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Billy Boy Arnold – Part 3: On John Lee Curtis "Sonny Boy" Williamson, the Importance of Originality, and Making Good Use of Studio Time

I recently interviewed Billy Boy Arnold following a show at New York City’s City Winery. This is the third and final part of that interview (see… 1,975 more words


Billy Boy Arnold - Part 1: “I Wish You Would,” “I Ain’t Got You,” and Billy Boy’s Relationship with Leonard Chess

A few weeks ago I was at the City Winery in New York City, watching Phil and Dave Alvin perform a set of acoustic blues, when they brought out Chicago harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold, harmonica player for Bo Diddley.  1,305 more words


More R@B for Tobes - Jimmy Reed - Ain't That lovin' You Baby

This is the great Jimmy Reed who invented that chugging beat. He was a great performer. I only saw him once, and yes, he was remarkably drunk. 43 more words


1960 Song Rank #239: Big Boss Man, Jimmy Reed

#239: Big Boss Man, Jimmy Reed

Rating: 6.9

Standard old-times blues for the disgruntled working man.

“Well, you ain’t so big, you’re just tall, that’s all” 81 more words



Today, The Shed has once again squandered hours trying to drag its record collection into the age of I-wotsits but has paused to do a bit of research on one of its great treasures, a vinyl copy of Frankie Frost & the Night Hawks doing Big Boss Man, on the album Hey Boss Man, in 1962. 364 more words

Notes From The Shed