63 posts by Rich Orlando

‘Mean Old World’ Revisited – Part 1 – 1970 Derek and the Dominos / Eric Clapton & Duane Allman

A few weeks ago, I published a series of blogs (three in total) concerning covers of the song ‘Mean Old World’.  I chose to restrict myself to the year of 1968, during which, at least seven were caught on tape and ...

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Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis – ‘The World Keep on Turning’

The first time that I came across the name Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis was in 1999; in a conversation with Mike Vernon printed in the booklet to “Fleetwood Mac – The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967 – 1969” ...

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Michael Bloomfield – Remembered

Michael Bloomfield, born this day in 1943, was one of the first American guitar heroes. Of course, there were others before him; Les Paul, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, but as integral as the guitar was to their appeal, ...

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Spotlight: On Christine Perfect – ‘Get Like You Used To Be’

Christine McVie turns seventy-five today, June 12; born Christine Anne Perfect in 1943. Perfect was something of an anomaly on the British music scene in the early and late sixties.  Aside from Jo Ann Kelly, there ...

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Spotlight: On Jeremy Spencer – ‘Allow Me One More Show’

Jeremy Spencer was born on this day, July fourth, in 1948. With some justification Spencer is forever twinned with Elmore James and raucous early rock ‘n roll parodies.  The former is certainly understandable as ...

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Mean Old World – 1968 Part III

Chicken Shack had an early champion in BBC broadcaster John Peel.  Peel had the band on the show three times in 1968, in January, April and September.  This is one of the five songs they performed on the show in ...

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‘Mean Old World’ – 1968 Part II

Just eleven days after performing the number at the Middle Earth Club, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac were in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studio 5 to record the track for a three-part survey of the Blues in Britain put ...

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‘Mean Old World’ – 1968 Part I

T-Bone Walker’s ‘Mean Old World’ was apparently the song for British Blues bands to perform in 1968.  I know of seven recordings of the song made between February and October of that year.  And God (and maybe ...

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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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