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Showing posts with label Rocky Hill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rocky Hill. Show all posts

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Stop Breakin' Down - RockyHill

John Rockford "Rocky" Hill (1 December 1946–10 April 2009) was a blues guitarist, singer, and bassist from Dallas, Texas in the United States. Hill was the older brother of ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill. Hill was a member of the 1960s acid rock/blues group American Blues with his brother Dusty and drummer Frank Beard. Before the formation of ZZ Top, Rocky left the trio and subsequently played in blues bands for John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins (for whom he played bass), Freddie King, and Jimmy Reed. In 1982, Hill released his first solo album, Texas Shuffle (reissued in 2005) which featured Johnny Winter and Dr. John. In 1988, Virgin Records released Hill's eponymous album produced by ZZ Top's manager and producer Bill Ham. Hill, a self-styled "anti-Clapton", was called "a monster on guitar" and "perhaps the wildest and scariest — both on stage and off — of all the white-boy Texas blues guitarists" and was noted in particular for his "metal-melting tone and whistling, artillery-shell harmonics" If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!