Good stuff, Loht.. I'm not real sure about what artists in particular were using fuzz all the way back in the 50's,. But I do know that this guy right here-and his nasty overdriven amp- had a big influence on Dan. And I gotta think that this song-considering its from the album Dan talks about in the liner notes for Chulahoma- in particular may have "struck a chord" with Dan.
I've never really read anything that contains Dan specifically mentioning Kenny Brown as an influence. But considering that Dan obviously listened to a lot of R.L., and Junior. Then he, by default, also listened to a lot of Kenny Brown. When I was listening to this song the other day I couldn't help but notice the similarities in Kenny, and Dan's slide work on some tunes. Especially in the "licks" come in at 1:05
Here's one I'm pretty sure Dan took a liking to!
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