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365 Days of Album Recommendations - Feb 26

Kokomo Arnold – Restored & Remastered Hits

As with a great many early blues recordings from canonical artists, there are now many different ways to get your Kokomo Arnold. 332 more words

Album Recommendations

A blast of energy

for Monday morning.

The Blues Brothers film, and the song “Sweet Home Chicago”.


Sweet Home Chicago: From the Delta to Bronzeville

Part I. From the Delta to Bronzeville

Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago” carries a century of Chicago history from the Great Migration and growth of the Black Metropolis/Bronzeville to current efforts to reinvigorate a community that contributed substantially to national and international music culture. 413 more words

Sweet Home Chicago

Sweet Home Chicago: Part I. From the Delta to Bronzeville

Chicago loves telling, exploring, disputing and  embellishing its history.  The story line has been carried by icons of the built environment, milestones in the city’s development, plans for the future, cultural artifacts and Chicago personalities.Music also can carry history. 878 more words

Sweet Home Chicago

Day 9 - A Year of Writing

I apologize in advance if I don’t have a post tomorrow, as I’m flying 9 hours from London to Chicago. I had to pack today and it was rather stressful. 218 more words

Year Of Writing

Sweet Home Chicago; Sweet Home Alabama

Heard of Hansel and Gretel? They’re the bro and sis who get lost in the scary wood and seek refuge in a house made from candies, chocolate (why didn’t it melt?) and gingerbread. 271 more words