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Jules NYC

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They call it Stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad...

wink
Eva Cassidy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpQlo_7X8tE

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Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks do Old Friend on acoustics:
http://youtu.be/UauECrCIYl8

Alvin Youngblood Hart does an old blues standard you might know from Led Zeppelin:
http://youtu.be/VKGD48PJouw

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Jules NYC

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeGD8y2cikc

Back Where I Started

Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks
*they are married

Sep 23 13 10:00 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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Glen WC wrote:
Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks do Old Friend on acoustics:
http://youtu.be/UauECrCIYl8

Alvin Youngblood Hart does an old blues standard you might know from Led Zeppelin:
http://youtu.be/VKGD48PJouw

Great stuff.

Funny how so many people don't know a lot of their favorite rock bands were heavily influenced by blues artists.

Sep 23 13 10:01 pm Link

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Jules NYC wrote:

Great stuff.

Funny how so many people don't know a lot of their favorite rock bands were heavily influenced by blues artists.

Hell, even Elvis ripped off blues artists such as Big Mama Thornton (Hound Dog). That's like kids today have no idea what it's like to use a manual Underwood #2 typewriter or a Smith Corona electric. Can you see today's teenager trying to change the ribbon on a manual set of keys? lol



And in keeping with the theme of the thread, if this isn't blues, blues doesn't exist.

Brother Ray Charles Robinson at the ivory keys!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xk1P1913y0

Sep 24 13 05:19 pm Link

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Marc Damon wrote:
This is just for Jules smile

Post your favorite blues tunes here!

I'll start with this one from Howlin' Wolf. It's the only known filmed version he did of this song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTDjD_UdJYs

Soul Serenade by Oliver Sain  but, its actually a jazz/blues combo and he has some "cosmic funk" from the 70's which stand strong. smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt1VjRpBMjs

edit: to make it a trifecta of Oliver Sain
Harlem Nocturne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ud5W3Lr … 1A1535729C

Coming down Soul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k78g9t3S … 1A1535729C

Sep 24 13 05:23 pm Link

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Jules NYC wrote:
They call it Stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad...

wink
Eva Cassidy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpQlo_7X8tE

That had quite a jazz feel to it.  Nice.  Muddy does a great version of that one as well.

Had to throw in some Ted Hawkins, discovered playing on a beach in Venice I think. 

This tune features the great line: "Oooh my baby, she taste like.....good gravy". 

That's love right there.

http://youtu.be/gT9uBviX91E

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Sep 25 13 08:20 am Link

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hmm all time favourite

Howlin Wolf - Louise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GtBAHCecGk

John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4pp02_GN9A

John Lee Hooker and Carlos Santana -The Healer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aFKgi5D6eU

Matt Guitar Murphy - Album Blues Don't Bother Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtDrCvIn9x8

Sep 27 13 01:56 am Link

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A little something for those who want to put something on while they work ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_9zy9ZYEkA

Sep 29 13 10:43 am Link

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MerrillMedia wrote:
A little something for those who want to put something on while they work ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_9zy9ZYEkA

Tons of great blues tunes here too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i-m_yaFh2k

Sep 29 13 01:48 pm Link

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yeah you know these guys.

Sep 29 13 02:03 pm Link

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hmm don't know if this has been played..n yes long...but if you get time worth it.

B.B King n James Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvj797NSOBY

Willie Dixon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziEzLl2B3Qk

Johnny Copeland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpxWVJX7qHo

Albert Collins...saw him many years ago when he came to UK..smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koJT6JL_yc0

Sep 30 13 02:53 pm Link

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How about a little Elmore James? I don't think he's been mentioned in this thread yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBA2REoRD98

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsgZ5IDQu80

Sep 30 13 04:06 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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Marc Damon wrote:
How about a little Elmore James? I don't think he's been mentioned in this thread yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBA2REoRD98

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsgZ5IDQu80

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFxU7t3E63I

Oh yeah

Sep 30 13 04:08 pm Link

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Jules NYC wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFxU7t3E63I

Oh yeah

I can get in to that Jules. But if you're going the SRV route, here's his best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=251iHNjSqUY

Sep 30 13 04:17 pm Link

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Marc Damon wrote:

I can get in to that Jules. But if you're going the SRV route, here's his best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=251iHNjSqUY

This is the stuff.

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http://youtu.be/drGGNVViC5Q

Paul Personne

translate in Paul Nobody or Paul Someone

Sep 30 13 07:00 pm Link

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Hmm, had the pleasure of meeting Pigmeat Pete, very nice n humble guy. Sadly no longer with us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vLNsSsE5TY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1RIOt1qVMc

Oct 01 13 08:36 am Link

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Jules NYC

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To my favorite guitarist ever, David G.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCcRmnGFQ6o

P.S. I met Les at the Iridium in NYC.
RIP

Oct 01 13 09:20 am Link

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... but for blues, SRV is my favorite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMK1g4rHrWY

Oct 01 13 09:25 am Link

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Jules NYC wrote:
To my favorite guitarist ever, David G.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCcRmnGFQ6o

P.S. I met Les at the Iridium in NYC.
RIP

I love this one. Les Paul, Jan Hammer, Tony Levin ... a great assembly of players. Also, David Gilmore just shows what makes the great players, great - they can play any style and do it better than most. Great selection!

Oct 01 13 09:24 pm Link

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A lot of great links in this thread that I'm looking forward to following. Here are some of my favorites.

