Wonderfully executed, felt note by note in one of Stevie’s most precious performances, El Mocambo. 

A master piece of blues and music art. 

Thanks Stevie. 

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Texas Flood – Live at el Mocambo – July 20, 1983

 

Wonderful pieces of art for guitar players. Two different expressions of geniality, beauty, tone. Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul are definite standards and founding parts of the rock’n roll history. 

Guitar Wonders 

We were visiting the mistical city of Chiang Mai in Thailand this 2015. Between the main attractions you can find in Tripadvisor “Things to do” recommendations, in will find Boy Blues Bar in number 6.

We decided to visit. It was Monday so open mic jam sessions were hosted. The place is wonderful, located in the middle of the famous Night Bazaar. Boy has an amazing energy and is always smiling! First smiling blues player. 

There were multiple guests, between the most interesting ones, a 11 years old child playing Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton!  

Definitely recommended place to visit if you like music. Leave some Boy Blues Band music videos here. Worth checking out. 

Boy Blues Bar – Monday open mic – Chiang Mai – Thailand

Jimi Hendrix – Bold as Love (Guitar cover) – Martín Alcalá Rubí – Damoosic Pre Recording sessions for the multi-instrumental video.

Bold as Love is a really amazing Hendrix tune, from many perspectives. Lyrics as well as music are wonderful, definitely one of Jimi’s geniality demonstrations as creative and composer.

The lyrics describe a ride, and probably some personal issues using colors as metaphors. Purple, Green, Yellow, Blue, Turquoise, Red, Orange, Yellow, and finally the composition: The rainbow. Very ludic and creative form of expression.

From the musical analysis it also shines. Typical Hendrix’s paraphrasing and fighting-with-the-tempo phrasings are used along different parts as in “My red is so confident that he flashes trophies of war, and ribbons of euphoria”. You really get to understand the difficulty to interpret it when you try to play it and sing it at the same time. Not even mentioning the prowess of singing the song, and playing at the same time like Mayer does in his version. My goodness, you’ll need two brains for that.

Studying the guitar playing of the song in very interesting. Lots of counterpoints with the flowing lyrics that match flawlessly. I think that the phrase that most surprises me is the semi arpeggio or scale bordering done in A major at the beginning of the bridge. It’s son uncomfortable to play but sounds so wonderful.

What are your thougts about this wonderful song? interpretations? other versions cooler than Mayer’s on the web?

Jimi Hendrix – Bold as Love (Guitar cover) – Martín Alcalá Rubí