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Title: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on March 06, 2007, 10:19:26 PM
Any fans, man? I love me some John Lee Hooker. His guitar sound is so stripped down and raw, and the way he chants over it, it's just astounding.  The very first recording he made, "Boogie Chillen" has got to be one of (if not, THE) best i've ever heard. Honestly, it's like one guy channeling everything the blues is about into one song.  The fact that it's just him, his guitar, and his tapping foot keeping the beat makes it even better. I Also like the Chicago Blues, like Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters.  B.B. King deserves a shoutout (of course).  And also, Blind Willie Johnson has got to be the best "slide" guitar player I've heard, and those 32 or whatever recordings that Robert Johnson did... wow. Just wow.

Any other takers?
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Tuco the ugly on March 06, 2007, 11:21:30 PM
Do we count The Blues Brothers?
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Banjo on March 07, 2007, 08:59:44 AM
Yeah i like listening to the 12 bar stuff every now and then.
Robert Johnson,Duane Allman,Ry Cooder,Bob Brozman,Bonnie Raitt come to mind while we're talking 'bout bottle neck style.Hendrix used his ring apparently!
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on March 09, 2007, 08:25:59 PM
Yeah i like listening to the 12 bar stuff every now and then.
Robert Johnson,Duane Allman,Ry Cooder,Bob Brozman,Bonnie Raitt come to mind while we're talking 'bout bottle neck style.Hendrix used his ring apparently!


Nice, I love Johnson and The Allman Brothers.

Right now I'm blasting my favorite West Coast bluesman, Pee Wee Crayton, while I reflect upon "If You Meet Sartana, Pray for Your Death."
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: cigar joe on March 09, 2007, 09:54:54 PM
I love the blues, RL Burnside, Barbecue Bob, The King Biscut Boys, Ry Cooder, Bo Didley
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on March 09, 2007, 10:40:17 PM
Barbecue Bob

Who can forget Barbecue Bob with his Barbecue Blues!

How about Howlin' Wolf?

"Smokestack lightnin'!"
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Tim on March 10, 2007, 10:48:40 AM
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Do we count The Blues Brothers?

  I do.  One of my favorite movies.

  And the scene that came to mind from Silenzio's OP was the scene in Planes, Trains and Automobiles where John Candy is singing, I don't know if you'd qualify it as a blues song, and gets his coat caught on the chair latches so he's not able to drive.  Too funny. ;D
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Banjo on August 11, 2007, 02:52:49 PM
Silenzio,probably a stupid question but have you seen this dude?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDSTV1e69YM
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on August 11, 2007, 03:21:30 PM
I have a couple of his albums.

He had a monstrous and unique tone, that's for sure. 

I got to played the new reproduction of his guitar that is supposedly an "exact replica" and it was awesome.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Banjo on August 11, 2007, 03:28:31 PM
That clips taken from the best guitar video i have "Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The El Moncombo".
Surely he was the white equivalent of the best blues guitarist that ever lived and i can't think of any white guy to match SRV's showmanship and charisma though saying that i saw this guy in London round about the time of this video:- 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4kCgaPa5pU
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on August 11, 2007, 03:30:34 PM
I agree.  Never before has their been a whitey who could channel the blues like he did.


Oh yeah, except for me.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Banjo on August 11, 2007, 03:36:01 PM
Oh yeah, except for me.
Guess i'd better stick to plucking my banjo then! ;D

Never seen Jeff Healey then?

