A Tribute To Hans Stamer (1938-2024)

Hans Stamer (1938-2024), was one of the guiding lights who, via Hamburg, brought the Blues to Canada.

Hans had a varied career and was featured vocalist with The Famous Last Words, The Backstreet Dudes, Django, The R+B Allstars, and many more. He is best known for his recording, 'Dig a Hole' which he recorded with, the now legendary, Hans Staymer Band in 1972.

From 1996, Hans was one half of the incredible blues-duo, Schuld & Stamer. Schuld & Stamer made three albums together, 'No Special Rider' (w. Bill Bourne), 'You got the bread...we got the jam!' (w. Long John Baldry & Chris Nordquist), and 'Kuddelmuddel.'

In 2009, Hans recorded his seminal solo Jazz album, 'Everything Happens To Me.'

Hans Stamer should be a familiar name to Baldry fans as he features on two-major Baldry solo-projects; 'Remembering Leadbelly,' Baldry's tribute to the great Leadbelly, who was also a huge influence on Hans, and the TV-special, 'Happy Birthday Blues: Long John Baldry & Friends,' a televised concert to celebrate LJB's 60th!

Thanks to Andreas Schuld for his help in sourcing so many great pictures.

Song Info:
See My Jumper Hanging On The Line (R.L. Burnside) - by Schuld & Stamer

Hans Stamer - Vocals
Andreas Schuld - Guitars
Norm Fisher - Bass
Graeme Coleman - Piano
Phil Robertson - Additional Drums
Steve Hilliam - Tenor Sax
Tom Carter - Wurlitzer Piano, Organ
Recorded and assembled at Skeena's Place Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mixed by Andreas Schuld
Mastered by Dave Meszaros at Watershed Productions
Produced by Andreas Schuld
Recorded between 2012 and 2014
Cover Art and Design by Tom Carter

HANS STAMER Discography
1972, The Hans Staymer Band-The Hans Staymer Band, GSF
1972, The Hans Staymer Band-Dig A Hole/Staymer’s Shuffle, GSF
1974, The Hans Staymer Band-Six Feet Under Water/Instant Comfort, RCA
1975, The Hans Staymer Band-The Hans Staymer Band, RCA
1975-The Hans Staymer Band-Hello Central (Give Me Dr. Music)/Never Learned To Crawl, RCA
1975-The Hans Staymer Band-Goodnight Carmalita/The Key, RCA
1976, The Dale Jacobs Group-Live At Puccini's, Singwell
1976, Will Millar-Make Believe Days, Ode Records
1977, Jim Woodyard-Basement Suite, Dyna West Records
1977, Denise McCann-Denise McCann, Polydor
1977, Lemi Aso-The Beginning, Atlantic
1981, R+B Allstars-Crazy Mama/Choo Choo Ch Boogie, Orange Records
1981, R+B Allstars-You've Got To Make Up Your Mind/Ain't That A Lot Of Love, Orange Records
1981, various-Vancouver Seeds 2, CFOX-99
1982, various-This Ones For The Kids, 101 CFMI
1996, Schuld & Stamer w. Bill Bourne-No Special Rider, Blue Streak Records
1998, Schuld & Stamer w. Long John Baldry-You got the bread...we got the jam!, Blue Streak Records
1999, various-Come Sing With Us!, Blue Streak Records
2001, various-Live at the Yale Stormin' Norman's Sunday Blues, Storman Norman's Sunday Blues
2001, Long John Baldry-Remembering Leadbelly, Stony Plain
2001, The Hans Staymer Swing Band-Louis Prima Tribute
2003, Bette Midler-The Rosemary Clooney Songbook, Columbia
2007, various-Now Hear This!, Big Beat Records
2009, Hans Stamer-Everything Happens To Me, Blue Streak Records
2011, The Hans Stamer Band-Live Blues, Blue Streak Records
2014, Schuld & Stamer-Kuddelmuddel, Blue Streak Records
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Posted: Jun. 12, 2024

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