A favorite Beatle...+1 it is hard to choose a clip. I like the old live performances best. The clip I chose of George's While My Guitar Gently Weeps, is because it's a real classic and also a favorite!
Today marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of WALTER "FURRY" LEWIS, often hailed as (in some cases) the "Father of the blues". Don't know about that, but he's done some very early recordings......like this, another version about "Stack O' Lee" from 90 odd years ago...
and he WAS the topic of Joni Mitchell's song "Furry Sings The Blues" from he "Hejira" LP.
And also, today marks what would have been WES MONTGOMERY'S 93rd birthday. ANOTHER "boomer" influence.
Another old bluesman, JESSE "Lone Cat" FULLER was born 122 years ago this day. Along with LEADBELLY, another purveyor of the 12-string guitar, was equally influential on many mid 20th century singer-songwriters.
For years I only knew of him as a country singer and occasional actor. It was through this forum in recent times that I became aware of his prowess as a guitarist. And I thank y'all for that! Whitefang
Blue Sued Shoes was the 1st Rockabilly song that hooked me around the age of 6. It was a classic and my mom bought me my 1st 45. She didn't have the heart to tell me it was Carl Perkins as I thought it was Elvis...both Carl's and Elvis's versions were released in '56. I still like both of them...
Yeah, and I won't repeat that Beatles story Carl told on NPR one day, even though it IS kinda funny.
My step sister had some old SUN 45's of Carl's and BLUE SUEDE SHOES was among them. But I always gave the "b" side of any record a listen, and liked the "Shoes" "B" side, "Honey Don't" better, and was THRILLED when I heard the BEATLES do it too! And of course, like many of my contemporaries, I at the time thought ELVIS did "Shoes" first and at first though Carl "copied" it from Presley.
But, "city boy" that I am, I still can't figure out what's so "doggone cute" about some girl with "that sand all over" her FEET! Whitefang