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« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2021, 09:23:43 AM »

Slim Harpo "Lovell" ES-330


Gibson is proud to introduce the "Lovell" ES-330 hollow body guitar; a tribute to Slim Harpo and his wife Lovell, a creative tandem that developed a unique sound and produced chart-topping hits during the 50s and early 60s.

The new Gibson Slim Harpo “Lovell” ES-330 hollow body guitar is part tribute, part historical artifact that celebrates the influential, albeit short career of James H. Moore aka Slim Harpo. Slim was a working man’s blues man from Lobdell, Louisiana; holding down 9 to 5 gigs as a longshoreman, and iron scrap hauler in addition to his side hustle as an artist. His wife and collaborator; Lovell, for whom the guitar is named was a huge influence and contributor to Slim’s evolution as performer and song writer. Together they forged a creative partnership that yielded pop-crossover success in the late 50’s and 60s, an era that was less than kind to black artists.  Despite this, it didn’t take long for others to recognize and be inspired by Harpo’s talent and unique take on the Blues; a subgenre he unwittingly created appropriately called Louisiana Swamp Blues. Slim’s most popular tune “I’m a King Bee” achieved cross-over success at a time when that was far from the norm.  Other artists also achieved chart successes with their covers of “King Bee” including the Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Lou Rawls, and Muddy Waters among others. While Slim’s time on the planet was short, his impact and influence are and will continue to inspire for generations to come.

The Slim Harpo "Lovell" ES-330 features 3-ply maple / poplar / maple top, back and sides with spruce bracing, a mahogany neck with rounded C profile, rosewood fretboard with small block inlays, ABR-1 bridge with Trapeze tailpiece, Vintage Deluxe tuners with white buttons, Dogear P-90 pickups with hand-wired controls and Orange Drop® capacitors, and has a custom "Lovell" logo on the back of the headstock to honor Slim Harpo's life partner, manager and the co-writer of many of his biggest hits, Lovell Moore.



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« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2021, 09:43:01 AM »

Now, here's 19 mins. of Mississippi Fred McDowell for you:


Mississippi Fred McDowell Live Footage - Legends of Bottleneck Blues Full Performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6KhFbEDkqI


Looks like he's playing a Trini Lopez ES-335
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« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2021, 03:13:13 AM »

Buddy Guy Honored In ‘The Blues Chase The Blues Away’ Documentary
The film includes contributions from Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer, and Kingfish, as well as Guy himself.


https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/buddy-guy-blues-chase-blues-away-documentary/?utm_source=ka&utm_medium=fa&utm_campaign=FB%3A100%20Years%20of%20the%20Blues-News&utm_term=05bee42f-3efb-406d-9054-b519cee09fa4&fbclid=IwAR1BMbOyQJCKh_5wjUqHA8WBbsHiBL3gEEb25xohzvlFFU-vSaKEkAR-YJ8
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« Reply #53 on: July 26, 2021, 02:24:06 AM »

"Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away" premieres Tuesday, July 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS


https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/stream-buddy-guy-blues-chase-blues-away-documentary/17954/?fbclid=IwAR26k8H7JDhpuzJJDC8-RKGorbXMLTaU5GWAqi392Nba10ZJFl7zZr0li7U


Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Featuring new performances and interviews with Carlos Santana and more.
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« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2021, 10:49:12 AM »

The story of Specialty Records, the most influential label of all time: “Songs never die”
As it celebrates its 75th anniversary with a new compilation, Jordan Bassett explores the imprint that gave us Little Richard – and therefore The Beatles, Prince, David Bowie and so much more


https://www.nme.com/features/music-features/rip-it-up-the-best-of-specialty-records-75th-anniversary-little-richard-3006616?fbclid=IwAR2twuSXhqb-hBRpVZ7xXQD57Ay5Jx-xpVBEvZDHprPp8DsRePKtBIxqiio
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« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2021, 02:47:20 AM »

Muddy Waters home gets final Landmarks Commission approval, moves to City Council


https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/5/22611907/muddy-waters-home-gets-final-landmarks-commission-approval-moves-city-council?fbclid=IwAR1sg2gjAAI3Xhi0GVvZ5gjGy-h4MK2C0w9DygYJUV4JseCQpmH29w2wzR0
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« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2021, 01:20:49 PM »

Slim Harpo "Lovell" ES-330


Gibson is proud to introduce the "Lovell" ES-330 hollow body guitar; a tribute to Slim Harpo and his wife Lovell, a creative tandem that developed a unique sound and produced chart-topping hits during the 50s and early 60s.

