Big Pete Pearson Photos

Big Pete Pearson is considered to be Phoenix’s King of the Blues. Big Pete is simply an amazing blues singer. He has been fronting bands in the Southwest since the 1950’s. Bob and Big Pete have a long history of playing and recording together which started almost immediately upon Bob’s arrival in Phoenix in 1981. Here are some memorable photos of this master of the blues.

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Big Pete Pearson at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona (Photo by Daniel Swadener)

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Big Pete Pearson Needs No Microphone – Early 1980s

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Big Pete Pearson In A Groove

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Big Pete Pearson In A Groove

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Big Pete Pearson In A Groove

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Big Pete Pearson Blues Band – 1984
(front row – Matt Roe, Big Pete Pearson, Emerson Carrethers
back row – Bob Tate, Jed Allen, Elmer Scott, Bob Corritore)

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Two Kings – Phoenix’s King of the Blues With B.B. King

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Big Pete Pearson With Then-Wife Karen After Receiving A Keeping The Blues Alive Award From The Phoenix Blues Society

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Catfish Blues

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The Original Hymn Revivers Publicity Photo – Big Pete Pearson’s Gospel Roots – 1950s
Big Pete Pearson Is To The Far Left, His Wife Is The Woman With The Beehive Hairstyle Two Down From Pete

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Singing The Blues

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Big Pete Pearson Blues Band – Elmer Scott, Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Bernard Williams (Former Sax Player of Dyke & The Blazers), Larry Rhymes, Matt Roe, Dr. Fish – 1983

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Big Pete Pearson Holding Court At The Barbecue – Dr. Fish, Matt Roe, Larry Rhymes, Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Elmer Scott, Bernard Williams – 1983

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With The Rhythm Room All-Stars – Chris James, Brian Fahey, Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Patrick Rynn – 2009 (Photo by David Blake)

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2 thoughts on “Big Pete Pearson Photos

  1. I am a friend of Big Pete’s from Colorado & will be in Phoenix soon. Please have him call me @ 970-560-2767
    Thanks
    Barbara

  2. hi bob, I’m a phx native and blues lover, lived walking distance from chars back in the day. anyway I had a restaurant called Tia Marias in the early 90’s in north phx and Big Pete played there for sunday brunches a few times. We shared a few Presidente brandies or ten. I met my wife during one of these shows and we are celebrating are twentieth anniversary. as a surprise I am taking her to the botanical gardens on May 13 to see Pete. Was hoping to really blow her mind with a shout out from Pete. saw your blog and that I’d give it a try!!! Our names are Tony and Glynnis Bohannon 602 339-3020 bohfam@cox.net trying to keep it on the down low. Really miss living “downtown” and hitting the blues circuit. Thanks for anything you can do Tony B

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