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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2019, 07:13:14 PM »

To be honest, I prefer the later 1960's recordings that Son did. I have a two CD set called "Son House Revisited" that I highly recommend. The first CD is a recording of Son at Oberlin College in 1965, and in my mind just might be the best concert recording of him ever made. His powerful voice on tracks like "Levee Camp Moan", "Preachin The Blues" and "Death Letter" is truly hair raising. The sending disc is as more informal recording at the Gaslight Cafe, and is quite good itself, although the sound quality is pretty rough.
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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2019, 01:45:48 PM »

Not sure if I should post this here or start a new topic. This is a BBC documentary from a few years ago. I'm only 15 mins. in, so I can't say if it is a good one or not. But those fifteen minutes are well worth watching. There's also a short snippet of yet unknown Jerry Lee Lewis footage as it seems. I asked some time ago in a facebook group dedicated to Jerry Lee videos if anyone has more info of this, but no one did. I guess it may come from the BBC archives and theoretically could be from the (in-)famous british tour of '58.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ2yh7cxNFE


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« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2019, 03:13:02 PM »

Not sure if I should post this here or start a new topic. This is a BBC documentary from few years ago. I'm only 15 mins. in, so I can't say if it is a good one or not. But those fifteen minutes are well worth watching. There's also a short snippet of yet unknown Jerry Lee Lewis as it seems. I asked some time ago in a facebook group dedicated to Jerry Lee videos if anyone has more info of this, but no one seemed to know. I guess it may come from the BBC archives and theoreticalls could be from the (in-)famous british tour of '58.

Anyway, enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ2yh7cxNFE


Check youtube for the other parts of this series

Thanks, Rocker. I have it bookmarked for future viewing/listening.  Wink
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« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2019, 06:55:05 AM »

Howlin' Wolf's 1971 live blues performance at Big Duke's Flamingo in Chicago.


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« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2019, 12:37:54 PM »

Howlin' Wolf's 1971 live blues performance at Big Duke's Flamingo in Chicago.


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« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2019, 02:43:24 AM »

The Wolf was one bad mother!  Cool

Haha yes. I recall either Wolf or Hubert Sumlin explaining that they'd removed several of each other's teeth over the years. LOL

I also remember when Wolf was a "surprise mystery guest" on the insipid '60s UK TV series Juke Box Jury, where smug celebs (read: nobodies) dissed (and occasionally praised) the latest releases. Whatever possessed Wolf's manager to subject him to this farce? Of course, they just made fun of him as he sat there in his cubicle around the corner looking grim. And then presenter David Jacobs invited him onstage... oh, if looks could kill! Apparently (I don't remember this) Jacobs asked him where he got his voice. Wolf spat back, 'I was born with it!" Grin

Lastly, Captain Beefheart's grandmother ("Grannie Annie"), who came from the Deep South, remembered hearing Wolf play there before he left for Chicago. She called him "The Howling Wolf", which Beefheart thought was pretty cool.
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« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2019, 04:33:38 AM »

I'm not at the actual computer right now(I'm on my kindle), but I wanted to recommend another song for this thread. It's called "Bad Girl" by Lee Moses.
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« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2019, 11:52:45 AM »

I'm not at the actual computer right now(I'm on my kindle), but I wanted to recommend another song for this thread. It's called "Bad Girl" by Lee Moses.

Sorry I took so long to reply, Jay. What a fantastic track! Lee Moses is a completely new name on me--goodness knows how I've never noticed him before.

I see there are several YouTube videos that splice sides one and two of "Bad Girl" together. I'm having none of that, so here they are individually:   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaF6V54gDp8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUJ1CZUWAT4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Moses
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« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2019, 02:23:14 PM »

Time for some city blues, methinks. This is Buddy Guy's original and best version of "The First Time I Met the Blues".

The last time I heard this slab of raw emotion was more than half a century ago!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3RNbAA7Wgg
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« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2019, 02:18:22 AM »

Time for some city blues, methinks. This is Buddy Guy's original and best version of "The First Time I Met the Blues".

The last time I heard this slab of raw emotion was more than half a century ago!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3RNbAA7Wgg


For some reason I can't seem to get into Buddy's stuff. Some of it I like very much, like his collaborations with Junior Wells. But the other things sound too heavy for my ears (that may not be the right term, but I don't know how to describe that).
Anyway, one of my all time favorite TV performances features Buddy on guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frsBq9MCNVg
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« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2019, 03:05:01 AM »

For some reason I can't seem to get into Buddy's stuff. Some of it I like very much, like his collaborations with Junior Wells. But the other things sound too heavy for my ears (that may not be the right term, but I don't know how to describe that).
Anyway, one of my all time favorite TV performances features Buddy on guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frsBq9MCNVg

That's a great video! Thanks, Rocker.

