Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Did you watch “Soul Train,” kids? I used to, now and then. But I was just a dumb fourteen-year-old when it debuted back in ’71, and I’d tune in mainly out of curiosity than appreciation. After all, my rock n’ roll soul was more in line with Led Zeppelin and Traffic back then, even if Jimmy Page and Steve Winwood were copping licks from soul records. Now I know that the great soul guitarists of the era were doing incredible things — just listen to the guitar lines in this clip! — and I was a dunce not to pay attention. Ah well. At least I’m making up for it now in my dotage. By the way, I don’t think that’s Bobby Womack on guitar here. Maybe it’s Jimmy Johnson. Anybody out there know?