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From their self-titled debut - "Ark Angels" - 1992
Doyle Bramhall II – lead guitar/lead vox
Charlie Sexton – lead guitar/lead vox
& SRV's Double Trouble:
Tommy Shannon - bass
Chris Layton - drums
Formed in the musical hotbed of Austin, Texas,
the Arc Angels consist of some of the finest musical
talents to ever play an instrument. With a devoted
and adoring fan base, the Arc Angels are known
as a tremendous band with an equally tremendous
story. That story began in 1992 after the devastating
loss of their friend and fellow musician
Stevie Ray Vaughan. The miracle that came from that
loss was the unique sound of four musicians aptly named – The Arc Angels: drummer Chris Layton and
bassist Tommy Shannon (the veteran rhythm section
of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble) coupled with
musical wonders Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II
sharing lead vocal and lead guitar duties.
From: "The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East"
"Statesboro Blues" is a blues song in the key of D
written by Blind Willie McTell; the title refers to
the town of Statesboro, Georgia. Covered by many
artists, the version by The Allman Brothers Band is
especially notable and was ranked #9 by Rolling Stone
in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of
All Time. In 2005, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
ranked "Statesboro Blues" number 57 on its list
of 100 Songs of the South.
The Allman Brothers are the band that defines the genre known as southern rock, which is best heard on their seminal live album At Fillmore East.
Formed by Duane Allman and Gregg Allman in 1969, they
released an eponymous debut album that year which went down well with critics, but wasn’t a success with the public. Idlewild South (1970) was a little more radio-friendly, and another big hit with reviewers, but it was their 1971 live album At Fillmore East that cemented their reputation.
Known as one of the top live albums of all time, it showcased their jazz-influenced blues-rock jamming on songs like the 22-minute long “Whipping Post”.
Shortly afterwards, Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle crash. A year later, bassist Berry Oakley was also killed in a motorcycle crash, near the very location of Duane Allman’s fatal accident.
From: Susan Tedeschi's Awsome Blues Debut:
"Just Won't Burn" - 1998
She's now married to Derek Trucks - The Derek Trucks Band - Check out the live performance of Susan w/ The Derek Trucks Band from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival within my "Videos" pg. You can also hear a cut from the new 11 piece Tedeschi Trucks Band Debut Album within my Music pg.
From: His Platinum Debut - "Ledbetter Heights" - 1995
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is "completely self taught" and does not read music. Growing up, Shepherd's father (Ken Shepherd) was a local radio personality and some-time concert promoter, and had a vast collection of music.
Shepherd stated in a 2010 interview that he began playing guitar in earnest at age seven, about six months after meeting and being "pretty mesmerized" by Stevie Ray Vaughan, in June 1984, at one of his father's promoted concerts.
His self-taught method employed a process of learning one note at a time, playing and rewinding cassette tapes, utilizing "a cheap Yamaha wanna-be Stratocaster...made out of plywood, basically", learning Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Albert Lee licks from his father's vast music collection. Check out the live performance of his classic "Blue On Black" within my "Videos" pg.
From: "Man In Motion" - Warren Haynes - 2011
Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American
rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of
Gov't Mule, a long time member of the Allman Brothers
Band and is a member of the Dead. Haynes also founded
and runs Evil Teen Records.
Warren began to play the guitar at age 12. His primary
guitar is a Gibson Les Paul '58 Reissue Electric Guitar
(he often plays a Gibson Firebird as well, though his
choice of a '58 is most likely because of Duane Allman's
famed '58 Les Paul and the tone he achieved with that,
rather than a more so commonly used '59 Les Paul model,
popularized by guitarists such as Eric Clapton and
Jimmy Page). From Editorial Review - CDNOW: "Warren Haynes continues to be one of the most lauded straight-ahead rock lead guitarists performing today. But with his latest album his superior vocals are also at the forefront. Haynes' bold and emotive delivery, shimmering with his smoky vibrato is not to be missed. On the legendary 'Stax' label - This new album features Ivan Neville on organ and background vocals, Ian McLagan on piano, Ruthie Foster on background vocals, George Porter Jr. on bass and Ron Holloway on saxophone. The album was recorded LIVE - in studio to capture all of the emotion, passion and spontaneity at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios on two-inch tape with vintage tube microphones." ...And the jams at the end of almost every song are incredible. A great bluesy, 'Otis Redding' kinda' collection of outstanding music. - c.f. (Check out the video of 'The River's Gonna Rise' within my Videos pg.)
From: "Things We Do" - Indigenous - 1998
In the late 1990s, a whole slew of young guitarists emerged, all making a grab for the Stevie Ray Vaughan mantle. In this group, one must include Mato Nanji, guitarist for the family venture: "Indigenous". Mato Nanji's always provided the heartbeat of the band Indigenous - along with the warm dusty voice and the soaring, spirited guitar fireworks that have earned the group from South Dakota's Nakota Nation a place
among roots rock's elite. Check out their new - 7th album: "The Acoustic Sessions"
"Red House" written by Jimi Hendrix and originally recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966. The song, a slow twelve-bar blues, "is one of the most traditional in sound and form of all his official recordings". It was developed during his pre-Experience
days while Hendrix was performing in Greenwich Village and was inspired by earlier blues songs...& recognizable from the very first note. I just love this lyric:
"Well, I ain't been home to see my baby in about ninety nine and one half days..." - c.f.
