Where the Blues rears its beautiful and ugly head.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Antone's & Luther Tucker
Luther Tucker's Sad Hours
This album is worthy of 4.5 stars. It was put together after Luther Tucker's death. He was a sadly under-recorded artist who was capable of composing, singing and playing original songs, such as his masterpiece, "War Boy". "Playboy" is an enjoyable song to which one can dance, and "Canadian Sunset" stands out because this is the first time I've heard this song being done by a Blues band. "Person to Person" is the only track on the album which I dislike.
Documentary About Texas's #1 Blues Club
This dvd does a great job of showing us the passion of lifelong Blues fan, Clifford Antone. The real highlights are the footage of the tremendously talented and underrated Luther Tucker, whose talent is evident on songs such as "War Boy" and "Playboy". He was an excellent rhythm guitarist. There is also wonderful footage of Eddie Taylor, the backbone behind Jimmy Reed and all his great hits. Jimmy Reed was the the first crossover Rhythm & Blues Artist, except for perhaps Louis Jordan. It is a shame that this is the only available footage of Tucker and Taylor. It's also a pleasure to see Jimmy Rogers perform, and to see a young Stevie Ray Vaughan. Jimmie Vaughan's enthusiasm comes across loud and clear, but the real star of the documentary is Clifford Antone. The extras with Buddy Guy and Pintetop Perkins are a pleasant addition to this dvd.
I am a rather eclectic human being. I enjoy classic foreign films and studying East Asian religions.
My life changed after listening to Led Zeppelin's BBC Sessions cd and going out and buying "Sleepy" John Estes and Muddy Waters records.