Posts Tagged ‘ bo diddley ’

the blues

muddy waters – start with the double disc anthology

i love the blues.  they’re the foundations of rock and roll.  i’m not talking about white boy blues aka the kind of sh*t you find at your city’s blues bar or in a high school band.  i’m talking about the blues that came out of chicago in the 1950s and 1960s.  i’m talking about muddy waters and little walter and willie dixon.  a lot of my friends claim they don’t like the blues, but that’s because they haven’t been exposed to the real thing.  i played bo diddley in my car a couple of weeks ago and one of my buddies said, “this sounds like rock and roll.”  exactly.

taking a break from the norm on here, i wanted to post a few pictures of some of my favorite blues artist.  if you’re looking for a good entry place to the genre, start with these guys.  you can’t lose.

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wanted: bo diddley on vinyl

i’m going through a major blues phase right now.  like a true record snob, every time i turn on my ipod i think “i bet this would sound so good on vinyl.”  let’s face it, the blues were made for vinyl.  my first addition to my extremely small vinyl collection will by bo diddley is a gunslinger.  i’m about to get educated.