45 posts by Rich Orlando

Eddie Boyd – w/ Michael Bloomfield / Cubby + the Blizzards / Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac

Eddie Boyd was already a veteran bluesman when he first went to Europe as a performer with the American Folk Blues Festival ’65. He had first recorded under his own name in 1947 and when a successful but often ...

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Chicken Shack – ‘When My Left Eye Jumps’

Happy Birthday to the guitar slinger from Kidderminster, Chicken Shack founder Stan Webb, born on February third in 1946. As a teenager, Webb played in a number of local bands, and found a couple of future bandmates ...

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The Shotgun Express – ‘Curtains’

In terms of “new” music from Peter Green being “found”, 2017 ended in a fashion similar to the way that it began.  Early in the year, I learned of an “alternate” version of the Peter Green, Aynsley Dunbar, ...

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They Called It ‘Stormy Monday Blues’ Part 3 – ? And the Mysterians, The Candymen, Elmore James & Fleetwood Mac

For reasons unknown, in England, it was Blues and R & B bands that turned Walker’s song into a “standard”.  Stateside, it was more often than not, jazz or lounge singers who were attracted to the number.  ...

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They Called It ‘Stormy Monday Blues’ Part 2 – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Clapton & Green

In 1965 there were new recordings of T-Bone Walker’s song released in the U.K. in August, September and October. There was also a live performance of the song by John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers caught on tape in ...

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They Called It ‘Stormy Monday Blues’* Part 1

Enshrined in multiple musical Halls of Fame: the Grammy, the Rock and Roll and the Blues Foundation’s, T-Bone Walker’s ‘Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday is just as Bad)’ is an acknowledged foundation stone in ...

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Wolf Tracks – ‘How Many More Years’ / ‘No Place To Go’ / ‘You Gonna Wreck My Life’

Chester Burnett’s first record, ‘Moanin’ At Midnight’ backed with ‘How Many More Years’, was recorded by Sam Phillips at the Memphis Recording Studio in Tennessee in July of 1951. It was a rare two sided ...

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On Danny Kirwan (Part 3) – ‘Crazy For My Baby’ a.k.a. ‘Without You’

The second “home recording” that we have was almost certainly recorded at the same time as the first and although I have no way to confirm, or to disprove this conjecture, I believe these recordings were made by a ...

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On Danny Kirwan (Part 2) – ‘Wet Weather Blues’

From the Files of Bela Swardmark Stephens  The little information that we have about Danny Kirwan in his own words comes from the small number of articles and interviews (none extensive) done when he first joined ...

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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 ...

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