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Sam Bush

Postby ricochet » Thu May 17, 2007 5:58 pm

I'm listening to a CD I picked up out of a bargain bin, Sam Bush's Ice Caps: Peaks of Telluride, a concert album from a festival. One of the best concert albums I've ever heard. Sam is a monster musician who refuses to stick with a particular genre of music, and there's something for everyone including some killer blues in the middle of it, a piece called Speak of the Devil that has a Cajun-sounding accordion prominently featured. Also, a couple of tracks ahead of that one is a piece called Same Ol' River that I'd swear had David Lindley playing lap steel if Sam didn't say "Do y'all know Jerry Douglas?" I guess we shouldn't be surprised ol' Jerry's pretty handy with a lap steel. :D

Here's a link to this CD on Amazon. I sure do recommend it!
http://www.amazon.com/Ice-Caps-Tellurid ... B00004U1G7
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Postby maxx england » Fri May 18, 2007 11:00 am

I just returned to Chris Rea's 5 Blue Guitars. A master class in arranging and developing blues.
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Postby slideshowbob2 » Sun May 20, 2007 12:14 pm

Was just checking out that Sam Bush CD,Rico. Speak of theDevil , is a Sonny Landreth tune. Also, Memphis in the meantime is a John Hiatt tune.
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Postby ricochet » Sun May 20, 2007 6:47 pm

Well, Sam and his buddies did 'em well. :D
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Postby Bournio » Sun May 20, 2007 7:54 pm

I'm listening to all sorts on shuffle... Currently is what i think my hidden favourite... Vannessa Carlton, still need to get her latest album!
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Postby maxx england » Mon May 21, 2007 10:42 am

Dug out a vinyl Nina Simone last night. Nice to jam with, some mellow stuff on it.
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Postby grumpygroo » Thu May 24, 2007 10:34 am

Just rediscovered Ray Wylie Hubard's Eternal and Lowdown cd. He describes it as his "Blues album". Can't really say I disagree with him, sort of country, swampy blues. Some very nice slide guitar on the album. Nice to play along with.
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Postby savage » Sun May 27, 2007 4:44 pm

havent been listenin to much blues lately

Joan Jett:
Summertime Blues
Bad Reputation
I Love Rock n' Roll
Do You Wanna Touch Me

King Diamond:
Abigail
Welcome Home
Black Horsemen
Halloween

Rod Stewart:
Maggie May

The Pixies:
Where Is My Mind

The Doors:
Love Me Two Times
Mojo Rising
Back Door Man
Break On Through
Love Her Madly
Rodhouse Blues
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Postby ricochet » Sun May 27, 2007 4:48 pm

Yesterday my wife and I were driving back from a family get-together in the Volvo formerly driven by our boy before he flew off to New York. She found a Grinderman CD in the back floorboard. I like that stuff.
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Postby ricochet » Tue May 29, 2007 4:45 pm

Right now I'm listening to The Supertones' Chase The Sun CD on my iPod. The Supertones, also known at various times as The Orange County or O.C. Supertones, were a terrific ska band, thoroughly and unapologetically Christian. They have been recently doing a farewell tour, not sure if it's finished, I think it is. I'm sorry I missed their last swing through here. I've loved every time I've heard them. Their concerts were actually church services. I quite enjoyed the aspect of worshipping while dancing in the "pit" in front of the stage while feeling my femurs vibrated by 120 dB bass. (We do things a bit differently in my church.)
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Postby grumpygroo » Thu May 31, 2007 11:59 am

Been travelling a bit just lately, took half a dozen cds with me, listened to them all just about equally.

The very best of Taj Mahal
The very best of Nina Simone
Life of Riley by Riley Baugus (Round Peak Banjo)
Back for More by The Blues Band
Lafayette Marquis by C.C.Adcock
Swamp Rock by The Tail Gators
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Postby maxx england » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:01 pm

I currently have access to a good amount of online time, and I've been trawling with the net, and found a Mr James Reed of Chicago. Anyon identify the left rhythm player for me? Don't think it's Otis.


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16ifw_jimmy-reed
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Postby maxx england » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:04 pm

Am in someone else's house doggie sitting, he's got the Internerd and I've found some delightful stuff on Youtube.

What I have playing now is a singer previously unknown to me, and it's a crying shame shes's been described as "the greatest singer you've never heard of". Karen Dalton, what, what, what a voice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-BIKjyp ... ed&search=
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Postby jellyroll baker » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:35 am

Peter Baylor's I Hear the Road. Peter's an ex-member of '80s Aussie Pub Cajun legendes the Dancehall Racketeers and has played on sessions with everyone but this is his first release under his own name. A bit of hillbilly, a bit of rockabilly and a bit of Western Swing.

The other disc doing the rounds on my player is a bit of a contrast, Aneneh Lee by Israeli Indie rocker Ehud Banai. I came back from my trip with a pile of Israeli CDs but this is the one that gets played the most.
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Postby maxx england » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:20 am

I'm developing a Youtube addiction, found these blokes, in Paris of all places doing the nicest Honky Tonk Women:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3s0TT_g ... ed&search=
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