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True Blues - Slide Guitar at its Best!

Ron Thompson is a master of the blues slide guitar. He perfected his performing skills while working as guitarist with the great John Lee Hooker. This collection of blues songs shows Ron deep in the groove - working his sparse band to reveal a true blues innovator. Ron Thompson will tell you that these studio recordings don't do his craft justice - that may be true if you have seen him perform. But it you haven't, then buy these songs and sit back and listen to a master perform. Happy listening from a fan.

Fantastic slide work, but weird acoustics

This guy is good, but the sound is weird. Sort of a surround sound in a big empty room or coming from a strangely balanced speaker system. I don't know, but I get the sensation like I have to "pop" my ears when these songs come up on shuffle. I had the cassette of this album years ago and it's the same sound, so it was done on purpose.


Born: July 5, 1953 in Oakland, CA

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '70s, '80s

After honing his chops behind Little Joe Blue and John Lee Hooker, guitarist Ron Thompson went solo in 1980, forming his own blues/roots-rock trio, the Resisters. Just Like a Devil, a 1990 release on pianist Mark Naftalin's Winner label, was culled from Thompson's appearances on Naftalin's Blue Monday Party radio program. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Thompson began playing guitar when he was 11, picking up slide guitar shortly afterward. When he was in his late teens, he was playing...
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  • $9.90
  • Genres: Blues, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 2005

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