Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bill Carrothers – In the Mood!

  It’s amazing what can be made from the most humble materials.  In the beginning, there was clay.  For after dinner, there’s flour, eggs, butter, and sugar.  And, maybe, some chocolate chips.  For jingles and TV themes, there’s Aaron Neville.  … Continue reading

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Dion – The Wanderer!

  Dion.  He was so hip that, even in 1959, he only needed one name.  He paved the way for many other great one-namers who followed – like Sting, Prince, Beyonce, and Yanni.  I’m not forgetting the Belmonts, but Dion … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day!

  Who is the greatest Irish conductor?  Seiji Ozawa. Whistle Tune  Robin Williamson Drag her around the road/Sporting Paddy/Connemara Stockin  Kevin Burke Who is the greatest Irish hunter?   Orion. Sláinte!

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Born In Chicago! – Paul Butterfield

 He was the real deal and not only for suburban white guys.  He was born in Chicago, just like the song.  He brought the blues to a lot of people who knew only Motown and, maybe, Ray Charles.  1965.  Garage … Continue reading

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He came, he sang, he conquered! – Growling Tiger

  Growling Tiger, Neville Marcano, was an important and always entertaining Calypso singer.  Alan Lomax recorded him in Trinidad in 1962 and he appeared at the Newport Folk Festival in 1966.  In 1979, he made a great record called, Knockdown … Continue reading

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It Came From The South – Big Al Anderson

   Big Al is telling it like it is.  And who would know better?  Playing guitar as a small baby, rocking out in the sixites while in high school, twenty-plus years with NRBQ, and then Nashville.  Currently, he has a … Continue reading

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Ta Boa, Santa! Egberto Gismonti

   It can’t all be ecstasy, can it?  Not always.  There’s music at the grocery store and at the dentist’s.  There are tunes when someone’s trying to sell you something on TV.  The other day I was at the hospital … Continue reading

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