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zaterdag 23 februari 2013

Earl Hooker - You Shook Me

Earl Hooker (January 15, 1929 – April 21, 1970) was an American Chicago blues guitarist, perhaps best known for his slide guitar playing. Considered a "musician's musician", Hooker performed with blues artists such as Sonny Boy Williamson II, Junior Wells, and John Lee Hooker (a cousin) as well as fronting his own bands. An early player of the electric guitar, Hooker was influenced by the modern urban styles of T-Bone Walker and Robert Nighthawk. As a band leader, he recorded several singles and albums, in addition to recording with well-known artists. His "Blue Guitar", a popular Chicago area slide-guitar instrumental single, was later overdubbed with vocals by Muddy Waters and became the popular "You Shook Me".
In the late 1960s, Hooker began performing on the college and concert circuit and had several recording contracts. Just as his career was on an upswing, Earl Hooker died in 1970 at age 41 after a lifelong struggle with tuberculosis. His guitar playing has been acknowledged by many of his peers, including B.B. King, who commented: "to me he is the best of modern guitarists. Period. With the slide he was the best. It was nobody else like him, he was just one of a kind".(Wikipedia)

woensdag 20 februari 2013

Jimi Hendrix - Wild Thing

43 jaar na zijn dood is Jimi nog steeds in beeld,nog even een terugblik naar het begin van zijn veel te korte carriere.



                                          Jimi Hendrix - Wild Thing

'Jimi Hendrix overleed veel te jong en je vraagt je af wat voor muzikale plannen hij nog had. Als iemand het weet is het zijn vaste geluidstechnicus Eddie Kramer. Tijdens de presentatie van 'People, Hell & Angels' op 30 januari jl. in Londen lichtte hij een tipje van de sluier. 'We hebben er weinig over gesproken, maar ik weet dat hij zijn horizon wilde verbreden en grote, georkestreerde stukken wilde maken. En hij had waarschijnlijk ook jazz in zijn muziek verwerkt, en rap en hiphop, sampling en allerlei andere dingen', zei Kramer. 'Hij was een componist, een genie, die grote interesse voor techniek had. Volgens mij was hij ook films gaan maken, inclusief de filmmuziek, en hij was ook tv-programma's gaan produceren.'(Sony Music The Legacy)