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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beer Tent Boogie Woogie


I love this album. The studio version has a bit more clarity as you might imagine... go figure.

Here's Vintage Guitars take on it:
Iowa may not be known as a blues mecca, but from the opening “Hornet’s Nest,” it’s clear that Waterloo native Joe Price is the real deal. He beats his National Steel with the kind of power associated with Bukka White, Big Joe Williams, or Mississippi Fred McDowell and sings in a style that is as lowdown as it needs to be without sounding at all affected.

But even that impressive introduction doesn’t prepare the listener for the sheer rawness of the aptly titled instrumental “Joe’s Guitar Stomp.” .... his tone is just as raunchy and this solo shuffle (his foot-pounding the guitar’s only accompaniment) rocks just as hard and like everything on the album, it has a seat-of-your-pants, first-take feel....

Somewhere, Hound Dog Taylor is smiling.
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