A Multi-Talented Blues Man
Osee Anderson, a Chicago native, is a multi-talented figure on the
international music scene. As second guitarist for the
Blues Band Osee Anderson has toured the U.S., Canada and Europe impressing
audiences and critics with his scorching, innovative musical contributions to
any group. Osee Anderson's 1986 - 1989 three year stint with
produced aggressive contributions as lead and rhythm guitarist on two of
Alligator Record albums. Osee Anderson left
shortly after opening for
Once on his own, Osee Anderson formed Osee Anderson and The Hit Squad the
weekend before his first gig at The Motor City Blues Festival in Detroit, Mi.
in August of 1989. Osee Anderson and his Hit Squad performed between blues
Koko Taylor and
Lonnie Mack. In September of 1989 Osee Anderson moved to California and formed
the first Californian Hit Squad. They played all over Southern California;
at the 1990 Long Beach Blues Fest. While in California, Osee Anderson taught
at G.I.T. Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood. And
sat Osee Anderson down and taught him the business of music he'd experienced
over the years. Osee Anderson appeared at the Benson and Hedges Guitar
Workshop at Musicians Institute with
hosting. Other musicians appearing were
Joe Louis Walker,
In March of 1991 Osee Anderson headed into the studio to record
Old School, Nu School which was released in Febuary of 1992. Osee
Anderson and the Hit Squad then embarked on an extensive tour from San Diego
to Vancouver Island, Winnipeg to Las Vegas. Osee Anderson who began his
professional career at age thirteen, has performed with R&B vocalist
Ruby Andrews, also The Staple Singers, Ann Peebles, The Emotions,
Jerry Butler, Al Green, Billy Paul, The Chi-Lities,
Screamin' Jay Hawkins,
Big Jay McNeely,
Big Time Sarah,
Raful Neal and family,
the Father of Rock & Roll
Buddy Guy, and
Junior Wells. Producing music provides another arena for Osee Anderson to
exercise his talents. He served as staff producer and arranger for Gerim
Records. Songwriting with songs recorded by
Lonnie Brooks and
is another priority of Osee Anderson's activities. Osee played
first soprano bugle for three years in the 'D.C.I. World champ' Cavaliers Drum
and Bugle Corps. Self taught with a formal music degree from Grambling State
University, he played viola with four local Louisiana symphonies. Osee
Anderson formed a funk band (Uncle Remus) in Baton Rouge where he be-friended
a freshman from Southern University named Brantford Marsalis; briefly
recruiting Marsalis into the funk band where they traded licks. Osee Anderson
recorded his second self produced CD Smokin' NOT! Jokin' live over
three nights at the Black Pearl Club, Park City, Utah in March of 1994 with
the studio cuts done in Orange CO., California during April and May 1995. Osee
Anderson's third CD, Catching The Sunset, was released in 2002.
Visit Osee Anderson's official website at oseeanderson.com.
Visit Osee Anderson's official website at oseeanderson.net.
Visit also these related Sites:
Various Articles on Osee Anderson
Article at pipl.com.
Reviews and Critiques of Osee Anderson Live Performances and Recordings
Osee Anderson Old School, Nu School. CD review by Jim Trageser.
Osee Anderson Smokin' NOT! Jokin'. CD review by Jim Trageser.
Osee Anderson Smokin' NOT! Jokin' (D'Lotis Records DLO-051230). CD review by Gordon Baxter.
Osee Anderson Photos
Short article and Osee Anderson photo at chrwradio.com.
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