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Albert King...Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Posted by Dan O'Brien on 4/26/2013 2:46:00 PM.
I was asked recently who Albert King was and why was he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.My first reaction was "what planet have you been living on these past years" but then realized that unless you were a guitar player or blues freak, you may not know.Albert was one of the most important blues guitarists ever and a major influence for most of the 60s and 70s super star players including,Clapton,Green and especially Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix.Albert was a big,big dude, 6'5" and 250 lbs who played a Gibson Flying V guitar flipped upside down because he was a lefty...To say the least, there wasnt anything subtle about Alberts sound!! He played with a minimum of notes but featured mean,powerful, crushing licks and violent overbends that would demand you sit still and listen ....OR ELSE!...Albert was one the first of the blues masters to cross over into the rock world,headlining at the Fillmore's and other rock clubs in the mid to late 60s,paving the way for all the other Chicago slingers.Albert was the first to bring the blues to the soul music scene,recording a number of records for the legendary Stax Records in Memphis,often using Booker T and the MGs as his backup band.Alberts bonecrunching minimalism is evident in allmost all Classic Rock guitar playing...Stevie Ray Vaughn idolized the big man and the song "Texas Flood," has Alberts technique smeared all over it.....I hear AK's signature licks all over the songs we play on WNLC,he influenced everyone...I often tell my guitar students every great player MUST take Albert King 101, to be a real player....Albert often bragged about his great friend Jimi Hendrix and must have been flattered that Mr Jimi had co-opted so much of his style....Somewhere,somehow,Im sure they are jamming on the otherside of the Rainbow Bridge...if you listen hard!............. Dan O Brien
6 Other Uses for Coke...
Posted by Chris Dillon on 4/17/2013 7:27:00 AM.
Six Crazy Things You Can Do With Coke, Other Than Drinking It
The world drinks more than 100 MILLION GALLONS of Coke EVERY DAY. And after more than a hundred years, we've found out a whole bunch of ways to misuse it. Here are six of the best ones, from Homesessive.com.
If your looking for something to do this Saturday night, Ive got the perfect recipe! Burton Cummings(for mer lead singer of the Guess Who) is playing the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun.The FREE show begins at 8pm...We all know the great masterpieces churned out by the GW in the 60s-70s(Undun,No Time,American Woman,Hand Me Down World..ect) and Burton has had a terrific solo career putting out a number of critically acclaimed solo LPs over the years. Cummings, is considered one of Rocks all time great vocalists and having seen him last year in concert,I can attest that he can still "bring it" and is the consummate entertainer.He is backed by one of Canada's finest bands The Carpet Frogs,and they do the Guess Who material as good,if not better than the original band.....So...there you go, Saturday night,spring weather...a little dinner,a few games and a great show...Perfect!....Burton Cummings and the Carpet Frogs at the Wolf Den,Sat Apr 13th 8pm......See you there!
Hi, my name is Richie and...
Posted by Chris Dillon on 4/9/2013 11:27:00 AM.
Last week, BON JOVI guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA left the band's tour to deal with mysterious "personal issues."
Naturally, there was speculation that he'd fallen off the wagon, but
Richie said he was "well," and just had to deal with "a personal
Well, the "New York Post" claims he IS drinking like crazy again