Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A SMOKEY VERSION OF "MY LITTLE CABIN" by BOB PEARCE BLUES BAND

Time for a little bit of personal indulgence and nostalgia now. This video features the ‘Bob Pearce Blues Band’. The last time I saw them was when they played at Glen Eyre Hall at Southampton University (I was behind the bar at the time pulling pints and tending bar and saying hello to the ladies).

I recall the guys warming up with a few gulps of whisky out of a bottle shared around before they launched into an incredible set. Piano, guitar, drums … nice!



Back in those days, the internet wasn’t invented, of course, but the seeds were there. Tim Berners-Lee was already doing his funky techno stuff and if only he’d gotten his act together a bit sooner there might be more Bob Pearce on the aforementioned internet …

Anyway, I can trace this song back to Sonny Boy Williamson and the Yardbirds (Led Zeppelin on the horizon there) back in 1966 when Lucky Bill was a mere five years old! How about that!

Back to the video. You will see the venerable Bob perched on a chair at stage front (where else?). This was recorded at the 1865 club, Southampton in February 2015.

Bob talks about hearing this record (and it was the first blues record he had ever heard) in a shop in Shirley High Street (for those who know Southampton 30 years ago, a magnet for ladies of the night, according to my deceased grandmother, the poshest part of town at one time). Listen on to a musician with a southern lilt before they lay into the song, proper! This must have tickled his interest.

In any event, I like this video because it takes me back to a different time and place as all good music should. So good to hear him going after all these years. Unbelievable. Cheers Bob!

Time for a little bit of personal indulgence and nostalgia now. 

This video features the ‘Bob Pearce Blues Band’. The last time I saw them was when they played at Glen Eyre Hall at Southampton University (I was behind the bar at the time pulling pints and tending bar and saying hello to the ladies).

I recall the guys warming up with a few gulps of whisky out of a bottle shared around before they launched into an incredible set. Piano, guitar, drums … nice!

Back in those days, the internet wasn’t invented, of course, but the seeds were there. Tim Berners-Lee was already doing his funky techno stuff and if only he’d gotten his act together a bit sooner there might be more Bob Pearce on the aforementioned internet …

Anyway, I can trace this song back to Sonny Boy Williamson and the Yardbirds (Led Zeppelin on the horizon there) back in 1966 when Lucky Bill was a mere five years old! How about that!

Back to the video. You will see the venerable Bob perched on a chair at stage front (where else?). This was recorded at the 1865 club, Southampton in February 2015.

Bob talks about hearing this record (and it was the first blues record he had ever heard) in a shop in Shirley High Street (for those who know Southampton 30 years ago, a magnet for ladies of the night, according to my deceased grandmother, the poshest part of town at one time). Listen on to a musician with a southern lilt before they lay into the song, proper! This must have tickled his interest.

In any event, I like this video because it takes me back to a different time and place as all good music should. So good to hear him going after all these years. Unbelievable. Cheers Bob!



Review by Lucky Bill
for CBBlues.com


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