Chuck Berry – ‘Too Much Monkey Business’

‘Too Much Monkey Business’ was Berry’s fifth single, the second of three that would be released in 1956, sandwiched between ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ...

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Jeremy Spencer: ‘Bleeding Heart’ 1968 and 1998

Jeremy Spencer has always acknowledged his admiration for slide master Elmore James; there are twenty-two recordings, studio sessions and live performances, of ...

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Spotlight: On Duster Bennett – ‘Trying to Paint it in the Sky’

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer Duster Bennett was born September 23, 1946. Bennett is fondly remembered by all who knew him and retains a passion...

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B. B. King – A Celebration of his life and music

Early in 2008, eighty-two-year-old B.B. King, an age at which most performers have either long since retired or a simply coasting on their laurels, went into ...

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Bukka White – The Roots of ‘Do You Give a Damn For Me’

A few months ago, I got an e-mail from a PeterT who was writing to inform me that in an earlier blog about ‘Show-Biz Blues’ https://smilingcorgipress.com...

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‘Mean Old World’ Revisited Part 2 1969 / 1967 – The Sacred Mushroom & Canned Heat

A few weeks ago, I published a series of blogs (three in total) looking at covers of the song ‘Mean Old World’.  At the time, I chose to restrict myself ...

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Whole lotta ‘Whole Lotta Love’ – CCS, King Curtis, Tina Turner

I’ll own up to the fact that when I dive headfirst down a rabbit hole on the trail of (hopefully) related information on a subject that I am researching, it ...

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‘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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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