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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:33 pm
by will vine
Ian A. wrote:
will vine wrote: there seemed to be a slight desperation about it; desperate to be modern, to be relevant, and to be multi cultural, but even more desperate to rock. The audience were encouraged to wave their hands above their heads. It looked like a rally of born again christians.

Erm, so what's so different from a lot of the Glastonbury footage on TV? ;-)

Absolutely nothing Ian.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:34 pm
by Nigel w
That was Sonny Boy, after he'd played with the Animals and the Yardbirds, I think.

But I'd give you two other perspectives on the enthusiasm for the blues in 1960s Britain, both quoted in the Rough Guide To The Blues.

"I wouldn't have gone over there in the first place if I'd been doing all right here"

Willie Dixon

"I think to myself how these white kids was sitting down and thinking and playing the blues that my black kids was bypassing. That was a hell of a thing, man, to think about."

Muddy Waters