C and G chords

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Getting Started with Listening to Blues

A friend recently asked me to recommend some blues to listen to.  So, I figured I’d just write a post about it.  Of course, in some cases, I found multiple versions for an individual artist, and it’s fun to hear the evolution.

UPDATE: Put these into a YouTube playlist

Robert Johnson: Perhaps “the” classic acoustic blues player.  Crossroad Blues.

Rev. Gary Davis: Interesting because his blues has some ragtime qualities, but also one of the foundational blues musicians. Wrote Samson & Delilah.

Lightnin’ Hopkins: Evil Hearted Woman

Muddy Waters: Rollin’ Stone Where the Rolling Stones got their name.

T-Bone Walker: Wrote the blues standard Stormy Monday

“The Three Kings of Blues”: BB King, Albert King, Freddie King.  Generally regarded as influential electric blues players, composers.  Lots of standards created by these guys.  A very comprehensive writeup on them here.

Albert Collins: Iceman

John Lee Hooker: Boom Boom Boom (Live 1960), 1992 version

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: Born in Louisiana (Austin City Limits)

Buddy Guy: Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues (Guitar Center TV)

Eric Clapton: Crossroads (Cream),  Crossroads (Derek & the Dominos 1972)  Crossroads 2010

Robert Cray: Nothin’ But a Woman

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Tightrope (Austin City Limits)

Obviously, there are many, many other blues artists out there, so this is just offered as a starting point.

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Ubuntu 11.04 Upgrade grub error

Upon reboot, I got this error

error: symbol not found: 'grub_env_export'
grub rescue>

Fixed the error by following the CHROOT steps here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#METHOD%203%20-%20CHROOT

Props to this forum post.

Note to self: sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
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Jesus Christ — Woody Guthrie

What a great song…

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Second Bill of Rights – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hadn’t heard of this proposal before…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bill_of_Rights

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Citigroup Oct 16, 2005 Plutonomy Report Part 1

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Starbucks touch pay thing is cool

Will be really interesting if the next wave of iPhones have nfr
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