Tag Archives: Blues

Bob Dylan plays Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man

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The gypsy woman told my mother
Before I was born
I got a boy child’s comin’
He’s gonna be a son of a gun
He gonna make pretty women’s
Jump and shout
Then the world wanna know
What this all about
But you know I’m him
Everybody knows I’m him
Well you know I’m the hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows I’m him

Muddy Waters recorded “Hoochie Coochie ManJan 7, 1954.

Bob Dylan has played Hoochie Coochie Man three times live:

  • Civic Center, Augusta, Maine – 11 November 1999
  • Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey – 13 November 1999
  • Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California – 15 March 2000

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November 8: Bonnie Raitt was born in 1949

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 I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
~Bonnie Raitt

Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.
~Bonnie Raitt

I would rather feel things in extreme than not at all.
~Bonnie Raitt

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October 29: Peter Green was born in 1946 Happy Birthday

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Peter Green is regarded by some fans as the greatest white blues guitarist ever, Eric Clapton notwithstanding.
~Mark Allan (allmusic.com)

Need Your Love So Bad:

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October 3: Skip James passed away in 1969

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Hard time’s is here
An ev’rywhere you go
Times are harder
Than th’ever been befo’
~Skip James – Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

Coupling an oddball guitar tuning set against eerie, falsetto vocals, James’ early recordings could make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
~Cub Koda (allmusic.com)

From Wikipedia:

Birth name Nehemiah Curtis James
Born June 9, 1902
Bentonia, Mississippi, United States
Died October 3, 1969 (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Delta blues
Occupations Musician, songwriter, preacher
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1931
1964–1969
Labels Paramount, Vanguard,Biograph, Adelphi, Document, Snapper Music Group, Universe, Body & Soul, Yazoo, Genes

Nehemiah Curtis “Skip” James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969) was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. Born in Bentonia, Mississippi, he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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October 1: Albert Collins was born in 1932

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I was told when I started to play that simple music is the hardest music in the world to play. And blues is simple music.
~Albert Collins

Most of the time I hum what I’m playing so sometimes it bleeds through on the track. That’s why I get hoarse sometimes when I try to sing, I’ll be humming my notes, and I’m not always aware of how hard I’m doing it. That’s really how I started playing, just with my mouth.
~Albert Collins

If trouble was money, I’d swear I’d be a millionaire
If trouble was money, babe, I’d swear I’d be a millionaire
~Albert Collins (If Trouble Was Money)

If Trouble Was Money (Live 1990):

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