BG was also in/on The Festival Express (he appears twice in this trailer for a split second). He wandered into the audience followed by a guy feeding him yards and yards of guitar cable! Tongue     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIYumgR92B4
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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2020, 12:52:04 PM »

The song starts 19 seconds in. It's Son House performing his composition "Levee Camp Moan" in 1965, aided by one Alan Wilson on harmonica.

Briefly, Son House had given up music in 1943. So when he was "rediscovered" in 1964 he had little recollection of his repertoire. So a 22-year-old Al Wilson (later of Canned Heat) literally retaught him his songs! (See the first three YT comments and SH's wiki page below.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GiJl4Qgr60

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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2020, 05:58:21 PM »

Guitar Slim Green produced by Johnny Otis with a teenage Shuggie Otis on guitar.  I dare you to keep still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7umQnTw7Uw
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« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2020, 12:44:28 PM »

Guitar Slim Green produced by Johnny Otis with a teenage Shuggie Otis on guitar.  I dare you to keep still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7umQnTw7Uw

Too true! Great stuff, ABD. Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2020, 05:17:53 PM »

Guitar Slim Green produced by Johnny Otis with a teenage Shuggie Otis on guitar.  I dare you to keep still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7umQnTw7Uw

Too true! Great stuff, ABD. Smiley

Glad you enjoyed it, JK!   I bought the LP on 8 track in a bargain bin way back in the day.  Never released on CD.  Thank goodness for YouTube.

Another favorite of mine from that time also never released on CD is "Taking Care of Business" by James Cotton.  Produced by Todd Rundgren, this track "Georgia Swing" features Mike Bloomfield and Johnny Winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcRhx3zJnKA

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« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2020, 04:05:15 AM »

Another favorite of mine from that time also never released on CD is "Taking Care of Business" by James Cotton.  Produced by Todd Rundgren, this track "Georgia Swing" features Mike Bloomfield and Johnny Winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcRhx3zJnKA

Very nice! Who takes the first guitar solo? I suspect Johnny Winter but I'm not really familiar with either guitarist.

On the subject of unique collaborations, I've always been partially to this one between Canned Heat's Bob Hite on vocals and John Mayall on piano (here at 4:44).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEaIiB4UV20

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_the_Blues
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« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2020, 05:51:03 PM »

Another favorite of mine from that time also never released on CD is "Taking Care of Business" by James Cotton.  Produced by Todd Rundgren, this track "Georgia Swing" features Mike Bloomfield and Johnny Winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcRhx3zJnKA

Very nice! Who takes the first guitar solo? I suspect Johnny Winter but I'm not really familiar with either guitarist.

On the subject of unique collaborations, I've always been partially to this one between Canned Heat's Bob Hite on vocals and John Mayall on piano (here at 4:44).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEaIiB4UV20

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_the_Blues

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I agree that is likely Johnny Winter on the first solo.  Anyway, I would like to review this thread and check out more of the music linked.  I enjoyed the Canned Heat -- I am a fan of theirs.  They were my very first Concert at age 13 -- my mom brought me!  This was right around Woodstock and Harvey Mandel was on guitar.  I got his and Fito's autographs on my ticket stub!  All were great players, but for me it's Al Wilson who really carries it over.  I am a pretty fair harmonica player and have played in all sorts of bands.  In one we were working on "On the Road Again."  I could not replicate his harp solo.  For one I think he doctored his harp.  But moreover there is a fluidity in his playing that is uncanny.  Was a very soulful cat.
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« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2020, 02:33:52 AM »

A little slow on the return...don't make it here every day....

I agree that is likely Johnny Winter on the first solo.  Anyway, I would like to review this thread and check out more of the music linked.  I enjoyed the Canned Heat -- I am a fan of theirs.  They were my very first Concert at age 13 -- my mom brought me!  This was right around Woodstock and Harvey Mandel was on guitar.  I got his and Fito's autographs on my ticket stub!  All were great players, but for me it's Al Wilson who really carries it over.  I am a pretty fair harmonica player and have played in all sorts of bands.  In one we were working on "On the Road Again."  I could not replicate his harp solo.  For one I think he doctored his harp.  But moreover there is a fluidity in his playing that is uncanny.  Was a very soulful cat.

No worries about replying on time, ABD. This is cyberspace! LOL Thanks for the confirmation.

Al Wilson... I remember exactly what I was doing when they announced his death. I also remember that when Canned Heat mimed to "On The Road Again", Bob Hite was usually on harmonica duties!

Cool that you saw them perform and got those autographs! My wife saw them at the Kralingen Festival in 1970, only a couple of months before Al died. Interesting to hear from a player that he modified his harp -- one wonders how!

Here's another favourite of mine, "My Mistake" from Livin' the Blues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKaO9aLDYtc
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