Songlines: ‘Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday is just as Bad’ Part 2

John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers – Eric Clapton & Peter Green In 1965 new recordings of T-Bone Walker’s song were released in the U.K. in August, September and October see Part 1). There was also a live performance of the song by John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers caught on tape in early November, though it wouldn’t see […]

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Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan

Mike Vernon first spotted Kirwan, all of seventeen at the time, playing guitar in a trio called Boilerhouse, with Trevor Stevens on bass and Dave Terrey on drums, “…I seem to remember him playing this Watkins beginner guitar yet making these wild sounds that reminded me in a way of Lowell Fulson… I was desperate […]

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Songlines: ‘Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday is just as Bad’ Part 1

Enshrined in the Grammy, Rock and Roll and the Blues Foundation’s Halls of Fame, as well as the U.S. Library of Congress’ National Recording Legacy, T-Bone Walker’s ‘Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday is just as Bad’* is an acknowledged foundation stone in the development of blues and rock ‘n roll. Not bad for a […]

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Song Lines:

Walter Horton recordings of ‘If It Ain’t Me’ / ‘Baby I Need Your Love’ / ‘I Need Your Love’ / ‘That Ain’t It’ April 2021 marks the centennial of Walter Horton’s birth (April 06, 1921). While not as celebrated as Little Walter or either of the two Sonny Boys, this has less to do with […]

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Addendum: Reassessing Peter Green’s (Brief) Return to Fleetwood Mac in 1971

Second only to the conflicting tales of that infamous night at a Munich commune, are the stories told concerning Green’s brief return to the band in early 1971.  The second week of February 1971 found Peter Green’s old band beginning another eight-week tour of North America, their second since his departure from the band. They […]

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“Fleetwood Mac – Before the Beginning 1968 – 1970 Live & Demo Sessions” (Sony Music)

Part 1 – The Carousel Ballroom / Fillmore West recordings This was the last of six compilations of concert and / or BBC broadcasts from the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac that were released in 2019 (see: https://smilingcorgipress.com/six-new-releases-of-vintage-peter-greens-fleetwood-mac-in-2019an-overview/ for an overview) All of the sets were drawn from the same source materials, but this collection […]

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Six New Releases of Vintage Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac in 2019 An Overview

2019 saw the beginning of what will surely be a “Classic Rock” goldrush as companies large and small hope to cash in on the expiration of the fifty-year copyright protection (in the U.K.) of musical performances and broadcasts from 1969 forward.  Five different CD collections, and one vinyl exclusive, ranging from no-frills single discs to […]

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