Monday, December 11, 2006

Clapton v. ________, Vol. IV

Speaking of great and influential guitarists, we have here the late Mr. Albert King (R.I.P.). A virtual mountain of a man, he played a 'Flying V' left-handed, and not re-strung!!! Man, could he bend those notes like no other. Here's a clip from the Fillmore East in 1970 (wow, that has a familiar ring to it...seems like some other guitarist I prefer made a couple stops there that year...hmmmmmm...anyway...). Check this out if you ever had the blues:


Blogger mat said...

Another excellent find! I will have to check into that guy a bit more closely. Just a thought for a somewhat unsung blues guitarist- Billy Gibbons. Pre-Eliminator and post-Antenna albums have got some excellent bluesey feel. Get your groove on with the bearded ones!

5:18 PM, December 11, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

I've NEVER understood why many of the same people who trip all over themselves to declare their love for The Allman Brothers (great band, no argument) tend to look down their noses at ZZ Top. Hey, the whole "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers" mantra...guess what? That's kind of like the freakin' essence of rock and roll, in its good-time, party-on glory, if you ask me.

Low brow? Whatever. Hendrix was a big fan of Billy Gibbons as a guitarist. I think the "bearded ones" (as you put it) get a bad rap.

6:27 PM, December 11, 2006  
Blogger Old Lady said...


I will go to a ZZ Top concert any day of the week. Best concert I ever went to was ZZ Top pre-beards.

7:46 PM, December 11, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

Albert was The Man.

4:44 PM, December 12, 2006  
Blogger Dale said...

These clips are amazing Haahnster. Thanks for taking the time to post them. Masters all.

10:44 AM, December 16, 2006  

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