11.24.2005

Another Six-Stringer Gone Home...

A buddy of mine that has an ear on the latest and the greatest and also the obscure... Knew my taste in music and had recommended Chris Whitley to me because he knew I loved the blues but also music that wasn't main stream. My very first CD from Chris Whitley titled "Living With The Law" is one of my favorite and it shows Chris as a very clever guitar player with an astounding technique and blessed with an angelic voice. His music showed he was way ahead if his time and as I started collecting more of Chris Whitley CDs I notice that he was very unpredictable. He would always striving for his music and vision no matter what trends or what people would predict of him. A true artist visionary that had passion for his music and what a sad and tragic lost. Chris had so much to offer to guitarplayers and most importantly to us musician/visionaries.

This song was dedicated and performed at Austin City Limits for the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and other blues guitarplayer legends during the late nineties... I feel it's also a perfect song for Chris...

Rest In Peace bro and thanks for your beautiful music.... JCM

Chris Whitley 1960-2005


Blues Lyrics - Hans Theessink: Six Strings Down

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by Aaron Neville / C. Neville / E. Kalb / K. Smith / Jimmy Vaughan recording of 1998 from Lifeline (Blue Groove BG-9020),

Alpine valley
In the middle of the night
Six strings down
On the heaven-bound flight
Got a pick, a strap, guitar on his back
Ain't gonna cut the angels no slack
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
See the voodoo chile
Holding out his hand
I've been waitin' on you brother
Welcome to the band
Good blues-stringin'
Heaven-fine singin'
Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Been lis'nin' to your playin'
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
Lord they called
Another blues-stringer back home
Albert Collins up there
Muddy an' Lightnin' too
Albert King and Freddy
Playin' the blues
T-Bone Walker, Guitar Slim
Little Son Jackson and Frankie Lee Sims
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
Lord they called
Another blues-stringer back home
Lord they called
Another blues-stringer back home
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
Lord they called
Another blues-stringer back home
Heaven done called
Another blues-stringer back home
They called
Another blues-stringer back home
Back home

1 comment:

kelyyz said...

RIP. I'm sorry I never got the pleasure of hearing him...:(