I suppose number one needs no introduction. Although most people are led to believe That Little Ole Band from Texas was strictly rock-n-roll, nothing could be further from the truth. These cats jammed with the best of the best and go back further than you may think. I’m talking far enough back that they jammed with Jimmy Hendrix himself among many others.
The stories of these greats are endless. You could go on and on for days and never repeat the same story twice. I’m honestly not going to go on as much as I normally do, giving you tons of information. You can look them up anywhere and they are everywhere.
RIP Dusty Hill, the bass player died last month. There’s no such thing as a crappy or bad musician in a small band that’s just a trio if they are any good at all. He was a great bassist and a great singer as well. The connection he and Billy had on stage will never be matched. The way they played and moved in sync as they were playing is nothing short of totally amazing, literally a sight to behold.
I feel a little disappointed as I wrap this up without having listed so many others that I love that could easily had made this list. There is so much good blues out there, new and old, that this list could go on and on.
So without any further Adue….I give you ZZ Top!
ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. For 51 years, the band comprised vocalist-guitarist Billy Gibbons, drummer Frank Beard and vocalist-bassist Dusty Hill, until Hill’s death in 2021. Rooted in blues, ZZ Top developed a signature sound based on Gibbons’ blues guitar style and Hill and Beard’s rhythm section. They are popular for their live performances, sly and humorous lyrics, and the similar appearances of Gibbons and Hill, who were rarely seen without their long beards, sunglasses, and hats.
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For the life of me I can’t find jack shit online about this song. And honestly it doesn’t surprise me any at this point. It seems the deeper you go the less people know. And this certainly qualifies as a deep track if ever there was one.
With mixed emotions and much love, here’s without a doubt one of the best blues songs ever written and played in my lifetime. I’m so lucky that I have seen them roughly 5 or 6 times in my life. And if you ever get a chance to see them, do yourself a favor and don’t miss these guys. You will regret it.
Sit back with me, crack open a cold one. And let it wash over you like it was made to do.
Here’s to those we’ve loved, and to those we still do.