolf."
He often sat down with local celebrities as the Holliwood All Stars and The Memphis Fieldstones. He was not the first italian holdin' firth on the main thoroughare of black music and culture in Memphis. Then Driftin' down rivers to North Mississippi, Li'l Victor jammed in a variety of deep blues guitar tunings in juke joints of RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough and a host of other backwater bluesmen. Encouraged not only by blues artists, but blues schoolars like Robert Palmer and David Evans, this golden bluesboy also made experimental blues demo tapes recorded in Memphis by Alex Chilton.
Later the legendary guitarist Hubert Sumlin -of the Howlin' Wolf band- played and recorded with Victor. In the 1990's he lived for some time in Austin, Texas. In 1994 Victor recorded "Cuttin' Out"

a collection of original songs for Blue-Jay Records, followed in 1996 by "Space Shuffle," featuring drummer Uncle John Turner and Hector Watt on guitar. By 1998 Little Victor joined forces with Sophie Kay, a blues chanteuse and guitar player of rapturous consequences, who was filming her acclaimed documentary "A Day With RL Burnside." It was Burnside himself that gave them the idea to title thir first record effort "Cookin' With Gas."

In late 2001, the album "Just Rockin' The Blues" was released thanks to blues guru David Evans, who also wrote the liner notes. This album of vintage juke joint blues sounds, recorded in superb LO-FI mono- received great response from the press and music fans and promoters, providing Little Victor with steady live work. He played hunderds of club dates, international tours and festivals as Notodden (Norway), Cognac (France) Boogie Town (Belgium) Big Rivers Festival (Holland), Blues

Live (Finland), Pellican Blues (Latvia) and many more.

Little Victor played shows with The Jelly Roll Kings, Big Jack Johnson, Sam Carr, Super Chickan, Snooky Pryor, Little Milton, Pinetop Perkins, The Black Keys, Mel Brown, James Harman, the Fat Possum Blues Caravan, T-Model Ford, Paul "Wine" Jones and backed up RL Burnside, Robert "Wolfman Belfour & many more. He also played guitar with The Hound Dog Taylor Tribute Band,

Tav Falco's Panther Burns, David Evans and Sophie Kay.

Since 2005, Victor has been playing plays with the legendary Louisiana Red -his childhood idol- on regular bases... In late 2006 Victor recorded a new killer album in Phoenix, Arizona with help from Bob Corritore, Johnny Rapp, Mario Moreno, Bill Tarsha, Brian Fahey and Dave Forster2007 was a busy busy year. He performed at festivals as Let's Get Wild(Germany), the Rhythm Riot (UK), Dark Season Blues (Norway), Mississippi Blues Nights (Germany) and performed over 140 club dates every

year in England, Belgium, Holland, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, USA etcetera.
In december 2007 the EP "Blues Shakedown" (featuring four killer tracks from his Phoenix sessions) was officially released on the German Label Withchcraft Records. In january 2008 he signed with Wild Records of Hollywood. In late march 2008 he recorded a new album in California for the label

"Let's Get High" was officially released on august 1st 2009 in the USA.
He performed around the Los Angeles area and played at the "Ice House" and at the" Viva Las Vegas" festival along with other label mates. He recorded a new CD with his mentor Louisiana Red called "Back to the Black Bayou" for Bluestown/Ruf Records with Kim Wilson, Bob Corritore, Dave Maxwell and other special guests. Victor also produced the album that has nothing but rare reviews in 3 continents and won the "Record Critic Award" in Germany last spring, shortly after being released. The Swamp-Tonk sounds of Little Victor are known from the Rio Grand to Paris and back again. Watch out for your happy home, friends... Little Victor is comin' to your town !

Little Victor


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