Bill Perry was an American blues musician. The guitarist, songwriter and singer toured throughout the U.S. and Europe. In the 1980s, he was the main guitarist for Richie Havens; he also toured with Garth
Hudson and Levon Helm around the same time.
Bill was a legend among guitar players known for his unique ability to play guitar solos while simultaneously singing the lead vocals. (Thanks Buffalo Bill Barrett for filling me in on this Bluesman !)
From: "Briefcase Full of Blues" - The Blues Brothers - 1978
The Blues Brothers (or, more formally, The Blues Brothers’ Show Band and Revue) are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively in character as lead vocalist "Joliet" Jake Blues and harmonica player/backing vocalist Elwood Blues, fronted the band, which was composed of well-known and respected musicians. The band made its debut as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday Night Live.
With the help of pianist-arranger Paul Shaffer, Belushi and Aykroyd started assembling a collection of studio talents to form their own band. These included SNL band members, saxophonist "Blue" Lou Marini and trombonist-saxophonist Tom Malone, who had previously played in Blood, Sweat & Tears.
At Shaffer's suggestion, guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, the powerhouse combo from Booker T and the M.G.'s and subsequently almost every hit out of Memphis's Stax Records during the 1960s, were signed as well.
Belushi wanted a powerful trumpet player and a hot blues guitarist, so Juilliard-trained trumpeter Alan Rubin was brought in, as was guitarist Matt Murphy, who had performed with many blues legends.
For the brothers' look, Belushi borrowed John Lee Hooker's trademark Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and soul patch.
From: His 3rd & Self Titled Album "Howlin' Wolf" - 1962, which featured contributions from Willie Dixon, Jimmy Rogers & Sam Lay among others, is a famous and influential blues album, often referred to as "The Rocking Chair album" because of its cover illustration depicting an acoustic guitar leaning against a rocking chair. This song features the Wolf's favorite guitarist and the guitarist most often heard on Howlin' Wolf recordings - Hubert Sumlin.
Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was an influential American blues singer, guitarist & harmonica player. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, Burnett is commonly ranked among the leading performers in electric blues; musician and critic Cub Koda declared, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of their wits."
A number of songs written or popularized by Burnett—such as "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Back Door Man", "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful"—have become blues and blues rock standards. At 6 feet, 6 inches and close to 300 pounds he was an imposing presence with one of the loudest and most memorable voices of all the "classic" 1950s Chicago blues singers. This rough-edged, slightly fearsome musical style is often contrasted with the less crude but still powerful presentation of his contemporary and professional rival, Muddy Waters.
Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller), Little Walter Jacobs, and Muddy Waters are usually regarded in retrospect as the greatest blues artists who recorded for Chess Records in Chicago. Sam Phillips once remarked, "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies.'"
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #51 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
Burnett died at The Hines VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois on January 10, 1976 and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois in a plot in Section 18, on the east side of the road. His large gravestone, allegedly purchased by Eric Clapton has an image of a guitar and a harmonica etched into it.
The only two albums of note from legendary Hard Rockin' Austin Blues Band "Storyville"
* These two albums contain some of the finest modern, guitar-driven blues you may ever hear.
If you don't own these two albums...& you love music...especially the blues...you seriously need to add them to your collection...you'll definitely thank me later !!
* The Band consisted of Malford Milligan on lead vox, with Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble rhythm section: Tommy Shannon - bass, Chris Layton - drums, with blazing, incredible dual guitar work by John Mellencamp's guitar players: David Grissom & David Holt.
* The Band was formed after Tommy & Chris jammed with Malford one afternoon down in Austin at the legendary Antone's.
* They still get together once a year or so for a Storyville reunion concert and a Dvd can be found containing the same. * "A Piece of Your Soul" - Rel: 1996, "Dog Years" Rel: 1998, The Debut album was recorded on an indie lable in 1994 & was more of a prelude - without most of the players on the two that followed & was titled "Bluest Eyes"* Listen to a track from "A Piece of Your Soul" within the column to the left...as well as a track from "Dog Years" within my "Music" pg. & a video from Antone's within my Video pg..Bluesman - Elmore James: King of the Slide Guitar
.Stevie Ray Vaughan - "In Step" Alcohol and drug abuse severely affected Stevie's health, though he became sober in late 1986. After three years without a new album, he returned to the studio, which led to the release of what many regard as his finest studio Album: "In Step". The album produced the number one hit single "Crossfire" in July 1989.
At around 1:00 a.m. on August 27, 1990, after Vaughan boarded a helicopter flying from East Troy, Wisconsin to Chicago with members of Eric Clapton's tour crew, the helicopter crashed into the side of a 300-foot-high ski slope. Earlier that evening, Vaughan had played a concert of approximately 25,000 with Double Trouble
at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, featured as a special guest with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, & brother; Jimmie Vaughan.
If you're a Blues Lover - Like me - Cadillac Records is an Awesome Film - you really need to see !! It's an Amazing look back at the singers & musicians that created The Blues !! It tells the story of the legendary blues songwriters & musicians above as well as Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf & Little Walter AND the white Polish immigrant brothers of Jewish descent Leonard and Phil Chess who created the label & recording Co. & introduced some of the greatest & most influential music known as "Blues Music" to the world. The company produced and released many important singles and albums, which are now regarded as central to the rock music canon. Musician and critic Cub Koda described Chess Records as "America's greatest blues label. - c.f.