Sep 242010

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Junior Wells is dead. So is Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Jimmy Reed. What if these legendary harmonica players were alive though? Would they still be making music? Would the world have caught up to them? And perhaps most importantly, would they be Daft Punk fans?

Probably not. If they were though, the pairing would have sounded like Son of Dave. The former Crash Test Dummy blues-stomps his way through “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” with harmonica and shaker by his side. The loop pedal offers the only sign it’s not 1947. That and the fact that it’s on YouTube. To call it “different” is like calling Charlie Musselwhite “pretty good.” Continue reading »