Tag Archives: Hero

King Sunny Ade — JuJu King

   When it’s hot like it is now – 95 degrees (or more) – I think back to a night at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis in 1986. This was Prince’s club for a while. The entire summer was hot and … Continue reading

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No Regrets — Ernie Andrews

   I love his voice. It’s both smooth and gravelly. I love his spirit – playful, romantic, and cool. He’s the perfect front man, projecting and controlling the energy. He’s fun and is working all the angles. When They Ask … Continue reading

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Where Did This Stuff Come From?

   Sometimes, you don’t know what you’ve got, until you look. There’s stuff. A glove your dog brought home. A gift you’ve never opened. Something your husband forgot to tell you about. All the junk in the basement. In closets, … 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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John Phillip Sousa – The Mustache King

   No, I meant the March King, but he does have some lively mustaches. On this holiday weekend, I don’t need to make any excuses for playing some Sousa. If I had my way, I would play him a lot … Continue reading

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Sir Doug! – Solid Mover and Texas Tornado.

   Doug Sahm was so rock and roll, he never stopped smiling. From the time of his radio debut at age five, he played anything with strings and had his ears wide open. He was also so Texas, born in … Continue reading

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