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G.P. is the big voiced frontman of emerging London blues heroes
Vulnerable Things. They're new school blues musicians and this selection
reflects that - two of these records 'aint even 5 years old! Catch
the Vulnerables regularly at venues across London
1. Live at The Café Au Go-Go - John Lee Hooker
John Lee himself put's it "That's real Blues, real Blues". This
Album makes you realise why these great Blues artists became known as
'Legends'. The music wasn't 'played', it just seemed to happen! Hookers
voice is a spine rattler and works it's way down to your toes.
2. ThickFreakness - The Black Keys
would have thought that two little white nerds from Akron Ohio could produce
an album with such believable dirt and soul. This band were one of the
finds of my life, and I have since been preaching to anyone who will listen!
3. Blues - Jimi Hendrix
cliché maybe, but Jimi Hendrix is by far the greatest guitarist
of all time. This album is awash with soul, grit and that little bit of
humour which makes a great Blues album.
4. Meat and Potatoes - Ian Siegal
I admit that in a few years this album will probably not even be in my
top ten of all time greats. But as I said above, this is what I'm into
most at the moment and Ian Siegal's second album has been on constant
loop in my house since it's purchase a year ago. A special talent who
is making the British Blues Scene 'cool' again, despite the number of
laboured acts still around.
5. Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live (remastered)
Recorded over two shows when Mr Morganfield was getting on a bit, backed by some fine musicians and supported by a constantly enthusiastic audience. This Double Live album is a must have for any Blues fan and especially any Muddy Waters fans. It's amazing how his stage presence comes through just from his subtle ramblings and mumbled introductions. The track listing isn't important as this album is all about the feel and performance, but classics such as Manish Boy, She's 19 Years Old (stand out track for me) and Baby please don't go litter this Epic Live Recording... and for the aesthetic enthusiasts it has some beautiful artwork in the extensive booklet.
I can't believe I haven't got a Howlin Wolf mention in there!!
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