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Rob Z 06-22-2007 10:40 PM

OK, I admit it...I'm addicted to YouTube. :D

Here's one I just found...Chicago "I'm A Man", ca 1970. Incredible performance.


Bonus 06-23-2007 01:05 AM

Great stuff, tks.

davem 06-23-2007 08:21 AM

Great performance, could use a little more cow bell though. :D

Rob Z 06-23-2007 08:43 AM

Dave, don't get me started on the cowbell thing! :D

Splinter 06-23-2007 07:56 PM

Im addicted to the Blues, so when I saw Rob's post, I thought it was someone from the Chicago Blues scene doing this song.....


Rob Z 06-23-2007 08:14 PM


Thanks so much...I'm glad to find a fellow blueshound. :) I went through a period in college where I wouldn't listen to anything else other than blues. The white guitar player in that video is Bob margolin-I saw him in college in a little tiny bar. I never got to see Muddy , however. :( I saw a few other legends before they passed on to the big BluesRoom in the sky. My favorite was John Lee Hooker, who I saw twice. :clap1:

Muddy still had the stage presence even as an old timer. And so did one of my favorites, Willie Dixon. I saw him with this band in another hole-in-the-wall bar while in college. After two pitchers of beer I got enoguh courage to go talk to him for a minute while he was off stage. :D


Splinter 06-23-2007 08:26 PM

I was introduced to the Blues when my brother was recording Otis Rush at a club in Manhattan for a public radio show. I sat on the side of the stage while he performed, and BS'ed with him in the dressing room while he and his band got completely stoned between sets. I've never seen anyone smoke so much pot.

Ummm... I didnt inhale? :loaded:

Otis isnt really one of my favorite's however... The Mississippi AllStars are great, Derek Trucks is another good one, and for the old timers, I'd have to say Muddy and John Lee Hooker are my favorites.

ddmoit 06-23-2007 08:31 PM

Mark me down as a big blues fan - especially Chicago style.

Hamilton 06-24-2007 12:12 PM

Ive been a big fan of the blues since i was a kid. Then again i like all kinds
of music. I really like percussion, play congas and other assorted drums
and instruments myself. Some day i hope to be as good as David 'La Mole' Ortiz

JTG 06-24-2007 02:16 PM

For Fathers Day I received a CD "Bluesville" one of the Starbucks collection sold in the stores. It is real good with cuts from Albert King, Jimmy Witherspoon, Willie Dixon, Lightnin Hopkins, Big Jo Williams plus many others.

I think Lightnin Hopkins is on the top of my list right now. I just took a blues guitar class and I sure would like to be able to play just a little in his style.
For my birthday I got a Robert Joyhnson CD with every one of his recordings

ddmoit 06-24-2007 02:21 PM

I've got that Robert Johnson set - good stuff. And Lightning Hopkins? His playing can be unconventional - also good stuff.

I tried to find a YouTube clip of Muddy Waters performing Can't be Satisfied, but I couldn't find one.

Rob Z 06-25-2007 05:28 PM

Here's the treat for the day: Miles Davis with "So What", from my all-time favorite jazz album "Kind Of Blue". This was filmed in 1958.


ddmoit 06-25-2007 05:48 PM

Dang, Rob. I'm starting to sense a pretty big overlap in our musical tastes. That was a brilliant album.

Bri 06-25-2007 07:11 PM

Here's one for you guys. Canadian content of course. ;)


Rob Z 06-25-2007 07:17 PM


I chose that one because it is a wonderful performance of a great piece of music, but also because it was so interesting to see everyone standing around and watching whle others were playing.

One thing about that album is that all the songs except one were recorded on the first take, no rehearsal, and very little planning about what the musicians were going to do during the song.

When I started this thread I had no intention of anything other than sharing that great Chicago song, but after Splinter posted his link the Muddy Water's song it made me think how nice it would be if everyone posted links to their favorites at YouTube.

ddmoit 06-25-2007 07:33 PM

It's hard for a modern listener to fully appreciate Kind of Blue. So much of the jazz that came after it was influenced by it. When it first came out though, it must have sounded like nothing before it - almost alien.

To your point, even the musicians playing on it were probably not fully aware of the vision of Miles Davis. I have to listen to the whole thing tonight.

Rob Z 06-25-2007 07:42 PM


Periodically, I get that CD out and listen to it over and over, maybe 25 times in two weeks or so, then put it away for a while. I never get tired of it. I still have the old vinyl, but don't have the turntable set up now. I think that album sounds different on vinyl.

I noticed on that video that the musicians are really, really concentrating. They look like they are in the middle of a calculus test or something mentally strenuous. :D How abut the guys standing off to the side having a smoke while they waited for their part to come up. :D

JTG, how about posting a link to a blues song you like! You too, Dan. :tup2:


Nice one! You ever seen Colin James?

Bri 06-25-2007 07:52 PM

Oh yeah, a few times. When he's not doing that, he also has a big band like that guy in the Stray Cats...pretty good actually. :)

ddmoit 06-25-2007 08:27 PM

Here's some Sonny Boy Williamson:



and some Lightnin' Hopkins:



ddmoit 06-26-2007 08:12 PM

Procol Harum

Splinter 06-26-2007 08:13 PM

Brian Setzer, the big band Stray Cat......


