This segregation in musical genres came later, and it's still pretty segregated. I think music has to regain this place where it's unification. So for us it's an honor to have this record with these people and have hard rock, classic rock, country all together on a song. It's not too far from each other but still far enough so it's definitely a representation of different genres coming together. You know it can only be him. Shepherd, meanwhile, is flattered to have yet another rendition of "Blue on Black" in the world. It was a massive hit for us. That it can still be a massive force to be reckoned with 20 years later is exactly what you want as a songwriter.
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Store Euro Store U. Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally recorded and co-written by SHEPHERD. North America. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good. What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate these heroes.
Schedules were tight, Shepherd says, and there was a scramble to lay down this one last tune. But by the grace of the blues-rock gods -- maybe the late legend Vaughan himself -- the rhythm section fell into place, and a celebration soon followed. Talk about an understatement. After an adolescence spent idolizing blues masters like Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy, the Louisiana teen was now witnessing his name appear on the Hot chart -- at No. The gears began to turn, and Kovac introduced the idea of recording a new mix that crossed genre lines even further. The song currently sits at No. It's a staple in our library. Despite these weighty interpretations, the real inspiration was much more straightforward: Shepherd simply happened to be wearing a two-toned, blue and black shirt during a writing session with Sillers and blues songwriter Mark Selby.