by Robert Wilkinson
Besides Jerry and Mark, yesterday was also the birthday of the amazing blues guitarist Robert Cray! Time to dance with attitude!
Robert Cray (August 1, 1953) is one of the top blues cats alive today, and sending up some amazing licks and tunes. This will be short, due to other pressing work considerations. Time to dance with attitude!
Our Saturday Night Attitude tune is straight from the Chicago Blues classic catalog. Here’s Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, and Hubert Sumlin cranking out a song everyone in the world can swing to, the amazing “Sweet Home Chicago”
From Mammoth Lakes, CA in 2011, Robert Cray struttin’ to “Anytime”
Simply amazing! “Smoking Gun”
Eric Clapton and Robert Cray in a song they wrote together, live on David Sanborn’s “Night Music”! “Old Love” (let it buffer for a few...)“One in the Middle”
From Keith Richards’ tribute to Chuck Berry, the 1986 concert “Hail Hail Rock and Roll,” here’s Robert Cray’s contribution! This is one of the best versions of the tune I’ve ever heard! So for your enjoyment, an all star band cranking out “Brown Eyed Handsome Man”
From 1990, here’s Robert live on Austin City Limits giving us “Right Next Door”
From 2000, live on Austin City Limits, here’s 53 minutes of Robert Cray and Doyle Bramhall on Austin City Limits
From the 2005 Montreux Jazz Festival, here’s 52 minutes of blistering blues! Robert Cray at Montreux 2005
Here’s a great 48 minute set at the 2011 Montreux Festival featuring Robert! Robert Cray at Montreux 2011
We’ll close the dance with two takes of our Saturday Night Attitude tune! First, the classic scene from the “Blues Brothers,” with Jake and Elwood taking us to church with “Sweet Home Chicago”And we’ll finish with a great offering from 1990! Here’s Robert, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Vaughan, and Buddy Guy with a straight up blistering version of “Sweet Home Chicago”
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