Addendum: Danny Kirwan – The Boilerhouse Acetates

Part One “Danny was outstanding – he had a guitar style that was totally unique.  I seem to remember him playing this Watkins beginner’s guitar and yet making these wild sounds that reminded me in a way of Lowell Fulson… I was desperate to record him but I didn’t think his band had what it […]

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Influences: Lightnin’ Slim

Peter Green – Trying So Hard To Forget Researching, writing, and revising (rinse and repeat) my books on the music of Peter Green took me well over ten years.  When I finally released them into the world to share with like-minded fans, it was the end of one phase and the beginning of another.  In […]

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Remembering Rory Gallagher

His Last Released Studio Recordings – Part 2 – ‘Showbiz Blues’ Prologue We know now that the song did not just spring spontaneously from Green fully formed; the beauty of it is that it sounds as if it did.  Over a six-month period, during the sessions for “Then Play On”, he kept circling back to […]

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Remembering Rory Gallagher

His Last Released Studio Recordings – Part 1 – ‘Leaving Town Blues’ Rory Gallagher was born March 02, 1948 in Ballyshannon County, Donegal, Ireland.  Growing up in Cork in the 1950’s, the radio introduced him to skiffle players such as Lonnie Donegan and early rock ’n roll stars such as Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Chuck […]

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Songlines: ‘Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)’ Part 1

Special thanks to Jimmy Dukes for bringing this to my attention – Recorded in December of 1952, B.B. King’s ‘Woke Up this Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)’, was the first of four 78’s that he would release in 1953.   B.B. King And His Orchestra Released as the A-side of an RPM single, March 1953 […]

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Songlines: ‘Too Much Monkey Business’

Chuck Berry didn’t tour England until May of 1964, but his songs had been in the repertoires of countless British bands for years by then, including the two biggest, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Surprisingly, ‘Too Much Monkey Business’ proved to be particular favorite. I say “surprisingly” as the song was not released in […]

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Songlines: ‘Don’t Know Which Way to Go’

My introduction to this song was on “Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack – Rush” (Reprise 1992) Eric Clapton composed and performed the score and included a few songs; he brought in Buddy Guy to take the lead on this complete makeover of a number that Guy had originally recorded in 1962.  Guy turns in […]

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Addendum: Fleetwood Mac – ‘Teenage Darling’

Recorded live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA January 04, 1970 On July 16, 2021, Artie B. Rockin’ posted an audience recording of the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac live at the Fillmore West from January 04, 1970.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpnfj79Ez8M – (‘Teenage Darling’ starts at 1:14:44) Bootlegs of this show (taken from a radio broadcast) […]

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Spotlight: ON DUSTER BENNETT

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer Duster Bennett was born September 23, 1946.  Bennett is fondly remembered by all who knew him and retains a passionate fan base, but he deserves to be better known.  Despite releasing three LPs and five singles during his tenure with the Blue Horizon label (1968 – 1970) a “commercial breakthrough” forever eluded […]

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