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RJ Spangler
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Grandpa_Erik left a comment for RJ Spangler
"Hey RJ, a little taste from our music. If you like it there is more to hear at my site and I would like to be your friend. If it's not your taste I am sorry to have taken your time. Much respect. Grandpa_Erik "
Aug 16, 2009
John Reece Project left a comment for RJ Spangler
"RJ....I ran across your link on this site....been a few years since we've played together...I moved to Saginaw 2+ years ago but still gig in Detroit with Wixom Slim, The Original Vandellas, etc.....keep the blues alive... JR"
Mar 6, 2009
Bluesman.Chuck left a comment for RJ Spangler
"Thanks for the Friend invite. Lookin forward to talking with ya!"
Feb 6, 2009
Christy Howard left a comment for RJ Spangler
"Hi RJ, Thanks for the friendship her on live blues...... It's an honor! :) Christy"
Feb 5, 2009
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About Me:
Detroit drummer/producer/manager R.J. Spangler is a journeyman musician who has done much to resurrect the careers of some forgotten blues artists. A versatile performer, Spangler has performed with such luminaries as Martha & the Vandellas, James Carter, Big Jay McNeely, and many others. Introduced to jazz and blues by his uncle, drummer Bud Spangler, who played with Detroit jazz legends the Tribe, R.J. grew up listening to the greats of the music. By the early '80s Spangler had formed his own jazz band, the Sun Messengers, who earned a Motor City Music Award in 1982. Although having spent most of his teens and twenties focusing on jazz, Spangler never forgot about the blues, and after seeing guitarist Johnnie Bassett perform at the Montreux-Detroit International Jazz Festival in the early '90s, Spangler asked Bassett to join his band. Bassett had fallen into obscurity since the time he was a successful sessionman in the '50s and '60s, but with Spangler's help Bassett's career got back on track and culminated in a successful tour of Europe. Since then Spangler has helped other blues artists resurrect their careers, including vocalists Alberta Adams, Joe Weaver, Odessa Harris, and others.

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At 2:46pm on August 16, 2009, Grandpa_Erik said…
Hey RJ, a little taste from our music. If you like it there is more to hear at my site and I would like to be your friend. If it's not your taste I am sorry to have taken your time. Much respect. Grandpa_Erik

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At 5:34pm on March 6, 2009, John Reece Project said…
RJ....I ran across your link on this site....been a few years since we've played together...I moved to Saginaw 2+ years ago but still gig in Detroit with Wixom Slim, The Original Vandellas, etc.....keep the blues alive...
JR
At 1:05pm on February 6, 2009, Bluesman.Chuck said…
Thanks for the Friend invite. Lookin forward to talking with ya!
At 9:11am on February 5, 2009, Christy Howard said…
Hi RJ,
Thanks for the friendship her on live blues...... It's an honor! :)
Christy
At 11:45pm on February 4, 2009, Twist Turner said…
Hey RJ, Long time no see......
 
 
 

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