14 posts in category Influences & Inspirations

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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Celebrating the Music of Otis Rush and His Influence on British Blues – Part II

Rush had a tremendous impact on the guitarists of the burgeoning British Blues boom in the mid to late sixties and these two essays look at few of the cover ...

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Celebrating the Music of Otis Rush and His Influence on British Blues – Part One

Otis Rush was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi on April 29, 1934.  He moved with his family to Chicago at the age of fourteen and got his break twelve years ...

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Peter Green Guest Session: ‘Ah! Soul’ / ‘Uranus’

In October of 1969, Bob Brunning asked Peter Green if he would be interested in joining the Brunning Sunflower Band in the studio to cut a few tracks for their ...

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They Called It ‘Stormy Monday Blues’ Part 3 – ? And the Mysterians, The Candymen, Elmore James & Fleetwood Mac

For reasons unknown, in England, it was Blues and R & B bands that turned Walker’s song into a “standard”.  Stateside, it was more often than not, ...

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They Called It ‘Stormy Monday Blues’ Part 2 – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Clapton & Green

In 1965 there were new recordings of T-Bone Walker’s song released in the U.K. in August, September and October. There was also a live performance of the ...

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They Called It ‘Stormy Monday Blues’* Part 1

Enshrined in multiple musical Halls of Fame: the Grammy, the Rock and Roll and the Blues Foundation’s, T-Bone Walker’s ‘Call It Stormy Monday (But ...

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Wolf Tracks – ‘How Many More Years’ / ‘No Place To Go’ / ‘You Gonna Wreck My Life’

Chester Burnett’s first record, ‘Moanin’ At Midnight’ backed with ‘How Many More Years’, was recorded by Sam Phillips at the Memphis Recording ...

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Peter Green & Lightnin’ Slim – Trying So Hard To Forget

Researching, writing, and revising this book (rinse and repeat) took me roughly ten years.  When I was finally able to let out into the world to share with ...

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Peter Green covers Robert Johnson 1968 – Part Three

‘Preachin’ Blues’ – BBC session, Radio One’s “Top Gear” - August 27, 1968 Three months to the day after Green performed a cover of Robert ...

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