Friday night = I got them old Barbados blues again

Marcus & Cliverton – We Ain’t Drunk… we just drinkin’ !

Five years ago I confessed that Clive and I love the blues. Old blues, new blues, deep south, Chicago, Texas blues – we love it all. I’ve been playing this old made-in-Mexico piece of trash Strat for 10 years, but alas, I have no talent. I have less than no talent. All the practice in the world cannot compensate for the stupidity and shortness of my fingers. I guess God put the length into all of my legs and left my fingers short. (Just as well, says Shona!) 😉

I would love a new Telecaster (Made in the USA) with a Humbucker in the neck position but it’s never going to happen. Way too much money and I don’t deserve it.

But I do love the blues and tonight we’re going to look at two of the masters: Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan. (Clive is moaning that he wants Joe Strummer of the Clash included in the list because Joe played a Telecaster like Collins does, but Clive is absolutely blitzed right now so pay no attention.)

Friends, it has been a while since Clive and I did this together but it is good for the soul. Forgive me my love!

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4 responses to “Friday night = I got them old Barbados blues again

  1. Peltdownman

    Both these tracks are brilliant! Congrats, guys. Just logged-on after listening to some vintage Howlin’ Wolf. Great tonic for a miserable Saturday morning!

  2. BFP

    Hello Peltdownman
    You won’t see Clive or Marcus for the rest of the day. This was posted at 1:05am Saturday morning and they were flying high when they called at midnight and tried to get me to come over. They were into some serious business. I’m getting too old for that but good for them. If they are not both dead I expect there will be life at Clive’s place sometime after 3pm.

    Robert

  3. Sweet home CHICAGO!

    One of the most underrated acts in the history of Blues is The Blues Brothers. Dan Ackroyd has been touring for 20+ years on the legacy of the movie but have a listen to what he pumps out.

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