I had mentioned in Real Deal 33 that I had considered 'being a little introverted'! Hopefully you have realised by now that 'introverted' to me is the same as shouting in the park for many!
In general my favourite genres include R & B (as in Motown and Stateside), exuberant Pop and, since I had the pleasure at an early age of spending time in 'The Village' New York (oh dear, that'll set Engine Room off again!) guitar blues as espoused, most famously, by B. B. King et al.
As it happens, Mme. Glynskette arranged the first visit of BB to the UK, but that is another (and very funny) story.
However, through love of the blues, I have been lucky enough to have heard many of the 'legends' live and one of my all time favourites is Albert Collins, The Ice Man.
In case you need introduction, try this simple (musically) kinda standard 12 bar piece first, mostly with Roy Buchanan singing and playing lead, but with our Albert (in the mauve suit) givin' it some - Further On Down The Road
So now that you have an idea of the man's virtuosity...
...move on to I Ain't Drunk at Buddy Guy's Legends club. Watch for the 'two at a time' sax playing and the utterly bonkers organ man - love 'em to bits!
Fun or what? Jazz, blues, horns, organ and almost any other 'flavour' you want - yeeehah!
And with the added thrill of a Hammond - double yeeehah!!
Or try, as a return to true blues, If Trouble Was Money
Or the celebrity packed Sweet Little Angel - tight or what!!
Sadly The Ice Man is no longer with us but my vinyl is forever. It is a great loss to any guitar blues fan but memories, memories!
In closing, diablog, to quote Bing Crosby in High Society, 'le tout ensemble!! His signature song Iceman with Albert, as it says on youtube, The Master of the Stratocaster rippin'out a great version in Japan.
This stuff really gets me going and I am off to sort another of my all time favourites for the next Real Deal.
Yours, diablog, with slide 12 string at the ready
all clips thanks to youtube