Z is for… ZZ Top
Nobody did more to drag the blues into the 21st century than the Reverend Willie G and his cohorts in ZZ Top.
Although we prefer earlier ‘Top like Mexican Blackbird from the 1975 Fandango album there’s no denying the shot in the arm for blues that came with the release of Eliminator in 1983.
Billy Gibbons has an awesome guitar (and car) collection that’s been documented in his Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead book. First class guitar porn baby! Learn some blues from Billy here.
Z is also for… Zydeco
Zydeco is an upbeat mix of blues, jazz and Cajun music that originated in the US state of Louisiana. The two standout instruments used in Zydeco are the accordion and the ‘vest frottoir’ or washboard. Here’s an infectious clip of Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic.
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