slide guitar & singing Slim Harpo's "Shake
Your Hips" in 2004 in Baton Rouge (Slim's home town). Slide work
is pretty percussive on this one. Maybe some time I'll make one with
some lighter slide work that carries the melody.
This is in the Weekend
put on by the local music store. You
to an organizing meeting, form into a band, rehearse for 8 weeks, and
then play at a local club. We turned down all the agents offering us
record contracts ... and it was lots of fun!
...playing harp & singing
Charlie Musselwhite's "Pistol
in your Face."
Not a happy theme, but a great beat...
on Little Walter's "Juke" in
2004 in Baton Rouge. Walter said this was just his opening number when
he'd start a set, & it was always different. Said he got his ideas
on this from the big bands of the 40s. I think it's interesting to listen
to it as a big band piece rather than a Chicago blues. A challenge to take
on the most important harp recording in the Chicago canon.