Thursday, March 6, 2014
Micky Moody and Papa George- The Red Lion, Isleworth, UK 3/2/14
The Red Lion is a quite famous music club in the North London suburb of Isleworth, not far from Richmond. The first Sunday of every month, Micky Moody (Whitesnake) and this friend Papa George play a couple of sets of old Blues standards and sometimes have some specials guests. Sue had seen them before and clearly so had a lot of the other people here. The place was nearly full when they started about 15:30 opening with Sweet Chicago. Papa has a great blues voice and plays mostly his steel body acoustic guitar while Mickey switches between his telecaster, Les Paul and acoustic guitar. Micky plays some really nice guitar leads and slide. Next up was The Crawling Kingsnake with a mid-section of Whole Lotta Love from Led Zeppelin. They would through in some really short teases here and there in a number of songs if you were really paying attention. They did a lot of improvised and long solo sections in each song. All Over now (I love the Molly Hatchet version) into the really great song, Same old Blues. I also love the Allman Brothers version. This is a very nice and intimate place to see acts play. It was clear that this was still a family place as well as people had come to have a beer and brought their kids as well. The set ended with Walking Blues.
Set I- Sweet Chicago, Crawling Kingsnake>Whole Lotta Love>Crawling Kingsnake, All over Now, Same old Blues, Blues with a Feeling, Walking Blues
Set II- One More Dance (with a tease of My Favorite Things, James bond movie theme), Catfish Blues, Put on your Sailing Shoes, Rollin’ and Tumblin’, ??