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Texas Blues Guitar Legend

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Hpilotman, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Hpilotman

    Hpilotman Tele-Meister

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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I saw Bugs many times, too.
    The first time was at Mother Earth, Austin’s rock bar on 9th & Lamar, in 1975.
    I was just out of high school.
    He played a red double cut Les Paul Special, into either a Quad or Super Six Reverb.
    He had “the touch”, great singer, too.
    I saw him at the Armadillo a few times, too.
    He played a red ES345 on those.
    In those days, he used no effects, just his head, hands, guitar and amp.
    He didn’t even have a spare guitar.
    If he broke a string, he’d change it quick, on stage, with no fuss, and get right back at it.
    It was always a trio.
    I liked the fact that he wasn’t “jive”, at all.
    He just stood there and delivered the goods.
    RIP, brother.
     
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    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

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    ...with no shoes on.

    Great player but occasionally got a little self indulgent with his soloing.

    This was brought home to me when I watched Bugs and Cesar Rosas trade licks for 15 minutes.

    But even his less-than-best was better than most.

    RIP indeed.
     
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  4. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    The guy just sounded good. That's not faint praise.

    Also, congrats on one of the correct uses of "jive." I still use the word, decades after living down in the 'hood and trying to play jazz with the old guys.

    Sitting in Johnny Blanchard's garage, tuning up, passing a pint, and debriefing after some fool got in his car and left. "Oh, don't listen to that guy. He's jive."
     
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    buster poser Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

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    Think he was demoing for PRS at a guitar store out in Garland/Sunnyvale when I met him. My aunts and uncles used to go see him all the time. Class guy, monster player obviously.
     
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