Emanuel Young and Howard GlazerSeventy-year-old Emanuel Young was born into a musical family in Detroit. He learnt guitar in the 50’s and his first paying gig was an eighteen-month stint with John Lee Hooker at Old Lee’s Sensation Club. After this he played in numerous bands at various Juke Joints throughout the Detroit metroplex with headliners including Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, Eddie Bo, Little Jnr Canaday and Martha Reaves. In 1978 he was asked to take on a weekly residency residing over an open jam session for an indeterminate period. Twenty seven years later the club closed and the gig was over!n He recorded for Blue Suit in 1999 and will be bringing his brand new Random Chance CD to his Shakedown gigs 1978 he was asked by Cooley’s Night Club to form a band for an indeterminate residency, eventually it closed twenty seven years later
His current bandleader is 49-year-old Howard Glazer who began his musical career at the tender age of 13. He first came to prominence working with Harmonica Shah with whom he recorded two CD’s on Blue Track and Electro-Fi. In 2004 he released ‘Brown Paper Bag’ on the Random Chance label and was rewarded with tours of Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe. I was impressed by his video link acoustic performance and have persuaded him to play an acoustic slot in Castor.
Local musicians under the banner of Ma Grinders Blues Mission joined them at Shakedown Blues in a couple of informal and highly exciting jam sessions.