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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Hooker and Steve

My friend New York Stan, who played with the Incredible String Band and managed Muddy, talks reverentially about Earl Hooker as do many blues aficionados. I like him but he doesn't rise to the Magic Sam level in my personal pantheon. Haven't heard enough of him actually.

I was looking for a Steve Miller song on his discography the other day and saw this 1969 Arhoolie release that I never knew existed.

Miller plays piano and organ, sings on a track or two. Louis Myers on harp. 

Steve Miller is pretty amazing. A child prodigy, he was a friend and student of Les Paul.  I have seen him many times and he really loves the blues! What a voice and band too, underrated, especially the early stuff.

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