Willie King at Betty’s Place, Macon, Mississippi, n.d.
Photographer: Bill Steber

Willie King at Betty’s Place, Macon, Mississippi, n.d.

Photographer: Bill Steber

"Never miss your water ‘til your well run dry."
Lil’ Ed Williams

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials - “Never Miss Your Water”

Lil’ Ed Williams of Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

Lil’ Ed Williams of Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

T-Model Ford - “Cut You Loose”

James Lewis Carter Ford a.k.a T-Model Ford a.k.a. Taildragger took up the guitar when his fifth wife left him and gave him a guitar as a leaving present. Ford trained himself without being able to read music or guitar tabs. Unable to explain his technique, T-Model had simply worked out a way of playing that sounded like the guitarists he admired--Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

James Lewis Carter Ford a.k.a T-Model Ford a.k.a. Taildragger took up the guitar when his fifth wife left him and gave him a guitar as a leaving present. Ford trained himself without being able to read music or guitar tabs. Unable to explain his technique, T-Model had simply worked out a way of playing that sounded like the guitarists he admired--Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

image

T-Model Ford and GravelRoad - “Someone’s Knocking On My Door”

Eddie Kirkland “gettin’ down” while performing with Foghat, NY Palladium, 1977.

Blues great  Eddie Kirkland was still on the road playing the blues at 88 when he was killed in a car-bus crash on an early Sunday morning, February 27, 2011, in Florida.
Kirkland, who lived in Macon, Ga., played his final performance at the Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, Fla.  According to patrons at the gig, Kirkland, despite his age, “played big, bold notes and sang with a lot of blues vigor.”

Blues great  Eddie Kirkland was still on the road playing the blues at 88 when he was killed in a car-bus crash on an early Sunday morning, February 27, 2011, in Florida.

Kirkland, who lived in Macon, Ga., played his final performance at the Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, Fla.  According to patrons at the gig, Kirkland, despite his age, “played big, bold notes and sang with a lot of blues vigor.”

"If one person appreciates what I’m doing it’s just as good as a million. A lot of places we’ve played, after I paid the band I didn’t have a dime. But it was a good show. I was happy. That’s it for me. It’s my life."
Eddie Kirkland

Eddie Kirkland - “I’m a Stranger”

redjeep:

there is NO definitive blues collection that will fit on a cd. ~redjeep

redjeep:

there is NO definitive blues collection that will fit on a cd. ~redjeep

Muddy Waters - “She Moves Me”

"The blues had a baby and they called it rock & roll."
Muddy Waters
1 of 27
Themed by: Hunson