West Coast Blues Thread Version 19

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Scott Miller, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. stratocat63

    stratocat63 Supporting Member

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    The old throw out a key where he won't have the harp, not just for harp players. Odd keys weed people out or in for that matter.

    I hate lists as a jammer, and really really hate them as a "conducter/organizer". Which I am retired from. You can't put good players up with raw amateurs and expect them to come back for more.

    Definitely takes a while to get in with players when you are new and don't have friends to introduce you around.
     
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  2. ellis dee

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    i learned born under a bad sign in C# i know i should learn it in other keys, and i will.... eventually..
    i don't play it in that key to mess people up, but if that harp player sits out, that is an added bonus....
     
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    Our friend, @Hasserbrock, has been very kind and gracious helping out over in Orange County, but that's a little bit fo a haul from my place, compared to this jam. So, SoCal has been very kind to me. And, I think I really did make some good contacts.

    I just think it was pretty darn funny that I got stuck with the total Blues jam nightmare!
     
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    fretshop Silver Supporting Member

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    You might try calling T.J. Thompson about repairing the inlay. he specializes in Martins, but may either help you, or refer you to someone up your way. https://www.fretboardjournal.com/features/visit-guitar-repair-guru-tj-thompson/
     
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    Good to know.
    Thanks.
     
  6. RickyKing

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    Hi All!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all my Blues Brothers in this great forum.
    Please enjoy this You Tube set from Muddy Waters with Hollywood Fats in the band,
    and B.B. as a bonus!
    It's a goodie! Peace!
     
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    Looking for recommendations for jump blues tunes w/horns that are lyrically interesting/clever and/or have distinguishing hooks/stops etc.? Think “Who Drank My Beer When I Was In the Rear” or “Why Don’t You Eat Where You Slept Last Night.” Prefer original purveyors rather than newer artists.
     
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  8. RickyKing

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    Check the Louis Jordan catalog, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Amos Milburn, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, there are lots.
     
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    Wynonie Harris and Louis Prima as well... Two of my favorites!
     
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    A band I was in backed him in the mid 1990s. Luckily, I just played the set openers and left the stage before Red's call to the stage for "star time". I remember him yelling at the other guitar player (the band leader) to "play me some damn chords!", and yelling at the drummer to "give me a disco beat!..NO! No! DISCO!!", while stomping back and forth. This was all in the middle of songs. Valuable playing experience on everyone's part.
     
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    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    Red was a character, for sure. I miss his goofy grin when he got onstage, whatever else you might say about him, he always seemed to have a really deep love for being up performing.

    Always wondered why a guy with the name Cardell Boyette would need a nickname to play the blues!
     
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    Cardell Boyette sounds like he should be opening the bowling for the West Indian cricket team.
     
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  13. stratocat63

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    I ran across this and thought it was pretty cool. It isn't really WCB but I would think it might have been seen by people here already, but I hadn't so just in case...

     
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    Kirk gives great props to his West Coast lineage as well as his other influences.
    As down to earth, cool & humble as he’s always been, def worth setting the time aside to watch!
     
  15. RickyKing

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    Loved this! Thanks for posting!!
     
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    When in Memphis for the Blues Music Awards last year, I lucked into sitting next to Kirk at dinner one evening at The Blues City Cafe. My wife and my playing partner were with me... They both understood my excitement. I introduced myself and told him I was a huge fan (and that I had just picked up his Truefire course and was really enjoying it). I did remember to introduce him to my wife and my playing partner (who he knew of).

    He was incredibly nice and friendly. We talked like two music geeks for a few minutes, and then talked about life and family, our (my wife and I) having just moved to SoCal, how he liked living in Europe, etc. We had a very pleasant dinner. I tried not to impose too much, and he was super gracious. Just a genuinely nice guy. I am more of a fan since then, I will admit.
     
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    This is pretty cool.
     
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  18. stratocat63

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    He is a player alright, I watched that a couple days back. I liked how he mentioned the great Spanky Alford (I used to get his leftovers. It was a big step down for the clients and that is not even a joke).

    Something else he said or that was said was about Reggie Young which set me off on another two hours of "tv" watching on youtube.
     
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  19. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    WCB blues connection--George Harmonica Smith was a big inspiration to many of the younger WCB oriented guys, especially William Clarke.
     
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  20. backalley nick

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    Man Big Joe Turner slays on this clip! That’s WCB by way of Kansas City if I ever heard it! (He spent his later years in Inglewood)
     
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