Robert Cray...

Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,218
edited July 5 in Music & Movies
Ive been obsessed with the man for years...
MOST of his recordings are premium mixing engineer recordings...
The man can play guitar!
Dont hear much about him these days...
My fav blues guitarist!
Excellent rhythm, excellent voice.
Anyone a fan?
"Some rainy morning" prolly my favorite.

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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,063
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    I like this album a lot.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,106
    If I remember correctly he was on the bill with Stevie Ray the night Stevie Ray’s helicopter crashed after leaving Alpine Valley amphitheater in Wisconsin. My buddy had a ticket for me but I’d seen the Stones not long before that and was otherwise busy. Big regret. I think Eric Clapton and somebody else also on the bill. Robert Cray does some fine work with John Lee Hooker on “Mr. Lucky” and maybe even “The Healer”.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,667
    Cray fan here, for the last 35 or so years.
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,265
    Love this one:


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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,106
    Here's an article about the day Stevie Ray Vaughn died. Robert Cray was indeed on the bill that night with along with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Jimmy Vaughn. There's a video at the end of the article of the last clip of them all playing together on stage. What a line-up. I still can't believe I passed on that show, my buddy worked for the venue's law firm and had real good seats too. Ah well, who could've known? Sounds like some of Clapton's crew also perished. I still remember hearing about it the next day.

    https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/august-1990-how-stevie-ray-vaughan-died
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 637
    I have been a Robert Cray fan for the past 30 years. Just a few years ago, like 5, I caught him at Billy Bobs in Fort Worth. Not the best place for a show but I could not have been more than 12 feet from Cray as he played. It was a great show and left many memories.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,289
    I listen to Strong Persuader, and I Was Warned quite frequently, and that Showdown with Collins and Copeland is worth owning, have seen Robert a couple of times the man puts on a good show.
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  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,218
    Interesting quote from a journalist:
    "If you define 'blues' by the rigid categories of structure rather than the flexible language of feeling allusion, Robert Cray... Larry Garner, Joe Louis Walker and James Armstrong are a new and uncategorizable breed, their music blues-like rather than blues, each of them blending ideas and devices from a variety of sources – soul, rock, jazz, gospel – with a sophistication beyond the reach of their forerunners".

    He is good friends and a protégée of Eric Clapton.
  • minerminer Posts: 1,084
    Saw him with John Hiatt a few years ago. He opened and after his set he signed everyone's ticket that came fwd to the stage. Was my wife's B-day, so he signed "Happy Birthday Maria".
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