dannysguitarchannel:

Brilliant live footage of Otis Rush performing “I Can’t Quit You Baby” a song that was written by Willie Dixon and first recorded in 1956. The song was covered by Led Zeppelin on their 1969 debut album and in a recent interview in Guitar magazine Jimmy Page stated the bands reasons for choosing to cover the song “Playing our version of the Blues would show just how bold and different we were. ‘I can’t quit you baby’ has this section in the song where the chord moves up half a step and we saw that we could turn it into a real moment, A big moment. Essentially, we put Rush’s song under a microscope and figured out how to give it a bit more dynamic suspense. “ 


Ruby Tiger - Vistas

Ruby Tiger may not, as yet, be a familiar name, at least outside of their local scene on the south coast. However their release of a debut EP, entitled Vistas, could see all that change, as more people will get to discover their individual blend of roots, blues and jazz.

It’s always difficult to describe something that so effectively straddles so many musical niches. Here it’s clear that the core is old school swing blues of the kind you’s associate with Dinah Washington or Bessie Smith, but that there’s a blend between that and some old school jazz and traditional songwriting. It’s a blend that feels instantly familiar, you’re at home listening to this record, it feels natural and organic, as if it has always been around around. 

Most of the songs are originals, and they show off an adept and intelligent lyricist. There’s a poetry here, with words that flow with the rhythm of the piece rather than being shoe-horned into place. Each track is a  carefully considered piece of storytelling, there are little plot twists and surprises and it all makes for something rather different to the massed ranks of modern music.

Performance wise the musicians fit the material like a glove. Intelligently performed and underrated, it’s  a perfect foil for Ruby’s vocals. I get the sense she’s holding back a lot from what she could do technically and the subsequent benefit to the emotional content is high. Somehow she seems to reach out to the listener and find a shared perspective on the subjects on which her songs dwell. Her regular musical foil, King Rollo, also turns in a hugely involving performance on guitar, resisting the urge to splurge notes to fill every gap and providing tasteful solos only where they will have the most impact.

This is a stunning debut, understated and moving, but without relying on flash to deliver it’s impact. It’s layered and rich, and a great showcase for an emerging talent. On this evidence Ruby is going to be gaining some serious attention, even if it’s only for the beautiful way she introduces vibrato to the final note of Best Friend which ranks as one of 2014’s most magical musical moments.



rootsnbluesfestival:

Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones

rootsnbluesfestival:

Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones



One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer
John Lee Hooker

aydinoztoprak:

Yüce blues tanrılarının kutsal birası sofralarınızdan eksik olmasın din kardeşlerim.


I Shall Be Released
Bob Dylan and The Band
The Last Waltz

beneta:

I Shall Be Released sung at The Last Waltz


Played by: Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Richard Manual, Rick DankoLevon Helm, Eric Clapton, Ron Wood, Paul Butterfield, Bobby Charles, Neil Diamond, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Richard Manuel, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Young and Ringo Starr.

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turf-pin-up:

VINTAGE  LES PAUL CUSTOM 

Paul Kossoff had one of those that once belonged to Eric Clapton. I had a go on it!

turf-pin-up:

VINTAGE  LES PAUL CUSTOM 

Paul Kossoff had one of those that once belonged to Eric Clapton. I had a go on it!


Blues is the Truth show 236

Tomorrow night’s show has, as you’d expect a fair amount of music from the late, great Johnny Winter. Along with him there are tunes from Olivia Stevens Ruby Tiger, Muddy Waters, Nick Curran, Candy Kayne, BB and the Blues Shacks, Wily Bo Walker, Greg Alman, Back Pack Jones and much more. Tune in from 9pm tomorrow on www.jazzandbossaradio.com


The amazing covers of Slim Harpo’s discs.



Slim Harpo playing in the Toronto Pop Festival, June 1969. ® Norm Horner

Slim Harpo playing in the Toronto Pop Festival, June 1969. ® Norm Horner


drbgood:

Johhny Winter passed away on July 16th, 2014 at the age of 70. Thank you for all the great music you gave us. Rest in peace, Johhny Winter.

drbgood:

Johhny Winter passed away on July 16th, 2014 at the age of 70. Thank you for all the great music you gave us. Rest in peace, Johhny Winter.




batteredshoes:

Let It Slide

batteredshoes:

Let It Slide

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