So this weekend I will be playing the blues! So, with that being said, who is more rock n roll? Axl Rose or Memphis Minnie? That’s easy – Memphis Minnie! Why? Don’t let the picture above fool you, she is the real song writer who penned “When the Levee Breaks”, yeah the same one that Led Zeppelin made famous. Better yet, she has been married many times over and one time while playing a gig, between sets, she saw her then husband talking to another woman. Minnie went up to the stage, got her guitar and smashed it over his head! That is fucking bad ass! Axl just got fat, nobody cares who he is anymore. I’ve got a short list of people I will be playing and reviewing in the upcoming week. One of them will definitely be Lonnie Mack. His studio albums are nothing to write home about, however his live stuff is just simply great! I’ll be playing Satisfy Susie off of his live album. Another notable artist will be Albert King, some of his albums are solid but again the live performance is really strong.
I never really gave it a thought but I think I may do a blues show this weekend. I’ve been listening to some Johnny Winters and there is some really good stuff here that I would like to play. I think I’ll play what I can but avoid playing anything by b.b.king. Not to disrespect him but I would like to listen to his early stuff before I decide which song I would like to play. I think Albert Collins said it best – “B.B. doesn’t feel the blues anymore”. I was thinking some of the following – Albert King, Albert Collins, Johnny Winters, maybe Robert Cray and some Lonnie Mack. I’m hesitant to play Gary Moore but he’s one of my favorite metal guitar players before he underwent a blues conversion. The former Thin Lizzy guitarist actually had a more lucrative career playing the blues than he did with metal. It will be a game time decision.