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Post by 12bar » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:00 pm

I do! His purple haze version is also great! :banana:

A remark to the tea ceremony comparison: the area I live is known for having the highest tea consumption per person in the whole world, even more than China or GB. We celebrate tea drinking three times a day, at least.

For the "Blues with other instruments" I throw in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcJhKEIzu68

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Post by VikingBlues » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:14 pm

12bar wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Martin sure knows what he does! :dance:

I know Nightwish very well - my son has nearly all of their records. Fantastic voice and very professional musicians!

Reminds me of my younger days when I was a bit into classic/symphonic rock (not rock classics) and listening to Renaissance a lot.
Funny thing is the connection to EC, with former members of the Yardbirds in the first line-up. :lol:

Later Annie Haslam joined - a perfect voice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vODfYjbLxY or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKb2VlcrRn8
Martin Simpson does weekend courses in the UK but i wouldn't have the nerve to attend. I know a few guitar players who have been and are very impressed with his teaching as well as his playing. For me he has a great skill in being able to produce great melodic lines and arrangements, but with no huge complexity in the technique of playing - it's all down to great note choices and skilled use of open string and fretted note combinations.

I remember Renaissance and I was impressed with the intelligent musicality and with the singing of Annie Haslam.
Around about that time I also recall some Gordon Giltrap music that had something of the same feel.
The likes of "Fear of the Dark". Gordon is still going strong after recovery from serious illness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAUrBswDYXs
I am proud to have 2 signature acoustic guitars of his in my collection from the Vintage brand. If only I could play like him!

Your comment about Nightwish being professional musicians is spot on.
These days they also seem to be really enjoying all playing together in their current line up.
Nice to see after their sometimes high profile personnel problems of the past.
I particularly like the way in their more recent style that so much of the way they play a song is to serve the needs of the song. Very little in the way of ego solos that litter so many groups performances and are often pretty tedious. I also find that in at least 95% of cases that I prefer a good recording of a live version by them than the original studio version. They really step up a gear and it's like the individual members of the band morph into one entity that's perfectly synchronised. Most of my favourite bands have been ones that could cut it live with style.
fenson wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:12 pm
Hope you enjoy this one much more Gerd :icon_whoknows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlj3J08 ... _&index=14
"It Hurts Me Too" classic blues on jinashi Zen shakuhachi flute (w/ vocals)
Wow - I wasn't expecting classic blues on a jinashi Zen shakuhachi flute. I too found the Purple Haze version particularly effective.
I love good crossover music.
On which topic. Carmen , a group in the 70s that did a rock /flamenco crossover.
Their line up included the great John Glasscock who died tragically young at 28 (congenital heart disease) after he had moved on to become a member of what I reckoned to be the classic live Jethro Tull line up. Here's "Bulerias" from the first of Carmen's 3 LPs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrlCfBvsOqk
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Post by VikingBlues » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:21 pm

12bar wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:00 pm
I do! His purple haze version is also great! :banana:

A remark to the tea ceremony comparison: the area I live is known for having the highest tea consumption per person in the whole world, even more than China or GB. We celebrate tea drinking three times a day, at least.

For the "Blues with other instruments" I throw in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcJhKEIzu68
Yes - good one! That's a great blues crossover. :clap:

Puts me in mind a bit of the John McLaughlin Shakti project though that was Jazz with the guitar rather than blues crossed with Indian music.
This one you've posted is rather easier to understand and get to grips with than the Shakti!


PS - when I posted my last reply i got a big screen of text messages about various lines, but it was incomprehensible to me ... all computer jargon.
However it seems like it posted OK.
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Post by HalfBlindLefty » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:04 pm

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Post by 12bar » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:53 pm

:thumbsup: Smooth one, reminds me of EC's Nothing but the Blues tour in the 90's when it was the last song...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFY1o69qxj8

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Post by HalfBlindLefty » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:54 pm

Here are my two cents in listening :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBEPNsLBzQo
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Post by Ulysses » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:09 am

https://youtu.be/fzf1d8_VCZs

Came on a shuffle and scared the shit out of me.

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Post by 12bar » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:47 pm

Can't sit still hearing this :D

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Post by VikingBlues » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:17 pm

Jay McShann - lovely!
Ain't Nobody's Business - enjoyed that fine singing, but it was strange seeing Eric just singing with no guitar - he seemed a bit unsure of what to do with his hands.
Hound Dog Taylor - yup, huge energy and a great antidote to torpor - can't sit still to this either.

Can I just throw in a rather different version of St James Infirmary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzEBH6DZJVk
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Post by 12bar » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:38 pm

VikingBlues wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Ain't Nobody's Business - enjoyed that fine singing, but it was strange seeing Eric just singing with no guitar - he seemed a bit unsure of what to do with his hands.
Well, at 3:20 his hands did what they wanted to! :lol:

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Post by 12bar » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:41 pm

Dr. House is known to be a good Blues player... :dance:

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Post by 12bar » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:07 pm

Something funny...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6txoV_mGQg
be sure to watch it completely....

That guy can play... Malaguena with a pick on a 12 string... :eye_rub:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz2hXI7Ny9I

And sometimes we need a Mad Drummer...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZyaOlrb7E

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Post by VikingBlues » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:29 pm

Who needs expensive glass slides!!! :big_smile:
Good to see skilled musicians having fun!
Always a place for a mad drummer. Like the Muppets Animal!!!!!
Steve Moore definitely deserves the title Mad Drummer! And doesn't miss a beat. :thumbsup:

Flamencomedy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APxW6zh0xVM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ExH2Goc_c

On a more serious note I've been hitting a bit of crossover recently - but rock and folk - including one of my favourite pieces of theirs.
This video put up on YouTube by their record company so i assume it's OK to link it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmWSnJ88TM8
I love the harmonies and the musicianship and the way they vary the sounds and tones to keep things varied and interesting. Melodic, including tasty bass. :clap:
Wonder how long it takes the drummer to get his beard in order!
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Post by 12bar » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:08 am

:rofl:
Love this combination of skills and humor!

Span is a classic, sure. :thumbsup:

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Post by 12bar » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:07 am

Happy and healthy new year everybody!

Just discovered this nice channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYkyW2 ... Rhw/videos
Very interesting documentaries about legendary bands from Cream to Deep Purple, Yes or Van der Graaf Generator...

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Post by VikingBlues » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:00 pm

Oooh - Van der Graaf documentary!!!!!! :banana:
Just 127 views .... shows they're still a niche product!

Just a quick browse, but I see lots of interesting videos there.

Well spotted Gerd - thanks! :clap:
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Post by Volker » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:48 pm

found "Colors of Blue" by accident and love their style
https://youtu.be/YKgaNJ3qTFY
huge blues fan and regularly organising a little blues concert.

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Post by 12bar » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:59 pm

Please "Volker" - according to the forum rules NO links in the signature allowed.

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Post by Ulysses » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:47 pm

I'm on an Albert Collins binge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVYezQMQ4Vc

His spontaneous runs sound to me quite a bit like Buddy Guy, if Buddy Guy was more into jump blues.

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Post by HalfBlindLefty » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:53 pm

Nice
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