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Anything It Takes
Blue Coat Man
Blues For T-Bone
Gee I Wish
Love Slipped In
You're The One I Adore
Michael John "Duke" Robillard (born October 4, 1948, Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is an American blues musician.
After playing in various bands and working for the Guild Guitar Company, he co-founded the band Roomful of Blues with pianist Al Copley in 1967. He has also been a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds which included Kim Wilson, replacing Jimmie Vaughan on guitar. Also experienced in jazz, swing, and rock and roll, aside from his preferred blues music, Robillard has been generally regarded as a guitar player keeping the blues style of T-Bone Walker.
He has recorded with artists such as Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Prior, Jay McShann, Hal Singer, Pinetop Perkins, Joe Louis Walker, Todd Sharpville, and Bob Dylan. In the summer of 2006, Robillard accompanied Tom Waits on a tour of the Southern United States.
Robillard has contributed to a large number of musicians' recordings in his career. Some of the most famous have been mentioned, but others include artists as diverse as Wham! and Jimmy Witherspoon.
He has been nominated for and has received numerous awards over his career. Awards include:
* 2007 Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts
* 2001 "Best Blues Guitarist" W.C. Handy Award
* 2000 "Best Blues Guitarist" W.C. Handy Award
Robillard has also been nominated for:
* 2007 "Best Contemporary Blues Album" for "Guitar Groove-A-Rama" Grammy Award
* 2010 "Best Traditional Blues Album" for "Stomp! The Blues Tonight" Grammy Award
Wikipedia contributors. "Duke Robillard." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 Nov. 2010. Web. 5 Dec. 2010.
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awesome 30 minute set with guest Big Walter Horton in Chicago, 1981
Sam Myers - Tell Me What Have I Done Wrong
with Anson Funderburgh in Texas, 1991
Kenny Neal - Blues Stew
in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2003
Jack Owens - Cherry Ball Blues
with 'Blind Bud' Spires on harp in 1978
Pinetop Perkins - Down In Mississippi
Boogie Blues with Bob Margolin in 2001
Lucky Peterson - Who's Been Talking
on the television show Taratata in 1993
Snooky Pryor - It Hurts Me Too
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