On April 25 it’s the birthday of the late blues giant Albert King. Literally, he was a giant; 6’,4” tall and over 250 pounds, who dressed up in a suit for his performances and wailed away on a big old and heavy Gibson Flying Vee guitar.
This week Sunday Morning Blues began with a birthday set of tunes honoring Alexis Korner, widely considered a grandfather of the British blues scene along with John Mayall.
“By the time you get to the end of this he’s really spitting it out,” Page said about the song.
For Sunday Morning Blues show #843 we began with birthday tributes to both Hound Dog Taylor (Born 4-12-15, passed in 1975) and Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (Born 4-11-39 and celebrating his 77th!).
The legendary Muddy Waters has a birthday tomorrow! This blues giant was born on April 4, 1913 and died April 30, 1983. In between, he took the blues from the cotton fields of the Delta to Chicago – spearheading urban blues and popularizing the electric version of the music in the cities of America after World War 2.
Happy Easter from Sunday Morning Blues! Appropriately, we began with an Easter-themed set.
Carter Alan has faith that Rich Robinson will be able to handle Mick Ralphs’ gig, who decided to sit the band’s upcoming tour out.
Happy birthday to some fine blues players born on March 20th!
We began Sunday Morning blues this week by celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – only four days away from the show, but maybe you already started the celebration!
This week on Sunday Morning Blues it’s show #844! Now in our 16th year, it’s a good time to thank all of you for supporting the show.