Songlines: ‘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 new album.  Green said yes. The album that they were recording was a follow-up to the 1968 “Bullen Street Blues”, credited to the Brunning Sunflower […]

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Addendum: The Roots of ‘Do You Give a Damn For Me’ – Bukka White’s ‘Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues’

A few years back, I got an e-mail from a Peter T. who was writing to inform me that in an earlier blog about various covers of ‘Show-Biz Blues’ https://smilingcorgipress.com/remembering-rory-gallagher-2/ I had neglected to mention that Peter Green’s original performance of the number owed a debt to Bukka White’s ‘Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues’.  And while I […]

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Influences: Lightnin’ Slim

Peter Green – Trying So Hard To Forget Researching, writing, and revising (rinse and repeat) my books on the music of Peter Green took me well over ten years.  When I finally released them into the world to share with like-minded fans, it was the end of one phase and the beginning of another.  In […]

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Songlines: ‘Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)’ Part 1

Special thanks to Jimmy Dukes for bringing this to my attention – Recorded in December of 1952, B.B. King’s ‘Woke Up this Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)’, was the first of four 78’s that he would release in 1953.   B.B. King And His Orchestra Released as the A-side of an RPM single, March 1953 […]

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A History of ‘Homework’ – Part 1

A History of ‘Homework’ – Part 1

Worst.  Blog. Title.  Ever. I know, I know – but I wanted to write about the Otis Rush classic and some of it’s many, many covers over the years. Having had a single released under his own name (apparently the label’s last, although I don’t think the two are related) in 1961, Al Perkins’ luck […]

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