This has to be one of my many all-time favourite blues songs. Gary Moore playing the renowned Peter Green song ‘Jumping at Shadows’ which was written by Duster Bennett.
Peter gave Gary Moore his old 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard.
Peter Green was the founder member of Fleetwood Mac, along with Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Jeremy Spencer. Green (as seems to befit the Fleetwood Mac culture ) was something of a troubled soul, and after two or three immensely successful years, basically just quit, being unable to handle the pressures of fame. Green had a fabulous tone and touch. Moore eventually recorded the album ‘Blues for Greeny’ as a tribute to Green’s legacy.
Someone once stated that Peter Green ‘came through like the wind and left whispers of greatness in his path’.
There’s no doubt that Gary Moore has a legacy as one of the finest guitarists this island has ever produced. A Belfast boy who truly learned his trade on the boards and deserves the many plaudits he receives as a consumate musician.
My only concern with Gary Moore is that I have always felt he overplays and too often drowns out his backing musicians forsaking a lightness of touch and sublety for noise and power.
However this version of ‘Since I Met You Baby’ with BB King exemplifies the talents of both – a real hot sweaty gig in the best sense of the word. And Moore is on fire in this vid clip. Catch the riff he plays at 2.23.