fav artists in different genres of music?

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Heard Buddy G couple years ago at local Blues festival ..... his playing hurt my ears , seriously , had to go into grandstand to escape and hang out with James Cotton Band , that was nice surprise ...
 

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He's a bit hit or miss with me too Craig. Sometimes I've had to change the radio station...
 
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the two albums I mention are from the 60s with Junior Wells . They are outstanding . Buddy Guy subeqently is a bit hit and miss would agree with that. Only ever saw them gig once and that was in London in the 7Os . Unfortunately some arseholes decided to interupt the concert .
James Cotton band yes they are very good on a Fontana vinyl. Would have loved to see live.
Luther Allison I saw in London and he was amazing.
There is just so much one could itemise
 
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Anything at all with Bonnie Raitt singing
American Beauty - Grateful Dead
Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
 

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I’ve seen Bonnie Raitt and she puts on a very good show , she is a great player as well as her singing ...
 
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ROY BUCHANAN!! Taj Mahal...Mike Bloomfield...Paul Butterfield Tom Waits...Ginger Baker..and many more.
 

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Nice, but I would rather listen to The Reverend. I used to go to their shows in the 90s on my Commando.

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My 2 penn'orth, CD/Vinyl collection covers Abba to Zappa & Albinoni to Wagner...

Best gig probably 1977, South Side Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, they'd been supporting Graham Parker & the Rumour & headlined a one off gig at the Rainbow, Finsbury Park in London. Part way through the set they pulled in GP&tR, then with a stage ful of musicians they introduced a friend who'd flown in from the US especially for the gig - Ronnie Spector (she sings on their 1st album) - still makes my hair stand on end.

The Bonzo Dog Doh Dah Band re-union was pretty bloody good, the only person missing being the late great Viv Stanshall. Another great one, Funkadelic (1970) at The Faces Discotheque in Crawley (6 nights a week a skinhead disco, 1 night on the Fox Circuit for the Hippies - the skinheads used to throw cans & bottles at us queueing to get in) the band ended up playing & dancing in the audience with all the seats in a pile; Other great gigs there: Hawkwind (with the original psychedlic PA that was later stolen); Groundhogs; Stray; Uriah Heep; too many to mention, we used to go every week whoever was on, entry was 50 pence (10 bob). Any of the 8 Zappa gigs I got to from the Oval to his last European tour; Beefheart & Floyd at Knebworth; the Soft Machine Christmas Party 1973; Dylan; Eurythmics; Herman Brood at the Gevangenis and Fela Kuti at Paradiso in Amsterdam (there's a cd of this gig); John Mclaughlin with Shakti; George Duke, Weather Report & Billy Cobham as one bill; the lovely late, great Kevin Ayers; Roger Ruskin Speare & his Kinetic Wardrobe; The Pirates in the basement of the Blue Anchor in Islington; and on, and on...

Before I get into a groove I'll try to bring it up to date, I've been going to gigs with my son (now 20). Whilst I struggled with Pierce the Veil I thoroughly enjoyed Bring Me the Horizon, Enter Shikari, Yonaka, Slaves, Sleaford Mods, & others - it was great to see the whole floor jumping as the millenials moshed to 'It's Raining Men' at Rock City last year waiting for Slaves to come on!

For a something left field (a real ear opener) try Babymetal on Youtube, a combination of JPop & metal; or for late night listening try Chinese Man an incredibly creative multilingual French psychedlic rap collective (but don't be misled by that description) albums Shikantaza or Racing with the Sun...

Not really a concert, but an entertaining day - I saw the Jonathan Miller production of 'The Mikado' at the ENO in the 80's - superb, a friend of mine was in the chorus & after the show my then girlfriend & I went backstage to use the changing rooms to put on our 'glad rags' then headed off for a Champagne wedding reception at Claridges.

I really wish I'd seen Oingo Boingo before they split up, their songs are great!
 
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The scary thing about Sandy Denny is her writing “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” at age 19.

Some sounds I go back to are the “one man band” guitarists Wilko Johnson of Dr Feelgood and Mick Green of the 1970s version of The Pirates without the deceased Johnny Kidd.


And of course rocker on a Triton can never escape Gene Vincent. It’s a race with the Devil.

 
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The scary thing about Sandy Denny is her writing “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” at age 19.

Some sounds I go back to are the “one man band” guitarists Wilko Johnson of Dr Feelgood and Mick Green of the 1970s version of The Pirates without the deceased Johnny Kidd.


And of course rocker on a Triton can never escape Gene Vincent. It’s a race with the Devil.

Saw the Feelgoods at Chancellor Hall Chelmsford on the 'Naughty Rhythms' tour, which was the tour recorded for 'Stupidity'... Dancing on the tables that night :) Also caught them years later after Lee had died, solid R&B band but due a name change, perhaps?
 
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Saw the Feelgoods at Chancellor Hall Chelmsford on the 'Naughty Rhythms' tour, which was the tour recorded for 'Stupidity'... Dancing on the tables that night :) Also caught them years later after Lee had died, solid R&B band but due a name change, perhaps?
Without Wilko and seeing as Lee and Gypie Mayo have passed on, I see what you mean.

However, if survivors and others can come up with good sounds, they’ll get a fair chance from me.
 
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As the only music related thread here... RIP Richard Penniman. Showman/Songwriter extraordinaire. A true pioneer in every sense of the word...
 
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