He's great. Really gets cooking around 6:40I'm 99% sure that's my friend Stephen Hodges. I studied with him for several years. Put headphones on and listen because on that one he's more dragging and accenting the left hand versus playing a strict two hand shuffle.
If you want to hear the best of the best playing West Coast Blues listen to James Harmon, Hollywood Fats, and Kid Ramos (who where both in Harmon's band). And in particular study Stephen Hodges and Stephen Innes.
I put this as more a jump then a shuffle as an FYI.
PS - Hodges has been playing with Mavis Staples for years now.
Oh wow. I know this guy. We split the bill with Mavis a few times. He was bringing his own mikes and filters on the road and sending the signal to front of house. Recreating Mavis' sound from her record at the time. ( Might have been a Keltner session). Very coolHe's great. Really gets cooking around 6:40
Question for BennyK or any Shuffle Zen masters out there.Flat tire forward motion . Straight, if you manage to squeeze it in, may turn out robotic .
I love Bob Wills and the old generation Texas and Okie jump shuffle guys .