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Debbie Davies
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:30:57 PM »
A name I hadn't heard (we're a bit isolated for blues here in the UK) - but as an ex backup player with Albert Collins she has good credentials - and more to the point plays great blues! To me this falls absolutely in the category of good music.  8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEawXd48JZk
Why is it that the only women blues players we get to hear about in the general media are young and blonde! Surely the music biz can't be that shallow? ... Hmm - of course it can!  ::)

Are my eyes telling me right that the guitar has a P90/Single Coil/Humbucker configuration? Sounds good whatever it is.

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Re: Debbie Davies
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 03:49:29 PM »
Yes, I'm afraid the "music biz" is VERY shallow my friend!  :(

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Re: Debbie Davies
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 06:06:13 PM »
y'all ought to take at least the digital edition of 'premier guitar'.....they had another article in addition to these two on a woman who's 'bluesy' but not 'blond and pretty', and i can't find the damn thing in my back issues....the two ladies listed here are solid musicians..first is Carol Kaye. you can see her 'bones' in the wiki article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wrecking_Crew_%28music%29

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_Rosetta_Tharpe

there was just an older issue of 'music voyageur' where four nashville songwriters were profiled together.  one was a woman who wrote 'mama's prayers'...if that aint blues, i aint heard no blues. i think the woman was blond and at least not ugly, though....;)

howsomever, none of this is to say that i think the music business is not shallow. the digital recording capability busted their high falutin asses...so now they're a lot poorer, and drive chevy novas...but still shallow as a mudpuddle, most likely.

« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 06:07:56 PM by reb »

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Re: Debbie Davies
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 12:25:43 AM »
Here are a few other 'non-blondes' blue guitar ladies :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH8_WH5aRqo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReZ8-OpYogI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5MTbScgKVE (check the 'reverse' guitar : she learned by herself with a banjo and...oh well!

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Re: Debbie Davies
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 01:42:25 AM »
She is awesome. Deserves more fame.

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Re: Debbie Davies
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 09:14:52 PM »
I saw her somewhat rece tly and was not blown away.

That video you posted is much better. She must have had an off night when I saw her. Maybe using rental amp cause her tone was awful that night.

Thanks for the vid.

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Re: Debbie Davies
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 05:08:43 PM »
I kinda like blonde & redhead blues ladies!  ;D