The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168240 Message #4065111
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
20-Jul-20 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: Thu night acoustic blues, Facebook Live
Subject: RE: Thu night acoustic blues, Facebook Live
My apologies It didn't register with me that I had already passed my opinion on your description of your efforts. I thought that was someone else spreading "fake blues" I must have still been asleep. It was still early.
Some of the people that you mention above I would not describe as blues singers but copyists. I have had the pleasure of seeing many blues men from Broonzy onwards, have met House and Muddy on several occasions and brought Buddy Guy and Little Walter to the UK each for the first time. Plus booked tours for several others.
That doesn't make me an expert of course but as Carey Bell's wife used to say "I do know shit from Shinola".
Did I really say your "banjo version of 40 Days and 40 Nights didn't sound exactly like Muddy's version with an electric guitar and full band" ?
Don't be put off by criticism, as another well known bluesman used to say "knock yourself out".