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Mississippi John Hurt - Pay Day

In keeping with many masters of delta blues, Mississippi John Hurt did not receive much recognition until later in his life, though he is revered as a master of the style to this day. 206 more words

Track Of The Day

Common bonds connect entire room with music

Ruthie Foster and Jill Zmud might seem hard to connect at first blush, aside from them both being solo female singer songwriters. But over the course of an evening at… 661 more words


Frankie’s favourite songs of all time

Happy New Year everyone. As you can see some kids paid 2016 tribute to me on a wall in Freo – ahh kids – you’ve gotta love em don’t you? 654 more words

December 27, 1895: You Can Step on My Blue Suede Shoes, But Don't You Touch My Stetson

The night was clear and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

Many of us remember the hit recording from 1959 about an unfortunate bit of a barroom business between Billy Lyon and his good friend Stagger Lee. 329 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Fighting 6 Strings

Following the unfortunate death of my first guitar at the hands of my mother I was fairly ambivalent about continuing with the instrument. It was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated, it hurt like hell and sounded like shit. 1,698 more words

Rock Music

Avalon and Money, Mississippi

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-three-or-four days blog), I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,579 more words

Mississippi John Hurt's grave, Avalon, Mississippi

Mississippi John Hurt (1892-1966) was one of the great early blues players from Mississippi.

He recorded 13 tracks for Okeh Records in 1928 and then faded into obscurity until two music researchers traced him to his home in… 199 more words