Mittwoch, 20. November 2019

Memphis Blues Again

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There were many blues men that tempted blues rock to the music that we used to listen for long times. I could name many but today I would like to use just one artist that was underrated for many years in history. Bo Diddley was a link for me from classic electric blues to what we heard in the early 60's until now. He played the guitar like none before and after. A musician based in the the tradition of original blues and inspired many artists ages later. Bo Diddley played a guitar between lead and rhythm and it was great and inspiring. I got back to an old compilation a few days ago and was surprised how fresh his music sounds today. Timeless.

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love
Bo Diddley - I'm A Man

4 Kommentare:

The Swede hat gesagt…

I saw Bo Diddley in 1983. The setlist wasn't very long, but his set was as each song extended into long, echoey wig-outs. It was a pretty far-out show.

Swiss Adam hat gesagt…

Wow. You saw Bo Diddley.

Swiss Adam hat gesagt…

Somehow that blows my mind.

The Swede hat gesagt…

He played in London quite regularly in the early 1980s, often at Dingwalls which is where I caught up with him. Unfortunately I missed Muddy Waters playing the same venue a few years earlier. Now that's one I would dine out on.