Sonny Boy Williamson II

10 04 2009

The amazing Aleck “Rice” Miller.

Little Walter Live 1967

1 04 2009

With Hound Dog Taylor and his band

Backing up Koko Taylor with Hound Dog

1966 Junior Wells And Otis Rush

28 03 2009

Magic Sam Live 1966

2 03 2009

The most incredible live performer the blues has ever seen, the magnificent Magic Sam!  “All Your Love” and “Magic Sam’s Boogie” played on a borrowed Les Paul copy from Earl Hooker through a Sound City half stack in Germany during the American Folk Blues tour of 1966.

Buddy Guy 1965 With Big Mama Thornton

22 02 2009

The fantastic Buddy Guy backs up Big Mama Thornton in this live rendition of “Hound Dog”, slipping in silvery stratocaster lines that at times sounds like the harp of Little Walter.

Muddy Waters “Rollin’ Stone” 1960

13 02 2009

Muddy gets primal with a telecaster through a gibson amp. Awesome.

Son House: Levee CampBlues

5 01 2009

Shattering clip from the mid 1960’s as Son House reaches deep. To me, this is as close as anything I’ve ever seen as being a definition of “The Blues”.  Not an amp in sight, but who cares?