Mick Fleetwood still has what it takes to beat out the blues

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] I was whisked back to the 1960s last night, swaying away to great live British blues in a small, intimate club. At least the drummer was British, that suave giant (in more way than one – he’s 6ft 6in) of English blues, Mick Fleetwood. Mick,… Continue reading Mick Fleetwood still has what it takes to beat out the blues

The Original Chicago Blues: Part Three

Hear Slim singing about a dope dealer in Grinderman Blues

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” custom_padding=”50px|||” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] At last! It’s only taken me 10 attempts to upload this video onto YouTube over the last two days. YouTube!  What are you playing at? But finally, the Original Chicago Blues Part Three… Continue reading The Original Chicago Blues: Part Three

Original Chicago Blues. Part 1

Updated January 13 2017. Check the video below for King Oliver with Louis Armstrong on slide whistle, Tampa Red and Georgia Tom. But, first, a mention of Mayo ‘Jay’ Williams, neglectfully not included. Surprisingly, most of the earliest blues recordings, you’ll find, were made in New York City. Perhaps to Chicago’s chagrin, it was New York,… Continue reading Original Chicago Blues. Part 1

Morphine, me, VINYL, rock ‘n’ roll and 1973

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] I’m writing this on morphine, legal morphine prescribed by a hospital, I must add, not recreational morphine taken for entertainment and comfort. I’ve been given morphine because for non-stop, excruciating pain, there can be nothing worse, on this earth, than shingles, especially if you have… Continue reading Morphine, me, VINYL, rock ‘n’ roll and 1973