Got turned onto some sweet Blues last nite.

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  1. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    During setbreak last nite, our soundguy put a CD on that totally blew my mind. Actually, he played 2 CD's through the course of the evening...and I dug them both.
    I've never been a stone cold fan of the Blues...I do like some of it (Robben Ford/Little Charlie and the Nightcats/Allman Bros/etc.), but I was raised on Rock and Roll. Meaning I got my Blues 2nd hand, and a little mixed up with some other styles...which has suited me just fine.

    Well, the CD's were:
    John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers- Blues for the Lost Days
    Delbert McClinton- Greatest Hits

    This music was alive and jumping...all the cuts I heard from both of these CD's got under my skin very quickly. And the guitar work on both CD's was just plain magnificent. I knew some of Delbert, and have covered a couple of his hits (Shakey Ground/Givin' it up for your love/Take me to the River), but hadnt heard any of the tunes my bodacious soundman cued up last nite.

    I'm getting these two CD's this week...thanks Bruce! :dude
    (gonna be sheddin' some too...)

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  2. hasserl

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    Delbert's great. The Greatest Hits record is a good compilation, some good tunes there.
     
  3. jumpnblues

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    This forum's own Pete Bradt has been on stage with Delbert several times and knows him well. If you need to know about Delbert, Pete's a good resource.


    Tom
     
  4. Lucidology

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    & Pete's a great player too ...
     
  5. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    This I know...PLUS he loves Kitties!
    (and that's a BIG plus to me)

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  6. Wooley

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    Yeah, I was sittin' at work the other day, and my iTunes switched over to Elmore James.

    Hadn't listened to him in about three years.

    Really brings you back to what's important in music: the feeling.
     
  7. musicofanatic5

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    Yes, Elmo'!!! My favorite blues singer, and my go to guy when I need to enlighten some punk who tells me SRV invented blues music.
    And Delbert!! He's done it all (came up playing and drinking with Jimmy Reed, Wolf, Sonny Boy, Buster Brown; and taught John Lennon to play harmonica)!!
     
  8. John Thigpen

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    The John Mayall CD has Buddy Whittington on guitar. He's a monster and well known for playing Lentz guitars and Dr Z amps. In fact, Dr Z's website has several excerpts from Blues for the Lost Days as demos of his amps. Unfortunately, Mayall disbanded the Bluesbreakers recently.

    Also check out Mayall's 70th birthday DVD...Buddy is playing on that, and Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor guest on a few tracks each.

    John
     
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    Buddy is a gem of a man, and a great guitar player to boot! :)
     
  10. Poppa Stoppa

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    TNJ make SURE you check out John Mayall's album 'Spinning Coin' too. There's some hair-raising good tracks on there featuring Buddy W.
     
  11. decay-o-caster

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    And if you like Delbert, also give Jimmy Hall a listen - Rendezvous with the Blues is a good place to start with him.
     
  12. Schwalbe

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    + 1 for Elmore. After a rough day at the day gig nothing clears the mind like 30 minutes of Elmore James on the ride home.
     
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    Elmore should be required listening for anyone that thinks they play blues.
     
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