Black Crowes with Jackie Greene..

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by kolbyt85, May 22, 2013.

  1. ethandt

    ethandt Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    I agree with most of this. I love Luther's work on Warpaint and Before the Frost. But live, his tone was just too desparate from the rest of the band. When I listen back to recordings he just sticks out like a sore thumb, sounding like he's playing in a different band.

    I saw them early this year and Jackie wasn't up to snuff. But late in the year, when I saw them in Chicago, I thought he was fantastic.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
  2. Smacky the Frog

    Smacky the Frog Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2009
    Rockland County, NY
    Jackie was right at home during all four acoustic shows in Port Chester than when I saw him earlier this year. I preferred Jackie to Luther for the acoustic work, which is saying a lot since the Town Hall shows on 11/3/08 and 11/4/08 were classics.

    I also prefer Jackie to Luther re: electric work as he seems more at home on the Crowes rock songs. I really never took to Luther playing No Speak No Slave, Remedy...anything harder-edged.

    That's probably why I wasn't as into Before the Frost and Warpaint as much as I was into the 2nd-4th albums with Ford. The mix on those albums were 50/50 rock to jamband music while the latest were more Dead-like.

    That being said, Luther is a monster player and I love NMAS and enjoyed a lot of his rhythm fills (which Ford was exceptional at doing) with the Crowes. Overall, I prefer Jackie.

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