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Three Shades

Biograph BCD 107 ADD
Skip James, Blind Willie McTell, Bukka White

Blues is a form of Afro-American music that has been greatly misperceived over the years – the popular misconception being of a musical genre or performance style that expresses only how miserable one’s life can be as a poor black in America. 1,946 more words


Yanceys - Atlantic

Atlantic SD 7229 – Jimmy & Mama Yancey, “Chicago Piano, Vol. 1” 

Boogie-woogie piano became a pigeonhole term used by many people as a result of a brief rush of commercial popularity during the forties. 2,103 more words


John Lee Hooker

Atlantic 7228 – John Lee Hooker, “Detroit Special”

Detroit is a city with a large black population located in a discrete territory in the city, something typical of Northern cities today. 2,463 more words


Piano Blues - Atlantic

Atlantic SD 7227 – Chicago Piano, various artists – “Blues Piano, Chicago, Plus”

Blues piano is a strangely neglected area, what with the emphasis that existed on the guitar; this, even though the piano was the “#2” blues instrument. 2,683 more words


#SundaySounds Vol. 4: Summertime Fine

Summer is coming to a close soon so there’s not much time to get cute, get sexy, get fine. Enjoy the jams while you get your sexy on.

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Atlantic SD 7226 – Texas Guitar, various artists – “From Dallas to L.A.”

         “’Greater Texas” stretches well into Louisiana in the East and into Oklahoma in the North… so the scope of Texas blues is as broad as Texas itself, and it’s important not to be restricted by the definitions and preconceptions about the music.” 3,272 more words


Welcome to another dazzling set of Liner Notes. Dazzle, dazzle, dazzle. I’m back from my two weeks of pure away-from-work bliss and have returned right in the middle of it. 573 more words

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