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You may remember this oldie but goodie from 1969: Everybody’s Talkin’ (Harry Nilsson) Now, let’s blues it UP. Zowie! Surely I can't be the last person in the world to hear about the Tedeschi Trucks Band (or can I be?).
posted by spock (22 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
if hell were real these people would provide the soundtrack for the demons that would dwell inside my body, causing me to claw my own skin off layer by layer and eat it.

bet they do a mean version of 'Midnight At The Oasis.'
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 1:17 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


You can follow them on Twitter: @DerekAndSusan
posted by tommasz at 1:19 PM on January 11, 2013


You are.
posted by Mental Wimp at 1:29 PM on January 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


I have a friend who would call that kind of thing 'waistcoat music'. I think he means that it's the sort of music you might enjoy at about that time in your late 40s or early 50s when you start to think that maybe a waistcoat or some cowboy boots might add a little spice to your wardrobe.
posted by pipeski at 1:41 PM on January 11, 2013 [5 favorites]


No you are not the only one. They didn't do Everybody's Talkin' at this show but I saw them do it more recently, at a show in Buffalo (NY). Excellent version, Susan T. has a great voice and Derek Trucks is fabulous on guitar.
posted by Eyebeams at 1:49 PM on January 11, 2013


Here they are doing Darlin' Be Home Soon.

Now excuse me I have to put on my waistcoat and make the early bird special for dinner.

Guitarists and/or knowledgeable people: How unusual is it that Derek Trucks plays without a pick?
posted by Eyebeams at 1:55 PM on January 11, 2013


Everybody’s Talkin’ is a Fred Neil song. It was bluesy/folksy from the get go.
posted by two7s_clash at 2:04 PM on January 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


If you think Tedeschi and Trucks are great together (they are), you should see them when they hook up with Warren Haynes. (Derek and Warren play together with the Allman Brothers.) A great ungranted wish of mine is to see Susan and Bonnie Raitt on the same stage. Fingers crossed.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 2:14 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Still like Harry's version better, but I've a soft spot for Harry so my preference is to be expected.
posted by edgeways at 2:15 PM on January 11, 2013


Yes, my favorite bands suck. Again.

But still, that woman can really sing.
posted by cccorlew at 2:18 PM on January 11, 2013


Guitarists and/or knowledgeable people: How unusual is it that Derek Trucks plays without a pick?

Not that unusual. Lots of slide guitarists play fingerstyle, especially in non-standard tunings. Duane Allman and Ry Cooder are just two examples. As for tunings, Derek plays in Open E tuning, Duane played a lot in Open E as well while Ry often uses Open G.
posted by tommasz at 2:31 PM on January 11, 2013


Great band and great version. I first saw them on the PBS/Eric Clapton Crossroads blues concert and was impressed. I wonder if Derek was old enough to have a lesson from Duane?

tommasz is right, slide players play fingerstyle, especially if they learned on a pedal steel.
posted by jabo at 3:03 PM on January 11, 2013


Derek Trucks was born in 1979; Duane Allman died in 1971.
posted by wellvis at 3:24 PM on January 11, 2013


Somebody needs to include a link to Learn How to Love. That ain't waistcoast music, son. That's knee-spreading music.
posted by grimjeer at 4:14 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nothing against this particular song, but when I read 'Let's blues it UP!' I can't help but think of Ghost World (SLYT).
posted by JoeBlubaugh at 4:20 PM on January 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


In my own experience, playing slide is just a lot easier without a pick. For one thing you can use the extra fingers to mute the strings you don't want to sound. It also feels more primal to play fingerstyle, like you're taming this wild beast with your bare hands.
posted by wabbittwax at 4:28 PM on January 11, 2013


Derek Trucks is a stone cold shredder. (Seriously; stoic guitarists >> "guitar face" guitarists.) DTB was one of the better concerts I've seen, certainly in the top three where my college hosted (!) the concert.
posted by supercres at 4:52 PM on January 11, 2013


Derek's one of those natural genius players who makes it look both easy and utterly impossible. Seeing him live (two Crossroads, once in Clapton's band, once with the Allmans, one Derek Trucks Band show and one Tedeschi Trucks Band show ... I think) gives me a lingering soul-peace like hardly any other musical experience.
posted by Occula at 5:21 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


DTBs are good, but I for country rock I prefer the DBTs.

I have a friend who would call that kind of thing 'waistcoat music'. I think he means that it's the sort of music you might enjoy at about that time in your late 40s or early 50s when you start to think that maybe a waistcoat or some cowboy boots might add a little spice to your wardrobe.

Yes because when you're a teenager and twentysomething you need to wear neon and listen to robot music. There are no young country rock fans, no young guitarists, no steam punks with waistcoats. The most popular bands in the world right now aren't waistcoat and cowboy boat wearing faux-folks like Mumford & Sons. Thanks for educating me.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:10 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I first became a fan of Susan Tedeschi when I happened to catch her national debut on a morning news show while I was getting ready for work in 199X. They introduced her as an up-and-coming blues singer. To me, she looked like a 1940s USO performer and had Winnie the Pooh stickers on the face of her guitar. I'd spent a fair share of my time in divey New Orleans bars drinking beer with rough guys who had earned their right to sing the blues. I thought, "This woman is going to sing the blues?!"

And then she opened her mouth and started to sing...
posted by kamikazegopher at 6:52 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks, spock! The Everybody's Talkin' CDs are on their way to my door while I listen to the MP3s courtesy of Amazon's AutoRip service. Truly, we live in the future!
posted by wintermind at 12:45 PM on January 12, 2013


Susan ain't so bad, by her own self.
posted by booth at 5:33 AM on January 15, 2013


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