A short film featuring the first ever record mentioning rock & roll (from the 1920s), Ike Turner as Jackie Brenston, Muddy Waters and Jimmy Preston Jackie Brenston was Ike’s sax player. Check out the band above As you know, Ike Turner’s Rocket 88 in 1951 is often referred to as the world’s first rock & roll record,… Continue reading Rocking blues from 1949.
[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”] David Bowie died as he lived – with great style. Secretly cremated, with no fanfare, fuss, funeral service or even family present, Bowie’s parting gift to the world was the suitably named album, ‘Blackstar’, the name of a hidden planet, cancer lesion, and a song about… Continue reading David Bowie’s early days.
Dive straight into the new 12-minute film below. Hit on Freddie King. Four Kings Albert King, B. B. King, Freddie King and who else? Hear some fantastic electric blues guitar and meet the fourth and original King of the blues guitar. They’re all on a podcast I did a year or two ago for Code Zero Radio in the U.S.… Continue reading Film of the four Kings of the electric blues guitar
This Inner Sleeve album-sleeve, written around 1972, recently turned up. UPDATED January 27 2017 Bob Marley & Johnny Nash: memories from 44 years ago Some time ago, a lady in England tweeted me and asked if I was the author of The Inner Sleeve, a printed record sleeve that promoted CBS and Epic bands and artists. The Inner Sleeve was the… Continue reading Un-(dread)locking Bob Marley’s past
Updated 22 June 2016 AMERICA’S Gift has 43 chapters, an Epilogue and 20 pages of Index. See what you’re ordering. Before you order America’s Gift, you’re bound to want to know exactly what’s inside the 390 pages that make up the book. You can even preview the first few America’s Gift chapters, and check out the book’s index, on… Continue reading The untold story of blues – chapter and verse