Great blues cities No. 5: Memphis.

Great blues cities No. 5: Memphis.

Handy’s Memphis Orchestra in 1918. Handy is third from right, back row Just as the first blues ever published (in 1912) was titled, “Dallas Blues”, so the first blues ever recorded (in 1914) was, “The Memphis Blues.” Unlike Dallas Blues, which was written and...
Great blues cities No. 4: Dallas.

Great blues cities No. 4: Dallas.

Tea, anyone? Deep Ellum, Dallas, in the 1930s “Thanks for sharing.” Wasser Prawda Online Magazine @wasserprawda Greifswald, Germany. 25 May 2015. “LOVED your (How Blues Evolved) eBook series! Learned so much! Got me started off in many other...
How old blues re-inspired a jaded Beck

How old blues re-inspired a jaded Beck

It’s been six years since Beck last released an album, but a week or so ago, he released his twelfth studio album, Morning Phase. Now, Beck is far too well known to need an album review from me, but what I would like to remind those who didn’t know, or have forgotten,...