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Shop song of the day #13: 11/30/10

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Blog entry by Raftermonkey posted 1321 days ago 713 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: 11/29/10 Part 13 of Shop song of the day series Part 14: 12/1/10 »

Another two-fer Tuesday. BB King, How Blue Can You Get and Taj Mahal, Thats How Strong My Love Is. BBs got the best “vibrato” in the business. Taj is no slouch either.

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-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"



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Tony Strupulis

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#1 posted 1321 days ago

Laughed at BB’s line about buying her a $10 dinner.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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#2 posted 1321 days ago

BB sure knows how to make Lucille talk. Good one. Taj is okay too.

-- Life is good.

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#3 posted 1319 days ago

Thanks, Zeke!
Taj Mahal was a fixture on the blues club scene in New England in the ‘70s. My favorite little biker bar, in Milford, NH , the Redeye Tavern, had an open mike and stage for whoever felt like performing. There was a guy doing some blues standards, when this character walked in and asked if he could play with him. This stranger stole the show with some awesome blues stuff…and then he broke into “Ain’t Nobody’s Business”... and somebody in the audience stood up and screamed “You’re Taj Mahal!!” and sure enough it was! He played a few more numbers, got lots of draft beers served to him from fans, and then left with his friends. Wow what a freaky time that was! Years later, I worked with a woman who was a classmate of his at UMass- Amherst in the late 60’s. She said everyone knew he was gonna be a star someday.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#4 posted 1319 days ago

Thats cool poopie. I’ve gotten to see him live a coupla times, but nothing near as intimate as what you described.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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