Keepin' It Real is an aptly titled disc by Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Among the 13 tracks are edgy performances of such blues standards as "Good Morning Little School Girl," "Baby Please Don't Go," and "Pretty Thing," but it's the six originals that really ignite this set. Since the band had been working out these songs during live shows, the tracks were usually captured in one take when they finally played them in the studio…..
Here and Now is as about as near to perfect as a modern-day blues album should get. Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers shine collectively like a well-polished diamond on this outing, produced by Piazza and guitarist extraordinaire Rick Holmstrom……
Tough and Tender was the first new studio for Piazza and the Mighty Flyers since 1992's Alphabet Blues. The kickoff track, "Power of the Blues," announces their triumphant return with a clarion call from Rod that "we've got the power of the blues."…….
Both on 1 CD,19 titles in all, recorded from 1980 thru 1983. From Little Walter's "Mellow Down Easy" to Honey's "Texas Twister".
See, what we have in mind is the strong suggestion you part with enough dead presidents to purchase this disc,and thereby partake ofone of the coolest consbos of roots rock,rhythm'n blues,roadhouse Swing and hellfire on wax.Call it what suits you — rockabilly,blues,Jazz whatever.Cause were talking transcendence of any one idiom here,the kind of music that tells your head what your feet already know.From the spring-loaded "Too Young To Have Fun" to the Jimmy Reed standard "Take Out Some Insurance" and the churning original "Texas Twister" this is one staggering platter,with the kind of fiery playing and singing that clears away the competition.This kind of heart and soul cant be taked.In this,their second longplayer,The Mighty Flyers move from Southern Cal phenoms to national breakout. They'll crowd your dancefloor all night long.
"Almighty Dollar" heralds Rod Piazza's latest achievement in a career that spans well over four decades and twenty-five recordings. This time out, the Mighty Flyers rocket into the stratosphere as Piazza pilots his crew through another harp-fueled voyage propelled by some very special guests including Bay Area guitarist Rusty Zinn, Mississippi-bred bluesman Johnny Dyer, So Cal bassists Hank Van Sickle on upright and Norm Gonzalez on electric bass, along with saxophonist Jonny Viau from San Diego. In these tough economic times the power of the almighty dollar may not be what it used to be… but in the hands of Rod Piazza and the All Mighty Flyers you can rest assured that their music retains a value that is unequivocally built to last.
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers - Big Blues Party movie was released Oct 25, 2005 by the Blind Pig studio. This group, a three-time winner of the W.C. Handy "Best Blues Band" award, is featured in live performance at an unspecified venue.The award-winning blues band the Mighty Flyers is recognizable by Rod Piazza's virtuoso harmonica and fiery vocals, as well as Honey Piazza's infectious piano playing Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers - Big Blues Party video. This high-quality live recording was filmed for television in March of 2005 Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers - Big Blues Party film.–by cdUniverse