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In Reply to: Bono pays homage to American bluesmen? posted by PdL on June 5, 2005 at 19:33:18:
from Missisippi. Totally better than Texas or Chicago blues. Much nearer to Senegal and Mali and rightfully so. It is an American treasure and I bet you would love RL Burnside's Ass Pocket Full of Whiskey.
Have you heard any of the Delta Blues recordings from this studio? Availble through Acoustic Sounds on the Analogue Productions label. They have a series of direct-to-disc recordings that are phenomenal.
For some urban folk acoustic blues, you can't beat Otis Taylor.
but none of the stuff from Salina. I am not a HUGE blues fan, I just like the Hill Country stuff for the most part....and the music of Mali and Senegal where it all began.
Take BB King, please. I cannot stand him. Some of the Chicago cats of the 40s and 50's are pretty good and I collect them. Since I know about half of the cats that played with John Lee and have met the man a few times I am partial to him as well. Texas blues? I'd leave the room.
How about it Rod? I'd bet it'd be way more civilized than this place.
Yeah, Otis Taylor is good blues... in an eerie sort of way.
The stuff from Salina is good too. You should attend their Blues At The Crossroads Festival held every October. Chad always brings in a good lineup of blues' elderly statesmen. The concerts are held in an old church converted into a recording studio. The acoustics are great and it's an intimate show.
Chad will be bringing Lazy Lester and Jimmy D. Lane out to Denver for a few concerts at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in September. A good reason in itself to attend the fest.
I had to miss last year's, and have been looking forward to this year's since then. A tie-in with Blue Heaven seems natural. If there is time, a jam session would be fun, with the attendees bringing their axes of choice.
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