Review: Fleetwood Mac – “Before the Beginning 1968 – 1970 Live & Demo Sessions” (Sony Music) Part 2 – The Warehouse recordings

Tracks 6 through 15 on Disc 2 and tracks 1 through five on Disc 3 of “Before the Beginning 1968 – 1970 Live & Demo Sessions” (Sony Music) are taken ...

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Review: 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://smil...

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

2019 saw the beginning of what will surely be a “Classic Rock” gold rush as companies large and small hope to cash in on the expiration of the fifty-year ...

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Louis Austin on working with Peter Green – excerpt from “The Parts You Don’t Hear – The Untold Story of Sound Techniques”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-IUVD9VJ0&feature=youtu.be I came across this on a Peter Green Facebook Page and I am thankful for the posting as ...

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‘Jail Guitar Doors’ – International Clash Day 2019

Red-faced admission: I’ve known and enjoyed this song for forty years and only recently discovered that the second verse refers to Peter Green (and that was ...

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Otis Rush’s ‘Homework’ – Part 1 – Origins

Influential guitarist Bill Jennings wrote and recorded a jazzy ballad called ‘Have You Ever Had the Blues’ with Juanita Lenoir in 1955, (the record, ...

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Roots and Branches – ‘Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)’ to ‘Rollin’ Man’

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 ...

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Shuggie Otis

Shuggie Otis was born this day, November 30, in 1953. Even for a child of the legendary Johnny Otis, Shuggie (legally, John Jr.) was a true prodigy, a ...

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Eddie Boyd November 25, 1914 – July 13, 1994

Eddie Boyd was born this day, November 25, 1914 on Stovall’s Plantation, in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  In his early twenties, he moved to Memphis, working ...

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Happy Birthday Ike Turner

Izear Luster Turner (Ike Turner to the world) was born on November 05, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  Although now mostly known as a tabloid caricature of ...

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