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Farmers Market Blues

The other day, Dad had the itch to do music at the Montavilla farmers market. Here’s one of the songs he played, a Jimmy Reed tune, “Going to New York.”


365 Days of Album Recommendations - June 8

Jimmy Reed – Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Singles As & Bs 1953-1961

8 years worth of Jimmy Reed singles, remastered on Jasmine? Oh hell yeah … 65 more words

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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