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Larry Vann demonstrates the “Oakland Scratch Groove”


This in–depth interview with Larry Vann reveals how he got started in music, his accomplishments, his inspirations, what he experiences while performing and the key to his longevity. Find out who LARRY VANN is, from LARRY VANN:



Interview with Larry Vann, Part I


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In this installment of the in–depth interview, Larry Vann speaks about his multiple talents, his musical description of himself, his experience as a business owner and advice to aspiring musicians. Find out more of who LARRY VANN is, from LARRY VANN:



Interview with Larry Vann, Part II


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RECENT AWARDS, CERTIFICATES

Recipient of the Blues Society’s West Coast Hall of Fame, “BLUES DRUMMER OF THE YEAR” Award and The Jazz Institute’s “MAN OF THE YEAR” Award

Larry Vann Awards

Ordained to the Office of Deacon, Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, Oakland, CA

Deacon Vann


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Interview with Larry Vann – about how he got his “LARRY VANN POCKET”, and much more…



THE JAKE FEINBERG SHOW – THE LARRY VANN INTERVIEW





BIOGRAPHY and DISCOGRAPHY

Sharing some HIGHLIGHTS of
his music career…

BIOGRAPHY

Larry Vann has made an impressive mark on the Bay Area music scene over the years with his authentic, piercing, all-encompassing musical technique. One listen to his compelling, penetrating and intoxicating grooves clearly demonstrates why he has been in such huge demand for sessions and tours with the likes of Elvin Bishop and Merl Saunders. His top-notch drumming and percussion has garnered him popular and critical success throughout the United States and Europe, but Vann has also wowed critics and crowds alike with his sultry singing voice, buoyed by his melodic, inventive songwriting.

Larry Vann A professional performer since age 15, Vann draws from a deep well of musical influence, including gospel, blues, funk, jazz and soul. These various genres have collectively shared his unique sound, which is in full display on this CD.

Vann's resume reads like a “Who's Who” list, having toured and recorded with those musicians listed above, as well as The Whispers, Martha Reeves, The Marvalettes, Charles Brown, Buffy Saint-Marie, Randy Crawford, and many more. His work with the popular San Francisco Bay Area Blues Group, Ron Thompson and the Resistors contributed to the band earning two Bay Area Music Awards. Be sure to check out his discography to get a comprehensive look at his recording career.

Larry Vann on Peggy Sue Got Married His impressive career also includes a motion picture role as a nightclub band member in the Academy Award-nominated “Peggy Sue Got Married”. World tours with jazz pianist Brian Auger and blues harp legend Charlie Musselwhite round out a phenomenal career of music-making.

Vann’s honors and awards include:

  • The Blues Society’s West Coast Hall of Fame, “Blues Drummer of the Year” award
  • The Jazz Institute’s “Man of the Year” award.

He has also had the honor of serving as a Governor on the Governing Board of the San Francisco chapter of The Recording Academy® (GRAMMY).

DISCOGRAPHY

  • LARRY VANN LIVE! AT THE BAJABA SHOWCASE STUDIO CLUB94
    (Rusty Key Records)

  • JULES BROUSSARD…WITH STRINGS ATTACHED
    (Jules Broussard)

  • STILL GROOVIN’
    (Merl Saunders)

  • THE RHYTHM & ROOTS OF LARRY VANN
    (Rusty Key Records)

  • IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE
    (Jamie Davis)

  • CYRIL MAGNIN STREET FAIR - June 26, 2003
    (Various Artists - Live Feed CD)

  • SOUL TRAIN ’75 - THE BEST OF THE SOUL TRAIN GANG
    (Compilation - Sanctuary Records)

  • THE BIG BELLY BLUES BAND
    (The Big Belly Blues Band -- Chump Change Records)

  • SUMMERTIME IN THE BIG CITY
    (Rusty Key Records)

  • LOOK OVER YONDER
    (Various Artists -- Sweet Jimmie Sings The Blues)

  • THE SKIN IíM IN
    (Elvin Bishop -- Alligator Records)

  • MAGIC TOUCH
    (Ron Thompson and the Resistors)

  • FEELINGS
    (Merl Saunders -- Fantasy Records)

  • KEY TO THE HEART
    (Brian Auger -- One Way Records)

  • ACE IN THE HOLE
    (Elvin Bishop -- Alligator Records)

  • TRIBUTE TO HOUND DOG TAYLOR
    (Alligator Records)

  • ALLIGATOR CHRISTMAS ALBUM
    (Alligator Records)

  • YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON
    (Merl Saunders -- Fantasy Records)

  • DO I MOVE YOU
    (Merl Saunders -- Crystal Clear Records)

  • TREAT HER LIKE GOLD
    (Ron Thompson and the Resistors -- Tacoma Records)

  • JUST LIKE THE DEVIL
    (Ron Thompson and the Resistors -- Blind Pig Records)

  • IN LOVE FOREVER
    (The Whispers -- Soul Train Records)

  • DON CORNELIUS PRESENTS THE SOUL TRAIN GANG
    (Soul Train Records)

  • SUMMER OF Ď73
    (Marvin Holmes & Justice -- Brown Door Records)

  • DAVID SOUL
    (David Soul -- Private Stock Records)

  • VARIOUS RECORDING SESSIONS
    (Paul Butterfield)

  • JUJU ALCHEMY OF THE BLUES POEMS
    (Sara Webster Fabio -- F19714 Folk Ways Records)

  • TRADE WINDS
    (Verlin Sandles -- Deep Roots Records)
    MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS
  • PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED
    EUROPEAN RECORDINGS
  • CITY WALLS
  • CHANGES
  • PHIL CARMEN LIVE AT MONTREUX
    (Phil Carmen)

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