BLUES ON ICE

August 23, 2011

Robert Johnson’s “Dust My Broom” set to figure skating. Maybe the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. How and why was this ever a good idea?

THE HENDRIX OF MALI

July 8, 2011

Mali – where shredding was born. This guy is badass.

More HERE.

A REAL BLUES EDUCATION

June 22, 2011

Alan Lomax and his father John were the most¬†comprehensive¬†and respectful historians of blues and American roots music in the 20th century. A friend passed on a beautiful and rare documentary that shows some of Alan’s field work. Pretty amazing to watch.

Daptone’s Charles Bradley might set the screen en fuego first. Nasty good.

THE PRINCE OF THE BLUES

June 13, 2011

Saw young Quinn Sullivan sit in with Buddy Guy at the Hollywood Bowl last night. At twelve years old, he’s already a monster. If this doesn’t prove reincarnation is real (Stevie Ray? Jimmie?) not sure what does. Here’s a clip when he was, gulp, eleven.

Oh, and he can sing a little bit too.

Proving again that you can do basically whatever the eff you want when you are famous. Woah.

NOW THAT’S A BASS SOLO

April 19, 2011

Zoom ahead to 4:50 or so and sit back and relax – the funkmaster gonna do the work for you.

Nothing smoother than that. See this great documentary about Bill if you can (below).

Great version.

Not sure how the hell she does that but it’s awesome.