Mr. Bluesman

Album: Stranger in This Town (1991)
  • This is a tribute song, not necessarily to one particular guitarist, although one of Sambora's heroes played on it. According to musicologist Carol Brennan: 'Before making...Stranger in This Town, Sambora had the good fortune to meet one of his idols, Eric Clapton. Sambora had once been the presenter at a music-awards show and met him then, and later was invited to sit in on a live session with Clapton, Lou Reed, Buddy Guy, and Bo Diddley. When Sambora was in the process of making [the album], he sent Clapton a note asking him if he was interested in helping out on a track. To his surprise, Clapton was happy to guest on "Mr. Bluesman," a song Sambora wrote about his guitar heroes such as Clapton and Robert Johnson.'
    This laid back song is another fine track on this vastly under-rated album, and will be appreciated by music fans from a far wider spectrum than blues aficionados. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
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