Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Bobby "Blue" Bland - Stormy Monday 1962
The guitarist on this cut is Wayne Bennett. Wayne was a very popular session guitarist for many years around this time (1962), and he worked with a lot of people along the line. He was very versatile, so he was on a lot of records that could be lying around a house like Jimi's.
It seems to me that when Jimi wanted to play in what he considered a "blues" style, he sounded a lot like Wayne.
Wayne's playing would appeal to a new player, because although he was quite sophisticated, his playing was also very transparent. A talented student could work at duplicating these songs and see immediately where he was on the money, and where he was missing something.