Thursday, February 9, 2012

Albert Collins--Listen Here

I'd venture to say that most people don't like Blues music.  No major celebrities take up the cause of The Blues.  You never hear about Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie being seen at the Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials show.

My belief is that most people visualize old farts singing boring old slow Blues songs about how their old lady just left them.  I want people to know that there are a slew of Blues songs out there that aren't boring.  Rather, they are very engergizing.

Albert Collins is the incarnation of this belief.  Albert could play the slow blues, the swinging Texas blues or the funky Chicago Blues.  He always had an awesome rhythm sections that featured Casey Jones or Soko Richardson on drums (in separate ensembles) and the incomparable Johnny B. Gayden on the finger-popping bass.

This song "Listen Here" epitomizes the entire philosophy of "No Old Fart Blues."


I am presuming that you were so moved by this life altering experience, that you feel compelled to purchase this song (perhaps the whole album) and add it to your ever expanding collection of artifacts to impress the the opposite sex with.  So don't let me stop you.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh... This brings back memories of seeing him at the Union Bar on Hennepin back in the day. Frosty was the song I loved. And the way he could make his guitar "talk".

    Thanks for this.