Radio Show Tonight
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Posted in Honey on 09.14.05

For real this time. Wuag.net from 9 to 11 p.m. EST. It streams live and is quite nice to sit on the porch and drink tea to, or so I’ve been told. The radio show follows the same format as the site, so stay up late and listen to the blues live.

Willard “Ramblin” Thomas is one of the more under appreciated bottleneck slide guitar players in pre-war blues. He has a very clean style that reminds me a lot of Lonnie Johnson and a deliver that Robert Johnson had to been influenced by. The first track is a Texas Blues version of a typical Piedmont Blues style party song – Shake It Gal, which basically means it’s slowed down a whole lot a trend that seems to exist today with Houston’s chopped and screwed remix scene. The next track Groundhog Blues shows off Thomas’ guitar playing skills more and features a more typical lyrical approach to the Texas Blues than Shake It Gal.

Ramblin’ Thomas – Shake It Gal

Ramblin’ Thomas – Groundhog Blues

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