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These blues all-stars all have the blues

Boy, I never get tired of seeing giants of American blues on German TV. I don’t know what our networks were showing at the time — probably Pat Boone and Connie Francis — but isn’t it wild that the Germans were feasting on the best of the best: T. Bone Walker, Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim, and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee? Not to mention Helen Humes and her premium pipes.

It sounds so familiar because rock n’ roll never stopped borrowing from these guys. Without them, there’d be no Hootie & the Blowfish…

Never mind. Forget I said that.

7 comments on “These blues all-stars all have the blues

  1. ericjbaker
    January 24, 2015

    Sometime I’d like to be a good enough musician to earn a cool nickname like T-Bone or Memphis.

  2. 7128788elf
    January 24, 2015

    Wow what a great jam session, certainly a wonderful find, thanks for blogging it. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 24, 2015

      My pleasure. There are plenty more on YouTube — if you don’t mind killing the time!

  3. 7128788elf
    January 24, 2015

    Reblogged this on charles1958 and commented:
    Incredible line up, doing some really great music

  4. 1WriteWay
    January 25, 2015

    Man, I would have loved to be on that dance floor!

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