robert pete williams

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robert pete williams

Postby farmaz » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:04 pm

i checked my email today & had a update from youtube, several people who i had subscribed to had posted new video's. The one guy check raised by wolves has posted alot of videos of this guy called robert pete williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63-SUFDY ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTCR5tSG ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KDyzkcf ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFwhyxy- ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6IB0lKw ... re=related


i had never heard of him before, i had never read the name or hear his music at all till this morning, i had a quick read about him on wikipedia & i really like his style of blues. where is the best place to begin with his music. I mean what are his best tunes & his best albums etc etc.......


thanks in advance :)
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Re: robert pete williams

Postby farmaz » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:03 pm

i spent a good few hours today looking into this guy & i gotta say fred mcdowell has been moved down in my view, this guy is 100% deffo the best blues man i heard to date.

i found this myspace for him which is worth a look at imo

http://www.myspace.com/demonchair
Pete probably has the most unique blues style of all bluesmen. Neither his guitar work nor his singing can be categorized into any established regional style such as "East Coast," "Mississippi Delta" or "Texas Blues." His music and lyrics are spontaneous and original. No major influence of other bluesmen can be found in his idiosyncratic, intensely personal performances. Blues scholar Pete Welding described his music as "tough, mean, and, above all, impassioned like the man himself.

i think its such a shame this guy does not seem to get the same amount of cover that someone like son house or robert johnson gets, i had never heard of him even though i have read everything i can on blues & his music has never popped up on any blues compolation's i have borrowed from the library etc.
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Re: robert pete williams

Postby dcblues » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:48 pm

He was a big influence on Captain Beefheart.
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