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by Bluesmole
Thu May 24, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Beano is more important than "they "thought!
Replies: 5
Views: 2914

Re: Beano is more important than "they "thought!

Interesting reading.
Just thought I'd make the point that EC isn't the only brilliant musician on the album. John Mayall's influence is sadly under-rated in the history of The Blues.
His bands have been a driving force for generations.
The 'Beano' and 'Disraeli Gears' are seminal. :oldie:
by Bluesmole
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: RIP Jim Marshall
Replies: 5
Views: 2696

Re: RIP Jim Marshall

One of the good guys. Always ready to chat at guitar shows. I still dream of owning a 'Bluesbreaker' 40+ years on.
His legacy lives on.
by Bluesmole
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Sunday Gospel Style Blues
Replies: 11
Views: 3577

Re: Sunday Gospel Style Blues

Loved it.!!
I hear the jazz guitarist in the style, tone & phrasing.
I could listen to it all day.
by Bluesmole
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Another standard for the Jazz lounge
Replies: 11
Views: 2916

Re: Another standard for the Jazz lounge

Nice work Tyblues!! I'm working on "All The Things You Are" at the moment and my (jazz) ambition is to master "'Round Midnight". I've recently discovered how many good DIY jazz websites there are, for both chord voicings and melody lines. I'd never desert the Blues 'though!! :oldie: (old Telecasters...
by Bluesmole
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Best value Les Paul copy?
Replies: 23
Views: 24570

Re: Best value Les Paul copy?

I've owned a Gibson Les Paul -Which is not a patch on the original Yamaha 2000 ('78 mine was), but, to come to the point, the best 'budget copy' ,IMHO, is the Korean made Hohner Professional made in the 80s & 90s. I've always had my doubts about the Gibson/Epiphone quality control, and could not fau...
by Bluesmole
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 67
Views: 27729

Re: What are you listening to now?

Buddy Guy. I never tire of him. Also Booker Ervin on Tenor Sax - 'The Blues Book'. :banana: :oldie:
by Bluesmole
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Etta James...
Replies: 15
Views: 4900

Re: Etta James...

Good article & a superb obituary in The Guardian today. Well done The Guardian.
So sorry to see Etta go.
by Bluesmole
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One for the new jazz room!
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Re: One for the new jazz room!

I enjoyed this.
Was the backing track Jamie Aebersold?
Keep them coming. :oldie:
by Bluesmole
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Emily tries to play Jazz
Replies: 8
Views: 3115

Re: Emily tries to play Jazz

Hi Viking, I haven't been around much lately- too busy with retirement activities- so what a pleasant surprise to hear your take on Emily. Your 'light jazz' playing is on a par with mine. I've always found jazz easier to play on the sax than the guitar! Mainly due to gnarled, arthiritic fingers not ...
by Bluesmole
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A question for all you 'lefty' players
Replies: 10
Views: 4201

Re: A question for all you 'lefty' players

Mmm! Very interesting question. My view is: if a child picks up a guitar and holds it the intended way, then that is a 'natural inclination' which should not be changed. Obviously, the same applies if she picks it up the other way around. I'm naturally left-handed, doing all one-handed things with m...
by Bluesmole
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 67
Views: 27729

Re: What are you listening to now?

Hey LIVNDEESBLUS.
Just been listening to Pinetop Perkins. Forgotten all about him for years! Great Blues piano and vocals - and again - wonderful to jam along.
Thanks for the post. :lol: :cool:
by Bluesmole
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 67
Views: 27729

Re: What are you listening to now?

Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan, 'Trouble In Mind' album. Not a guitar in sight, but great to play along to!! :music2:
by Bluesmole
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Sam: howdy folks :)
Replies: 9
Views: 3317

Re: Sam: howdy folks :)

:big_smile: :welcome: Sam.
Nice to have someone new just up the road!!
This is an excellent site. Hope you have lots of fun with the Blues.
by Bluesmole
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Mayall
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: Mayall

I'm going to see him in the UK in November. Strummer is right about Rocky Athos. Others are Greg Rzab, Jay Davenport and the Oli Brown Band. I have seen him over a dozen times during the last 40+ years and I have never been disappointed. He has a knack for putting together superb bands. :big_smile: ...
by Bluesmole
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 67
Views: 27729

Re: What are you listening to now?

Sister Rosetta Tharpe. :oldie: :peace: :music2:
by Bluesmole
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 3931

Re: New to the Forum

:welcome: tyt!! from the Black(&Blues)country,UK. You've chosen an excellent forum. Wish you many happy hours of browsing. :wave:
by Bluesmole
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: The Crapocaster
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

Re: The Crapocaster

Well, I'm not going to 'poohpooh' the idea. It's a wee bit crazy, but I reckon you might get some :yikes: :mercy: slippery runs on it. I'm sorry, I must go!!
by Bluesmole
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: 'Cool' Blues Players
Replies: 14
Views: 4966

Re: 'Cool' Blues Players

What about.....

Sue Foley
Blind Willie Johnson
Sylvester Weaver
Tampa Red
Pop Staples
Robert Ward
Hi Tide Harris
Albert Collins
Goeff Whitehorn ( ex Procul Harem)

.... there must be more Blues Players than players of any other style/genre. :chicken:
by Bluesmole
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: BB King at Glastonbury
Replies: 7
Views: 2866

Re: BB King at Glastonbury

Great to see the old gentleman. He's lost a lot of weight!
I hope you watched Sister Rosetta later on the same channel.
Could that woman play the guitar!!!! :music2: :music2:
by Bluesmole
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Clare Free
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Re: Clare Free

Hi VB,
many thanks for pointing out Clare Free. I love her phrasing and funky blues style. I'm going to get myself to one of the Leicester gigs!
I suppose Berwick won't be on the cards until she becomes 'BIG'. Still' it will be worth the wait. :cool: