"Μαύρα" - Παραδοσιακά - Οld-school Blues

Για να αρχίζουμε σιγα-σιγα… Μετά από απαίτηση αρκετών… :wink:

(εγώ θα μιλήσω μετά…)

Αρχικά ας πει ο καθένας την “αγία τριάδα” του! (όχι τίποτ’άλλο, να υπάρχει κ μια αντιστοιχία με το “λευκό” topic… :wink:)

bb king
muddy waters
robert johnson


Θα θυμηθώ κι άλλους και θα επανέλθω γιατί για 3 με τίποτε…

Ray Charles (αθάνατος)
Steve Wonder (άλλος μεγάλος)
και ο
John Lee Hooker (θεός)

Μα εδώ είναι το ζουμί… Άντε να διαλέξεις 3… Κι εγώ ακόμα δυσκολεύομαι ν’ απαντήσω στο poll μου γι αυτό το ανέβαλα… :smiley:

Αν σου 'λεγα ότι οι 2 πρώτοι δεν ανήκουν στα blues αλλά στη soul θα σου ακουγόταν λίγο άσχημο ε; Sorry… :?

…αλλά βέβαια +1000000 για τον John Lee Hooker! :wink:

PS. Άν ήθελαν και άλλοι θα μπορούσα ν’ανοίξω ένα topic και με soul καλλιτέχνες, αλλά φοβάμαι πως ξεφεύγουμε εντελώς από τη λογική ενός rock site…

Βασικά ο Ray Charles έχει γράψει και blues κομμάτια , το ξερώ ότι είναι της soul αλλά μπερδεύτηκα με το τίτλο Μαύρα που έχει το topic…

^ No problem… :wink:

Μετά από τρελή αναποφασιστικότητα, κατέληξα στα ονόματα των τριών bluesmen που αν δεν τους άκουγα δε θα μεγάλωνε ποτέ μέσα μου η “φλόγα”…

…και ακόμα μετανιώνω που αφήνω μερικούς απ’έξω αλλά είπαμε 3… Rock And Roses περιόρισε το κι εσύ… Παιδέψου λίγο παιδί μου! :smiley:

  1. Memphis Slim

  2. John Lee Hooker

  3. Robert Johnson

Sorry Kings! (BB και Albert!)

Sorry Muddy!


Σιγουρα το 1 ειναι ο Robert Johnson.Δεν μπορω με τπτ να καταληξω στους υπολοιπους.If I Had Possenion over the judgement day.Τρελο κολημα εχω με αυτο το κομματι

βασικα δεν μπορω να διαλεξω με τπτ τρεις! μα με τπτ λεμε! ειναι τουλαχιστον 15 καλλιτεχνες που με εχουν επιρεασει κ αγαπω το ιδιο!

γι αυτο θα βλαω μονο το πρωτο μου μεγαλο κολημα! αυτον που πραγματικα με εμπασε στα Blues μια κ ηταν το πρωτο cd blues που αγορασα ποτε κ το ακουγα για ενα ολοκληρο καλοκαιρι ολοι μερα απο το πρωι μεχζρι το βραδυ

Τς τς τς δεν το παιδεύετε και πολύ… :slight_smile:

…αλλά σας καταλαβαίνω… κι εγώ όσους άφησα απ’έξω από την τριάδα μου το ψιλομετανιώνω…

Για πείτε και κάναν άλλον ρε σεις…

Να πω εγώ έναν… Ο Little Walter με τη φυσαρμόνικά του σας λέει κάτι…; 8)

PS. Δεν είναι μόνο το θέμα της ψηφοφορίας, το εξαντλήσαμε… Από’κει και πέρα έχουμε πολλά να πούμε γι αυτούς τους τύπους κ παραδόξως δε λέμε τίποτα…

θα πω για μερικες μεγαλες αγαπες

Big Bill Broonzy
: πολυ μεγαλη αγαπη κ επιροη του rory gallagher! ενας απιστευτος κιθαριστας με φοβερο πολυφωνικο παιξιμο! ακουγοντας κοματια οπως το guitar shuffle k House Rent Stomp απλα χανομαι…

Blind Boy Fuller
: ο αγαπημενος μου Piedmont blues καλλιτεχνης! επισης αγαπηεμνςο του rory

Blind Willie Johnson ενα παντρεμα μεταξυ country blues k spiritual. H τραχια φωνη του ειναι συγκλονιστικη! επισης το It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine ειναι δικο του…

Bukka White φοβερος slide κιθαριστας που χαρακτιριστικο του ειναι το Open Em κουρδισμα.
ξαδερφακια με τον bb king Παρακαλω!

Casey Bill Weldon ενας απο το πιο αγαπημενους μου slide καλλιτεχνες. ενας συνδιασμος swing(charlei christian) με blues

Lonnie Jonhson ο συνδιασμος κιθαρας κ φωνης ειναι συγκλονιστικος! μπορουμε να πουμε οτι εχει κ αρκετα jazz στοιχεια το παιξιμο αλλα κ γενικα ολο το στυλ του

Skip James
ακομα ενα λατρεις του οpen Dm κουρδιασματος. πολυ μελαγχολικο θα τον χαρακτιριζα

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee απο τα καλυτερα ντουετα του Blues!

Tampa Red ακομα ενα φοβερος slide κιθαριστας. ηταν πολυ μεγαλη επιροη για τους επομενους μουσικους οπου ο muddy waters.

John Lee Hooker
Robert Johnson
Albert King

αλλος αυτος και αλλος ο McTell?? τι σκατα ολοι τυφλοι ηταν?

και γαμω ειναι

αλλος ειναι! κ που εισαι ακομα! υπαρχει ο Blind lemmon jefferson!

John Lee Hooker
Howlin’ Wolf
Muddy Waters


The Blues is the essence of the African American laborer, whose spirit is wed to these songs, reflecting his inner soul to all who will listen.
The Blues is the anthem of a race, bonding itself together with cries of shared self victimization. Bad luck and trouble are always present in the Blues, and always the result of others, pressing upon unfortunate and down trodden poor souls, yearning to be free from life’s troubles. Relentless rhythms repeat the chants of sorrow, and the pity of a lost soul many times over.
The Blues have strongly influenced almost all popular music including jazz, country, and rock and roll and continues to help shape music worldwide.
The Blues was born in the Mississippi Delta following the Civil War. Influenced by African roots, ballads, church music and rhythmic dance tunes evolved into a music for a singer who would engage in call-and-response with his guitar. He would sing a line, and the guitar would answer.
In the forties, from the crossroads of Highways 61 and 49 and the platform of the Clarksdale Railway Station, the blues migrated to Chicago and Detroit where Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and Elmore James among others, began scoring national hits with blues songs. At about the same time, B.B. King in Memphis was pioneering a style of guitar playing that combined jazz technique with the blues tonality and repertoire.
In the early sixties, the urban bluesmen were “discovered” by young white American and European musicians. Many of these blues-based bands like the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Canned Heat brought the blues to young white audiences, something the black blues artists had been unable to do in America except through the purloined white cross-over covers of black rhythm and blues songs. Since the sixties, rock has undergone several blues revivals. Some rock guitarists, such as Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page have used the blues as a foundation for offshoot styles. While the originators like John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins and B.B. King and their heirs Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, and later Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Roy Buchanan, Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan among many others, continued to make fantastic music in the blues tradition.



[B]“I don’t play a lot of fancy guitar. I don’t want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.”

“Women are like wet bars of soap. Hold on to em too hard and they pop outta your hands.”[/B]


John Lee Hooker was born in August 22, 1917, on a sharecropper farm south of Clarksdale, Mississippi close to Highway 49. He sang gospel music as a child before moving to Memphis, earning money as a theater usher and street musician. He went to Detroit in 1943, where he practically stumbled into the blues world with his 1948 hit “Boogie Chillen”. He soon followed with “Crawlin’ Kingsnake” and “I’m In The Mood”, and in 1962, “Boom, Boom”. Two recent albums, “The Healer” and “Chill Out”, earned him Grammy Awards in 1992 and 1996, respectively. “The Hook” passed away peacefully in his sleep in the morning of June 21, 2001 at his home in the San Francisco Bay Area (City of Palo Alto).

