Eddie Boyd –

Cuby + The Blizzards and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Eddie Boyd was already a veteran bluesman when he first went to Europe as a performer with the American Folk Blues Festival ’65.  He had first recorded under his own name in 1947 and when a successful but often contentious seven-year stint with Chess records ended […]

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Addendum: Danny Kirwan – The Boilerhouse Acetates Part Two – The Live Set-List

Addendum: Danny Kirwan – The Boilerhouse Acetates Part Two – The Live Set-List

The background to these recordings, Boilerhouse the band, and a review of ‘Something Inside of Me’ can be found here: https://smilingcorgipress.com/tag/boiler-house/ Along with rare photos of the band (courtesy of Trevor Stevens and Peter Moody) one of the illustrations accompanying Christopher Hjort’s in-depth liner notes is a reproduction of a hand written Boilerhouse set list. […]

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Remembering Rory Gallagher

His Last Released Studio Recordings – Part 2 – ‘Showbiz Blues’ Prologue We know now that the song did not just spring spontaneously from Green fully formed; the beauty of it is that it sounds as if it did.  Over a six-month period, during the sessions for “Then Play On”, he kept circling back to […]

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Remembering Rory Gallagher

His Last Released Studio Recordings – Part 1 – ‘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 players such as Lonnie Donegan and early rock ’n roll stars such as Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Chuck […]

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Spotlight: ON DUSTER BENNETT

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer Duster Bennett was born September 23, 1946.  Bennett is fondly remembered by all who knew him and retains a passionate fan base, but he deserves to be better known.  Despite releasing three LPs and five singles during his tenure with the Blue Horizon label (1968 – 1970) a “commercial breakthrough” forever eluded […]

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Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan

Mike Vernon first spotted Kirwan, all of seventeen at the time, playing guitar in a trio called Boilerhouse, with Trevor Stevens on bass and Dave Terrey on drums, “…I seem to remember him playing this Watkins beginner guitar yet making these wild sounds that reminded me in a way of Lowell Fulson… I was desperate […]

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