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Jimi Hocking – Blues Mandolin Player

Jimi Hocking is an Australian blues guitar player and singer who has discovered the mandolin some years ago. There are some great videos from a performance in Memphis.

Jimi Hocking has also performed together with Bert Deivert who is another well known blues mandolin player

Enjoy my playlist!

Jimi Hocking – Blues Mandolin

Jimi Hocking performing at the GH Hotel as part of the Andrea Marr Band’s fundraiser for their trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Additional information

Website Jimi Hocking

2007 saw Jimi release ‘Blue Mandolin’, his first album of mandolin-based tunes. Jimi’s unique stlye of ‘blues mando’ made an instant impact on the local scene, with Jimi performing mandolin tunes in a number of guises: solo, trio, ensemble, even as a part of his electric blues shows! See the Video page for a clip of ‘Skinny White Boy’, a song considered by many to be Jimi’s signature tune, and visit YouTube for heaps of live bootleg videos by fans.

Mandolin page: http://www.jimihocking.com/mandolins.htm

 

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Sitting On Top of the World – A Great…

My friend Eric likes to play this tune, so I thought that I should listen to some recordings of it and learn topplay it right. I have found many interesting videos and compiled thos in my playlist.

This tune goes back to the 1930s when it has been recorded by the Mississippi Sheiks:

Mississippi Sheiks – Sitting On Top Of The World

I have found a video with Doc Watson from 1962:

SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD (1964) by Doc Watson

And a version with Bill Monroe that can be found in the Blackmountain Underground blog:

http://blackmountainunderground.blogspot.de/2010/12/bill-monroe-part-2.html (starts at ca. 37:00)

Discover more interesting versions in my playlist”Sitting on top of the World”!

Playlist Sitting On Top Of The World

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The Johnson Mountain Boys – Goodbye to the Blues…

Today I have listened to the music of

LIFE GOES ON -Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC)

at Airplay Direct.

I did especially like the second song form this CD –  GOODBYE TO THE BLUES – Johnson Mountain Boys.

I have made a playlist with performances of the Johnson Mountain Boys

Playlist Johnson Mountain Boys

Wikipedia about the Johnson Mountain Boys: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Mountain_Boys

Here is another great video of this song, played by Brightwater Junction:

Brightwater Junction 2011 – Goodbye To The Blues

Brightwater Junction – 2nd Place 2011 National Single Microphone Championship

Playlist Johnson Mountain Boys by “sc lawman”

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Harrison Kennedy – Mandola-Blues

I have recently found a concert with Harrison Kennedy on the CBC Concerts on Demand site. Harrison Kennedy plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, harmonica and he sings.

During the 60s Harrison was a member of The Chairman of the Board and he was very successful:

In 1968 the Detroit POP GROUP “The Chairmen of the Board.” played all the top venues including JOHNNY CARSON’S TONIGHT SHOW, SOUL TRAIN and AMERICAN BANDSTAND and ENGLAND’S “TOP-OF-THE-POPS’, doing our hit, “Gimme Me Just A Little More Time.” C.O.T.B. had performances with B.B. KING, JAMES BROWN, SMOKEY ROBINSON, STEVIE WONDER, FUNKADELICS and more. C.O.T.B. also performed many times at NewYorks Famous HARLEM’S APOLLO THEATRE.

During the last years Harrison Kennedy has mainly sticked to the blues and he has recorde three CDs.

In the beginning Harrison used mainly the guitar or slide guitar to accompany himself, but recently he has discovered the mandolin, banjo and octave mandolin.

The CBC concert can be found on the following page (link no more available).

Here are some videos with Harrison Kennedy and his octave mandolin:

Harrison Kennedy – Tell the truth and shame the devil

Harrison Kennedy – Real Deal

Harrison Kennedy – Noonday Train

Playlist Harrison Kennedy

Additional Information

Wikipedia about Chairman of the Board: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chairmen_of_the_Board

Homepage Electro-Fi records: http://www.electrofi.com/

Review “Voice Story” 2005: http://www.bluesbox.de/html/reviews/reviews_k/reviews_kennedy.htm

Review “High Country Blues”: http://indangerousrhythm.blogspot.com/2008/03/harrison-kennedy-high-country-blues.html

Review “Shame the Devil” (2012): http://blueshamilton.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-harrison-kennedy-cd.html