Bjorn BergeRichie HavensEtta JamesBilly JonesAsh GrünwaldJames BrownSharon Jones



Beate Sandor • SHOWTIME, Kings & Queens from A to Z

128 authorized musician photo portraits

music history of a decade (2004-2014)

ISBN 978-3-200-04632-0

publishing date: October 31, 2016

book presentation at "Reigen live" Vienna, 1140, Hadikgasse 62,

on November 1st, 2016, 8PM, before Popa Chubby's gig

all photos 2004-2015 © Beate Sandor, Bildrecht 2016

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Beate Sandor • showtime

front cover: the crowd at the Cognac Blues Passions, Cognac, France, photo © Beate Sandor, 2013

back cover: Melissa Etheridge's guitars at MQ, Vienna, Austria, photo © Beate Sandor, 2015

(136 pages, with 128 full size photos, 28x21cm, hardcover)



Beate Sandor • Showtime

a personal note..

This book offers a cross section through time of the musicians that I was able to capture through my lens, and from my heart. Because there are so many powerful musicians world wide, this book cannot ever be completed. I apologize to the artists who were not included due to time and location, but it doesn’t mean that I didn’t choose their music. Instead, I am offering a view of a time and place in the music world that has the capacity to take us out of time, and out of place, to the spirit. This is my missive to hope that the Blues will continue strong. I want to thank all of the musicians I worked with for their overwhelming feedback for this art book project. This book of images may prove to be a small but important part of the music history of ten years, keeping those fabulous performances alive. For those who are gone, these images stand in memoriam, and for all contemporary artists who continue their great work everyday – they convey my highest respect and appreciation.

sincerely: Beate Sandor



under the patronage of the:

The Music Maker Relief Foundation

presented by:

JazzFest Vienna Reigen Cognac Blues Passions

kindly supported by:

Bildrecht ARWAG Wien Kultur KulturImDritten WRSTV


following musician photo portraits are in my art photo book "showtime - kings & queens from A to Z" included:

Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint †, Anders Osborne, Anne Harris, Art Neville, Ash Grunwald, B.B. King †, Bernard Allison, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, "Big Al" Carson, Billy Iuso and Big Chief Juan Pardo of the Golden Comanches, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Billy Jones, Bjørn Berge, Bob Stroger, Bobby Rush, Bonnie Lee †, Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Lee and Eddie Turner, Bryan Lee, Carol Fran, Cedric Burnside, Charles Neville, Chris Thomas King (2004, 2009), Chuck Brown †, Clarence "Frogman“ Henry, Cool John Ferguson, Craig Klein, Cyril Neville, Dani Wilde, Dave Mason, David "Honeyboy" Edwards †, Davina And The Vagabonds, Dawn Tyler Watson, Deborah Coleman, Dickey Betts, Dr. John, Eddie Shaw, Eddie Tigner, Eddie Vaan Shaw, Eden Brent, Eddie Turner, Eric Lindell, Etta James †, Guitar Shorty, Hans Theessink, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Ian Neville, Nick Daniels III, Tony Hall), Ivan Neville, James Blood Ulmer, James Brown †, John Boutté, John Mooney, John Primer, John Mayall, Jon Cleary, Keziah Jones, Koko Taylor †, Lazy Lester, Long John Hunter †, Little Freddie King, Lil’ Ed Williams, Linda Tillery, Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir (Melanie DeMore, Elouise Burrell, Rhonda Benin, Linda Tillery, Simon Monserrat, Bryan Dyer), Liz Mandville Greeson aka Liz Mandeville, Lucky Peterson, Lynne Jordan, Madeleine Peyroux, Margie Perez, Marva Wright †, Macavine Hayes † & Sol, Maurice John Vaughn, Mavis Staples, Michael Burks †, Mitch Woods (2014), Michaela Harrison, Nikki Hill (2014), Nora Jean Bruso, Otis Taylor, Papa Grows Funk, Paul DesLauriers, Paul Sanchez, Pete Fountain †, Percy Sledge †, Popa Chubby, Richie Havens †, Rita Chiarelli, Rokia Traoré, Roland Tchakounté, Ruf Records Blues Caravan (Dani Wilde, Deborah Coleman, Sue Foley), Sarah Jane Morris, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Sharrie Williams, Shakura S’Aida, Slewfoot † & Cary B., Solomon Burke †, Spencer Bohren, Sue Foley, Terry Evans, The Blind Boys Of Alabama (Tracy Pierce, Billy Bowers, Jimmy Carter, Ben Moore), Tracy Pierce and Charlie Musselwhite, The Neville Brothers, Tia Gouttebel (Tia and the patient Wolves), Trombone Shorty, Vusa Mkhaya (Insingizi), Wanda Johnson, Washboard Chaz, Willie Kent †, Willie King †, Ze Bluetones



Sue FoleyBig Al CarsonJohn MayallClarence Hans TheessinkWanda JohnsonMadeleine Peyroux

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all photos © Beate Sandor, Bildrecht (formerly VBK) /ARS NY since 2001