Who would you have liked to have seen….?
Posted on: Monday, Jun 21, 2010
So, I was sitting there in the sun at the Linton Festival this afternoon watching a quite rejuvenated Peter Green playing and singing much better than in the recent past – and with a super tight band to boot I must add. I was thinking…. clearly Greeny is not the man that he was in the 60s and early 70s – this is common knowledge; how great it would have been to have seen him in a club at the height of his powers.
So here’s the question – with a time machine and unlimited budget, what blues act would you have loved to have seen live and in their prime?
I’ll kick off….
- Little Walter – blues club Chicago 1950s (I’ll pick him to be playing with Muddy to kill two birds with one stone)
- Freddie King – blues club – 1960ish
- Peter Green – blues club – late 1960s
- Lester Butler – 1990s
- B.B. King 1950s
- William Clarke – Starboard Attitude , Redondo Beach – on the night that “Rocking the Boat” was recorded.
Of course, I have so, so many more than that – and in true High Fidelity style – the list will change each day.
BTW – I’m not sure I got the tense correct in the title. This year I have been studying hypothetical conditional tenses in Spanish and they are hard in both languages.