- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
1. T-Bone Walker- "Mean Old World"
T-Bone has always been one of my favorite inspirations for both guitar and vocals. Sophisticated and innovative jazz/blues style that is still very popular and influential today. What a lot of people may not know about T-Bone also is that he was a tremendous performer who invented such stage antics as playing behind the head and doing the splits!
2. Magic Sam -- "All Your Love"
This tune is a great representation of the "west side" Chicago blues style which I've always loved.
3. Luiz Bonfa -- "A Day in the Life of a Fool"
Beautiful and haunting minor melody that turned me on to Bossa Nova music and one my favorite composers of all time ... Antonio Carlos Jobim.
4. Chet Baker -- "I Remember You"
I love Chet Baker, both his singing and playing have so much style that I could have chosen any song by him. I chose this one because it was the first standard I learned on guitar.
5. Hound Dog Taylor -- "Gimme Back my Wig"
Fun, raucous, house-rockin' party music. Nothing fancy here, just pure enthusiasm. Hound Dog was an introduction to slide guitar music that I love, and to the fact that you don't have to have a PhD from the Berkley School of music to really say something.