As a producer and/or engineer, Alec Fraser has recorded some of the blues worlds finest.Jeff Healey, Snooky Pryor, Pinetop Perkins, Billyboy Arnold, Paul Oscher, Willie Smith, Mel Brown, Curley Bridges, Lil Dave Thompson, Harmonica Shah, Fruteland Jackson, Sam Myers, Finis Tasby, Kenny “bluesboss” Wayne, Julian Fauth and Jimmy Bowskill. Alec has done all of Jeff Healey`s Jazz Wizard recordings and most of the Electro-fi records roster.
Alec Fraser has produced many records over the years that have recieved recognition and awards. Here are some worthy of attention.
Jeff Healey– “Mess Of Blues” 3 weeks at number one on the Billboard blues charts and stayed on for months after. www.jeffhealey.com
Jack de Keyzer– 6 String Lover/ Blues Album of the Year 2003 Juno award
Morgan Davis– Painkiller/ Blues Album of the Year 2004 Juno award.
and also won the 2004 Maple Blues award for recording of the year.
Morgan Davis– Blues Medicine 1999 Maple Blues award for “Producer of the year”
Pappy Johns Band– “Blame it on Monday” (2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Producer Award)
Pappy Johns Band– ’Full Circle’ Best Blues Album at the 2004 CAMA’s
Some Cds that Alec produced for Electro-fi Records can be found at
Billy Boy Arnold– Billy Boy Sings Sonny Boy
Julian Fauth– Ramblin’ Son
Harrison Kennedy– Ramblin’ Son
Fruteland Jackson– Tell Me What You say
Harmonica Shah– Listen At Me Good
Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and the Juke Joint Rockers– ”Bluesin’ It” ( Juno and MBA nominations)
BRIEF BASSPLAYER BIO
Glasgow born producer/musician Alec Fraser came to music through his father Alec Sr, a boxing musician. With many uncles in the Merchant Navy bringing back records from America, artists like Hank Williams, Jimmy Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash and Louis Jordan became influential in getting a six year old Alec to learn the guitar. Since immigrating to Canada as a teenager he has played bass with international artists such as Bo Diddley, The Drifters, Kim Wilson, Ian Gillian, Willie” Big Eyes” Smith, Ray Benson, Walter Trout, Mel Brown, Sam Myers, Finis Tasby and Cream’s Jack Bruce as well as touring and recording with The Jeff Healey Band and the acoustic band Brokenjoe.
Canadian artists like David Wilcox,Jack de Keyser, Morgan Davis, Danny Marks, Jerome Godboo, Rick Fines and Gospel singer Danny Brooks have all had Alec as their bass player and have helped him receive the 2004 Mapleblues bassist of the year award. Recently he has played with Randy Bachman, Colin James, Matt Minglewood, Steve Strongman, Eric Sardinas and Toney “Wild T” Springer.