Friday Jun 26, 2009

Friday Blues Blogging: Blues From Brazil

Wow, I'm really blown away by this Brazilian blues musician, Igor Prado. Here he is working out on some West Coast style swing tune:

More info on his MySpace site.

Friday May 29, 2009

Friday Blues Blogging

How about some classic Sonny Boy II (Rice Miller), blowing his way through "Your Funeral, My Trial."

Friday May 15, 2009

Friday Blues Blogging

Another work week come and gone, another edition of Friday Blues Blogging. This time, we have Shawn Pittman performing Magic Sam's "Lookin' Good."

Friday May 01, 2009

Friday Blues Blogging

It's Friday, the end of the week, and time for another edition of Friday Blues Blogging. This time, sit back and enjoy Buddy Guy work out on First Time I Met the Blues. That's the great Dave Meyers on bass, by the way.

Friday Mar 27, 2009

Friday Blues Blogging

A return to Friday Blues Blogging, after a many months' sabbatical. Today's edition: Lightning Hopkins doing his version of Baby Please Don't Go. Enjoy.

Friday Mar 07, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

Take a break for some blues. Blind Willie Johnson's "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground." Chilling.

Note: The first pic that comes up is not Blind Willie Johnson, but Blind Willie McTell.

Friday Feb 15, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

Lynwood Slim and Alex Schultz hitting the A shuffle:

Friday Feb 08, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

Can't get more bluesy than Bukka White and Aberdeen Mississippi Blues:

Friday Feb 01, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

I'd like to take this Friday's edition of Friday Blues Blogging to remember my good friend and bass playing companion, Walter Chase, who died Sunday, January 20, after a year and half long bout with cancer. As this article points out, Walter was a musician who would play for any cause. Walter, I know you are in a better place now. Here's a little sumthin' for you.

Friday Jan 11, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

I'm a little groggy this morning after attending the Reverend Horton Heat extravaganza last night in Colorado Springs at the Black Sheep. The man puts on an awesome show. Here he is doing Big Sky, which he opened with last night:

The Rev also laid into some great covers, including Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash), Ace of Spaces (Motorhead), and Paranoid (Black Sabbath). Talk about covering a lot of musical ground.

Friday Nov 30, 2007

Friday Blues Blogging

Another Friday, another end of the week blues session for you, this time Ben Harper and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama blending the pain of the blues with the salvation of gospel:

Friday Nov 16, 2007

Friday Blues Blogging

If you like your blues funky and on the acid-jazz side of the spectrum, here's a taste of the Greyboy All-Stars for you:

Friday Nov 09, 2007

Friday Blues Blogging

This week's edition of Friday Blues Blogging features none other than myself, and my band, live from 2005, working out on Clarence Gatemouth Brown's seminal boogie-woogie hit, Okie Dokie Stomp.

That's me on the head up until 2:07, my guitar playing brother madman Little Robbie Graham takes over until 5:49, and then that's me again taking it home. (File size is a bit over 7 MB, so be patient on the download.)

Friday Aug 17, 2007

Friday Blues Blogging

Blue Shadows, as performed by Anson and the Rockets, with Sam Meyers on vocals. How appropriate, now that we have a new quarter and Sun has announced this.

Friday Aug 03, 2007

Friday Blues Blogging

This week's episode of Friday Blues Blogging finds Jimmy Vaughan getting all political on us:

Most blues guitar players I knew from the 80's wanted to be Jimmy. I probably learned every lick off the T-birds first album, Girls Go Wild, in my Jimmy wannabe phase.

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