Songlines: ‘Me and My Telephone’ / ‘The World Keep On Turning’

Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis and Peter Green 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 Mac – The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967 – 1969”, Peter Green mentions him as one of the musicians that […]

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Songlines: The World is in a Tangle –

Build Myself a Cave / I’m Gonna Dig Myself A Hole The song that Danny Kirwan performed at the Chess Studios on January 04 1969 was a cover of Jimmy Rogers’ recording of the song in 1951. What I’d like to explore here are the songs that Rogers pulled from for his recording, as well […]

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Songlines: Worried Dream – Parts III & IV

Part III: Fleetwood Mac (Konserthuest, Orebro Sweden – Nov. 1969) and John the Revelator (two studio performances) It is just a few weeks short of a full year between the last (incomplete) live recording of Green performing this song in 1968 (see “Worried Dream Part II) and the next available one from 1969. Fleetwood Mac […]

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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 / 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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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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