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pentatonic
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:09:11 PM
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How cool would that be? BB invites some of the performers he has played with previously on-stage with him for a big blues jam.

Love to see Nathan Cavaleri and Ray Beadle up there with him.

Hope he does a Gary Moore tribute. Check out this vid playing "The thrill is gone"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqAuuIDU2sw

Awesome!
richo
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:17:35 PM
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I hope not.
Maccain09
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:33:01 PM

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Me too, Im anti anything spontaneous as it goes against the grain and has no place at the big day out, I mean bluesfest..
CaptainVic2
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:41:15 PM
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I'm with you Richo. Not because I have a problem with BB jamming with friends. It's because I selfishly just want to see the man himself. Maybe if he got on stage during one of their sets and joined in on a few songs?
ScottM
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:46:06 PM
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Yeah, the hour and a bit set won't be enough as it is. Were he playing a 2nd set, sure, a jam could be fun, but maximum BB within the alloted set would be what I would prefer.

And is it just me, or has the sit-in gone a bit out of style in the last few years at BF? Or have I just been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Still can't believe that Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck didn't jam with each other last year, especially since that night finished early in the Crossroads. Buddy could have put a little more life into Jeff's set. But comments like that are just opening up old discussions....
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:36:06 AM
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im hoping for a robert randolph/derek trucks jam, as both seems to be regular jammers.maybe with the help of trombone shorty.
would have loved warren haynes to be there too but scheduling does not seem to allow.

realistically,everytime we hope for a jam,it doesnt happen.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
pentatonic
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:27:36 AM
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Next years controversial 6th day should be called "JamFest" where all of the artists who are still hanging around get to jam it out together.
repete
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 5:43:39 PM
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I reckon you could almost guarantee Trombone Shorty will be jamming with the Meters on Friday night (mad rush from Crossroads to Jambalaya after BB King).

Hangin' out on Frenchmen
ScottM
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:58:57 PM
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waffles wrote:
realistically,everytime we hope for a jam,it doesnt happen.


Exactly - I remember Eric Bibb/Ruthie Foster back to back a couple of years ago. I tolerated the ludicrous Jambalaya crowds, taking a sit-in to be a given one way or another. But nope. Shame.

Trucks and Randolph potentially jamming on the Saturday night is one of the possibilities that has me particularly upset to be absent from this year's fest.
richo
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 11:44:54 PM
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Despite not wanting B.B. King's short 75 minute set to be interrupted by any pesky jam sessions, I do agree that jams and collaborations have been sorely lacking at the festival in recent years. I've always thought that Bluesfest gets the lineups to match some of the biggest festivals in the world but lacks that creativity and (perceived) spontaneity that sets other festivals apart.

Now, if B.B. King's going to engage in any jam sessions while in Australia, please make it in Adelaide where he's opening for Bob Dylan...
Maccain09
Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 9:27:06 AM

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I believe BB has been quoted that he wants to play with Tim Robbins ever since he read his recent review on the Kolner, seems BB is a subscriber.
CaptainVic2
Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 1:55:54 PM
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This is on Ruthie Foster's website on her events guide:

4/21/2011 Byron Bay NSW AUSTRALIA East Coast Bluesfest

4/22/2011 Byron Bay NSW AUSTRALIA East Coast Bluesfest
B.B. King


If BB comes out and jams with Ruthie, WOW!!! That will be fun!
timcook123
Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:23:22 AM

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waffles wrote:
im hoping for a robert randolph/derek trucks jam, as both seems to be regular jammers.maybe with the help of trombone shorty.
would have loved warren haynes to be there too but scheduling does not seem to allow.

realistically,everytime we hope for a jam,it doesnt happen.


that would be unreal the battle of the slide guitarists

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
Frosty
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 6:36:23 PM
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Would love to see him jam with Rodrigo Y Gabriella but i think the styles would clash. Maybe BB with a full Aussie assualt like Jeff Lang, Hats Fitz, Nat Col, Kim Churchill and back up band The Dingoes??
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 7:00:44 PM
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BB King will not be here again.

It is remarkable that Peter Noble has been even able to book him.

How many years has he been trying to do so ?

So let him have the stage to himself and his band.

Buddy Guy never has sufficient time to say all he wants to say to us and play all he wants to play for us .

BB will be the same.

It will all pass too quickly.

Savour the moment.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
ScottM
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 8:22:04 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
BB King will not be here again.


True. That's why I'm so glad he's heading to London in June.

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Buddy Guy never has sufficient time to say all he wants to say to us and play all he wants to play for us .


Well, I suspect this is a bit of old fashioned showmanship by Buddy. I saw Al Green do something similar at his show in the Domain in Sydney a couple of years back - spent so much time saying that he loved us all and that he couldn't play everything he wanted to, that he could have played half the songs he said he didn't have time for. It's a favourite old trick of blues and soul musicians. Always delivered with a charming smile and a twinkle in the eye.

That said, I've loved all of Buddy's sets that I've seen, culminating in Bluesfest 2010.
richo
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 10:35:53 PM
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Expect B.B. to devote a good chunk (25%+) to talking. But in a different way to that Buddy Guy / Al Green. More just talking and engaging the audience rather than working them up. Love Buddy Guy (prefer B.B.... though check out the duet they do on Buddy's latest album), but I thought Al Green's show I caught last year was pretty ordinary. All 55 minutes of it.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 11:15:27 PM
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I'll let you know what BB's show is like after Saturday. :) He's playing in Melbourne so it will be interesting to see how different he is on Saturday to Bluesfest. I agree Scott. Buddy was brilliant last year.
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