Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Other Half. I Need You. 1967.

Randy Holden's band before jetting for Blue Cheer and later going solo to create the heaviest album of all time, Population II.

Little known fact: Holden was asked to replace Jeff Beck in The Yardbirds, BEFORE THEY ASKED JIMMY PAGE.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Johnny Guitar Watson. Mister Magic. 1977.

Johnny Guitar Watson is said to be the guy that turned Sly Stone onto freebase. He's also a pretty renowned guitar diddler from way back. Here's some of his later 70's funky stuff, a little Grover Washington Jr. cover. That's a real mother for ya.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Chuck Berry. Memphis Tennessee. 1973.

A man amongst boys. What a fucking beast.

Mickey Baker & Memphis Slim. 1968.

Mickey Baker is a bona fide shredder and I think I just heard Memphis Slim's keys squeedle at the 1:58 mark. Make the sweet music, dudes.