White Boy Lost in the Blues
babylonfalling:

Everyone Will Miss Otis
"I can work with pretty near any blues singer there is, I don’t care what kind. As long as they play the blues, and, uh, rock and roll, I can work with them."
Not many blues players could make that kind of claim, but Otis Spann, whose piano playing was the driving force in the Muddy Waters band for nearly 20 years, could speak with authority. More than almost any other blues instrumentalist, he brought a unique combination of forcefulness and sensitivity to his playing, and whether he was accompanying Chuck Berry or Little Walter or Sonny Boy Williamson or Buddy Guy he always indicated his sympathy for their style by some subtle variation in his approach. He left his mark on every record on which he played, and when he died this month at the age of 40 there was no one to take his place.
Some friends of Otis Spann’s were recently asked, separately, to talk about him. They included Muddy Waters, bassist Willie Dixon, drummer Sam Lay and guitarist Mike Bloomfield.

babylonfalling:

Everyone Will Miss Otis

"I can work with pretty near any blues singer there is, I don’t care what kind. As long as they play the blues, and, uh, rock and roll, I can work with them."

Not many blues players could make that kind of claim, but Otis Spann, whose piano playing was the driving force in the Muddy Waters band for nearly 20 years, could speak with authority. More than almost any other blues instrumentalist, he brought a unique combination of forcefulness and sensitivity to his playing, and whether he was accompanying Chuck Berry or Little Walter or Sonny Boy Williamson or Buddy Guy he always indicated his sympathy for their style by some subtle variation in his approach. He left his mark on every record on which he played, and when he died this month at the age of 40 there was no one to take his place.

Some friends of Otis Spann’s were recently asked, separately, to talk about him. They included Muddy Waters, bassist Willie Dixon, drummer Sam Lay and guitarist Mike Bloomfield.

Steve Tyler & Joe Perry - I'm a King Bee (Live)
70 plays

vrac-musique:

Steve Tyler & Joe Perry - I’m a King Bee (Live)

Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughan - Match Box Blues
96 plays

vrac-musique:

Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughan - Match Box Blues

rootsnbluesfestival:

Bird
soundsof71:

Duane Allman, who passed away in 1971 at the age of 24.

soundsof71:

Duane Allman, who passed away in 1971 at the age of 24.

1,881 plays

goodmorningblues:

swinginforbreakfast:

"It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)" by Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington.

<3

tomcaswell:

Duane Allman &amp; Dickey Betts
Allman Brothers Band
Fillmore East, New York
June 27, 1971


Duane is my all time favorite!

tomcaswell:

Duane Allman & Dickey Betts
Allman Brothers Band
Fillmore East, New York
June 27, 1971

Duane is my all time favorite!

goodmorningblues:

i need to go have a lie down

yahoolive:

John Legend performing Marvin Gaye’s classic album, “What’s Going On” in its entirety, with Sharon Jones &amp; the Dap-Kings and the Los Angeles Philharmonic live from the Hollywood Bowl.
Can’t get there in person? Tune in to #YahooLive for front row from your couch. http://yhoo.it/1rlekDC

yahoolive:

John Legend performing Marvin Gaye’s classic album, “What’s Going On” in its entirety, with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and the Los Angeles Philharmonic live from the Hollywood Bowl.

Can’t get there in person? Tune in to #YahooLive for front row from your couch. http://yhoo.it/1rlekDC

deebeeus:

I love my SG Standard P-90.  All the goodness of an SG Standard.  Plus the even more goodness of P-90s.

I would love it if Gibson USA made “real” SG Specials again.  Not what they call an SG Special these days…with uncovered humbuckers, decal on the headstock and no neck binding, but the ORIGINAL SG Special of the 1960s.  P-90s, dot markers, bound neck. 3 on a plate Klusons with white plastic buttons.   Real headstock inlay.  And GLOSSY!   Come on Gibson!  How about it??

Ask Carlos…he knew!

(note:  half face ‘guard, so his “Special” was made before ‘67.  Also looks like it does not have 3-on-plate Klusons.  It was a common “upgrade” in those days to change the tuners.  Personally I love the originals….)

catfishthebottlemen:

Photo of Catfish and The Bottlemen performing taken from the band’s official facebook page.

catfishthebottlemen:

Photo of Catfish and The Bottlemen performing taken from the band’s official facebook page.

Ray Charles - That's Enough
148 plays
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Never Miss Your Water
25 plays

littleboybluesman:

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials - “Never Miss Your Water”