John Lee Hooker interview by Jas Obrecht (1997)

Only a few others have written as many blues songs as you-Lonnie Johnson, Tampa Red, Blind Lemon, Lightnin’ Hopkins . . .
Oooh, yeah! Maybe Lightnin’ Hopkins. He wrote a lot. He wrote ‘em all the time.
Did you have that songwriting gift as a child?
Yeah. Since I was about 11 or 12 years old. I sang in the church, and I just had this gift.
While you were growing up in Mississippi, who were you closest to?
It wasn’t no musician. It was my mother and father.
Were you a rebellious kid?
No. I always was kind of a Christian, because I was raised that way with Sunday school. You may not believe this, but I never had a fight since I been born. I never been in trouble, never been involved in violence. Never. I don’t believe in fightin’. I’m a lover, not a fighter. If I find out anybody ain’t right, I just cut ‘em loose. I try to stay away from trouble. People have tried to get me in trouble, but it didn’t happen. I never been sanctified and holy, but I been a good person. A very good person. I help a lot of people.
Did Clarksdale have a blues scene?
Yeah, but not a big one.
Did you listen to music a lot?
Oh, yeah. I loved it. I loved Charlie Patton, Blind Lemon, Blind Blake, Leroy Carr. I didn’t see these people, but I heard their music. My stepfather had all those records.
Did your mother ever hear any of your records?
No. Dad neither. I left them when I was young, come to Detroit. I left there when I was about 14 or 15, and I never did see them any more. Well, I went to Memphis once and they come and got me, but I didn’t stay long-about a week-and left again.
How did you make it up to Detroit?
When I left home, Memphis was my first stop. I worked there for a little while at the New Daisy Picture Show, a movie place. I left there and come to Cincinnati, stayed in Cincinnati for about a year, and then I come up to Detroit.
What brought you to Detroit? Most musicians from the Delta wound up in Chicago.
Too much competition there. Too many blues singers was there. I wanted to go to Detroit where there wasn’t no competition between blues singers. I went there, and that’s where I grew up. I never lived in Chicago.
Did you know people when you first got to town?
In Detroit? No.
How’d you get by?
I had a little money. I went to a place called Mom’s, a rooming house. I played my guitar, and she told me to come on in. I sit around and play. They just liked to have parties, you know, and she took a real liking to me, and I stayed there. Fond memories.
Do you remember the first time you saw somebody with an electric guitar?
Mm hmm. T-Bone Walker. He was my idol. He gave me my first electric guitar. It was an Epiphone.
What stood out about his playing?
He was so good. Had a different style and an electric guitar too. He was nice. He loved to take me with him everywhere he went. He called me “The Kid.” This was in Detroit.
Once you started making 78s in Detroit, you recorded about 80 songs in the first year for various labels.
Yeah. There wasn’t that many different labels. Modern and Crown were the same label.
Can you remember the first record that came out with your name on it?
On a big [78 rpm] record? I would say “Hobo Blues.” It wasn’t as big a hit as “Boogie Chillen,” but I think that was the first record.
What record changed your life the most?
“Boogie Chillen.” It was my first hit.
Were you playing it before you recorded it?
Yeah. Played it around in clubs, right there in Detroit. That became a big hit. Everywhere you went, you could hear that. It was number one throughout the country, right up there with “In the Mood”-that was number one too.
Did the success ever cause you trouble?
People be jealous, some of them. I know some people hate to see you doin’ good.
Isn’t that something?
It sure is! [Laughs.] They hate to see you doin’ good! I never did understand that. I was makin’ money, doin’ good. Quit a job. I was playin’ music, buyin’ cars. They jealous! I never could understand that-I don’t think I ever will. They want to see you down so they can have pity on you.
Do you have good memories of your years in Detroit?
Very good! I grew up there. I got a son back there now. Robert’s back there. Got a lot of memories there, but I don’t want to live there any more.
What made you leave Detroit in the '70s?
After me and my wife broke up-I divorced her-there was nothin’ there for me no more, so I come out here [to California]. I’d been out here a few times and I liked it, so after my divorce I come back.
Have you been married more than once?
