Monday, September 22, 2008

Big Road Blues has another interesting post, continuing their look at under appreciated blues musicians:

Today we spotlight six great slide/bottleneck guitar players: Casey Bill Weldon, Kokomo Arnold, Oscar “Buddy” Woods, Black Ace, Bo Weavil Jackson and Sylvester Weaver. The Hawaiian guitar influence can be heard to good effect in the playing of Casey Bill Weldon, Oscar Woods and the Black Ace. It was a style performed flat across the player’s knees as he slides a steel bar along the strings, producing glissando or vibrato effects.
Ross Lawson's Illasounds podcast focuses on the great alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley:
An 80th birthday celebration of saxophonist Cannonball Adderley featuring tracks from albums by Cannonball Adderley: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy: Live at 'The Club', Somethin' Else, Them Dirty Blues, Jazz Workshop Revisited, At the Lighthouse, Know What I Mean?, The Black Messiah, Cannonball's Bossa Nova, Cannonball's Sharpshooters, Cannonball Enroute, Phenix, Money in the Pocket, Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, Presenting Cannonball Adderley; by Miles Davis: Milestones; and by Kenny Clarke: Bohemia After Dark.
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