I fancied a bit of searing slide guitar and gut-wrenching vocals! Elmore is red hot!!
I thought I’d get back to a bit of Elmore’s pounding Blues and superb slide guitar. His anguished voice will cheer me up!! One of the greats. I would love to have seen him live!
I first heard Buddy Guy on an impassioned number on the compilation album Festival of the Blues back in the mid-sixties. The man’s a genius!! Hendrix cited him as a major influence.
I’m back to the Wolf today – the best of the Blues.
I just love that swamp blues. Fabulous – and Slim was the best!! I visited his grave in Baton Rouge.
I’m heading back for a bit of heavy Blues from the Wolf!!
This was the first Howlin’ Wolf album I ever heard. My mate Dick Brunning played it to me when I was about fourteen! Love it!!
I discovered this album way back in 1965 when I was getting into the Blues. There was something great about it. It wasn’t really Blues but I didn’t know quite what it was! I just knew I loved that laid-back feel.
I used to go and see these guys in the clubs, like Toby Jug at Tolworth. They were always brilliant. Today I’ll play some good old blistering Blues.
Simon is the organiser of the event. I think that really he just puts on what bands he enjoys and gives himself an opportunity to play with them! He has a great time.
For the finale he took his place in Ben’s band wearing a shirt that Ben quipped should have had a soundcheck of its own.
He’s not a bad sax player!!
Thanks Simon – you’ve got good taste in music! Much appreciated.
A great trio that brought to life the 1930s Folk Blues of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake. Superb. I’ll certainly keep an eye open for them!