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6 badass blues tracks your Dad should've mentioned...got any more?!?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by holdonphoton, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. holdonphoton

    holdonphoton Tele-Holic

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    I got an offer to write a guest article for a pretty popular music blog. Super excited, I immediately got started on the topic I'm most enthusiastic about...the blues. Well, my article was rejected! I guess the blues is too much of a niche nowadays eh?!? Anyway, I know you guys will appreciate this and probably add to it with stuff I've never heard so here ya'll go. I put a link to the minilog (video playlist) at the bottom (edited for length) :D:

    Here's six badass blues tracks your Dad should've told you about.

    6. I'm Goin Upside Your Head - Jimmy Reed

    Blatantly sexist lyrics from a rampant alcoholic? Violent undertones over a bouncy shuffle? Yep. This is what's missing from today's music.



    5. Diddy Wah Diddy - Captain Beefheart

    This is the swamptastic blues rock cover version of a classic Bo Diddley song penned by one of the best blues songwriters ever. Willie Dixon wrote most of Howlin' Wolf's hits and was the most important link between blues and rock and roll. Captain Beefheart was a borderline lunatic who influenced a whole bunch of other influential people like Frank Zappa and Tom Waits. Let this one soak in. It's good for you.



    4. Delaware Slide - George Thorogood and the Destroyers

    Yeah, you may remember your old man gettin down to "Bad to the Bone" when the classic rock stations still existed. You may have even heard "I Drink Alone" or George's fantastic cover of Hank Williams' "Move it on Over" but this debut album gem shows just how badass George and the Destroyers were in their prime. Driving songs don't get much better.



    3. Shake it Baby - John Lee Hooker

    While the Beatles were singing "Love Me Do" and other stupid ****, John Lee Hooker was stomping his foot and laying it out like the boogie king four white guys could never be. You could light your damn beard on fire and still feel this beat. Do it.



    2. All your Love - Magic Sam

    Heard this one yet you goofy sumbitch? If so, why the hell haven't you been tellin everybody about it? That jump. That groove. It's like....magic! Magic Sam was one of the most powerful and influential blues guitar players there ever was. Listen.



    1. Jumper on the Line - RL Burnside

    Wouldn't be no damn Black Keys if not for RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.
    All you gotta do is write a few tunes almost as good as this and you could win "best rock album". Johnny Depp might even show up. If you can't tap your foot to this one, you should punch yourself in the genitals until you black out.



    http://minilogs.com/lrdik8w

    NOW GIVE ME YOUR FAVORITES YOU TWANGERS!!! :lol::lol::lol:
     

  2. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    Famous for being a great guitarist, name-checked by RJ, played with his buddy Son House but - I think his vocal here is trememndous :



    Dude grew up watching Charley Patton on the plantation :



    Duane ? Duane ? Are you serious ? :

     

  3. holdonphoton

    holdonphoton Tele-Holic

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    That's what I'm talking about guys! Let's keep this goin...could be an EPIC thread brewin'.
     

  4. BBill64

    BBill64 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 19, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I was gonna mention Burnside or Kimbraugh but you beat me to it!

    Lately, I've been really loving the EP Black Keys did of Kimbraugh's songs. A bit mellower than their normal sound.
     

  5. holdonphoton

    holdonphoton Tele-Holic

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    I agree. That "Meet me in the City" cover is amazing! Probably my favorite Black Keys tune.

     

  6. AirBagTester

    AirBagTester Friend of Leo's

    Nov 7, 2010
    Maryland


    Oh no! Lightnin' goan do some SHOOTIN again!
     

  7. AirBagTester

    AirBagTester Friend of Leo's

    Nov 7, 2010
    Maryland


    Jack DANIEL time!

    R.I.P. T!
     

  8. holdonphoton

    holdonphoton Tele-Holic

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    Oh no! Lightnin' goan do some SHOOTIN again![/QUOTE]

    That is a dangerous stompin' rhythm right there...
     

  9. mojo2001

    mojo2001 Tele-Holic

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    Actually, my kid told ME about this one!

    And here's a smooth groove cut I like listen to every couple months to get my head straight:

     

  10. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    What, no Bo Carter the undisputed King of the Single Entendre?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfLphccMHOM

    Hound Dog Taylor singing about taking back the $9.99 wig he bought for his woman. What's more hardcore Bluesville than that?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt6V20j2BjQ

    And Earl Hooker's fantabulous 'Is You Ever Seen A One-Eyed Woman Cry'. A sweet homage to the disabled, enjoining them to stop shopping at the supermarket or you'll beat them in the morning instead of the afternoon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=169ha54_-OM

    And don't forget ladies, treat your men right or else....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XagQ3owbBEM
     

  11. KeepInTune

    KeepInTune TDPRI Member

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    "Ball and a Biscuit" -The White Stripes (Jack White)
     

  12. holdonphoton

    holdonphoton Tele-Holic

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    Maricopa! Thanks man..I got a lot of Bo Carter to catch up on and I had forgotten about that crazy ass little Walter. This is a great day.

    Ellroyjames, love how that track hits you right in the face when it starts.
     

  13. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    Great stuff in this thread!
     

  14. holdonphoton

    holdonphoton Tele-Holic

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    I agree! Let's keep this goin! Here's another fave:

     

  15. Sideways Jaye

    Sideways Jaye Tele-Meister

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