I was writing a book on the music biz from artist's perspective. It began as 180 pages and ended up being two pages - and now that it is completely edited - with the fluff removed - it’s just one page with four chapters a forward and an epilogue.
Transcription from Corky Siegel introduction to Induct Sam Lay into Blues Hall of Fame: 5/9/18
I first met Sam Lay when he played with Elvin Bishop & Paul Butterfield at Big Johns in 65. To this day I've never heard such a brilliant group as that four-piece with Elvin's beautifully placed guitar licks. The whole band was being driven by Sam whowas coming at you like four multi-colored locomotives.
Starring Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, Blues Legend; SAM LAY, and Indian Tabla / World Percussion Virtuoso; Kalyan Pathak.
I experienced a cathartic moment in the history of music performance I need to share. First, for some background, here's a quote that appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine when they interviewed me in 1971. I was talking about Sam Lay.
"He's the best blues drummer in the world. The best drummer of any sort I've ever heard. He has taste, he has ideas of his own. Most of my concepts of the blues are things he showed me.”- Corky Siegel 1971 Interview - Rolling Stone Magazine