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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 01:37 PM


Anyone ever see Coco live ? I've been invited by a guy I do business with to see him at BB Kings club next week. From what I hear, I think I'll enjoy the show.

The same guy gave me a ton of music once he heard I liked the good stuff.

Some of the guys I already knew like Otis Rush, Peter Green, Albert Collins , Tinsley Ellis but he also gave me CD's from Larry Garner, Melvin Taylor and the Slack Band, Coco Montoya , Little Jimmy King and Joe Kubek. I have to say, I thought I knew a lot of blues and I've been taken to school by all this music that is new to me.

[Edited on 2/27/2008 by tommars]

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 01:53 PM
You should definitley go if you have the chance. Coco is an ex-drummer who was schooled on guitar by Albert Collins. He is a great guitarist and singer who puts on a great show.
 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 02:02 PM
quality LOUD blues player

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 02:09 PM
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You should definitley go if you have the chance. Coco is an ex-drummer who was schooled on guitar by Albert Collins. He is a great guitarist and singer who puts on a great show.
He was also the guitar player for John Mayall for a few years.
I think he's a great player!

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 02:15 PM
Coco's great - go see him.

John Mayall is probably the best talent scout ever.

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 02:17 PM
Coco is great live! Go - you'll enjoy it!

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 02:25 PM
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John Mayall is probably the best talent scout ever.
You got that right!

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 02:27 PM
I agree, l've seen Coco many of times and have never be disappointed. Plus Albert Cummings is a nice opening act.
 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 02:39 PM
I just saw him this past Sunday at the Clearwater Blues Fest and he's awesome that I would highly recoomend seeing!

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 02:56 PM
Alrighty then. I'm sold.

I'll be at BB's this Friday for the Radiators. Can't wait for that Fish Head music.

Not gettting to see EC and Winwood feels a little better with the Rads and CoCo on tap in the next few days.

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 03:01 PM
My .02....
Saw him twice with Mayhall, breathtaking.....During the pre-Derek days, when there was nobody that approached a song like Duane. He played with a similar attitude on slide.
Refreshing, made me happy.

Last time I saw him, quite a while back, opening for Santana at City Stages with his own band.....more like Barry Manilow than Duane....a "crooner," forcryingoutloud!
I remember wishing I had a sign I could hold up saying, "Shut the *&^% up and play!"
Maybe he was pushing a new solo album, I don't know.

At least 15 years ago, haven't been back.

I guess the bottom line is, he can play. It's in his heart.

 
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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 06:07 PM
saw him a few times with Mayall and always good.

I will admit I also saw a solo show where he sang lots and played little. I had brought a few people with me and he was not what I had described to them.

a couple of years later he played and a buddy loved it so i think he is back on track.

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 06:57 PM
I saw him once with Mayall and once on his own a couple of years later. He was impressive.

I haven't heard him in probably 15 years now, though.

 
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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 07:44 PM
I haven't seen Coco, but Bill Thames has been telling me to catch Coco live or awhile now, and I intend to, especially with all of these additional recommendations. Better go check Coco's schedule

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 08:34 PM
Haven't had a chance to see Coco live, but I love his CDs. If he sounds anything like his CDs he's one "bad ass cat". Looking forward to him hearing live one day.

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 10:08 PM
gotta chime in - yes a must see. plus a pretty nice guy to talk with.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2008 at 12:03 AM
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Haven't had a chance to see Coco live, but I love his CDs. If he sounds anything like his CDs he's one "bad ass cat". Looking forward to him hearing live one day.



Agreed. Ya Think I'd Know Better and Just Let Go are solid Discs. Plus I'm just a softy for left handed gee-tar players. Right Mr. Collins?

 

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  posted on 2/28/2008 at 01:26 AM
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John Mayall is probably the best talent scout ever.
You got that right!


Don't miss Buddy Whittington then.

Buddy has within the last year taking a real interest in Derek Trucks .

 

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  posted on 2/28/2008 at 02:39 AM
if someone were to tell you they are going to play for you one of the best guitar players from the Bluesbreakers, i doubt that Coco would come to mind, but in fact he was the last great one to play with Mayall. Coco's Last years "Dirty deal" was one of my fav Blues albums.



[Edited on 2/28/2008 by Bingylandmusic]

 

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  posted on 2/28/2008 at 08:32 AM
I saw Coco this past year at Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee, great show. Lots of dynamics in his set but like haisija said, loud. Pick up a copy of John Mayall's Wake Up Call for some classic Coco, even has some Warren Haynes on the record; John covers Maydell.



 

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