Love the Dumble-y tone on the studio version here. Gives this tribute to Cream's Crossroads a Robben Ford vibe, win-win imho.
The live version on the new (at the time of this post) Tour De Force DVD set just KILLS. Joe's solos in it have gotten better/hotter over the years. The horn section doubling him on The Lick is a bonus. There's a lo-fi clip of that performance (Shepherds Bush 2013) on youtube. doesn't do justice to the DVD, but check it out. hope the official TDF version shows up on YT
great playing, great interview. have been an Annie fan for several years. fwiw, i liked her hair dark better, but I'll get over it :)
My fave lineup of the band- missed them with Duane...as most people did.In the 'modern-era' loved Dickie and Warren in the Band. Saw this group on three tours. No slam on Derek, who is a monster too-one of the best sliders on the planet...The ABB is (or was) just more truly the ABB with Dickie Betts in the band. imho. And whoever is talking 'melodic' -Dickie was the melodic guy in the original ABB. Duane was fire, Dickie was melody ...and wrote songs like this one. imho. thanks for sharing
love Joe's fantastic playing, have always been lukewarm on his vocals. They are 'ok' -but i go to Joe for the guitar.
Beth is a monster great vocalist who we first saw/heard when she was along to sing some tunes on Jeff Beck's 2006 tour. Will be buying this release, hoping they bring their tour to the US.
i understand Beth and especially Joe have big solo careers going on...but would love to see this be more than a one-off thing. I guess success talks- so if this is super well received..?:)
if not already mentioned, make sure to check out Annie and band's wonderful live performance from Austin City Limits a few years ago. it's on youtube. slightly different feel and they pull off the long, beautiful endout amazingly
nice vid. btw you don't listen to George Benson for bends (or vibrato) He's a jazz player with heavy strings and gets the blue shades via note choices and phrasing. I think on the whole Breezin album i heard a couple bends. which was Fine:) also someone said (in a complimentary way) 'that's jazz, not blues' - true, but it's bluesy flavored pentatonic jazz stuff. You don't get much of that with some jazz guys.. imho