Opinion: A bluesy intro to the holiday weekend

 

A great Chicago/Delta blues song, played by two masters of the genre. Enjoy your weekend, my fellow Americans (and anyone else.)

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YouLibs
YouLibs

Any Gretsch guys out there? Buddy brought this guitar to a jam yesterday for me to play and I fell in love. It's light as a feather but hard to make feed back even when you want it to (spruce block through the center of the body). The pickups are incredible. I loved the neck but some might find it a bit wide. Nice damn guitar for a good price.


He left the Gibson with me for more than two months and I never fell weak, but he knows he's got me on this one.


http://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/build/center-block/g2622-streamliner-center-block-with-v-stoptail-broadtron-pickups-black

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@Mick11

Such a great version of a great song. Had to go to wiki to find out who was playing guitar: "the Who's on and off roadie Dave 'Cyrano' Langston".

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

I'd been watching this Tennessee-based gear-guy's piece on servicing a vintage Fender amp. One of my favorite things about his channel--indeed, the main reason I bother to watch at all, since I'm pretty technically challenged and don't really aspire to do this kind of work, myself--is that he always plays a good bit o' that geetar, at the end, to test the amps he's serviced.

And he's really good. Even when just noodling around to try different settings on the amp. He's really good.

Anyhow, at around the 20m30s mark, to finish out his little mini-set, he riffs on Soundgarden's "Fell On Black Days."

And in an instant his tribute made me a little mournful all over again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaDQsJ-aEZE

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

What is with all the "job" posts these days? AJC needs to do a better job of policing these posts.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@Denise285 

I saw Bobby a few times at the Bell in Augusta in the sixties. If the show wasn't put on by a specific record label, usually either Bobby or B.B. would provide the back up orchestra.

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skydog12
skydog12

@Mick11

I found this.



  • This was the last song on the last album before drummer John Bonham's death. Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones wrote most of it. The song is likely a tribute to Robert Plant's son, Karac, who had died of a viral stomach infection at the age of five in 1977. This was also why their '77 tour was cut short.
  • Soul singer Wilson Pickett's music was the inspiration for this.

skydog12
skydog12

@Mick11 @skydog12

Zep has been real good about giving money and credit to the Blues guys. Some of the other rockers, not so much.

Fan4500
Fan4500

Since it wasn't mentioned about this coming weekend holiday:


Thank you to all who served and died for us and their family's sacrifice.


Happy Memorial Day

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

I've had a few weeks to let Ray Davies' first new collection of tunes since 2007 sink in. 

This track's bound to be overlooked by most, but it's a nice lookback to the Kinks' earliest days trying to conquer America at the same time the Beatles, Stones and other Brits were killing it on the top 40.

It's like most of the album--very laid-back alt-country-ish stuff--and quite charming.

Connection to Jay's selection? Why none, except that Ray's but a year younger than Taj Mahal, and I'm glad both guys are still around entertaining us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrna_DeQZno

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@skydog12 @Visual_Cortex

Sure. Also, the Kinks were a pure blues band, originally... and a pretty lousy one, by all accounts. Then Ray started writing songs and the rest is history.