TAJ MAHAL ...accessible and heavenly.
Right on sister! Me and cinn are goo goo about his "Natchl Blues" album
pan is that the one that has "fishin' blues" ?
I think that's on "Giant Step" One side is electric blues, the other is acoustic blues.
Incidentally "Fishin Blues" was originally by Henry Thomas, an overlooked bluesman I listed on my countdown
Best of Taj Mahal is an excellent, concise collection, but it doesn't have "Ain't That a Lot of Love."
dyslexia, that's on the remastered Best of. (Sony 2000)
well anyway I always thought that fishin' blues was a great tune. I also really like Papa John Creetch (sp?) and Bobby Blue Bland did the best ever Stormy Monday.
If anyone is interested WXRT
is playing A Buddy Guy concert from legends, and they are streaming on the web. There is about 45 min left. BTW this was the concert I was at and the inspiration for this thread.
I was mistaken the concert is live from the auto show.
Anybody that wants to see what radio should sound like check out their playlist
I have been listening to XRT for about six years and from what I understand it used to be even better back in the sixties.
Happy I could share it with ya.
Panzade, did you catch any of that concert?
Being a blues thread I thought I would mention that they play an hour of blues every monday at 9:00pm central. Tonight Mavis Staples is going to be in studio playing a few live songs.
So many spectacular choices listed here. Lovin' Taj--I see him frequently in SF (sometimes at the supermarket)--and you have the kings. There are plenty of fabulous compilation cd's of blues.
There's a series that does it by genre: Preachin' the Blues, Saturday Night Blues, Guitar Blues etc. and tons by the artists.
Alligator Records has a few fab. compilation multi cd sets for their anniversary, and a lot of the real old guys have some ancient cd compilations. Since the masters aren't great anyway, it's silly to pay top dollar for the ancient stuff unless they've done real work on the masters!
Did anyone say Guitar Slim and Magic Sam's Blues Band (West Side Soul!!!) and and and...whew. almost got rev'ed up there.
Anyway, maybe if you get some compilation stuff or listen to the radio a lot to programs folks mentioned, you'll get an idea of what kind of blues you like. There's Mississippi Blues, Memphis Blues, Chicago Blues, Texas Blues and even English blues; there's blues that's based on harp, piano and every kind and style of guitar!
I likes almost all of it. IN fact I'm looking at a poster in my little cubicle here at work that says, "most folks don't listen to the blues, they feel 'em"
Whoever suggested Hound dog Taylor, Thank You!
That is some great music, I also picked up a South Side Chicago blues disc with songs from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
I'm just getting started. The store I was at had a whole section of blues and most of the CD's were about $8.00.
Has anyone heard the new Albert Sumlin(sp?) track with Keith Richards on vocals. I'm curious as to what the rest of the disc is like.
The one's you've listed plus:
Blind Boys of Alabama
Robert Cray - Mr B says no, but I like him
Room Full of Blues - ditto above
I have more, I need to go look at my collection...
Oddly enough JB I caught Blues Traveler at the Jazz Fest, Government Mule sat in with them for a couple songs.
(I'm jealous, BB King is playing the weekend you are going to be there)
XRT has been playing some Blind Boys of Alabama and I like what I've heard.
Eric Clapton is one of my favorite artists, Me and Mr. Johnson is a great tribute with some awesome songs.
Blues Traveler, Blind Boys from Alabama, and Robert Cray have all been at Ravinia the last two years. Well worth the $15.00 for a lawn ticket.
edit: How 'bout Stevie Ray Vaughan?
I also love SRV. had a couple of compilations of his but recently bought Texas Flood. The title track is my favorite.
Believe it or not I have not been to Ravinia, I tried to get tickets to Norah Jones but they sold out.
This summer I have to get up there.
Just got the new Hubert Sumlin disc "About Them Shoes"
Awesome disc, first track is I'm Ready with Clapton on vocals and guitar, then Still a Fool with Keith Richards on the same.
The entire disc consists of old standards by McKinley Morganfield and Willie Dixon.