That guy is awesome especially when (remember he's blind) he'll suddenly spring outa his seat onto his feet and the bass player has to lean on him to prevent him tumbling off stage. :)
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on August 11, 2007, 03:40:19 PM
Ok, I thought I knew things, but why have I not heard of Jeff Healey.  The video I was watching was already blowing my shit away, and then when I heard he was blind.... dang.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Banjo on August 11, 2007, 03:49:08 PM
Not to mention the way he plays the fretboard like a piano keyboard. O0

I've just found a video of a well known English band that does several Hendrix covers and the lead guitarist Snails Pace Slim is meant to be particularly charismatic.I have an album called Electric Hamsterland but have never seen them live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3fBaXvxdlQ
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on August 11, 2007, 03:54:36 PM
Excellent song and that's a good cover.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqU9RZqvFKY
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Banjo on August 11, 2007, 04:05:49 PM
Hey great stuff Silenzio O0

Gotta retire to bed now but looking forward to sharing some more blues videos. ;)
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: PowerRR on August 11, 2007, 11:03:28 PM
I like the blues, though I couldn't name one blues artist or song.

Oh, Ray Charles.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Whalestoe on August 12, 2007, 01:59:17 AM
Any of the negro prison blues Allan Lomax recorded do it for me.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on August 12, 2007, 12:18:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMZzAGAao58&mode=related&search=
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on August 24, 2007, 10:37:11 AM
Buddy Guy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuRhaDrnlWo
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: titoli on August 24, 2007, 03:46:07 PM
I saw Buddy Guy about 25 years ago, playing in front of 30.-40 people at one of those summer venues in Italy where people eat, buy food from stalls, and watch a movie or see a free concert. How he ended up there...
 
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on August 26, 2007, 12:57:01 PM
I saw Buddy Guy about 25 years ago, playing in front of 30.-40 people at one of those summer venues in Italy where people eat, buy food from stalls, and watch a movie or see a free concert. How he ended up there...
 

Wow, that is amazing.

I am envious.






I found this kinda humorous....





"Rules of Singin The "Blues"...

If you're new to Blues music, or you like it but never really understood the whys and wherefores,
here are some very fundamental rules:

1. Most Blues begin with: "Woke up this morning..."

2. "I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in the
next line, like, "I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town."

3. The Blues are simple to sing. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes -
sort of like this: "Got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Yeah, I got a good woman
with the meanest face in town .... Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher and she weigh 500 pound."

4. The Blues is not about choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in a ditch...ain't no way out.

5. Blues cars: Chevys, Fords, Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Blues don't travel in Volvos,
BMWs, or Sport Utility Vehicles. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound
train. Jet aircraft and state-sponsored motor pools ain't even in the running. Walkin' plays a major
part in the Blues lifestyle. So does fixin' to die.

6. Teenagers can't sing the Blues. They ain't fixin' to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, "adulthood"
means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis.

7. Blues can take place in New York City, but not in Hawaii or anywhere in Canada . Hard times in
Minneapolis or Seattle is probably just clinical depression. Chicago , St. Louis , Kansas City,
Memphis, and N'awlins are still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the Blues in
any place that don't get rain.

8. A man with male pattern baldness ain't the Blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is.
Breaking your leg 'cause you were skiing ain't the Blues. Breaking your leg 'cause an alligator be
chompin' on it is.

9. You can't have no Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the
parking lot or sit by the dumpster.

10. Good places for the Blues:
a. highway
b. jailhouse
c. empty bed
d. bottom of a whiskey glass

11. Bad places for the Blues:
a. Nordstrom's
b. gallery openings
c. Ivy League institutions
d. golf courses

12. No one will believe it's the Blues if you wear a suit, less you happen to be an old person,
and you slept in it.

13. Do you have the right to sing the Blues?
Yes, if:
a. you're older than dirt
b. you're blind
c. you shot a man in Memphis
d. you can't be satisfied

No, if:
a. you have all your teeth
b. you were once blind but now can see
c. the man in Memphis lived
d. you have a 401 K or trust fund

14. Blues is not a matter of color. It's a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the Blues.
Sonny Liston could have. Ugly white people also got a leg up on the Blues.

