Friday Blues Menu 10 : ZZ Top , Remember , And Enjoy






Friday Blues Menu is a
 menu for a famous Blues artist and each Friday we prepare one, so we give our blues followers more blues pieces of information about the artist like his career, his awards, the best of his blues videos performance , facts you gonna know them for the first time and if you know them already hope you will share this post with your friends,  anyway today we select the iconic texas blues band known as ZZ Top (pronounced "zee zee top") is an American rock band from Houston, Texas, formed in 1969. The group consists of founder Billy Gibbons (guitar, lead vocals), Dusty Hill (bass, vocals), and Frank Beard (drums, percussion). Initially rooted in blues, ZZ Top's style has evolved throughout their career, with a signature sound based on Gibbons' blues guitar style and Hill and Beard's rhythm section. Their lyrics, often embellished with sexual innuendo, focus on their Texas roots and humor. Popular for their live performances, the group has staged several elaborate tours.

ZZ Top formed after the demise of Gibbons' previous band, Moving Sidewalks. Within a year, they signed with London Records and released ZZ Top's First Album (1971). Subsequent releases, such as their first top-ten album Tres Hombres (1973) and the singles "La Grange" and "Tush", gained extensive radio airplay. By the mid-1970s, they had become renowned in North America for their live act, highlighted by their performances during the Worldwide Texas Tour from 1976 to 1977, which made them national stars and was a critical and commercial success.

Awards and achievements


ZZ Top's music videos won multiple VMA awards during the 1980s, topping the categories of Best Group Video, Best Direction, and Best Art Direction for "Legs", "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Rough Boy", respectively. Among high honors for ZZ Top have been induction into Hollywood's RockWalk in 1994, the Texas House of Representatives naming them "Official Heroes for the State of Texas", a declaration of "ZZ Top Day" in Texas by then-governor Ann Richards on May 4, 1991, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. They were also given commemorative rings by actor Billy Bob Thornton from the VH1 Rock Honors in 2007.

ZZ Top has also achieved several chart and album sales feats, including six number-one singles on the Mainstream Rock chart. From the RIAA, ZZ Top has earned four gold, three platinum and two multiple-platinum album certifications, and one diamond album.

ZZ Top has released 15 studio albums and sold an estimated 50 million albums worldwide.They have won three MTV Video Music Awards, and in 2004, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone ranked Gibbons number 32 on its list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have supported several campaigns and charities, including Childline, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and a fundraiser for the Delta Blues Museum.


Best Of Videos

Gimme All Your Lovin



"Gimme All Your Lovin'" is a song by ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. It was released as the album's first single in 1983. Initially unsuccessful in the UK upon its August 1983 release, in the wake of the band's American success (the single reached No. 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart), it was promptly re-released, and reached No. 10 on the UK Singles Chart. It ties with the band's 1992 cover of Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" as their highest-charting single in the UK. The song was produced by band manager Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning.


ZZ TOP - Blue Jean Blues 



Jean Blues" – a 1975 song by ZZ Top from the album Fandango! "Blue Jean", a 1984 song by David Bowie; Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans ...


Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell


Rio Grande Mud is the second studio album by the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released ... "Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell", Gibbons, 



Certified Blues


"Certified Blues". Billy Gibbons; Frank Beard; Bill Ham. ZZ Top's First Album, . Released: November 22, 19944


Legs


"Legs" is a song performed by the band ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. The song was released as a single in 1984 and reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States (their highest charting single on the chart). The dance mix version of the song peaked at number thirteen on the dance charts.


ZZ Top - John Lee Hooker


they are several wordless phrases, "how-how-how-how" and "hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm". "Boom Boom" became the Hooker song that is "the most memorable, the most instantly appealing, and the one which has proved the most adaptable to the needs of other performers".ZZ Top later used similar lines ("how-how-how-how") for their popular "La Grange".



ZZ Top - Just Got Paid (From "Double Down Live - 1980")





ZZ Top Live at Crossroads Eric Clapton Guitar Festival 2010




ZZ Top - La Grange (From Double Down Live)








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