Heavy Blues: Feedback! Fuzz! Distortion! and Mayhem!

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Re: Heavy Blues: Feedback! Fuzz! Distortion! and Mayhem!

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Nov 2017, 01:57

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Charlie O. wrote:Allen Toussaint writing and producing, the great Betty Harris singing - backup presumably including some if not all of The Meters... Not sure who's playing the feedback, but he's a genius.




Do you know when that dates from, Charlie?

Released March 1969, according to 45cat.com
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Re: Heavy Blues: Feedback! Fuzz! Distortion! and Mayhem!

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Nov 2017, 02:06

fange wrote:Fuzz! Distortion!

Not qualities one ordinarily assiciates with James Burton, to be sure.

(I was listening to an early-'70s solo album by him earlier today...)
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Re: Heavy Blues: Feedback! Fuzz! Distortion! and Mayhem!

Postby fange » 23 Nov 2017, 04:04

Charlie O. wrote:
fange wrote:Fuzz! Distortion!

Not qualities one ordinarily assiciates with James Burton, to be sure.

(I was listening to an early-'70s solo album by him earlier today...)


How about his post-60s stuff, Charlie? Been meaning to look into it; any recommendations?


These tracks cover pretty much all the stuff in the thread title -

Bob Landers with Willie Joe and his unitar...


Willie Joe Duncan - Unitar Rock



It's amazing what rock and roll sounds you could get out of a 7-foot plank of wood strung with one piece of wire, with a playable scale length of more than 4 and a half feet and wired with a DeArmond acoustic guitar pickup.

https://www.guitarworld.com/blogs/diy-m ... tone-1950s
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Re: Heavy Blues: Feedback! Fuzz! Distortion! and Mayhem!

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Nov 2017, 05:50

Have mercy on my soul but I do love "Cherokee Dance". I first heard that via a spirited cover by Canned Heat - a perfectly respectable rendition, even with Henry Vestine noodling unconscionably all over it.

I wonder if the original might've inspired Jimmy McCracklin's "Georgia Slop"? (The similarity is even more blatant in Los Lobos' version.)


fange wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:Not qualities one ordinarily assiciates with James Burton, to be sure.

(I was listening to an early-'70s solo album by him earlier today...)


How about his post-60s stuff, Charlie? Been meaning to look into it; any recommendations?

Not really! The one I was listening to is The Guitar Sounds Of James Burton. It's the only Burton solo album I know, and it's alright - I have to say I enjoyed it more today than I did the last time I heard it, twenty years ago! Some nice guitar stuff on it, but that's a given. Like Steve Cropper (and who knows how many others), I'd rather hear his playing in somebody else's context, if you know what I mean.
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