"Birth Of A Blues Legend"
"Lowell Fulson recorded every shade of blues imaginable.
Polished urban blues, rustic two-guitar duets with his younger
brother Martin, funk-tinged grooves that pierced the mid-'60s
charts, even an unwise cover of the Beatles' "Why Don't
We Do It in the Road!" Clearly, the veteran guitarist,
who was active for more than half-a-century, wasn't afraid
"After a one-off session in New Orleans in 1953 for Aladdin,
Fulson inked a longterm pact with Chess in 1954. His first
single for the firm was the classic "Reconsider Baby,"
cut in Dallas under Stan Lewis' supervision with a sax section
that included David "Fathead" Newman on tenor and
Leroy Cooper on baritone."
"Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tab Benoit makes his
home near New Orleans in Houma, Louisiana."
"Benoit doesn't appear to be one who's easily led into
playing rock & roll instead of his down-home blend of swamp
blues and East Texas guitar-driven blues. Talk to Benoit at
one of his shows, and he'll tell you about his desire to "stay
the course" and not water down his blues by playing items
that could be interpreted as "alternative" rock. Despite
the screaming guitar licks he coaxes from his Telecaster and
his powerful songwriting and singing abilities, Benoit's laid-back,
down-to-earth personality off-stage is the exact opposite of
his live shows."