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woensdag 2 april 2014

Mick Taylor plays Jimi Hendrix - Red House

Jimi Hendrix and Mick Taylor backstage at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York November 27, 1969.

Mick about Jimi : “I was really into him at the time. In fact, we used to play with him a lot. We played with Jimi Hendrix and Albert King at the old FIllmore West in San Francisco...he just completely blew my mind...the way he switched from rhythm to lead, and his guitar and his voice were almost like the same thing. “ (Guitar Player, 2/80)

“Awesome guitarist, and an absolutely fantastic blues player. I don’t think a lot of people appreciate that because he didn’t do too many straight blues in his short recording career, which, if you think about it, spanned only four, maybe five years. But listen to Jimi doing “Catfish Blues” and you can hear the raw influence of Muddy Waters and Albert King. "(The Guitar Magazine)

Red House - Cambridge 10-27 -1989

“In John Mayall’s band I was lucky enough to do some shows on the same bill as Hendrix at the Fillmore West - Albert King was playing as well. Seeing Albert King for the first time was unbelievable - someone who had developed completely his own style, left-handed with the guitar strung upside-down. I can remember me and Jimi Hendrix standing together listening to Albert playing. Both of us were in awe of him.

“Jimi was very humble about his own talent but also completely obsessed about playing guitar. I did a show once with him in Zurich and we all got there early. It was quite a show - Traffic were on as well as the Experience, plus some other big acts from that period - and as soon as Jimi got to this small stadium he went backstage and plugged into an amp. He was playing literally for hours before he went on t o do this most amazing show and all the other musicians were watching him with their mouths wide open. It wasn’t just that his technique was like nothing else around at the time; his feel and that timing were awesome too. Completely unique...

More about Mick Taylor by Jim Sheridan

Mick Taylor & Bob Dylan

dinsdag 1 april 2014

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Soundcheck? Soundcheck!!!

  This was filmed Jan 1986 by Greg Savage

"Stevie just waking up then warming up. Insane how good can you really be that tired? Turn it up and enjoy.