David Aldo- Blues Top Ten

David Aldo is probably most well known for his stint as lead vocalist in the iconic Blood Sweat and Tears. He has also had seven number one singles and been named Best Male Vocalist in his native South Africa. Now living in L.A., David has just released his latest eponymous album, which is the follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘Halfway To Memphis’. David has toured the world, performing in arenas of up to 80,000 fans. Blues has always been close to his heart and he was more than happy to give us his Top Ten.

1/ Eric Clapton and BB King – Three O’Clock Blues

“Both Clapton and King are at the top of their game on this tune. Their performances are very convincing and pull the listener right into the song”.

2/ Joe Cocker and BB King – Dangerous Mood

“I’ve always been a Joe Cocker fan and vocally he fits right in the blues genre. There is just so much in his voice.”

3/ Jimi Hendrix – Born Under A Bad Sign

“Great groove under this tune. The song has an unpredictable and original guitar part showing off why Jimi will go down as being one of the all time greatest. It’s presented by this version of the Albert King favourite.”

4/ Buddy Guy and Beth Hart – What You Gonna Do About Me

“Buddy Guy is a legendary blues artist in his own right, but when he teams up with Beth Hart on this tune, together they blow the listener away and kick things up a few notches.”

5/ Blood, Sweat and Tears – ‘I’ll Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know

“Of all the Blood, Sweat and Tears songs I sang with the band during my tenure this was my favourite. I could inject huge amounts of passion into the vocals. Amy Winehouse also did an amazing rendition of this song that did it justice.”

6/ Gary Glark Jr – Bright Lights (Live)

“This is another song i have sung many times and although simple, find it hard to get enough of. This Texas artist does a great live version of this song that you can locate on YouTube.”

7/ Johnny Winter and Joe Bonamassa – Sweet Sixteen

“This is a really beautifully recorded song with everything you’d want to hear in a blues tune.”

8/ Stevie Ray Vaughan – Crossfire

“Leaning more towrds the rock direction, with big production, this makes for a ‘full course’ meal.”

9/ Stevie Ray Vaughan – Little Wing

“I know he’s on my list twice, but the sound of his guitar on this tune is amazing. A Hendrix tune done well.”

10/ Eric Gales – Good For Sumthin’

“This is a fun song with a driving groove that makes it hard to not move some part of your body. Perhaps more contemporary too.”

David Aldo’s new self-titled album is out now on Render Records. For more information visit: www.thedavidaldo.com/