Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August Monday 17 August Tuesday 18 August Wednesday 19 August Thursday 20 August Friday 21 August Saturday 22 August Sunday 23 August Monday 24 August Tuesday 25 August Wednesday 26 August Thursday 27 August Friday 28 August Saturday 29 August Sunday 30 August Monday 31 August Tuesday 1 September Wednesday 2 September Thursday 3 September Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September Sunday 6 September Monday 7 September Tuesday 8 September Wednesday 9 September Thursday 10 September Friday 11 September Saturday 12 September Sunday 13 September Monday 14 September Tuesday 15 September Wednesday 16 September Thursday 17 September Friday 18 September While blues playing was not allowed in his parents' home, Henry was encouraged to play blues at Mrs.
White's house, and by the time he was 16 he was asked to play at a club near the family home in Alsen. After he told his father, his father insisted on going with him, and once he saw that little Henry made decent money playing blues, he had no ethical or moral problems with his son playing blues piano. After arriving in Chicago in , Gray began hanging out in the bustling postwar club scene there, checking out the Windy City's best piano players.
One day while he was sitting in at a club, he caught the attention of Big Maceo Merriweather, then a big fish in a small pond of Chicago piano players. Merriweather kindly took Gray under his wing and showed him around the city's blues clubs, and he got to know stars of the scene, including Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. In Wolf asked Henry to join his band.
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Show details. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. According to Lily Burnett, Wolf's wife, Henry became the leader and vocalist for the band when 'Wolf' had to travel to make solo appearances. Henry wrote some of his best blues songs during this time. After a dozen years of touring and recording with one of the hottest blues bands in the country, Henry returned home to Alson, Louisiana in to help his mother run the family's fish store.
But Henry had not given up his music, by any means. He played two or three times a week in the clubs around Baton Rouge, helping, with Tabby Thomas, to create and sustain the 'Swamp Blues' sound of that area.
Henry's activity kept him in the local public eye enough to catch the attention of the New Orleans and Jazz Heritage Festival. Rolf Shubert, a German blues promoter, discovered Henry at one of these festivals in the mid 's.
Shubert began to bring Henry over to Europe to play festivals and venues as a solo blues artist. Buy Now. Brianna Paciorka. The album art for Henry Gray and the Creole Cats' '92'. Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Manage followed notifications. Close Followed notifications. Please log in to use this feature Log In.Henry Gray - Listen to Henry Gray on Deezer. With music streaming on Deezer you can discover more than 56 million tracks, create your own playlists, and share your favourite tracks with your friends.