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My Childhood Weekends

My dad (step dad) would blare blues throughout the house on Friday and Saturday nights. He would play along on his guitar and sing. Make my mom laugh and dance me around the living room. 20 more words


Song of the Day - 1/29/16

It’s really a shame that Elmore James had to wait until Year 4 of the Song of the Day adventure to earn a day devoted to his work. 23 more words


Sonny Landreth on first hearing Johnny Winter: "Holy shit, man, this is awesome!"

By Steve Newton

When Sonny Landreth connects his glass slide to the strings of his Strat, there’s always a good chance a blues-drenched tone will emerge—perhaps blended with zydeco strains befitting the guitarist’s home state of Louisiana. 484 more words

Guitar Heroes

1960 Song Rank #202: The Sky is Crying, Elmore James

#202: The Sky is Crying, Elmore James

Rating: 7.8

ITR enjoys the personification that serves as a strong metaphor…and apparently so did the many other blues legends who have covered this song. 78 more words


On January 7, 1972.

On January 7, 1972, “Rolling Stone “label released “Jamming with Edward!”,album by Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Nicky Hopkins and Ry Cooder.“Jamming with Edward!” was recorded in 1969, at the “London’s Olympic Studio”, and was produced by Glyn Johns.”Edward” was pianist Nicky Hopkins, in reference to “Edward the Mad Shirt Grinder”, Hopkins’ star turn on Quicksilver Messenger Service’s album “Shady Grove”. 70 more words

Original Folk Blues

The Bihari’s Original Folk Blues series on United/Superior from the 1970s seems to be a direct ripoff of Chess Records’ series The Real Folk Blues… 318 more words


When I miss you, I write.

Within the lines and shapes, in the dog ears and streaks of lead, mascara, I hide.

Trying to muffle my mind’s day dream, the hazy, lazy, bodies swaying and moving to the rhythm, time, 186 more words

Creative Writing