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27.9.08

Rory Block




Rory Block - Blues Walkin' Like A Man: A Tribute To Son House - 2008 - Stony Plain

To quote Rory Block, "Son House was probably my greatest influence as a teenager, having spent unforgettable times with him visiting, playing music and watching him in concert. I remember sitting in the living room with Son House (he looked like he was in his fifties, but he had to be in his seventies) and playing `Future Blues' and `Walkin' Blues' for him. He got this strange look on his face and he just kept looking around and saying, `Where'd she learn to play these songs? Where'd she learn to play these songs?' I'll never forget watching him playing `Preaching Blues' on stage with his hands shaking and his eyes rolled back in his head. His passion was awesome. He told me he taught Robert Johnson how to play guitar. (Robert Johnson's style and delivery were closer to Son House's than any other player. He played a lot of the same notes, some of the same songs. I could clearly see that Robert Johnson had emulated this man, with a few touches of Willie Brown's snapping and thumping.) I love Son House because of who he was and because he had known Robert Johnson, but I couldn't find a way to express this to him other than playing the old songs for him. I was 15 at the time." 2008 All Rights Reserved. Piedmont Talent, Inc.


This great album is Rory Block's long-awaited tribute to blues giant Son House. The album features inspired renditions of 13 Son House classics. A 15 year old Rory Block met Son House in 1965 when she was already a talented guitarist. Son House was a major factor in Rory eventually becoming a modern day blues legend, gaining worldwide recognition, and five Blues Music Awards . She has recorded nearly thirty albums. One of the great blues musicians of modern times, Rory, like Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, and Tab Benoit, has done an incalculable amount of work in preserving the blues, in all it's forms. All of Rory Block's albums are HR by A.O.O.F.C. Search this blog for info on Rory, and some of her other work, and if you want to hear an album of pure brilliance, buy Rory's "The Lady and Mr. Johnson," on which she pays tribute to the great blues legend, Robert Johnson.

TRACKS

1 My Black Mama
2 Downhearted Blues
3 Preachin' Blues
4 Jinx Blues
5 Dry Spell Blues
6 Shetland Pony Blues
7 Death Letter
8 County Farm Blues
9 Grinnin' in Your Face
10 Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
11 Depot Blues
12 Government Fleet Blues
13 I Want to Go Home on the Morning Train

MUSICIANS

Rory Block - vocals, guitar
John Sebastian - harmonica

5 comments:

A.O.O.F.C said...

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Shellg said...

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. You are the King of Blogs.
Take Care John

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Shellg. Thanks a mllion for comment. Please keep in touch

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks John. I do my best!! Talk 2U soon