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wally post
09-15-2005, 11:22 AM
The BB king record has been released - I am playing drums on three songs with John Mayer, Hall and Oates and Gloria Estefan. It is titled "80".
A Joan Osborne Christmas record will be released in about a month or so as well.

-Billy

Just so this isn't just a stupid announcement..
What's your favorite Blues album?

mine is the very best of Jimmy Witherspoon. (*hard to pick just one)

westofyou
09-15-2005, 11:26 AM
The Cool Sound of Albert Collins

TeamBoone
09-15-2005, 12:02 PM
Wally, I saw that in the weekly flyers and was wondering if it was the one you were talking about. I'm definitely going to get it. What a gig for you!

pedro
09-15-2005, 12:07 PM
That's cool Wally, congrats.

I see it's on Rhapsody, I'll give it a listen.

Chip R
09-15-2005, 12:26 PM
The BB king record has been released - I am playing drums on three songs with John Mayer, Hall and Oates and Gloria Estefan. It is titled "80".
A Joan Osborne Christmas record will be released in about a month or so as well.

-Billy
End of shameless plugs. :evil:

I'll have to check that out, Billy.



Just so this isn't just a stupid announcement..
What's your favorite Blues album?

mine is the very best of Jimmy Witherspoon. (*hard to pick just one)

Oh, man, that's such a tough choice. I'd probably say either "Hard Again" by Muddy Waters or "Live From the Cook County Jail" by B.B.

wally post
09-15-2005, 04:00 PM
There's a book out called "Machers and Shakers". It's all about tthe early Chess days - recording the blues with the great ones when they were young.. a beautiful book with lots of insight into the real deal back then. Highly recommended. Don't remember the author - i read a preview copy...

and yes.. King Albert! Where would Clapton be if albert wasn't there first?

RedFanAlways1966
09-15-2005, 05:00 PM
and yes.. King Albert! Where would Clapton be if albert wasn't there first?

Uh... at the Crossroads? ;)

Great to hear that you are on B.B.'s new release. Some talented musicians performing with you too! :)

wally post
09-15-2005, 05:07 PM
RedsFan..yeah - true. wonder why the heck they called me for it??? :D pretty amazing.

Sweetstop
09-15-2005, 05:34 PM
I really like Joan Osbourne. She's wonderful w/ the Funk Brothers in the "Standing In The Shadows Of Motown" concert. What all's on the Christmas album?

wally post
09-15-2005, 06:26 PM
sweetstop - it's the usual fare I suppose. Nothing nobdy hasn't heard before, but it's different too. This is one those "special" releases - only available through Barnes And Noble. The music biz is getting it's butt kicked - and I think that's a good thing.

Due to financial restrictions, we did it very quickly - yet, I have a feeling it's gonna be really good. I don't say that too often.

dman
09-15-2005, 06:49 PM
Jeffology - Jeff Beck Tribute C.D.

Hearing George Lynch do "People Get Ready" is an absolute blast

Betterread
09-15-2005, 09:06 PM
Here are some blues records that I enjoy.

Favorite Delta Blues collections - old folk/blues:

Masters of the Delta Blues - various artists (Yazoo)
The Best of Charlie Patton (Yazoo)

Favorite Texas blues (early stuff )

King of the country blues -- Blind Lemon Jefferson (Yazoo)

BoydsOfSummer
09-15-2005, 09:28 PM
Anything by or including Stevie Ray,Alberts King and Collins,Lonnie Mack, Tommy Castro, Buddy Guy and generally anything Texas Style.

wheels
09-17-2005, 01:20 AM
Goin' Back Home by Howlin' Wolf is a really good one.

I dig anything pre 1970's Chicago. Don't like all of the flash that came around later (sorry to all of you Buddy Guy fans out there).

Anything by Lightnin' Hopkins. He started doing some really creeepy stuff, and he had this way of kinda talking throughout his songs. He was a real unassuming cat. Probably my favorite.

REDREAD
09-18-2005, 12:03 AM
The BB king record has been released - I am playing drums on three songs with John Mayer, Hall and Oates and Gloria Estefan. It is titled "80".


Wow, that's really cool. What three songs to you play on?

wally post
09-18-2005, 12:36 PM
Hummingbird - There Must be a Better World and Ain't Nobody Home.