Four times. I ain’t never gonna get married again. I mess around some now, you know, but not like I used to. I may shack. When you’re shackin’, you do wrong and you can get the hell out! No, I ain’t gettin’ married no more. That’s a big responsibility, and you might get a woman you don’t know. You think you do, but she starts running around, cheating and going on-I don’t want that. Just come in, stay awhile and get out. Sometimes a woman thinks she wants to marry you, and after she gets married to you, she gonna find different and want to start trouble. And if God call you today, you want someone that’s gonna take care of your kids.
How many kids do you have?
Are you in touch with all of them?
Yeah. They’re all grown up. Sometimes they ain’t always right, but you still love ‘em. They do little things you don’t appreciate, but you love ‘em.
Do you think there’s a heaven?
I believe in paradise. It’s here on earth. “He will clean the wicked and save the righteous.” God will never destroy this earth. He’ll destroy the evil on this earth, but he invented this earth. When, we don’t know. It’s been here forever. He’s not gonna destroy this earth. He’ll destroy the people that are on it and do evil. He will clean this up, and the righteous will survive. That’s what I believe in. I could be wrong.
Being able to express yourself with blues songs is a good way to let go of stress.
Very easy. That’s what I do. You can pick up a guitar and sing-it heals you. There’s a song called “The Healer”-“blues is a healer.” You play that song, and it heals your mind. Just keep on doin’ that, and it takes away a lot of the evil and the stress, because you know you can’t change nothin’, but you can try to forget it or live with it through your music. The name of my new album is called Don’t Look Back. Don’t look back to the things that happened to you in the past-the bad, the ugly. Leave it behind. You can’t change it. When you think of some of the good things you did, you hope that you keep on doing good things in life, like lovin’ people. I believe in one race-that’s the human race. God made us all. We’s all different colors and different languages, but we all God’s children. He created us all. Everyone.
Why have so many women been attracted to blues music?
Well, it tells the story about women and men. That’s what music is all about. It’s about being human and love and hate. You hear the blues talk about “my woman have left me.” “I love you baby.” “Honey, don’t go.” “Come on back.” You talking about a woman, you talking about a man. They feel different things. Every song I write says something about a human being, just like a man write about a woman. I don’t write about no man! [Laughs.] I wrote about a woman for a song called “Dimples,” you know. [Sings “She got dimples in her jaw.”] She says, “Well, I like that,” because it saying good things about her. “She got dimples in her jaw.” “I like the way she walk.” “She wiggle when she walks.” You know, they like stuff like that. You ain’t gonna write a song called “I Hate You-You’re No Good.” They wouldn’t like that! So you got to say good things about women-they love it then.
Are any of your songs closest to your heart?
Yeah. “In the Mood,” “Dimples,” “Boom Boom” and “Boogie Chillen,” I would say.
Are you happy with the way your life has gone?
Yeah. I’m doin’ better than ever with money and success and stuff like that-just got older. I still got six houses in California, and I’m set for life. But I don’t care about being rich.
What do you care about most of all?
People. People, people, people. Love and friendship. People getting along-that’s what I like. I don’t believe in who is you-God made us all. I want to love people.
What’s the best reason for becoming a blues performer?
Some of them do it for the money, some of them do it to be famous. Some get into it and be serious, some get into it and want to be a star and be heard. I’m not in it for the money. I’m in it because I love it. I love it! I’ll never retire from music, 'cause it’s in my blood. Sometime I’m not able to play-sometimes I’m sick and I can’t play-but it’s always here [thumps his heart]. Always here.


αφήνοντας πολλούς μεγάλους απ έξω θα πώ

Memphis Slim (το μέγεθος των δάχτυλων του κάνουν τον Vai φαίνεται 10 χρονο!!)
John Lee Hooker ( ε, ποιός άλλος…)
Cusrtis Mayfield (πολύ οραίως και αυτός)

είναι οι πρώτοι που άκουσά στην ηλικία των 10 ( το ξέρω οτι ακούγεται ποζερία :smiley: αλλα να ναι καλά ο father και μια εφημερίδα που έδινε εκείνη την εποχήμια συλλογή jazz-blues… :smiley:

άσχετο αλλά το “ωραίος” το σκώτώσα…:lol: