Originally Posted by JB
That's very cool!!* I can actually fake it through a few of his songs.* Did you ever catch Mississipi John Hurt?* He's another favorite of mine.
You bet JB, John Hurt, (Well all you ladies gather round, That good sweet Candy Man’s in Town…) Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, Johnny Shines (a bottle neck slide player, I think from Memphis via Chicago) - we caught most of those old acoustic acts.. Yeah, and Big Mama Thornton, Odetta... Didn't miss much, acoustic or electric. Blues was super popular back then, and of course it is going around again now. It’s music with soul, which isn't always easy to find today. I liked (and continue to like) a very heavy backbeat, so my favorites were the electric guys out of Chicago and Texas mostly. All these guys, even Muddy Waters, Albert King, Albert Collins, played in small clubs or dancehalls for cheap tickets. None of this $100 bullshit like today.
Albert Collins got the girls so worked up that they damn near bruised your leg.
Keep up your guitar playing; anybody who can play that axe is blessed.