posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 07:18 PM
My all-time favourite genre is blues, & preferably acoustic blues. Yep, the old 12-bar style that birthed nearly all modern music. My collection
starts from the way-back times of Jelly Roll Morton through to New Orleans jazz, field hollers, Leadbelly, Delta blues, you name it - right through to
early R & B, rockabilly, & the earliest R & R recordings. Have plenty R & R too & some more modern stuff.
As for favourite artist - the one & only Van Morrison. Sure, you've all heard Brown-Eyed Girl, and every garage band learns Gloria for starters. It
annoys me how radio stations just play Van's early stuff. Don't they realise he recorded Gloria with John Lee Hooker in the 90's [Too Long in Exile
album] - & it's a marvellous version of this done-to-death song? [BTW, has any of you heard the Patti Smith version of Gloria - that's really
Van's been releasing a new album every year since I don't know when. Multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, producer, arranger, and one of
the few deserving of the overworked term, "song stylist". Pity about his personality problem, but hey, you get that!