Sunday, December 17, 2006

Fred McDowell

I always associate this time of year with blues music - I think it's because I used to always ask for blues albums for Christmas even pinpointing its position in the racks to my poor folks and then spend the entire post festive period playing the things to death. Fred McDowell I can never tire of - I think it's because his style is simple enough to be almost within reach of a rudimentary guitar player like me that I can be 'with him' on the frets...I think he plays in dropped D which is DADF#AD - dropping the notes to get a low-down chiming ringing sound. BUt I may be wrong - anyway enjoy this interesting clip of a delta blues player - it might help get you through Christmas.