Tag Archives: blues
Guitar Shop TV sits behind the board with engineer Matt Ross-Spang at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, “the most famous recording studio in the world,” where Elvis Presley was discovered and the first rock and roll hit single, “Rocket 88” was recorded in 1951. Ross-Spang talks about the history of Sun and why it’s so special.
Guitar Shop TV travels to Memphis Tennessee for some great soul food and hot blues by the smokin’ house band at the original B.B. King’s Blues Club on fabled Beale Street. Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King was born Riley B. King, and got his start in Memphis in 1948, where he worked as a singer and DJ at… Read More
A legendary Chicago venue with a colorful history, The Green Mill Jazz Club has hosted the famous and infamous, from Frank Sinatra to Al Capone. As one fan described it: “It is such an institution…with an interior from a bygone era…the lighting is very art deco and those murals are just ridiculous… a HUGE wraparound bar, intimate tables up front, and plenty of booths, including the one used by Al Capone himself which faced the door, not the stage. He needed to see who was… Read More
From the BBC show Blues Brittania: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites? comes this fascinating early 1960s footage here of the teenage Rolling Stones playing blues songs like Willie Dixon‘s “Little Red Rooster.” Archival footage is interspersed with recent interviews with Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Paul Jones and other British… Read More
In this exclusive interview, renowned session guitarist Larry Carlton talks about how his early love of The Beatles and jazz guitarists like Wes Montgomery influenced the development of his style. He also explains why growing up listening to steel guitar players led to his signature use of volume pedals to mimic that sound, and talks about discovering B.B. King at age 16 in his grandmother’s record collection.
Bloomfield was an immensely talented white, Jewish blues guitarist who died in 1981. A teenage prodigy, Bloomfield discovered the allure of Chicago-style electric blues at a young age, and before long was visiting blues clubs on the South Side. In short order, he was sitting in with legends such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. According to his bio “Bloomfield was quickly accepted on the South Side, as much for his ability as for the audiences’ appreciation of the novelty of seeing a young white… Read More