blues

Record Replay- AC/DC "Ride On"
AC/DC gets lumped in with metal bands but they really were a great blues based band. An update on the Chuck Berry model of music. Great riffs, several chords (but not too many) and loved by all sorts of music fans. Everyone loves "Johnny B. Goode," and everyone loves "Whol…
Record Replay- Doors "Back Door Man" [VIDEO]
The four members of the Doors really come from four different places. Jazzy, bluesy, experimental, Mars. You figure out which member is from where, it's not hard to do. Their first album released in early 1967 offers a full menu of tastes. "Light My Fire" was a jazzy approach …
Record Replay- Led Zeppelin "Since I've Been Loving You" [VIDEO]
I have brought up Led Zeppelin's history of borrowing heavily from past blues artists in this space before. Sometimes they have even had to pay 'undisclosed' sums to these artists after lawsuits were brought forth, but they really nailed this original blues number from Led Zeppelin II…
Barstool Bob Benefit [VIDEO]
I have said it hundreds of times before and I will say it again. Rockford has no shortage of great musicians and bands. I have seen rock, death metal, alt-country, alt-blues, plain old alt stuff, blues, jazz, Cheap Trick and some pan flute combo thing.
45 Years Ago: Cream Perform 'Farewell Concert'
After just over two years as a band, Cream gave their final performance on Nov. 26, 1968. The concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall In England. Cream's decision to disband took fans by surprise, though simmering tensions within the band, primarily between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, came to a h…