Willie Mae "Big Moma" Thornton recorded the definitive version of Hound Dog in 1952. As the song's writers Leiber and Stroller said: The song was about a woman telling off a man who was trying to pimp her. The song didn't make any sense when Elvis sang it. Big Moma's version...
I love to listen to the Blues and play the Blues on guitar! I play a lot of stuff in a style called 'Slide guitar'- which is when you use a tube made of glass or metal and slide it on top of the strings; I also often use what is known as 'Open E Tuning'- which is when you tune...
Charlie was the big winner at the 28th annual Blues Music Awards.
He walked away with four of the fivetrophies he was nominated for.
Including: Album of the Year (Delta Hardware).
Song of the Year(Church Is Out).
Traditional Blues Album of the Year...
Here goes: Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, B.B King, Guitar Slim, Memphis Minnie (yey for dem' women), Betty Everett, Dorothy Prince, Howlin' Wolf, Leadbelly, Ray Charles, Freddy King, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Odetta, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers.
songs to listen to...
My love for the blues came from the 2nd Generation Brit acts from the late 60's/early 70's. I was always a big Deep Purple fan and loved Free and Bad Company; all blues based bands....
.....but it wan't until Jimi Hendrix hit me, which must have been his 10th Anniversary, that I...
Many Grammy winners started out this very same way.....
Hey Blues nuts and all you people who aren't quite Blues nuts yet but will most certainly get there when you check out the awesome tune Pride And Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan. I want to tell you all how much I love that song. I love that song like "DAMN!". The lyrics are really...
well time has come to confess I love the blues . my loves afair began with the blues started with Janis Joplin , then Muddy Waters. Eric Clapton Kenny wayne Shephard, Etta James to name a few out of a few hundred. If it's blues I'll listen whether Leon redbone 20...
It's true that i love the blues- but more true that i love all music. You see I've spent a lot of time with music- it is frequently my outlet for emotions and feelings, its a good place to feel at home.
Ironically enough there are very few actual blues songs that i...
blues club the other night, hopefully to watch and listen.
After a couple of hours one of the guys offered me his guitar while he took a break.
I don't play regularly any more so I was alittle rusty but it came back.
I played for over a hour with the group. I'm suprised...
Muddy Waters as exemplified by this version of "Got My Mojo Workin" from the double album, "Fathers and Sons" (with Otis Spann, Duck Dunn, Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield) c.1969
This is the first Robert Johnson song I ever heard. It was on the Rolling Stones' live album: Get Your Ya Yas out. Then I found out it was by this shadowy blues legend, Robert Johnson. This version by Eric Clapton is true to the original. Eric has certainly earned is right...
I was just kicking back listen to some Holwin' Wolf. He was six foot six inches of powerful blues music. Smokestack Lightening, Moaning at Midnight, How Many More Years, Going Down Slow and many more. He was one of the best to ever sing blues music. He had power and a deep...
But so is hard rock. Old rock.
I even like some grunge, just a little, like "Man in a box"
I do of course like CCR. Just because. John is a really nice guy, and I like not understanding words :)
Singing the wrong words for 40 years, and realize you sang them wrong, or skipping...
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I don't know where my love comes from. I wasn't born or raised in a "blues mecca" at all. You barely, if ever, hear "true blues" on the radio by me..unless you wanna count Clapton, Cream, Stevie Ray and Hendrix..but Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Robert...
for music that makes you feel something, or blues need to listen to Foy Vance's "Make it Rain" It is pure liquid gold. Its one of those songs that gives you chills up your back and makes you close your eyes to take in the overwhelming feelings it gives you. (You might even...