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Pink Anderson singing the mighty fine song I got mine. Pink, as you may know, will be remembered for many things but perhaps his most lasting legacy will be as one of the heroes of a group of young men who took his name and another of another bluesman Floyd Council and mashed them up to form the name of their band, Pink Floyd.

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Late Doors wrote:
Not sold on Seasick Steve though to be honest, dont know why, maybe its the "story" behind him, im a bit sceptical.

the story is true. but he was only a bum for a couple of years, i believe
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't believe anybody is still around who knew Robert Johnson, but here he is:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2...oneyboy-edwards-blues?INTCMP=SRCH
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Had this on in the car this morning. I just love his vocal on this. Ace!


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One of my favorite bits of comedy by two of my favorite comedians. Everytime I see this I can't believe how Dud keeps a straight face.


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Blues Recommendations

Got to start With 1950s Chicago. The '50s were the pivotal era and Chicago the epicentre. All the styles that had been forming previously  in the South migrated North with the black population seeking work. Electronic technology bolstered the sound and more liberal attitudes enabled freer expression. There were other places but Chicago was the place. Lots of artists were around prior to the '50s and many made their name after the '50s but it was this era, this place that harnessed it all.

If Chicago was the Pivotal epicentre then one McKinley Morganfield was the pivotal epicentre of Chicago galvanising players into his band and social circles. Muddy Waters, to use his better known name was not just a musician but also a "community leader"  as he would be referred to as these days. Any blues recommendations has to start with this man I think.

It's actually quite hard to know what blues to recommend for anybody not just Muddy. There's the well known singles, the remastered Compilations and the original albums. Finding them all is just brilliant side shoot of getting into blues. I'll put up my own favourite stuff. As usual 'cos its my own preference if there's a good live performance  on You Tube I'll use that. Live is best : - 0

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Muddy had lots of Sidemen in his band that went on to become solo artists including Little Walter. Maybe the best harmonica player ever

Little Walter's Jump (instrumental)



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I've been looking through this thread.
Funny, I never tire of live music but I often can't be arsed making the effort to go to a gig. Might be a consequence of trying not to drink? But I'm not much of a fan of sitting at home listening to a live recording as a rule.
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You're welcome. i'm having fun this is gonna run n run

Probably the second most important bluesman of that era was Willie Dixon, himself the bass  player for Muddy's Band. Maybe not so much for his singing but mainly his song writing and all round fixer up of things. Anything he is associated with is good. Led Zep, lets respectfully say, drew influence from a few of his songs and riffs.

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It's interesting listening to those 3 clips you posted LD. It sort of maps the modern history of the blues.

The first track is brilliant, moody, raw (well dressed up as raw) and exactly what the blues is about. The last one is big band blues, bloody awful. Who the hell claps to the blues. But it was done because blues had got big.

I could listen to track 1 type blues all day. But that last one, the BB King/Eric Clapton style is not for me
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You mean the Willie Dixon trio ?  That is interesting h, cheers y'know i agonised a while over what clips to put up. Its something me n Si have talked about lots about blues gigs. In the states in clubs they tend to be two or three sets. The first is always brilliant, straight up music but sometimes the second and always the third descend into cabaret with clapping, medleys and just plain fucking about. They become "shows" rather than gigs.

I got myself into bother with none other than Otis Rush (whom ill put up later) in a Chicago club Kingston Mines one night. He's a notorious surly fucker at best of times but I got myself sat down with him and his band in the interval after the first set. His bass player asked me what i thought of the gig. I said it was fucking brilliant, which it was but are you going to be doing all that medley and clapping bollocks later on? i asked. He literally roared out laughing and Otis asked across the table what was "going down man?" The bass player told him what i said and the whole table went quite. Otis just glared at me with a look that said he'll play what the fuck he wanted to play which would be my funeral song if i didnt fuck off sharpish, which i did.

Anyway, apparently its what the people want. Not me. BB King's live at the Regal is cited as the best blues album ever. Not for me it isnt because of that very reason.

So that said H and Cuts' aversion to live clips I'll pack the self indulgence in and put up the pure song recordings. Cheers for the responses, really appreciate it.
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Muddy had a rival for the King of Chicago blues title in the form of Chester  Burnett aka Howling Wolf when he came up from Memphis in '54. There rivalry is quite legendary but you wouldn't want to get physical with the Wolf. 300lbs and prone to bouts of brawling although many people who met him were amazed at his gentleness and kindness. The rivalry was also flamed with both using the aforementioned Willie Dixon as a song writer but Wolf had an ace up his sleeve or rather on stage in the form of  brilliant guitarist Hubert Sumlin. Wolf was over forty by the time he came to Chicago and was taught by Charley Patton  known as the father of the Mississippi blues whom we will get onto when we go back in time to the origins. He was also taught Harmonica by Sonny Boy Williamson so he already had the form.

Said I wouldn't do the live stuff but this is special and not showy (apart from the horrible logo across the screen)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a great reissue of Howlin' Wolf's second album with Dixon, Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers playing on it. it's entitled: Howlin' Wolf a.k.a. Rockin' Chair. A great album with extra tracks. Worth a listen.


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Reminds me of a story LD when I went to New Orleans.

Went in search of the blues. Went in one place called Jimmies and it was Thrash Metal night (which I managed to get thrown out of but that's another story. Ended up going to Tippitinas (spelling), home of the Neville Brothers. It was disco/soul night.

But in between I chanced upon a shack (which was basically someones house) with loads of locals stood around it. They were serving beer so I thought why not. There was a singer and an old black guy playing the blues on a piano. Now that was the blues.
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So there you go pop pickers. If you take one thing from this thread it's: Never send a nitwit like LD or Heyho to the United States to make a genre-defining travelogue/ music documentary about the history of black American music. Especially if you are interested in covering the musical traditions of New Orleans or the live career of Otis Rush. Because if anybody can fuck it right up its these two Knackerknobs. FFS!

PS Heyho, did you manage to find a bar showing the Super League match?


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