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Garry Moore – Still Got The Blues & Walking By Myself (LIVE @ Montreux 1997)

Published on August 13, 2018

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“Still Got the Blues (For You)” is a song by Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore. It was originally released as the title track of the album Still Got the Blues. The song was released as a single and reached #31 on the UK Singles Chart in May 1990. It is the only single of Moore’s solo career to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, where it reached #97 on 16 February 1991. Moore played his Les Paul Standard Guitar throughout the song. He also filmed a basic music video for the song.

The song was covered by Eric Clapton on his 2013 album Old Sock as a tribute to Moore following his death in 2011.

“Walking By Myself” is part of Still Got the Blues album, which is the eighth solo studio album by Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore, released in 1990. It marked a substantial change in style for Moore, who, prior to this album, was predominantly known for rock and hard rock music with Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, G-Force, Greg Lake and during his own extensive solo career, as well as his jazz-fusion work with Colosseum II. As evidenced by its title, Still Got the Blues saw him delve into an electric blues style.

The album features guest contributions from Albert King, Albert Collins and George Harrison.

The title track was released as a single and reached No. 97 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 16 February 1991. To date, it is the only single of Moore’s to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album reached No. 83 on the Billboard 200 on 16 February 1991, then was certified gold by the RIAA on November 1995. This was the most successful album both in sales and chart positions from Gary Moore in the US.

On December 3, 2008, a Munich, Germany court ruled that the guitar solo on the song was plagiarized from a 1974 instrumental recording called “Nordrach” (named after Nordrach, a small river in the central Black Forest) by the German progressive rock band Jud’s Gallery from Offenburg. Moore denied knowing of the song, due to its unavailability on record or CD at the time of studio work on his album; the court stated that the song could have been heard on the radio or in a live performance during that time. The court also stated that there was no evidence that the guitar solo was lifted from “Nordrach”, but copyright infringement does not depend on outright theft. Moore was ordered to pay Jürgen Winter, leader of Jud’s Gallery, an undisclosed amount in damages.

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