Meet one of Nashvilles true guitar stars as Johnny Hiland takes you through some key aspects of country playing. As well as chicken pickin, he covers double-stops, pedal steel licks, pick-and-finger hybrid picking, banjo rolls and lots more. Hes also joined by Roth, Bill Holloman, and Shannon Ford for some truly memorable band segments.
Meet one of Nashville's true guitar stars as Johnny Hiland takes you through some key aspects of country playing. As well as chicken pickin', he covers double-stops, pedal steel licks, pick-and-finger hybrid picking, banjo rolls and lots more. He's also joined by Arlen Roth, Bill Holloman, and Shannon Ford for some truly memorable band segments.
Japanese pressing of the blues legend's 2004 album includes one bonus track 'Headed For Hard Times'. The album is a mixture of original songs and covers of blues standards. As the album's title suggests, the songs have strong emphasis on traditional electric blues over the blues-rock elements on some previous Winter albums. I'm a Bluesman was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.