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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

Interview

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

Interview

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

Zeitgeist

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

Music

NOTES FROM THE SHED: ON THE BIG BOSS MAN

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