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Mark Jacobs

Rock Genres - The Blues pt2 - Into the Urban environment.

As the 20th century progressed things changed. The increasing mechanisation reduced the need for so much labour and the rural work-force started to migrate from Mississippi to the cities in search of work. 1,807 more words


The Day I Turned The Devil Down

Not long ago Satan offered a deal.
I laughed and said, “Come on, Old Scratch. Get real.”
and grabbed my Fender, a pearl white Squire… 42 more words


Blues and Rhythm Show 182 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 2nd, (1:00-2:30 pm)

We follow a few different themes on this week’s program. Prompted by the first interview in Steve Cushing’s recent book, … 200 more words

Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker - Lyrics of sexual liberation.

Elmore was a genius on the slide guitar. This song ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ has all the exuberance of great Chicago Blues.

While Britain was prim and proper the black Americans had a lively, free sexuality. 170 more words


Elmore James - a genius on the slide guitar - Blues from Heaven

The first time I heard Elmore I was smitten. I was fifteen years old and I loved the sound of the guitar. In terms of Blues guitar I had been introduced to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Howlin’ Wold (Hubert Sumlin on guitar), Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and I adored the sound they made. 330 more words


King of the Slide Guitar

The slack-stringed, wailing, electric guitar riff that opens “Dust My Broom” is a sound that will forever immortalize Elmore James.  Although this tune was first recorded by the legendary Robert Johnson, it was the version by James that became an R&B hit in 1952.   504 more words