Corrine Bailey Rae doing a Zeppelin cover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zf1eu7_s4w

A few from Chris Whitley
Dirt Floor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKFA9lqEUME
Scrapyard Lullaby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v2OEGalgw8
Non traditional - To Joy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzxL17Ivciw

Chris's daughter Trixie
I believe In You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_0zrd2u3uk

Bonnie Raitt - The Glow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swavAPTOAPA

Derek Trucks Band - I'd Rather be Blind Crippled And Crazy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSbcpLLadX0

Joe Bonamassa - Stop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44qoaeTsucA

A nice live version of Robert Cray - I Guess I Showed Her
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V45y_CHVpMs

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MerrillMedia wrote:

I love this one. Les Paul, Jan Hammer, Tony Levin ... a great assembly of players. Also, David Gilmore just shows what makes the great players, great - they can play any style and do it better than most. Great selection!

smile

Thank you!

Oct 02 13 08:56 am Link

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How about another one of my faves? A little from Huddie Ledbetter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q_D1TxcBFo





There's so much great music out there. It's not hard to come up with something new for this thread, whether it's an artist who hasn't been mentioned or an unusual version of a song or just some tidbit of info to pass on to others who may be interested.

Oct 02 13 11:39 am Link

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Does this qualify? prolly not!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdPOAhBp2Ag

US Blues  -  Grateful dead

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I missed this thread?

I was reminded by Howling Wolf about the folks who did my fav Smokestack Lightning cover. I went to look on Youtube, found this gem first. A melody with alternately Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, & Clapton.....the trifecta. smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjXSwvSB6yM

Very first Yardbirds album I ever bought had a live version of Smokestack....I wore two LP's out. This is the actual cut on the album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2mFGqPZqRA

Oct 02 13 01:29 pm Link

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Jules NYC wrote:
What 'The Blues' IS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ou-6A3MKow

Almost 4,000,000 hits at this moment in time.

Oct 02 13 01:47 pm Link

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Charlie Patton with Willie Brown (yes. THAT Willie Brown)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCpprdzU6X4

Oct 02 13 05:13 pm Link

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Jules NYC wrote:
smile

Thank you!

YW!

I am reminded of an event that I went to years ago, It was held in one of New Orleans many, funky little clubs and was a fundraiser for an aging musician, who was terminally ill. He was one of those guys who was not destined to be known on a large scale basis, but had made a living as a musician for about 40 years. I call players like him "middle class musicians." They don't get rich and don't end up as "household names," but they make a good living, pay mortgages, raise kids, etc. on what they earn.

As you might imagine given the situation, lots of people were recounting interactions that they had with the honoree over the years. One said something along the lines of, "I remember someone asking him once, what kind of music he played. He just said .... Whatever the song calls for."

So, that's it in a nutshell - the really solid musicians are the ones who have mastered the craft to the point where they can play in  pretty much any style. They do it 5 or 6 nights a week, week after week, year after year. These are the people who make me say that I am not impressed with the "flashy" players who have no musicality. They couldn't even warm up the crowd for the ones I am talking about.

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MerrillMedia wrote:

YW!

I am reminded of an event that I went to years ago, It was held in one of New Orleans many, funky little clubs and was a fundraiser for an aging musician, who was terminally ill. He was one of those guys who was not destined to be known on a large scale basis, but had made a living as a musician for about 40 years. I call players like him "middle class musicians." They don't get rich and don't end up as "household names," but they make a good living, pay mortgages, raise kids, etc. on what they earn.

As you might imagine given the situation, lots of people were recounting interactions that they had with the honoree over the years. One said something along the lines of, "I remember someone asking him once, what kind of music he played. He just said .... Whatever the song calls for."

So, that's it in a nutshell - the really solid musicians are the ones who have mastered the craft to the point where they can play in  pretty much any style. They do it 5 or 6 nights a week, week after week, year after year. These are the people who make me say that I am not impressed with the "flashy" players who have no musicality. They couldn't even warm up the crowd for the ones I am talking about.

That was so well said.

I know exactly what you mean:)

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Just had to bring the thread back for a discovery of a few minutes ago. Jules, you really need to check this woman out - I'll call her the "Indian Janis Joplin." Maybe throw a little Joss Stone in, as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnnYlYo0q5g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2HCk9UA5p0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEh7zJNQ … detailpage

Great Googly Moogly!


PS: For those who like some "good old fashioned electric guitar blues," the band is pretty hot too!

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And because the thread is again alive...
One of the greatest movies of all time about the Blues.

http://watch32.com/movies-online/cadillac-records-1703
Cool website too! Watch tons of movies free.

Oct 14 13 12:04 pm Link

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Not strictly blues, but a good listen anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsvSVtXR … detailpage

BTW, the bassist is Larry Carlton's son, Travis.

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Great video of Janis Joplin. I like it because it shows a bit of a softer side of her vocal talent. She really had more clarity in her voice than sometimes came through when she was powering through a song.

Oct 15 13 08:52 pm Link

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MerrillMedia wrote:
Great video of Janis Joplin. I like it because it shows a bit of a softer side of her vocal talent. She really had more clarity in her voice than sometimes came through when she was powering through a song.

That's cool you notice that.

Janis had that whiskey-soaked voice, her signature style.

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Oct 16 13 08:36 pm Link

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Jules, I spent a bunch of years in live music production and did shows featuring acts from Chubby Checker to Wynona Judd to Michael McDonald to Bruce Daigrepont to Blues Traveler to Snoop & Missy Elliot, etc.

Having spent a bunch of time on stage watching a pretty wide variety of artists, I've learned to appreciate the things that are not always seen.

Oct 16 13 08:38 pm Link

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MerrillMedia wrote:
Jules, I spent a bunch of years in live music production and did shows featuring acts from Chubby Checker to Wynona Judd to Michael McDonald to Bruce Daigrepont to Blues Traveler to Snoop & Missy Elliot, etc.

Having spent a bunch of time on stage watching a pretty wide variety of artists, I've learned to appreciate the things that are not always seen.

Big Smile
That's pretty awesome.

I was in Louisiana once.

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