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GUEST,jeff What brought you to the blues? (55* d) RE: What brought you to the blues? 29 Nov 10


A friend of my older brother brought over an lp of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band live. That may have been the title of the lp, I don't remember. However, I was about 11 at the time and it blew the top of my head off. That and seeing James Brown on the T.A.M.I. Show a couple years earlier.

As much as I loved the Beatles those two experiences are what prompted me to become a musician...of which blues is an integral part. When I started finger-picking I was lead to all the 'Mississippi-Delta Blues' masters. Then the 'Mickey Baker Jazz Chord' book. The black/yellow one that's out of print. At least I think it's out of print.

Then later on while travelling on an extended self-guided cycling tour of Ireland/Scotland/Wales I got on to my own Celtic heritage and bought every 'Green Linnet' sampler I could get my hands on. I'm STILL trying to figure out how to play the rhythm for 'Music For A Found Harmonium' properly. :-)

Sorry, got off track there a little.


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