And a good Stray Cats song thrown in too...


Love that Rockabilly!!!!!!

Rob Z 06-26-2007 08:15 PM

Nice , Dan. :bow:

Rob Z 06-26-2007 08:29 PM


I always have liked the big band thing that Brian Setzer has done. If he came to this area I would go see him for sure.

I had a great boss at a job in college, and he got me introduced to old-school country music. He had a lot of really old stuff, made me a lot of cassettes, most of which I still have. I really dislike what country music has become and I can't listen to it. But Loretta Lynn the early sixties was pretty sweet. This is way I think country music should sound.


Hamilton 06-26-2007 08:29 PM

Nice links. Check this one out....Dianna Krall. Good music is
what it is.

ddmoit 06-26-2007 08:30 PM

Focus - the other progressive rockers
Hocus Pocus


Sylvia / Eruption


Hamilton 06-26-2007 08:47 PM

Dude, youre a stoner :stick:

ddmoit 06-26-2007 08:51 PM

A classic from The Tubes...


Warning, some language and a little more skin than I'm used to seeing on YouTube.

Bri 06-26-2007 09:08 PM

The Original Four Yorkshiremen. :)


Bri 06-26-2007 10:21 PM

Yes- Close to the Edge


ddmoit 06-26-2007 10:25 PM

Nice one, Bri! That particular Yes album easily makes my top 20 all time best album list.

kate42 06-27-2007 04:34 AM


I really dislike what country music has become
Boy you got that right. You can't even recognize it anymore as country. :shrug: They all sound the same. I can't stand listening to most of it anymore. :shake:

ddmoit 06-27-2007 05:17 AM

The recording industry (really the music distribution industry) has been bad for music in general, with its near monopolistic control over what we have been able to hear. Its influence has been especially hard on the quality of country music. There have been exceptions to this trend on occasion. Every now and then, someone truly talented was in control of the choices being made for us. Barry Gordy comes to mind - sort of a benevolent tyrant. For the most part, it's been bad though.

The good news is that the industry is in its death throes. They'll never be able to stem the tide of widely available and affordable methods of recording and distributing music - no matter how many lawyers they hire.

In the old days, musicians made a living by being paid to perform. Those who were judged to be good did well. They might not become multi-millionaires, but they did OK.

The technological invention of sound recording led to the creation of recording artists and the eventual quality slide that we have experienced. It wasn't the technology itself, but the artificial legal rights assigned to recordings that caused the decline - and it didn't happen overnight. The early cost of the technology to record and distribute music served as a barrier to entry in the market, and made it easy to enforce the newly created, artificial, and bad recording rights.

We've been indoctrinated to believe that record companies somehow own soundwaves, and that when we copy them we are stealing. Well, legally, yes, but only through legislation of artificial rights. Morally, no.

I predict that the recent technology that makes recording and distributing music easier than ever will lead to another golden age of great performers. Of course they could be lost in a huge sea of crappy performers and recording artists, but they won't. We will also see the emergence of musical opinion leaders, like the DJs of old, who will do the work of wading through the crap to find the good stuff. Of course, what is good is very subjective. We will all be free to identify the opinion leaders that suit our tastes. A lot of this is already happening. There are Web sites that strive to identify your taste in music and then suggest new artists, based on your listening habits.

That's my crazy rambling for the morning. :blah: :yeah:

Splinter 06-27-2007 07:26 AM

Damn! I always loved that Focus song... Everytime I hear it on the satellite radio, I open the windows of the truck and blast it loud... No other way to listen to that one, if you ask me! Of course all the other drivers think I'm nuts... :stupid2:

ddmoit 06-27-2007 10:56 AM

Little Feat
Rock 'n Roll Doctor


This band was chocked full of talent, not the least of which was Richie Hayward - easily on my top 10 list of best rock drummers.


Here's something from Lowell George's daughter. Doesn't sound anything like Little Feat, but I love it.


branty1uk 06-27-2007 02:44 PM

You said you like percussion. How about this guy?

Bri 06-28-2007 05:18 PM

Ah yes, my youth. :)


Rob Z 06-28-2007 09:51 PM


Seeing the Little Feat video reminded me of a local musician who was slated to start playing with Little Feat-Danny Gatton. Sadly, he killed himself in 1994 and that never happened. I knew about Danny Gatton because of a guy I worked with who was an aspiring guitarist. I still remember Richard telling me if I liked guitar music then Danny Gatton was all I would ever need to listen to. I've read a lot of stuff about Danny, and his life story is one of almost being there at the right place but not quite at the right time. He never made it as big as he should have.

Check this out, recorded in a place in DC.


ddmoit 06-28-2007 10:06 PM

Wow. That performance certainly deserved a better venue.

As a guitar player myself, I think I'm a little harder to impress than most folks. Not that I'm all that great myself, but I can spot a gimmick. That was inspired playing. I heard some things I never heard before.

branty1uk 06-29-2007 01:03 PM

Any one like Raul Midon?

LIJetsFan 06-29-2007 09:10 PM

Forget Cowbell..... It's the Big Lizzard.

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