9 posts in category Rich’s Corner

‘Jail Guitar Doors’ – International Clash Day 2019

Red-faced admission: I’ve known and enjoyed this song for forty years and only recently discovered that the second verse refers to Peter Green (and that was ...

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Otis Rush’s ‘Homework’ – Part 1 – Origins

Influential guitarist Bill Jennings wrote and recorded a jazzy ballad called ‘Have You Ever Had the Blues’ with Juanita Lenoir in 1955, (the record, ...

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Happy Birthday Ike Turner

Izear Luster Turner (Ike Turner to the world) was born on November 05, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  Although now mostly known as a tabloid caricature of ...

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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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‘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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Recommendation: The Blue Pearls, “Watch Out”

As rock and blues music lost its cultural currency, the keepers of their flames have intensified their efforts to protect and nourish the sometimes guttering ...

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Happy Birthday, Ronnie Earl

Happy Birthday Ronnie Earl! Ronnie Earl was born Ronald Horvath on March 10, 1953, in Queens, New York (my hometown) changing his name to “Earl” in ...

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