This is in response to a request from Patti Abbott in my last post. My favorite blues recordings.
ROBERT JOHNSON: The Complete Recordings box set
Johnson is considered the father of modern blues. He only made forty-one recordings in two sessions, twelve of them alternate takes. One session is considered the most influential blues session in history. This from a man who died at the age of twenty-seven, reportedly poisoned by a jealous husband(Johnson’s whole history is full of conflicting stories though).
One legend is that old tale of him meeting the Devil at the crossroads, who tuned his guitar and played a few songs on it, thus buying Johnson’s soul for immortality.
A lot of the major recording artists of today acknowledge his influence on their music.
SHOWDOWN!: Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, and Robert Cray
I’ve followed this album for many years, now owing copies in three formats: vinyl, cassette, and CD.
The old metal mentioned is music. Patti and I are from the same era, the sixties. My two favorites from then are Steppenwolf and Black Sabbath. Led Zeppelin at the end was not technically metal, though they had elements in some of their music.
Ah, my chili. Like most, I’m reluctant to give out the recipe. I’ll feed people, but not tell them how. I’d actually have to think about it anyway. it’s not written down. I start making it and know without measuring how much of everything to put in.
I don’t claim to be a great chef/cook. I’ve just made my chili so much(every week) that it comes natural.