Unfocused Dude

Writing about things that i give a damn about

Posts Tagged ‘blues

I still love Led Zeppelin

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…because sometimes it’s just the blues 🙂

I can give many examples, yet this is one of my favorites:

Wiki says it’s blues-rock, but whatever 🙂


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19/05/2010 at 3:00 PM

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You know you got the blues when…

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…you play this song on repeat almost the entire day at work. Strangely, the effect on productivity is positive, even with the repeated mouse clicks on the play button. I’m in the zone, baby!

I love Howlin’ Wolf, I think he’s very standout from most blues artists in the 50s and 60s. This bigger than life character seems to have had a pretty interesting story. You can find some info on Wikipaedia and a few sources online, but I’m really interested in a book about him; i’m going to browse the online book stores for a bit 😉

There’s a great performance (acting) by Eamonn Walker, portraying Howlin’ Wolf (real name Chester Arthur Burnett) in Cadillac Records (2008). Smokestack Lightnin’, another Wolf staple.

Click here for the video (opens in a new window).

There in the back you have Hubert Sumlin portrayed by an actor and playing next to him, Hubert himself, still going strong in 2008!

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12/04/2010 at 1:01 PM