Sunday, May 28, 2017

Kaleidoscope of Sound: T

Bill said, "I had to find a spot on this list for Albert. He passed in 1993, about the time I discovered him. I never heard this song until recently, but liked it immediately. He clearly had his own playing style, which is called "ice-picking". But, his singing came across as very warm and personal."


"Too Many Dirty Dishes"
Albert Collins

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14 comments:

  1. A great Electric Blues song that had me smiling all the way. I had never heard this song before. I sometimes have too many dirty dishes in the sink for the two of us, lol... but I think it's because I'm a sloppy cook and need to use a lot of pots and pans, lol.
    Thanks for the video.
    Have a great Sunday you two.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Bill said, "There are many more well-known blues players, but he is clearly one of the best. I am glad you enjoyed this one."

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  2. A new one for me, i like that style!

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    1. Bill said, "His intense leads and warm vocals were a winning combination."

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  3. We enjoyed that one too and it was new to us.

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    1. Bill said, "This was a studio recording, but you can find many live performances of Albert Collin's music on YouTube. Check out Master Charge and Honey Hush."

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  4. I liked that one a lot, Bill. I'd never heard of Albert Collins before ... I'm going to check him out, and give a listen now! :)

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    1. Bill said, "I don't think he got the recognition he deserved. But, I am glad he left us some quality recordings to remember him by!"

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  5. Fantastic Bill. I like the subject and the music.

    Jean

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    1. Bill said, "Albert Collins really honed his craft. You wouldn't know that he was self conscious of his singing by his smooth delivery."

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  6. I started hearing about Albert about when I started hearing about Robert Cray, in the mid- to late-eighties. You wouldn't expect a big, ham-handed guy who played without a pick to get that kind of tone, but he was amazing. Hard to believe he's been gone so long...

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    1. Bill said, "Yes, we are Robert Cray fans, too. Albert is one of those guys who did not play a lot of notes in a lead, but he always used the right notes with a lot of feeling."

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  7. This is new to me, I like it- even though I never have dirty dishes in the sink, I am obsessive about that.

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    1. Bill said, "It sounds like Albert Collins didn't like dirty dishes either! Ha."

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