whatever it is you been smokin', I think I'm glad you ain't been sharin'....I HEARD A PLAYER ONCE , MAN ... he was a blazin' hell, he played all those great songs and added all kinds of embellishments. A fantastic technician, man he was tearin' it up, flashy tap dancer, Top Hat and a Tux all glossy and dressed to impress.
And all that I remember was thinking this is a guy that jams it down a throat, not because it feels good , he just like to make you gag. He's kinna a short guy with a big hat. Now theirs nothing wrong with being short or wide or skinny, or wearing big hats don't get me wrong but some guys aren't happy being who they are and got something to prove, always got something to prove.
Rose Tattoo were not hugely on my radar but I did certainly appreciate that dirty steely greasy slide that Pete Wells played. And I have played Bad Boy for Love in a cover band, and a bass player i played with many years ago became Rose Tattoo's bass player for a short timeCould I add the late, great Pete Wells (Rose Tattoo) in amongst your shortlist of Aussie slide-erati?
Got to see Hound Dog Taylor several times, and Elmore James was the reason I picked up a slide in the first placeHound Dog Taylor with Elmore James a very close second.
And let’s not forget Son House.Got to see Hound Dog Taylor several times, and Elmore James was the reason I picked up a slide in the first place
So many great slide players and so many styles.
I'd say Blind Willie Johnson is right at the top~raw and hauntingly surreal.