Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by gkoelling, May 14, 2015.
I remember seeing the S.M. Band when they were a blues band - when Boz Scaggs was still in the band - at the Fillmore West in San Francisco when I was still a teenager (this was about 1968 or 69). Those were some good times.
I never get tired of this---first heard it way back in the wayback when it was first released----he and Boz both had and have huge blues cred, and I enjoy still their stuff best when they go/get back to those roots and roots-inspired stuff; Miller lost me for awhile w/ The Joker and post-"Joker"/pop stuff....same was true w/ Scaggs to some degree, albeit he could write contemporary superior and soulful pop that did hold up: Scaggs' Come On Home and Dig were both especially killer albums:
Incredible!! I haven't heard that tune since what 70-71??
I still remember the day my buddy turned me on to it!
And As soon as I saw the cover art, I remembered that Bloomfield-esq opening lick like it was yesterday. Wow!
That tone and phrasing will stand up against anything recorded since.
Everyone sounded so incredible back then. It was an inspiring time to be a guitarist.
There's also a version of this Robert Johnson classic on The Joker album from the same time period.
One of my favorite records from the early '70s, I am glad I still have that album. Steve Miller knows the blues.
Damn, I forget about that one!
It was released in '71. I was a whopping 15 years old. What a great time in music to be young. The list of artists is long and impressive.
Steve Miller was working in Chicago with all the great blues players before he became a rock star.
Steve Miller has an amazing back round. His blues roots are discussed in this bio article.
He made a great career out of turning blues riffs into big selling songs. He always puts on a good show.
THAT was incredible! Steve playing with such intensity and fire, just incredible tone! How about the bite on that guitar?! That amp was screaming mercy! That's the Steve I remember!
Thanks for posting that!
I saw him last night and killed some Freddie King the man has some chops.
Wow- I've never heard this before. Is that Steve Miller playing the leads? Anybody know what guitar/amp that is? It sounds like the allman bros to so I'm assuming a cranked plexi and something like an sg/les paul?
I did not expect this to be that good. Thanks for posting.
The Anthology album is on my top 20 faves of all time
A favorite for me as well from it's release. Great playing.... great songs and I always really liked his singing.
That's great to hear. I wish he'd release a blues album, I bet it would get a welcome reception.
Check out "Born 2B Blue". Great record.