my favorite part of the crossroads movie. Bluesy ending to a classical piece! one time at Berklee i was performing a jazz standard and near the end added some heavy vibrato and wild bends and my teacher got really angry! he said "in Jazz we don't vibrato and we don't bend! you're disrespecting the art! " lol he was very strict, but I learned a ton... and I still bend when I attempt to play jazz 😁😁 this movie was a huge inspiration on my playing
Simply one of the greatest live blues recordings ever. The real thrill is hearing him backed at Greenwich Village's Café Au-Go-Go in 1966 by Muddy Waters and his band That's what went down at the Cafe Au Go-Go in 1966, which capture this meeting of immortals for posterity.
This band, includes the great Otis Spann on Piano, unsung harmonica giant George Smith, Francis Clay on drums, and guitarists Sammy Lawhorn and Luther Johnson. All are at the height of their abilities, but it's Hooker who works like a hoodoo conjurer, making misery rain down in "Seven Days" and "When My First Wife Left Me." This August night's reading of "I'm Bad Like Jesse James" ranks among the most intimidating vocal performances ever taped. His guitar and baritone singing sink to rarely heard depths of the blues--that secret place in the music (known only to its absolute masters) where it becomes an elemental force.