Following from where my last workshop ended, I'm returning once again to Bayt Lothan to continue my blues discussion, and a jam will take place too!
It will take place Tuesday, October 20 from 7-9. 5KD fee.
BLUES WORKSHOP with Ali Sleeq DATE: Oct 20 TIME: 7-9pm VENUE: Bayt Lothan First hour will cover blues concepts and the second hour will be a jam with the participants so bring your instruments whatever they maybe!
So it was a long break, and I've been slacking on the blog lately (i know, forgive me). I expect things to pick up by October.
I've gathered up some tidbits about some blues / jazz (and me, plugging shamelessly) for ya:
1) Radio Blues
Yep, I was on the radio (Kuwait FM 99.7) yesterday morning for some live blues and discussion on the Eid Special with Maha and DJ Aki. Props to them and 99.7 for the support and love!
1- Key to the Highway
2- You Don't Have to Go
3- Rollin' Stone
2- Jazz for Cows
It's not really a new video, but it just came across my feed again and thought it was cute. Bovines love jazz it seems!
3- Happy Birthday John Coltrane!
It was the legendary jazzman's birthday over the holiday, so mad props to the man who reinvented music with his nonstop search for enlightenment. Here's the full Blue Train album for your pleasure:
4- Dudley Taft's album confirmed for October
Blues-rocker Dudley Taft will release his new album 'Skull & Bones' on October 16! Here's a snippet of some hard rockin blues to come:
5- The Hurt Project releases EP
Marlon Hunt from the Hurt Project contacted me and informed me of their new EP release 'After the Storms' and features some old-school blues I'm sure you guys will enjoy. Their bandcamp site is [here] and you can hear the music below:
Alcoholism and personal problems left bluesman Jimmy Reed a bit less popular than his other blues compatriots, but later his legacy has proven itself to be highly influential.
In 1954, the bluesman he released 'You Don't Have to Go', which was a big hit. Reed was signed for Vee-Jay Records and this song led to many hits later on in his career. It features the infamous Chicago shuffle with a harp melody (that Reed played himself while playing guitar as well.)
Since then, many blues artists covered this song, and it became a standard in modern blues music.
I might not be in Beirut to support the Tol3et Re7etkom cause, however I have donated to the Indiegogo campaign and signed the petition, which you can too!
I'm sending you my blues support, stay safe everyone!
In 1967, Albert King released his first album on Stax Records (2nd overall), 'Born Under a Bad Sign', to widespread acclaim, featuring several songs that would eventually become standards, like the title track, 'Crosscut Saw', and 'Personal Manager', which you can see below in an extended live version at the Fillmore in 1968.
Truly electrifying, with the added soul horn section, and Albert's distinctive guitar style.