I'm sure I've
heard him, no, I don't listen to jazz, I really don't listen to much of it.
I don't buy jazz and I hear it sort of as a matter of passing in the… I
don't look for it. It's everywhere on the other hand. But it's not
his playing, yeah. Good feeling, I loved his playing before I met him, you
know. He's a real talent.
... 4th of
Oh, good, I'd like to be there for
We may do a session with them the way we
did with you guys today. Okay. Jimmy let me talk to you a minute. You must
have been heavily.
Somewhat, ah… Less him
than the others but, ah, I think, I think my main influence probably was
Chuck Berry, that's my main inspiration to play. And, ah, Jimmy Reed and
definitely T-Bone Walker. And, ah, and of course Robert Johnson, that goes
without saying. And, ah, I think that, ah, I listened a lot to Steve Cropper
as well in the very early Stax records, you know, I mean and the Motown
players, I don't know all the guitar players from there but everything they
were doing. And, ah, but we were real big fans of Stax and Motown.
Briefly tell that radio…
Well when my first remembrance of listening to rock and roll was riding in a
car and my daddy would control the, the radio in the car and we listened to
what he wanted to hear but whenever we got a chance my sister and I would
change the station from what he was, he was listening, Guy Lombardo or
somebody and we would change to the rock and roll station. And they were
playing Fats Domino and Chuck Berry and Little Richard and, ah, all, all
those and later Elvis, all those guys. And my daddy just hated that music.
And we just thought it was the greatest thing because it was free, you know,
it was funny and it was wild. But my daddy hated that music. And that was
it. It, it was our music instead of his music I think.
I think it was a coming together of the country
music, the R and B music of the time and the gospel influences of both white
and black gospel, came together and there was, became a rock and roll sound,
you know, with a beat.
This may be
debatable in a…
Early awareness of rock and
Oh yeah my, my remembrance of
hearing rock and roll for the first time from my point of view on the radio
was probably Hank Williams, "Jambalaya" that struck me as straight out rock
and roll. And also "A Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On" with Jerry Lee Lewis,
those were my two first impressions of what later I learned to probably be
rock and roll.