Addendum – BBC recording ‘I’m A King Bee’

This recording has been a thorn in my side for over twenty years.  When I first came across it, I could not find any information as to the performance’s provenance; in all of my research, I could not find any confirmation that showed that the band had ever recorded this song.  The title could not […]

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Songlines: ‘Bleeding Heart’

Fleetwood Mac / Jeremy Spencer 1968 – 2006 ‘Bleeding Heart’ is one of Elmore James’ later originals, done for producer Bobby Robinson.  From late 1960 through early 1963 James cut over thirty titles for Robinson during sessions held in New York City and New Orleans. The majority of those titles were released posthumously, including this […]

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Addendum: Extended coda to ‘Tell Me All the Things You Do’

Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA – February 19, 1971 Fifty-two years after it was recorded and forty-nine years after it first appeared on the bootleg LP, “Merely a Portmanteau’ (The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label) (TAKRL)* the full “Jam” appended to their closing number, ‘Tell Me all the Things You Do’, at the first show that […]

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Peter Green covers Robert Johnson -1968

Radio 1 Session – August 27, 1968 – ‘Preachin’ Blues’ Three months to the day after Green performed a cover of Robert Johnson’s ‘Dead Shrimp Blues’ for the BBC, he chose to do another Johnson song at a marathon session meant to build a backlog of material for broadcast during the band’s upcoming American tour. […]

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Addendum / Songlines: ‘Need your Love so Bad’

I recently had cause to take another look into Fleetwood Mac’s recording of ‘Need Your Love So Bad’ and the amount of information that is available now, as compared to what I had been able to cobble together when writing my books, (going back more than twenty years ago) is striking. The new information, while […]

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Remembering Otis Spann

Otis Spann w/ FM ‘Ain’t Nobody’s Business’ Otis Spann was born on March 21, 1930 into a musical family (his mother played guitar, his father, piano), in Jackson, Mississippi.  His informal schooling on piano began around the age of eight, under the supervision of a local musician named Friday Ford. By fourteen he was playing […]

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Addendum: A “New” recording of ‘Oh Well’

The “new” (unfortunately incomplete) recording came to my attention as I was making my way through one of the three collections of “unreleased” BBC recordings that were posted to YouTube early in 2022.  I thank Dutch Greenologist Gert Jan Kuiper for bringing those collections to my attention.  Two of the collections were identical with one […]

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Annotated Breakdown of Two YouTube Compilations

“Fleetwood Mac Unreleased BBC Sessions 1967 – 1971” & “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac: 1967-1971 Unreleased BBC Sessions” #1 Collection Title: “Fleetwood Mac Unreleased BBC Sessions 1967 – 1971” (Posted January 13, 2022) Mean Old World I Need Your Love (That Ain’t It) May I Have a Talk With You (Talk With You) Shady Little Baby […]

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