Sunday, January 31, 2010

Excello blues

Every now and then I get the desire to try and replicate the Excello sound - dark, echoey, minimal and (here's the hard part) brilliant. Slim Harpo is the most famous but Lightnin' Slim has a vocal style that is a joy to behold. Best thing I have read on the Excello label is Mike Leadbitter's Crowley Louisiana Blues booklet - maybe I ought to scan it.