This West Coast blues guitarist conjures SRV, Billy Gibbons, BB, Albert and Freddie, T-Bone, Collins, Johnny Watson and more.
Blues-Rock at it's best! Chris Bell's first studio record in five years, delivers an exceptional guitar driven, rockin' CD of well crafted catchy songs with strong hooks! This great new CD has styles ranging from lowdown bluesrock to backwoods delta!
36 tracks from guitar legends such as Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Roy Buchanan, Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Thin Lizzy, Ry Cooder, Chris Rea, Santana and more…
32 tracks from guitar legends such as Mark Knopfler, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, Fleetwood Mac, Ry Cooder, ZZ Top, Gary Moore, Chris Rea, Santana and more, all help make this 2 CD set a sure fire hit.
First of all, I’ve always liked Dweezil Zappa and admired his reverence for his influences. A fluent and stellar guitar player, he has continued to not only survive but thrive in his career despite the huge shadow of his genius father Frank (it’s true). Today, Dweezil and brother Ahmet keep Frank Zappa’s music alive on the live circuit with a band that even includes some previous members of father Frank’s ensemble. His musical journey through the 80′s and 90′s combined everything from hair-band influences to classical to Zappa-meets-They-Might-Be-Giants eclecticisms.
Bell's fiery guitar puts the sizzle in this session where expression grows out of tall tales via fingers on the fretboard as well as through poignant lyrics…he's released close to a dozen highly successful CD's in the past two decades and this one may be the very best one yet.
Sumlin's exceptionally low-key vocals and unexceptional backing by two-thirds of the Aces, pianist Willie Mabon, and rhythm guitarist Lonnie Brooks render this 1975 session pretty disposable overall. Sumlin cops plenty of solo space, but there's too little of the unrepdictable fire that greatly distinguished his work with Howlin' Wolf.