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I've heard that Poker was his thing.

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Nope.  And you don't even have to be black to PLAY the blues.   And that guitarist is ELVIN BISHOP, a decade before he fooled around and fell in love.   Whitefang  

Wow, JAXSON----

You could have put most of those in ONE POST!  :rolleyes:   Regardless...

I once saw this guy at Detroit's GRANDE BALLROOM during the late '60's "resurgence" in American blues......   A week after the latter was brought in for a show.  

 

 

Great shows, both of 'em! 

Whitefang

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I would have loved to see Jimmy Rogers.  One of my favourites.  He wrote some of the great blues numbers.

He had a killer rhythm guitar tone on the Chess records,  which probably came from some beat-up old guitar and a tiny valve amp.  I've never been able to mimic it exactly - there's a huge amount of midrange and some distortion. 

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12 hours ago, Whitefang said:

Wow, JAXSON----

You could have put most of those in ONE POST!  :rolleyes:   Regardless...

I once saw this guy at Detroit's GRANDE BALLROOM during the late '60's "resurgence" in American blues......   A week after the latter was brought in for a show.  

 

 

Great shows, both of 'em! 

Whitefang

That must have been an awesome show, I really dig  both of these cuts,  

That Saturday fIsh fry  cracks me up, 

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20 hours ago, jdgm said:

I would have loved to see Jimmy Rogers.  One of my favourites.  He wrote some of the great blues numbers.

He had a killer rhythm guitar tone on the Chess records,  which probably came from some beat-up old guitar and a tiny valve amp.  I've never been able to mimic it exactly - there's a huge amount of midrange and some distortion. 

Last I heard of him he was supposed to be appearing at some bar/blues club in Taylor, MI( imagine). It was the late '80's-early '90's.  I didn't manage to get there, and read somewhere he died in '97 I think. 

Another of his I like----

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Jesse Ed Davis deserves a nod .

 

He certainly does!  

People think it's Cooder playing slide on that track but - it's Jesse. 

Beautiful guitar playing through a Leslie on Taj's "Giant Step" LP, too.

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3 hours ago, jdgm said:

Jesse Ed Davis deserves a nod .

 

He certainly does!  

People think it's Cooder playing slide on that track but - it's Jesse. 

Beautiful guitar playing through a Leslie on Taj's "Giant Step" LP, too.

Agreed,  Jesse Ed Davis  was a great player,  some people think he copied Duane Allman  on Statesboro Blues,  it was the other way around,  Allman admitted it, he was a big fan of Jesse's. 

Jesse also played the lead guitar on Jackson Brown's hit Doctor My Eyes. 

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This might have been  one of the last gigs Jesse Ed  played with Taj Mahal. 

In an interview Taj  said that for his first three albums and until Davis left the band, it could just as easily been named the Davis Band. 

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