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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by DougMen, Feb 19, 2018.
Bob Marley...Irie mon!!!
Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama, Charlie Christian, Ella Fitzgerald, Sidney Bechet, Etta James, and Thurgood Marshall, so many more people to mention from all walks of life too!
...in order of their effect on me.
Most respected.. Jackie Robinson.
Otis Rush. I used to sit at the table in the corner to his left at Wise Fools Pub back in the eighties. He'd look me right in the eye when the solos came along. How many of the British and Texas players credit Mr Rush as influences? I got to hang out with him. When I think my life sucks, I remember those days. We used to slip school in the 70's to listen to his new records.
Ok, I need more time to ponder . . .
Two Chuck’s, Berry and D.
Malcolm X, Bobby Seale, and Huey P. Newton.
Okay, not so "full stop".
Can I add Maya?
Tony Dorsett and Emmitt Smith.
Nor am African American but he definitely deserves to be in this thread.
Muhammad Ali for me. He’s been a hero of mine since I was in first grade. He was one of those that I always wanted to meet. He was far more than a sports hero. He was a frontliner against racism and used his star power to fight against it.
Bob Gibson, From Ghetto To Glory. Fierce competitor, incredible athlete, fine person.
So many. I'm Canadian but that shouldn't matter...
Otis Redding, BB King (all 3 Kings really)
Booker T Jones
Hey Doc, Thanks for the like! This is the time I knew Otis. I met him through his keyboard player that also played for Buddy Guy. He really liked playing with Otis..... Anyway, You reminded me of where my head should be right now. To make it you have to try. And play fast and loud.
Thanks for posting this... I had no idea Mr. Rush played lefty strung righty, like Albert King.
Here's the real one.
No one famous. The guy's name was Tony he worked at the middle school I went too. He moved into the Apartments were I lived with my dad. I always wanted to take karate lessons due too a bully. It just happen that Tony had been taking lessons for a long time. He ended up taking the time to spend at least an hour a day 3 days a week for several months teaching me till we ended up moving I was around age 11 or 12. At age 17 I had a job and I joined a place for lessons as I got better I was allowed to stay and workout with a more advanced class. The instructor happen to be Tony for the advance class. He was the person who made a difference in my life as a young kid to follow through with something I dreamed of doing. Then there is Ali & Hank Aaron.