Tag Archives: Minneapolis

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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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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Peter Stampfel — Holy Rounder

   I hope there is always room in this world for deep, silly, serious goofballs like Peter Stampfel. There’s no telling how he got to be this way, but it seems he began with an unshakeable and unique take on … Continue reading

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Everything’s Fine Right Now – The Incredible String Band

When The Music Starts To Play I was 14 years old and looking through the records for sale at the Scholar Coffee House in Minneapolis – one time home to Bob Dylan, Spider John Koerner, Leo Kottke, and every other … Continue reading

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The Word From Mose! – Mose Allison

   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 in 1958 and played and toured for … Continue reading

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Spider John Koerner

  Being in the backseat of a car with a girl is about the greatest thing ever.  It’s an adventure that involves the electric states of mystery, romance, and challenge.  Among other things, it’s where I first learned about Spider John … Continue reading

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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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