White Boy Lost in the Blues

themadminstrel:

Gary Clark Jr. “Catfish Blues” // SiriusXM

471 plays

maybe-im-a-leo:

lifefeelsgood:

Issac Hayes - Walk on By

this tune strums my soul.

Hell fucking YES it does.

laughingsamdice:

Stevie doing his best Johnny Winter

laughingsamdice:

Stevie doing his best Johnny Winter

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

worldvillagemusic:

(via The Soul of Afrobeat: Tony Allen - Fly Magazine)
"…Whether you know it or not, Allen has influenced the sound of many of the most popular musicians and bands in modern pop music – from Paul Simon to Talking Heads, The Roots to Vampire Weekend.
Blur frontman and Gorillaz vocalist/chief songwriter Damon Albarn collaborated with Allen on the 2007 album The Good, the Bad and the Queen, citing Allen as a major influence (the supergroup also featured Paul Simonon of The Clash). In 2012, Albarn and Allen teamed up again, this time enlisting Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, to release Rocket Juice & the Moon. Famed producer and celebrated sonic engineer Brian Eno has called Allen “the greatest drummer in the world.”…
Allen joins the Chicago Afrobeat Project for an eight-city tour this month, making a stop at York College tonight. For Ford and the Chicago Afrobeat Project, getting a chance to play with the co-creator of the sound was a validation of the group’s effort to bring its own fresh blend of Afrobeat to American audiences…
Additionally, Allen is set to release his tenth solo album in October: Film of Life (Jazz Village). The album is to be released October 14, and sees Allen once again working with former collaborator Damon Albarn. Here’s a teaser for the album, “Go Back”…
Along with tonight’s performance, Allen conducts a master class on drumming at 3:30 p.m. at the DeMeester Recital Hall, which is free and open to the public.
What’s a lesson that Allen has taught Kevin Ford?
“Here’s a guy that’s over 74 years old, and he’s still touring and throwing down,” says Ford. “It makes me feel like there’s still time to do a lot in music. It’s inspiring. The dude’s a baller.”
Tour dates: http://ow.ly/BiZDF Preorder Film of Life: http://ow.ly/BiZJg

worldvillagemusic:

(via The Soul of Afrobeat: Tony Allen - Fly Magazine)

"…Whether you know it or not, Allen has influenced the sound of many of the most popular musicians and bands in modern pop music – from Paul Simon to Talking Heads, The Roots to Vampire Weekend.

Blur frontman and Gorillaz vocalist/chief songwriter Damon Albarn collaborated with Allen on the 2007 album The Good, the Bad and the Queen, citing Allen as a major influence (the supergroup also featured Paul Simonon of The Clash). In 2012, Albarn and Allen teamed up again, this time enlisting Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, to release Rocket Juice & the Moon. Famed producer and celebrated sonic engineer Brian Eno has called Allen “the greatest drummer in the world.”…

Allen joins the Chicago Afrobeat Project for an eight-city tour this month, making a stop at York College tonight. For Ford and the Chicago Afrobeat Project, getting a chance to play with the co-creator of the sound was a validation of the group’s effort to bring its own fresh blend of Afrobeat to American audiences…

Additionally, Allen is set to release his tenth solo album in October: Film of Life (Jazz Village). The album is to be released October 14, and sees Allen once again working with former collaborator Damon Albarn. Here’s a teaser for the album, “Go Back”…

Along with tonight’s performance, Allen conducts a master class on drumming at 3:30 p.m. at the DeMeester Recital Hall, which is free and open to the public.

What’s a lesson that Allen has taught Kevin Ford?

“Here’s a guy that’s over 74 years old, and he’s still touring and throwing down,” says Ford. “It makes me feel like there’s still time to do a lot in music. It’s inspiring. The dude’s a baller.”

Tour dates: http://ow.ly/BiZDF Preorder Film of Lifehttp://ow.ly/BiZJg

themadminstrel:

Albert King - I’ll Play The Blues For You (extended version)

Muddy Waters - Louisiana Blues
98 plays

kdo:

Muddy Waters - Louisiana Blues (1950)
McKinley Morganfield
from: ”Louisiana Blues” / ”Evan’s Shuffle (Ebony Shuffle)”

Koko Taylor - Queen Bee
104 plays

whenneedsbe:

Koko Taylor - Queen Bee (1985)
featuring James Cotton on Harmonica
James Isaac Moore (AKA Slim Harpo)
Slim Harpo Cover
from: ‘'Koko Taylor: Queen of the Blues” LP
         ‘'Koko Taylor: ”The Aligator Records Years”
          (Compilation Album)

Slim Harpo - I’m a King Bee (1957):
http://tmblr.co/ZbsPWy1PK11AT
Slim Harpo - Baby Scratch My Back
119 plays

kdo:

Slim Harpo - Baby Scratch My Back (1965)
James Isaac Moore (AKA Slim Harpo)
from: ”Baby Scratch My Back” / ”I’m Gonna Miss You (Like the Devil)”
         ”Slim Harpo: The Excello Singles Anthology” (2003)
Recorded October 1965 in Crowley, Louisiana

Personnel:
Slim Harpo: Vocals / Harmonica
James Johnson: Guitar
Rudolph Richard: Guitar
”Geese” August: Bass
Sammy K. Brown: Drums

Taj Mahal - Think
84 plays

kdo:

Taj Mahal - Think (1997)
Lowman Pauling
‘5’ Royales Cover
from: ”Señor Blues” LP

Compilation of Guitarists