Joe "Guitar" Hughes: Texas Bluesman
2. Going fishing
3. If you want to see the blues
4. You know I love you
5. Stuff like that
6. Let s have a natural ball
7. Joe Hughes Blues
8. The things that I used to do
9. I wanna boogie
Houston was homebase to a remarkable cadre of red-hot blues guitarists during the 1950s. Joe Hughes was not as well known as his peers Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland, but he was a solid electric bluesman with a formidable discography. --All Music GuideSee all Editorial Reviews
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Even though this is only a fairly short concert, it is excellent Texas Blues. Joe has a great backing band, some of the members even wear Cowboy Hats. Joe even wears a Cowboy hat at one point in the show, but he took it off because, he said it bothered him while performing. His band includes both Black & White members. Joe is an excellent blues guitarist & vocalist, plus he has another great guitarist backing him up, Michael Johnson.
The band line-up is as follows:
Joe "Guitar" Hughes - vocals & electric guitar
Teddy Reynolds - piano
Michael Johnson - electric guitar
George Brown - electric bass guitar
Warren Grant - drums
This concert contains some great guitar solos. Joe & Michael play very well together. The rest of the band are great also.
The song list:
1.Hideaway (written by Freddy King)
2.Going Fishing (written by Taj Mahal)
3.If You Want to See The Blues (written by Joe Hughes)
4.You Know I Love You (written by R.B.King/J.Taub)
5.Stuff Like That (written by Joe Hughes)
6.Let's Have a Natural Ball (written by T.Bone Walker)
7.Joe Hughes Blues (written by Joe Hughes)
8.The Things I Used to Do (written by Eddie Jones from New Orleans)
9.I Wanna Boogie (written by Joe Hughes - this song includes some "samples" of ZZ Top's "La Grange", "haw, haw, haw, haw, to that Texas town...", it's a great song).
The bonus portion includes: Biography, Picture Gallery, and according to the information on the dvd package, it's suppose to have previews of other dvds, of lesser known blues musicians. However, when I choose this option, I only got one other preview. They call this line of lesser known blues artists the "Swingmaster Series".
The video is wonderfully clear to watch! It's not grainy or filled with so many quick camera shots that it makes you dizzy.
The audio is also excellent! You can hear each instrument clearly coming through, especially both guitars(since it was a guitar driven band)
Joe is an authentic Texas guitar slinger. He grew up with and played with the late Johnny Clyde Copeland and Albert Collins in the 5th ward in Houston. Johnny and Albert left Houston to find their own success and Joe stayed in Houston.
If you walked into a club in Houston around this time.....this is band you would see. They would be playing their butts off into the morning! If you want to hear authentic blues coming out of Houston go get this dvd!