Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Outside Woman Blues"

OK, more blues: This blues standard was written and recorded by Blind Joe Reynolds in '29 - one of his few known recordings. Covered by, among others, Hendrix and Van Halen. Perhaps the best-known version is Cream's on "Disraeli Gears" ('67), arranged by Clapton. This LP introduced his famous "Woman Tone" (hint, hint!) sustain, achieved by using his Gibson SG with humbuckers run through a Marshall tube amp and with strategic positioning of his wah-wah pedal.

Yesterday's answer: "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" by Solomon Burke. Ultra-kool kat. NOBODY did it like Jake and Elwood, though - (...four fried chickens and a Coke/some dry white toast...).

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