11 posts in category Influences & Inspirations

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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Peter Green covers Robert Johnson 1968 – Part Two

‘Dead Shrimp Blues’ – BBC session, Radio One’s “Top Gear” - May 27, 1968 Unlike most of their contemporaries, rather than using their sessions ...

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Peter Green covers Robert Johnson – 1968

Robert Johnson was born one hundred and six years ago on May eighth, 1911, in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.  He died twenty-seven years later on August sixteenth, ...

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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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