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donderdag 31 mei 2012

Doc Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012)

Ik leerde Doc kennen jaren geleden kennen via mijn vroegere buurman en gitarist Peter.Sinsdien regelmatig te gast op mijn blog ,deze geweldige "fingerpicking"gitarist /zanger.Helaas kwam dinsdag het trieste bericht van zin overlijden,Doc.R.I P.

  Deep River Blue 

 Doc Watson, the 89-year-old blind folk guitar legend, has died after being in critical condition following a fall down at his home in Deep Gap, N.C.—the same town in which he was born. His daughter told the Associated Press that he didn't break any bones but was "real sick."


 Doc, who was born Arthel Watson and lost his vision before he was 1, is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists ever to have come out of the American folk tradition, known especially as a master of the "flatpicking" style.

Tennesse Stud (with Jack Lawrence)

He's won seven Grammys and the National Medal of the Arts, and also founded Merlefest—a folk music gathering named after his son, who died in a tractor accident.

dinsdag 29 mei 2012

Santana - Black Magic Woman (1971)

"Black Magic Woman" is a song written by British musician Peter Green, which first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1968, subsequently appearing on the 1969 Fleetwood Mac compilation albums English Rose (US) and The Pious Bird of Good Omen (UK), as well as Vintage Years.[1]
In 1970, it became a hit by Santana, as sung by Gregg Rolie, reaching No. 4 in the US and Canadian charts, after appearing on their Abraxas album.

Santana lineup:
Coke Escovedo (perc)-David Brown (b)-Michael Carabello (perc)-Jose "Chepito" Areas (perc)
Neal Schon (g)-Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo)-Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo)-Michael Shrieve (ds)

Opvallend is dat Neal Schon  een groot aandeel in de leadgitaarpartij heeft.Hij was ten tijde van deze opname 16 jaar.Later zou hij samen met Gregg Rolie de band Journey oprichten.

 "Black Magic Woman" is geschreven door Peter Green  en kwam uit als een Fleetwood Mac single in veschillende landen in 1968.Verder staat het op de  Fleetwood Mac compilation albums English Rose (US) en The Pious Bird of Good Omen (UK).