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    Default Dig My Grave With the Ace of Spades: The Blues Thread

    This is the place to discuss our love for blues as well as some its children (gospel, soul/r&b, jazz, funk, rock, etc) that occupy some of the same stylistic real estate, but the focus is on blues. This is the place for those who know the score and want to discover more; post videos, links, photos, album & concert reviews, and upcoming shows. Have questions? Ask. Suggestions? Give.

    Don't be shy, to be human is to have the blues every so often. We're all in the shit together, let's celebrate our misery.


    To start us off, here's Big Mama Thornton with the Muddy Waters Blues Band. Peep Otis Spann on the keys. I'm pretty certain this is the song god puts on when he's feeling down.




    EDIT: I'm a bit of a purist and have no interest in hearing Jimmy Page or Clapton rip wailing, overwrought solos or Jack White doing soulless covers of Son House songs. However, blues is blues, so we'll allow it. Just remember, this is a blues thread, not just a blues guitar thread. Keep your guitar god videos to a minimum, please.
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    Guitar gods, 1920s-style. (Gribbz, you were asking about Piedmont . . . )

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    Default Re: Dig My Grave With the Ace of Spades: The Blues Thread

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    Yes, LOVE Little Milton.
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    Residents of the Bay Area should tune in Friday nights to 'Crazy 'Bout the Blues' on KCSM 91.1. Nine to midnight. Best nights are when they devote an hour to educational segments outlining the history, evolution, and significance of various blues genres. Zydeco and Blind Gospel are my two favorites thus far. They stream the show at their website. You can catch the last 30 mins if you go right now.
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    really good piano jam killing right now.
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    Default Re: Dig My Grave With the Ace of Spades: The Blues Thread

    My personal favorite:



    If you're looking for acoustic "country" blues, look no further.

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    fuck you!
    Idol snake, get out of that skin.

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    Idol snake, get out of that skin.

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    For a raucous good time, there's always "Mr. Wizard" by R.L. Burnside.

    Burnside,_R.L_._-_Mr_Wizard_-300x300.jpg

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    Here's a soulless cover for you...
    Idol snake, get out of that skin.

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    That's actually quite soulful. The "soulless" comment was a jab at White's various takes on House's "John the Revelator." All the distortion and drums in the world can never overcome the raw power of that old man clapping along to his own singing. Whatever, I hear a lot of people discoverd Son House through their cover, so I can't knock it too much.
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    I'm just glad people are participating. The blues are such a beautiful, uplifting thing.
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    my sisters boyfriend is a huge fan of the blues, does a show at kuci on sunday nights from 6-8pm. check it out if y'all want, streams live here: http://www.kuci.org/schedule.shtml

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    ooooh, thanks Steve. I will definitely check that out tomorrow night.
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    My personal favorite:



    If you're looking for acoustic "country" blues, look no further.
    YES. Dude was something else. You should check out his electric albums from the 50s. Lightnin' & the Blues is a masterpiece. Imagine all that raw, visceral country picking and phrasing funneled through rickety amps and a beat-up Gibson. Hotfire.

    EDIT: Sometimes better than the idea of a thing is the thing itself.

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    I would like to bring a post made by Greghead in the Primer thread about Chicago blues, if anyone is interested. I trust it is still valid. I am not sure if you had another list in there, but this one is great for sure. I go to a small little Blues (and other genre) festival every year, but I sadly don't spend much time at the blues stage even though I sure do love it, such soul.

    Chicago - http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...=1#post1915618

    Delta - http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...=1#post1856943
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    I like hot tuna in general but their version of this song is probably my favorite one. Fun fact, when my dad was a kid the guy who he took guitar lessons was the guy that taught Jorma to play the guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepingrock View Post
    I would like to bring a post made by Greghead in the Primer thread about Chicago blues, if anyone is interested. I trust it is still valid. I am not sure if you had another list in there, but this one is great for sure. I go to a small little Blues (and other genre) festival every year, but I sadly don't spend much time at the blues stage even though I sure do love it, such soul.

    http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...=1#post1915618
    Aw thanks. I also did a Delta blues list earlier in that thread. Nothing definitive or anything, just the stuff I think is important for any blues fan.
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    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Aw thanks. I also did a Delta blues list earlier in that thread. Nothing definitive or anything, just the stuff I think is important for any blues fan.
    I added it! Great posts, I love that thread.

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    Fucking Tom, I was just coming in here to post some Clifton. Nice work.


    EDIT: Nevermind, the track I want to post isn't on youtube.
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    Currently in the middle of Keith Richard's autobiography, which has been mentioning all of his blues heros.

    It's had me pondering on a couple of things. Muddy Waters was a big influence to him and his sound. He talks about first meeting him at Chess records and then becoming close friends with him and staying at his house weeks at a time with him and Muddy's family.

    It doesn't matter the music type you enjoy, but think about who your music heros are or have been, how would you feel meeting them? What would you say? Can you imagine sitting down with them, having a beer and smoke, and kicking it at their house?

    His detailed descriptions of what he has learned and how he landed up meeting all of these guys has me at the edge of my seat.
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    Fucking Tom, I was just coming in here to post some Clifton. Nice work.
    Back in the early 80s I saw a Clifton Chenier/John Lee Hooker double bill at a free concert in a park in Houston. Man that was fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbastard View Post
    Currently in the middle of Keith Richard's autobiography, which has been mentioning all of his blues heros.

    It's had me pondering on a couple of things. Muddy Waters was a big influence to him and his sound. He talks about first meeting him at Chess records and then becoming close friends with him and staying at his house weeks at a time with him and Muddy's family.

    It doesn't matter the music type you enjoy, but think about who your music heros are or have been, how would you feel meeting them? What would you say? Can you imagine sitting down with them, having a beer and smoke, and kicking it at their house?

    His detailed descriptions of what he has learned and how he landed up meeting all of these guys has me at the edge of my seat.
    that book is an amazing read, really does seem to be a movie script at times with all the shenanigans. he has lived quite the life.

    i have actually gotten to spend some time with my musical idols, although it was more in terms of minutes as opposed to days or weeks. not one of them has let me down one bit, fortunately. it is always nerve wracking waiting for that moment when they aren't who you thought they'd be and all your dreams are tainted forever.

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    my sisters boyfriend is a huge fan of the blues, does a show at kuci on sunday nights from 6-8pm. check it out if y'all want, streams live here: http://www.kuci.org/schedule.shtml
    streaming now, click "listen now" on the top right corner!

    edit: that's not anthony dj'ing this week, though, hmm.
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    If this song doesn't give you goosebumps at least once, you're either autistic or a sociopath. If I'm not mistaken, this is one of 27 songs sent up with Voyager representing the human experience. Dig it.

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    Greg let me borrow his The Paul Butterfield Blues East-West album, to which I've been practicing my dart throwing.


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