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Thread #98639   Message #1956199
Posted By: Ebbie
02-Feb-07 - 10:08 PM
Thread Name: Who is your favorite blues artist?
Subject: RE: Who is your favorite blues artist?
Bobert, of course- and his harmonica player, of course. :) Actually you guys sound very good together.

But I've been converting some albums to CDs for Buddy Tabor and I've fallen in love with some stuff I'd never heard before. Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry- now, I realize they are a kind of country blues but they are luscious.

And the Reverend. I listened over and over to my favoUrite one of his, 'I am a True Vine'. Buddy brought over about 6 of the man's albums and this one was my favorite. I knew I liked his guitar work, on both 5 and 12 strings, but I hadn't actually heard his voice before.

Seguing from blues- Buddy brought another album that blew me away. 'Young Django'. Stephane Grappelli on violin, and the group together were awesome.

Buddy's tastes are eclectic- his whole life is music so he brought some stuff I didn't care for. I was surprised to find that Eric Clapton- well, he bored me. I recognized his musicianship but for me the balance is bad- I want the voices up front, not back there buried in the whanging stuff.