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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Drifterwood, May 6, 2011.
Did it ever get any better than this?
YouTube - BB King / Gary Moore - The Thrill is Gone
I was never much of a Blues fan, but when I lived in Italy the apartment that I rented someone left behind some old Bessie Smith records and I fell in love with her.
Several years later I was dating someone in Long Beach and we used to go to a club on Blues night and I even mustered my courage and sang back up for one of his friends a couple of times.
YouTube - Bessie Smith (Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, 1929) Jazz Legend
I'm a Bruins fan.
No, actually, I don't think it gets any better. :love:
That was marvelous. Thanks for posting it.
Thanks. I went to see them when they toured the UK - pure genius.
I was rather hoping that people would also link to some of their favourites. Nudge nudge
Thanks Nudie, that is some voice.
YouTube - Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues (Live)
YouTube - Peter Green - Need Your Love So Bad
:smile::smile::smile: Bessie is it! I love her version of St. Louis Blues.
Memphis Minnie is good too, she is a distant relative of mine, Enjoy:
YouTube - Memphis Minnie - Hoodoo Lady Blues
I am, thanks. I have the You Tube playlist going. Call me weird, but it's great to get through emails to.
You're welcome. She is a relative on my dad's side of the family, related to his grandmother. I am sure you are familiar with "When the Levee Breaks", that was sung and written by Minnie and her husband at the time, Kansas Joe McCoy. It's been covered a lot of times.
I love the blues. Here is the one and only Howlin' Wolf. In my my opinion the the king of the blues.
YouTube - Howlin' Wolf - How Many More Years
If You Hear me Howlin' - Howlin' Wolf
Man, howlin wolf was a hot mess, in a good way. I like those old style bluesmen and blueswomen from the deep south. They had no problem getting down and dirty and raunchy, even my Minnie! I like Lucille Bogan "shave em dry"----"I got something between my legs that could make a dead man cum!"
lucille bogan - shave 'em dry (1935)
YouTube - lucille bogan - shave 'em dry (1935)
YouTube - Lonnie Johnson Too Late To Cry
Albert King - The Sky Is Crying - Live At Montreux
You've Got to Hurt Before You Heal - Bobby Blue Bland
Umm, another shameless plug by mi familia :redface:
YouTube - Caught Me Wrong Again - Memphis Minnie
Memphis Minnie - Caught Me Wrong Again
ugh Laurie - Guess I'm A Fool
So much great music here! I'd have to agree with about all, especially Howlin' Wolf. He, B.B' King, Robert Johnson, and John Lee Hooker would probably be my favorites.
John Lee Hooker was the first bluesman I heard as a kid. Hooked ever since as you might say.
Yeah, he's good, I love him as well. I am in St. Louis now for vacation and hit up a blues club last night called "BB's" and had a blast! If you can get blues/jazz in any city besides New Orleans, it has to be St. Louis.
*I got dem' St. Louis Blues just as blue as I can beeee*:biggrin1:
I had the occasion to share swilling down a bottle of Ripple with Muddy Waters back in the day he performed with Sunny Magee. He was waiting impatiently back stage to go on next during a blues festival held in "happy" Salt Lake City. He then shook me down for a smoke. All I had was a joint, which was fine with him.
But male blues singers don't reach me. I'm more of a KoKo Taylor aficionado. Probably from listening to all 78s by Big Mama Thorton, Ida Cox, Sippie Thomas, Bessie Smith, etc., 78s my folks had carefully stored on shelves where we kept the HiFi.
May Lady Koko Wang Dang Doodle in pleasure for eternity.