Big, Bad and Beautiful - this recorded in the spring of live double album summarizes what Popa Chubby has achieved in the past decade. For ten long years, it is already here that Popa Chubby released a live album. This double live album includes hits from Popa of 'Booty and the Beast' to his anniversary CD 'I'm Feelin' Lucky '. The 27-song live work of Chubbfatha was in March 2015 recorded in France during his' I'm Feelin 'Lucky' tour on which he was accompanied by a great team: Dave Keyes (Keyboard), Francesco Beccaro (bass) and Andrea Beccaro (drums). As a special treat, there is an impromptu mini-set of the band with some Rolling Stones classics. A definitive live release of 55s guitar heroes from NYC!
Twelve of Popa Chubby's most inspired blues and rock excursions culled from live concert performances in France.The DVD release features a different program, interview and extra footage.– by Blind Pig
The King of The New York City Blues returns with what's destined to be one of the most topical and important records of 2004. Twelve tracks of hard hitting, politically inspired songs that run from upholding our first amendment rights in the hard thumping shuffle "Un-American Blues," to protesting the plight of young people dying for the lust of oil and power in "Young Men." Highlights also include "The Top Ten Reasons Why I Can't Sleep At Night," and a high-velocity, hard rock version of the Carter Family classic "Keep On The Sunny Side of Life." In a recent interview Popa was asked, "Where is the outrage in America? Where is the anger over the violation of our rights as Americans and human beings?" Popa simply responded "It is here, and people are waiting for a rallying call, a way and a reason to stand up for their rights as Americans. A way to stand up against the current policies of those in power that do not take in account that America is built on the sweat of the working class."
For this concert recorded at the festival Nancy Jazz Pulsation October 13, 2012, you find many accents of Jimmy Hendrix (A magnificent Hey Joe, and much more, but everything is transcended with this guitar virtuoso. Popa Chubby? A genius guitarist, and ye fast. Otherwise, it is a style in itself of great music in the fresh air fed from the Bronx. The source is the blues, with the power of rock. Everything revolves around the guitar with great sound, and on this basis, Popa Chubby goes very far, carried by every jazz and soul influences.