55 posts by Rich Orlando

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE PAPERBACK EDITIONS

Please note that the paperback editions will be available of sale this coming Friday, June 01, 2018 - I thank everyone for their interest and any questions may be addressed to rich@smilingcorgipress.com thanks for ...

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On Danny Kirwan – ‘Although the Sun is Shining’ Part II

A month after Kirwan had recorded his "demo" for this song, he was back in the studio to lay down the number once more.  According to Christopher Hjort, who apparently had access to the session logs, there were two ...

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On Danny Kirwan – ‘Although the Sun Is Shining’ Part I

Less than a month before his nineteenth birthday, and nine months after joining Fleetwood Mac, Danny Kirwan and the band were in the De Lane Lea Studios to continue cutting tracks for their third LP. Signed at the ...

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Celebrating the Music of Otis Rush and His Influence on British Blues – Part II

Rush had a tremendous impact on the guitarists of the burgeoning British Blues boom in the mid to late sixties and these two essays look at few of the cover versions of his recorded debut, ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby...

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Celebrating the Music of Otis Rush and His Influence on British Blues – Part One

Otis Rush was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi on April 29, 1934.  He moved with his family to Chicago at the age of fourteen and got his break twelve years later when Willie Dixon (who had left Chess Records to work ...

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Peter Green Guest Session: ‘Ah! Soul’ / ‘Uranus’

In October of 1969, Bob Brunning asked Peter Green if he would be interested in joining the Brunning Sunflower Band in the studio to cut a few tracks for their new album.  Green said yes. The album that they were ...

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John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – ‘It Hurts Me Too’ – Alternate Mix

Near the end of February 2018, Italian Peter Green researcher Mario Pirrone brought to my attention an “alternate” recording of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers’ ‘It Hurts Me Too’ found on the 1969 U.K. compila...

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Remembering – Otis Spann – ‘Ain’t Nobody’s Business’

Otis Spann was born on March 21, 1930 into a musical family (his mother played guitar, his father, piano), in Jackson, Mississippi.  His informal schooling on piano began around the age of eight, under the supervision ...

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Rory Gallagher – Showbiz Blues

Fleetwood Mac Peter Green: guitar & vocal / Unknown: percussion Recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London July 03, 1969 Released, The Play On (Reprise 1969) Show-Biz Blues (P. Green) (3:55) https://www.youtu...

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Rory Gallagher – ‘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 ...

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