The new Gibson Slim Harpo “Lovell” ES-330 hollow body guitar is part tribute, part historical artifact that celebrates the influential, albeit short career of James H. Moore aka Slim Harpo. Slim was a working man’s blues man from Lobdell, Louisiana; holding down 9 to 5 gigs as a longshoreman, and iron scrap hauler in addition to his side hustle as an artist. His wife and collaborator; Lovell, for whom the guitar is named was a huge influence and contributor to Slim’s evolution as performer and song writer. Together they forged a creative partnership that yielded pop-crossover success in the late 50’s and 60s, an era that was less than kind to black artists.  Despite this, it didn’t take long for others to recognize and be inspired by Harpo’s talent and unique take on the Blues; a subgenre he unwittingly created appropriately called Louisiana Swamp Blues. Slim’s most popular tune “I’m a King Bee” achieved cross-over success at a time when that was far from the norm.  Other artists also achieved chart successes with their covers of “King Bee” including the Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Lou Rawls, and Muddy Waters among others. While Slim’s time on the planet was short, his impact and influence are and will continue to inspire for generations to come.

The Slim Harpo "Lovell" ES-330 features 3-ply maple / poplar / maple top, back and sides with spruce bracing, a mahogany neck with rounded C profile, rosewood fretboard with small block inlays, ABR-1 bridge with Trapeze tailpiece, Vintage Deluxe tuners with white buttons, Dogear P-90 pickups with hand-wired controls and Orange Drop® capacitors, and has a custom "Lovell" logo on the back of the headstock to honor Slim Harpo's life partner, manager and the co-writer of many of his biggest hits, Lovell Moore.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRaKLiy0caI


https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/USA3I4189/Slim-Harpo-Lovell-ES-330/Vintage-Sunset-Burst







Mine Was a Bit Different From the Rest... | 2021 Gibson Slim Harpo Lovell ES-330 Review + Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQZcxOH6rGY
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« Reply #57 on: April 05, 2022, 12:00:06 PM »

Review: Son House ‘Forever On My Mind’


By Chris Wheatley

Blues releases don’t come much bigger than this collection of previously unissued material from legendary singer and guitarist, Son House. Forever On My Mind is set to release March 18 on Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound.

Like Robert Johnson, Son House’s highly emotional style is immediately recognisable and compelling. Born in 1902, the guitarist grew up in the classic era of blues and enjoyed a short career which saw him play alongside fellow great, Charley Patton. House was one of many blues stars ‘re-discovered’ by avid enthusiasts during the 1960s, and it is from this period which these recordings come.

These eight tracks derive from the personal collection of House’s then-manager, Dick Waterman, who taped this live concert in 1964, at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. Crucially, this album is being issued via Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound. Auerbach has an established history of working on such projects with suitable reverence, and that commitment shines through here. Given the analogue source, same hiss is to be expected, but that does not detract from the captivating material on offer.

On the opener and title-track, we’re immediately thrust into another world. House sounds remarkably up-close and personal. His slide guitar absolutely sings, the sparse, bare-bones playing conjuring up a wealth of pathos with just a few notes – the sure sign of a master. The presence of the crowd is palpable, but never intrusive. As Waterman recalls: “There may have been up to 50 people, something like that. There were no barriers, there were no filters. He was just giving them the plain, unvarnished Delta material, as he knew it and as he sang it.”

Very few knew it, sang it, or played it as well as House, and this material is wonderful to hear. “Preachin’ Blues” rolls and sways, guitar alternating between strummed rhythm and striking, wailing licks. House plays a steel-bodied, National resonator here – a legendary instrument, originals of which now cost thousands of dollars. On these performances, the guitar and the singer feel in perfect harmony. “Empire State Express” thrills with its side-stepping cuts and ringing flourishes. Not only is this an important historical document, this is Son House at or close to his best.

As Auerbach himself observes: ““He sounds like he’s in a trance, and his singing is so nuanced here. It sounds so right to me.” Auerbach ought to know – he grew up listening intently to Houses’ Father Of Folk Blues, and his own Black Keys were always deeply influenced by the blues. The astonishing “Death Letter” underlines Auerbach’s opinion. On this wonderful number, House sounds completely in the zone, filling every moment with visceral power. “The late-’64 stuff is as good as it’s going to get,” echoes Waterman, and it would be hard to argue with that statement.

Following his rediscovery, House toured extensively across the US and Europe, alongside such luminaries as Skip James and Bukka White, before ill-health led to retirement, in 1974. He spent his last years in Detroit, Michigan. Upon the star’s passing, members of the Detroit Blues Society arranged for a suitable monument for his grave. Forever On My Mind builds on that monument, acting as a fitting reminder of the colossal talent which House possessed.

Many unearthed recordings are historically interesting and few make for vital listening. With this set, Auerbach, Waterman and, of course, Son House, give us both. Excitingly, this album marks the first in a planned series based around Waterman’s collection of quarter-inch tapes. That’s a prospect to savour for blues fans the world over.


https://www.rockandbluesmuse.com/2022/03/08/review-son-house-forever-on-my-mind/


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« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2022, 10:03:56 AM »

I just discovered this song by the great Lee Dorsey. You could almost think it's an Al Green number.


Lee Dorsey - Say it again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY70O2mOm_g
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To sum it up, they blew it, they blew it consistently, they continue to blow it, it is tragic and this pathological problem caused The Beach Boys' greatest music to be so underrated by the general public.

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