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Sweet Claudette: Press

The second of these two great artists/bands from the Motor City, is certainly second to none, when it comes to delivering to listeners absolute musical satisfaction in a variety of genres ranging from classic style Soul, funky R&B, Jazz, 'Grown Folks Music', blues and more! This artist, (and band), is none other than Sweet Claudette (Harrell), and The Friends Band.

When I received their latest CD, "Live and Kickin", I was certainly delighted, as for the past several years, Sweet Claudette and The Friends Band have ranked as one of my all time favorite bands ever, but in all seriousness, I doubted the fact that their new CD could possibly be as great or let alone top some of their outstanding earlier releases, such as:
"Linament & Collard Greens", 1999,
"Aint Gonna Wash Your Dirty Clothes", 2001,
"Sending You To Man School", 2004,

But I don't mind telling you one bit, I was wrong, as this absolutely smokin' CD is every bit as great, if not even better, than their previous releases, which would be a challenge for any artists of even the highest caliber to top, but once again, Sweet Claudette and The Friends Band, have outdone even themselves with this great CD!

To read it all click the link below and read the rest on 2 great Detroit artist .. Sweet Claudette & Friends and Howard Glazer.
"... Detroit's Sweet Claudette sang Hazely's favorite kind of music - Jazz." "They're playing up the good jazz," she said.
Claudette sings out sweetly at Ferndale's Festival.
Sharon Gittleman - Between The Lines
Harrell says. "I have to be real loose. I've got to be with the audience, and the audience has got to be with the music."
David Yonke - The Toledo Blade
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The 2005 Alabama Women of the Blues jumps off at the Jupiter Bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Each of these women has their own style of hard driving blues. Message given ... message taken. If captured, would've been a great CD for the Alabama Blues Project.
Sweet Claudette joins the line-up with Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Kirkland, and Willie King and the Liberators, plus MUDCAT & local blues talent "Birmingham" George Conner, Clarence Davis, Little Lee, Taylor Moore, Jesse Daniels, Caroline Shines, Elnora Spencer, Debbie Bond and more.
Sweet Claudette and Glazer gave an advance performance during the press conference.
May 18, 2005 - Oxford got a taste of the Blues Friday as musicians Sweet Claudette and Howard Glazer performed during a press conference announcing plans for the community's June 25 festival dubbed "Hot Blues and BBQ."
Of her first visit to Oxford, Sweet Claudette (aka Claudette Harrell) said, "I love the small town ambiance because it reminds me of my hometown." The singer/song writer, who's the goddaughter of Detroit Blues legend Alberta Adams, is originally from Heflin, Alabama.
Friday's press conference for next month's Hot Blues and BBQ festival turned into show and tell - not necessarily in that order.

Members of the event's organizing committee, including Village of Oxford Councilman Steve Allen, told about their anticipation for the downtown Oxford festival.

Then came the show.

Howard Glazer strummed the guitar and Sweet Claudette mouthed the words to "CC Rider," along with another of her favorites, in an impromptu concert inside the Village of Oxford administrative offices.