Tag Archives: Blues

Love is all you need.

   Sunny or cloudy, it’s Spring. Whether we can see it or not, there’s always moonlight. And, somewhere in the background, there’s music. I hope these tunes can help bring forth not only the upcoming flowers of May, but also … Continue reading

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The Good Doctor — Dr. John

   In my mind, he will always be the King of New Orleans, even though there have been and will be many more. He has its history in his fingertips. He’s telling me about gilded splinters and I’m trying to … Continue reading

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The Word From Mose

Rest in Peace, Mose. A reprint from 2013. Mose Allison was born in Tippo, MS. You can hear it in his voice, but how did he get so hip? It must have been the city. He moved to New York … Continue reading

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Exile on Main Street

   Ventilator BluesIf I ever need to or want to remember a bit of what I felt like at twenty or if I ever need or want to know what 1972 felt like to me, all I need to do … Continue reading

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It Really Is Pretty Unusual – Tom Jones and Howlin’ Wolf

The magnificent and commanding voices of Brenda Lee and Tracy Nelson have been featured here before and have been known to drive, not only myself, but also many other listeners wild. There’s a masculine counterpart to this.    It’s Not … Continue reading

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Tracy Nelson – Deep Are The Roots

   On the cover of Tracy Nelson’s first album, she’s posing on a stoop in a leather jacket with a guitar case almost as big as she is. She looks like she’s about sixteen. Over the years, she hasn’t gotten … Continue reading

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Jimmy Reed – Classic!

   Jimmy Reed wrote a lot of songs that are so on the money that it seems like they have been around forever. They’re simple and straightforward and chug along, while he drawls out the vocals and whines on harmonica. … Continue reading

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