Recommendation: The Blue Pearls, “Watch Out”

As rock and blues music lost its cultural currency, the keepers of their flames have intensified their efforts to protect and nourish the sometimes guttering ...

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If You Wanna Be Happy – released March 11, 1966

Peter Green’s first recording was released on March eleventh 1966.  He was the lead guitarist and one of the “voices” book-ending the Peter B’s cover ...

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Happy Birthday, Ronnie Earl

Happy Birthday Ronnie Earl! Ronnie Earl was born Ronald Horvath on March 10, 1953, in Queens, New York (my hometown) changing his name to “Earl” in ...

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Elmore James, Part 2

In April of 1952, ‘Dust My Broom’ peaked at number nine on the R & B charts, yet James still did not have a follow-up record in stores. Under ...

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Birthday: Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher                  Rory Gallagher was born March 02, 1948. If Green brought a Talmudic intensity to his exploration of the ...

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All Over Again (I Got a Mind to Give Up Living) Part 3

There are eleven known Fleetwood Mac performances of the number, (ten are available) of this number, all captured within a twelve month period, from March of ...

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50 Years ago today – Green’s first session as bandleader

Fifty years ago today, February 16th 1967, Green entered the Decca Recording Studio in West Hampstead for his first session as a band leader. Green and his ...

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All Over Again (I Got a Mind to Give Up Living) Part 2

There is little reason to believe that the Paul Butterfield Blues Band played the song any differently when they undertook a two week tour of England from ...

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BBC Session w/ JM & the BBs on 01 / 23 / 67 Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, ‘Sitting in the Rain’ and ‘Ridin’ on the L & N’ were the first ones out of the vault, appearing on the Invasion Unlimited ...

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Jo-Ann Kelly January 05, 1944 – October 21, 1990 Part 2

In 1968, Kelly cut four tracks for the compilation “Me and the Devil” and recorded another three for “I Asked For Water, She Gave Me Gasoline” in ...

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