15. If you ask for water and your darlin' gives you gasoline, it's the Blues. Other acceptable Blues
beverages are:
a. cheap wine
b. whiskey or bourbon
c. muddy water
d. black coffee

The following are NOT Blues beverages:
a. Perrier
b. Chardonnay
c. Snapple
d. Slim Fast

16. If death occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it's a Blues death. Stabbed in the back
by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So are the electric chair, substance abuse and
dying lonely on a broken-down cot. You can't have a Blues death if you die during a tennis
match or while getting liposuction.

17. Some Blues names for women:
a. Sadie
b. Big Mama
c. Bessie
d. Jennie

18. Some Blues names for men:
a. Joe
b. Willie
c. Little Willie
d. Big Willie

19. Persons with names like Sierra, Brittany, Sky, Bianca, and Heather cannot sing the Blues,
no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis."

Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: geoman-1 on August 26, 2007, 01:10:25 PM
I saw Buddy Guy about 25 years ago, playing in front of 30.-40 people at one of those summer venues in Italy where people eat, buy food from stalls, and watch a movie or see a free concert. How he ended up there...
 
We could use more of those type of venues here in the States!
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Poggle on August 26, 2007, 03:26:12 PM
Something in the first few replies bothered me and I can't let it go!

Hendrix used his lighter as a slide, and he got the idea from Syd Barrett.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on August 26, 2007, 03:29:55 PM
Something in the first few replies bothered me and I can't let it go!

Hendrix used his lighter as a slide, and he got the idea from Syd Barrett.

I knew Barrett did, but I didn't know Hendrix copped it as well.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: cigar joe on August 27, 2007, 04:44:57 AM
Hey Hoochie Coochie Man,

You gotta try and find a blues recording by the King Biscutt Boys.

Singing about his girlfriend....

"Her eyeballs look like a roadmap,
 and dey looking two differn't ways
 I'm sittin cross the table from her
 and she hasn't looked this good in days"
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Banjo on August 27, 2007, 05:19:19 AM
Something in the first few replies bothered me and I can't let it go!

Hendrix used his lighter as a slide, and he got the idea from Syd Barrett.
Well i hope it doesn't bother you that i remember seeing footage of Hendrix using his ring as a slide which sticks in my mind being a guitar player myself,plus i've read references to this in books/guitar magazines. ;)

In all probability i betcha  lighters and a few other smooth straight edged implements were used by guys in the delta decades before Barrett. :)
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on August 27, 2007, 06:19:26 AM
Hey Hoochie Coochie Man,

You gotta try and find a blues recording by the King Biscutt Boys.

Singing about his girlfriend....

"Her eyeballs look like a roadmap,
 and dey looking two differn't ways
 I'm sittin cross the table from her
 and she hasn't looked this good in days"

LOL!  That is awesome!


I will have to check into that.




But i'm only going to be the Hoochie Coochie Man for a few days before I return to Silenzio with a new and improved signature.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on September 18, 2007, 03:03:11 PM
Muddy doing a jazzy version of his Got My Mojo Working.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjPezeHN9Hc

Sonny Boy Williamson makes me laugh when he sings.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Banjo on March 04, 2008, 04:05:22 AM
Ok, I thought I knew things, but why have I not heard of Jeff Healey.  The video I was watching was already blowing my shit away, and then when I heard he was blind.... dang.
Dunno if you heard the sad news of Healeys death (at 41 years) yesterday from the same cancer that stole his sight when he was only one :(

Easily the best and most exciting electric blues guitarist that i ever saw in a live concert.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: PowerRR on March 04, 2008, 01:52:54 PM
I watched an episode of "Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues". Feel Like Going Home.

Pretty good stuff.
Title: Re: The Blues
Post by: Silenzio on March 12, 2008, 03:51:03 PM
Dunno if you heard the sad news of Healeys death (at 41 years) yesterday from the same cancer that stole his sight when he was only one :(

Easily the best and most exciting electric blues guitarist that i ever saw in a live concert.

I hadn't heard of this 'til now.  RIP.