28th IBC Results

chuck 249 hhs249@GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 7 07:02:11 EST 2012

On Feb 6, 2012, at 20:37, Jonny Meister <bluesandbeyond@gmail.com> wrote:

It seems that I recall Mr Collins benefiting from an association early
on with Canned Heat, who introduced him to a much wider audience.

I will also point out that late great Wynonie Harris had a huge hit
with country artist/songwriter Hank Penny's Don't Roll Those Bloodshot
Eyes At Me. Penny's disc had barely stop spinning when Harris's
dropped. Was he talked into it? Probably, by some astute (what used to
be called) A&R man.

chuck, in dallas

> Would old blues guys like Albert Collins have recorded something that
> wasn't blues in order to make big bucks? Probably, though in
> Collins's case, he never really did & possibly could have. I can't
> fault anyone for doing that, but as a "bluesomusical," someone whose
> musical orientation is blues, the pop stuff doesn't excite me as
> much, and I don't like it when "blues" artists are playing something
> that sounds like "a dash of blues" in a plain old pop or rock song.

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