"Still Got the Blues", sometimes "Still Got the Blues (For You)", is a song written by Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore that features as the title track from his 1990 album of the same name. Released as a single, it reached #31 on the UK Singles Chart in May 1990 and is the only single of Moore's solo career to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 where it reached #97 on 16 February 1991. Moore played his Les Paul Standard Guitar throughout the song.
On December 3, 2008, a Munich, Germany court ruled that Moore's guitar solo was plagiarized from a little-known (at least outside of Germany) song published in 1974 called "Nordrach" by the German band Jud's Gallery. Moore has 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 Juergen Winter, leader of Jud's Gallery, an undisclosed amount in damages.
Prior to this album Moore's work had consisted of predominantly jazz-fusion with Colosseum II and rock and hard rock styles including his work with Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, G-Force as well as a large repertoire of solo work. This album, as evidenced by its title, is a departure from hard rock to an electric blues style. Still Got the Blues has been arguably the most successful of Moore's solo album as it was well received by old fans and also converted many who had never heard of the Irish guitarist before. The album's visibility and success was assisted by contributions from well known veterans Albert King, Albert Collins and George Harrison. Interestingly Moore chose to record his lead vocal in the control room with the then just released Shure Beta 58 supercardiod microphone rather than the studio typical big phantom powered condensor microphone in a sound booth. It is argued that this assisted him to achieve as greater passion and live feel whilst still maintaining studio polish.
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