11 posts in category Spotlight

Jeremy Spencer: ‘Bleeding Heart’ 1968 and 1998

Jeremy Spencer has always acknowledged his admiration for slide master Elmore James; there are twenty-two recordings, studio sessions and live performances, of ...

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Spotlight: On Duster Bennett – ‘Trying to Paint it in the Sky’

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer Duster Bennett was born September 23, 1946. Bennett is fondly remembered by all who knew him and retains a passion...

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Spotlight: On Christine Perfect – ‘Get Like You Used To Be’

Christine McVie turns seventy-five today, June 12; born Christine Anne Perfect in 1943. Perfect was something of an anomaly on the British music scene in ...

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Spotlight: On Jeremy Spencer – ‘Allow Me One More Show’

Jeremy Spencer was born on this day, July fourth, in 1948. With some justification Spencer is forever twinned with Elmore James and raucous early rock ‘n ...

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On Danny Kirwan – ‘Although the Sun is Shining’ Part II

A month after Kirwan had recorded his "demo" for this song, he was back in the studio to lay down the number once more.  According to Christopher Hjort, who ...

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On Danny Kirwan – ‘Although the Sun Is Shining’ Part I

Less than a month before his nineteenth birthday, and nine months after joining Fleetwood Mac, Danny Kirwan and the band were in the De Lane Lea Studios to ...

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Remembering – Otis Spann – ‘Ain’t Nobody’s Business’

Otis Spann was born on March 21, 1930 into a musical family (his mother played guitar, his father, piano), in Jackson, Mississippi.  His informal schooling on ...

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Rory Gallagher – ‘Leaving Town Blues’

Rory Gallagher was born March 02, 1948 in Ballyshannon County, Donegal, Ireland. Growing up in Cork in the 1950’s, the radio introduced him to skiffle ...

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On Danny Kirwan (Part 3) – ‘Crazy For My Baby’ a.k.a. ‘Without You’

The second “home recording” that we have was almost certainly recorded at the same time as the first and although I have no way to confirm, or to disprove ...

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On Danny Kirwan (Part 2) – ‘Wet Weather Blues’

From the Files of Bela Swardmark Stephens  The little information that we have about Danny Kirwan in his own words comes from the small number of articles ...

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