View Full Version : For all you blues hounds out there.

12-31-2005, 12:51 AM
I just picked up a new CD by Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings. It's called Live at the Sierra Nevada Brewery. This guy used to play my high school dances in the early 70's in Benicia, California. He went on to become John Lee ******'s musical director for 15 years and produced The Healer album in '89 that won John a Grammy. In the Documentary movie,"Searching For Robert Johnson", the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame went looking for someone to demonstrate Johnson's playing style. The man they chose was Roy. I will list below his website for those interested. I've been a fan for 35 years and if you take a listen, I'm sure you will be too.


12-31-2005, 06:44 AM
Well, since I'm a Robert Johnson fan, I don't need to listen to know this guy must be good!

12-31-2005, 07:09 AM
thanks! i'll be looking into this

12-31-2005, 09:28 AM
I love listing to Robert Johnson. Evidently, so did Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, and Fleetowood Mack just to name a few. Truly the foundation of rock music.

I'll have to give this guy a listen, thanks.

12-31-2005, 10:40 AM
Robert Johnson = carp

12-31-2005, 10:53 AM

Fish=Abe Vigoda

Abe Vigoda+carp=Baldie


Baldie=Robert Johnson

-HH- Beebop
12-31-2005, 11:57 AM
Thanks for the link! This guy is <span class="ev_code_red">HOT-HOT-HOT!</span>

Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Well, since I'm a Robert Johnson fan, I don't need to listen to know this guy must be good!
And your a Clashaholic! Now there's a man with taste!

Originally posted by georgeo76:
I love listening to Robert Johnson.
Yet another man of taste.

12-31-2005, 12:14 PM
My bro-in-law gave me a 2xDVD set of the American Folk Blues Festival 1962-66. This group of musicians, inluding Memphis Slim, Lightning Hopkins, Lonnie Johnson, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, toured the US and latterly the UK during those years.

Freakish thing is, I caught this tour in Bristol UK back in '66 and saw Sonny Boy Williamson play for the first and last time. He died in the following year, but his music was so sharp and cool that faraway evening - for me he was always the Robert Johnson of the mouth-harp. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

It's nice to see catch some blues fans here - Happy new year to you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

12-31-2005, 12:32 PM
Very http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif. Terraplane Blues on the page, yeah! Just listened to that song done by Foghat last night. I love the different interpretations of these classics by different arists....

Add: Yo woofiedog, check this out!

12-31-2005, 12:35 PM
Like Eric Clapton said, it's the most satisfying music I've ever heard.

12-31-2005, 11:23 PM
For anybody who likes harmonica blues, I wholeheartedly recommend Mark Hummel's Blues Harp Meltdown Vol. 1 from Mountaintop Records. You get two CDs for what is normally the price of one CD, and it all blistering stuff -- it even has some tracks by Kim Wilson. Everybody I've played it for has remarked how good it is, especially considering it was recorded live (high energy, great sound quality). I immediately went back to Borders and got Vol. 2 of the series but I think the first release is incomparable.