When I started listening to the blues, I was fortunate to live in the world of YouTube and blogs. All of the living old blues men and women had already been tracked down, rare sides found, and historical performance footage uploaded to the internet. 310 more words
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The Most Remarkable Double A-Side Single of Our Times. George Swan Unleashes Jellyfish and Smelly Fish to Universal Acclaim (probably)
Bluesier than Robert Johnson; more hip-thrusting than Elvis Presley; more riffs than Jimmy Page. George Swan achieves none of these and less. We proudly present one of the most significant musical happenings of the season, the historic pairing of George Swan’s twin… 314 more words
Robert Johnson, and Offenbach – the suburb of Frankfurt in which it is situated, are synonymous with minimal dance music. Equally so is former Frankfurt resident, Zip aka Thomas Franzmann, co-founder of the infamous Perlon label, and Binh, whose popularity has soared over the past two years and now is as commonly seen at festivals such as Houghton and Melt as he is at Club Der Visionaire. 479 more words
Here’s how music goes viral in our house.
Yesterday, Nicole shared a video with me on Facebook: Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, and Lucinda Williams, who are on tour together, singing “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music, impromptu and backstage. 655 more words
Known as the King of the Delta Blues, Robert Johnson was born to a poor African-American family in rural Mississippi in 1911. By the time of his early death in 1938 at age 27, he had incurred a reputation as one of America’s great blues musicians, with unparalleled and allegedly supernatural talent. 601 more words