Coming soon. Remastered versions of Houses of the Holy and Led Zeppelin 1V; plus bonus never-heard alternative versions of most tracks

Remastered: the untitled Led Zeppelin 1V album Blues and rock guitar great, Jimmy Page, as you might know, has in recent years been remastering the entire Led Zeppelin back catalogue. And he’s doing it with a twist. Jimmy’s been searching the vaults for alternative versions of all the band’s classics, to be released as a… Continue reading Coming soon. Remastered versions of Houses of the Holy and Led Zeppelin 1V; plus bonus never-heard alternative versions of most tracks

String theory … explaining guitar solos that cry and sing

String theory is far too complex for the likes of me. Vibrating strings make up everything, the physicists, say, Please don’t ask me to explain this string theory graphic. when it comes distant universes and higher dimensions. However, one physicist from England’s Oxford University has just released a paper explaining a new kind of string… Continue reading String theory … explaining guitar solos that cry and sing

Link here to TEN new broadcasts on great old blues

“Interesting! I learned some new things from your blog. Thanks!”  Allen Weber (@HtShkBnd) Hot Shock Band. 23 July 2014. Why not take a listen to the ‘How Blues Evolved’ radio show?   Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday on Iowa’s Code Zero Radio 3pm USA CDT, 9pm UK, 10pm Europe Our ‘How Blues Evolved’ tri-weekly radio series continues,… Continue reading Link here to TEN new broadcasts on great old blues

Johnny Winter, R.I.P. Flame dies for America’s 70s rock-blues torchbearer

In the London music business of old, when the rock guitar gods of the youth movement were Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, one American blues guitarist in particular was held in similar esteem. Sadly, today, as reported by American Blues Scene, that great musician, Johnny Winter, the white haired, wild Johnny Winter. As… Continue reading Johnny Winter, R.I.P. Flame dies for America’s 70s rock-blues torchbearer

Weird Al Yankovic gives us the best English lesson ever

We dont need  know educaishon STOP PRESS 25 July 2014. Weird Al Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” is the first comedy album to top Billboard’s album chart since 1963. Here was I, thinking correct written English was passé, when up pops America’s music parody ace, Weird Al Yankovic, with his latest pastiche, ‘Word Crimes’. The track’s a… Continue reading Weird Al Yankovic gives us the best English lesson ever

The Beatles/Led Zepp mash-up: check out if you haven’t seen it yet

“Always one of the most enjoyable reads about music! Go to paulmerryblues.blogspot.co.uk for the insights and observations of @PaulGMerry. The Project (@MartyrsProject), Indianapolis, USA. July 7, 2014. This decade’s take on the 1960s’ Helter Skelter  and Whole Lotta Love A fairground helter-skelter I’ve known about this famous ripsnorter for a while but, somehow, it slipped… Continue reading The Beatles/Led Zepp mash-up: check out if you haven’t seen it yet