Did Sleepy John inspire Marc Bolan?

UPDATED: 4 March 2019. Did 1930s bluesman Sleepy John Estes influence Tyrannosaurus Rex? Before the electric guitar-boogie pop of Marc Bolan’s T-Rex – the group who started Britain’s early 1970s glam-rock era – some might remember we had the hip underground folk-rock of Bolan’s T-Rex’s forerunner: Tyrannosaurus Rex. Tyrannosaurus Rex was an early hippy-style band whose most interesting… Continue reading Did Sleepy John inspire Marc Bolan?

EXCLUSIVE. The world’s first black blues recording.

UPDATED: JULY 11th 2018 Is this a world exclusive? Well, I’d never seen it mentioned when I first wrote this five years ago. And I haven’t seen it mentioned since. BluesMuse46. Nearly 103 years ago, a song was recorded that many blues and jazz traditionalists rate as their genres’ greatest of all time. It was Christmas… Continue reading EXCLUSIVE. The world’s first black blues recording.