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Forum topic by barecycles posted 08-29-2012 05:13 AM 1157 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2012 05:13 AM

This is my first Non-shop Talk post but I just had to share this.

There are a lot of things I have on my bucket list and I just crossed one off tonight. I finally got to see B.B. King in person. Granted, he is 86 years old but he can still entertain and he’s got a pretty good band behind him.

The icing on the cake however was seeing Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. I’ve tried to come up with some words to describe the show but they fail. Those 2 and their band have so much energy on stage, it is freaky. Not sure if any other LJs have had a chance to catch one of their shows but if you have an ear for blues, jazz, southern rock, world music or any of the above, you need to take them in sometime…powerful!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 04:16 PM

Midnight in Harlem is my ALL time favorite song, I drive my wife nuts in the car I have it on a CD and the player is on track repeat.

I just got back from a 6 hour drive over the weekend and I still get goose bumps EVERY TIME at the opening notes of Derek’s solo that ends the song

I had a choice of either going to SWAT or to that concert, in the long run I chose right but I sure wanted to see them.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 04:37 PM

Never Heard of them well that is Derek trucks and Susan Tedeschi!
I know who B.B. King is, He is not my favorite blues artist but I like him!
I like Son House, Sonny Boy! Robert Johnson to name a few!
And Etta James!! Love some Etta James!

I just checked out Midnight in Harlem! Great song Susan has a great voice!
I see they do a lot with Warren Haynes, He is a great artist too..
I must have been living under a rock to not have heard of them.
Thanks for turning me onto them. :)

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 05:00 PM

Mercy yes, Midnight in Harlem done live is something to behold. I had also not heard Everybody’s Talking (of Midnight Cowboy fame) done so well.

Robert…yes I like your list…also in my favorites list. Son House, RJ and Mance Lipscomb fill my workshop most of the day.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#4 posted 08-30-2012 02:27 AM

I am totally jealous ! Got to see Duke Ellington in person one time.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#5 posted 08-30-2012 02:38 AM

Duke Ellington? Now I’m jealous.

There have been a number of people I have wanted to see before it was too late. B.B. King was just the latest. I was fortunate to have seen Doc Watson several years ago and now he’s gone. I saw Muddy Waters many years ago and he’s gone.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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