Modern Electric Blues

Modern Electric Blues, this style originated from the City Electric Blues (Cadillac Records movie should be seen strictly obligatory!) created by all the same Blues patriarchs, the African-Americans! The story is as follows: in the 60 – 70s of the last century the Great Bluesmen began visiting the Old World: Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon and others; and that was not just an easy come-and-go, they practically had a dig at the local rock community. And the result was evident, new Rock Giants appeared in Europe, and they were sharply oriented towards Blues! Particularly at that time such music concepts as Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock, and White Blues appeared!

Only in England two forges of the White Blues appeared, first, the Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, which presented Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, Ginger Baker, Jake Bruce and grand Rolling Stones… Moreover, even personally John Mayall, the Pope of White Blues, was noted with Alexis Korner, the Grandfather of White Blues! But in 1968 Alexis had another ace in his sleeve, the Free featuring Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Simon Kirke, Andy Fraser (bass), who scowled Alexis’s daughter, and became his son-in-law))). Namely the Free and Led Zeppelin inspired me to get to Blues Rock at the very end of the 60’s; and still here I am…

The second Modern Electric Blues Mountain is John Mayall, the Living Legend and the Patriarch of the British Blues! It’s worth mentioning who was engaged with his Bluesbreakers: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Aynsley Dunbar, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, Buddy Whittington, and many other musicians, who later became the dinosaurs of Blues, Rock and Blues Rock!

And, meanwhile, the European Rock was brewed in the Blues juice, and the Blues oriented bands were bred and multiplied. Let me mention only the most and most important ones, many of which still make us happy with their compositions:

  • 1963 – Alexis Korner’s (1928-1984) Blues Incorporated
  • 1965 – John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
  • 1965 – Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack (Stan Webb, leader)
  • 1965 – Cuby + Blizzards, a remarkable band from Holland
  • 1966 – Savoy Brown (Kim Simmonds, leader)
  • 1967 – Ground Hogs (Tony McPhee, leader)
  • 1967 – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green, leader)
  • 1967 – Livin’ Blues, another perfect band from Holland
  • 1967 – Taste (Rory Gallagher, leader (1948-1995))
  • 1967 – Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (Aynsley Dunbar, leader and drummer)
  • 1967 – Ten Years After (Alvin Lee (1944-2013), leader)
  • 1968 – Blodwyn Pig (Mick Abrahams, leader)
  • 1968 – Led Zeppelin
  • 1968 – Free (Paul Rodgers, leader)
  • 1968 – Elvin Bishop Group (Elvin Bishop, leader)
  • 1969 – Humble Pie (Steve Marriott (1947-1991), leader)
  • 1973 – Bad Company (Paul Rodgers, leader, ex Free)
  • Well, the historical excursion into the Modern Electric Blues was carried out; and there still remain several details: in consideration of the sound quality, this genre is not heavy, but transparent and soft in hearing; and makes it easy to attach other related music genres (funk, reggae and, soul).

    Pictorial Figures in Modern Electric Blues include Ronnie Earl, Geoff Achison, Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard, Tony Joe White, Rudy Rota, Al Basile, Blues Company, Fred James, Colin James, John Campbelljohn, Robben Ford, Mike Morgan, Kal David, Bill Derame, Eric Street Band, Steve Johnson, Dave Sadler, Sean Costello and others…

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