Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan – Part 3 –

Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan – Part 3 –

‘Crazy For My Baby’  a.k.a ‘Without You’ –Home recording / BBC session, August 27, 1968 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 disprove this conjecture, I believe these recordings were made by a French film […]

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Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan – Part 2

Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan – Part 2

‘Wet Weather Blues’ – Danny Kirwan / Peter Green Home Recording The little information that we have about Danny Kirwan in his own words comes from the small number of articles and interviews (none extensive) done when he first joined Fleetwood Mac. That there was not the time, space (or perhaps, interest) in probing some […]

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Peter Green covers Robert Johnson 1968 – Part Two

Peter Green covers Robert Johnson 1968 – Part Two

BBC session, Radio One’s “Top Gear” – May 27, 1968 – ‘Dead Shrimp Blues’ ‘Dead Shrimp Blues’ was the third song that Robert Johnson recorded on the third day of  his first recording session in 1936. It was released as the B-side to his third release in 1937. It would be a full thirty years […]

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Peter Green covers Robert Johnson -1968

Radio 1 Session – August 27, 1968 – ‘Preachin’ Blues’ Three months to the day after Green performed a cover of Robert Johnson’s ‘Dead Shrimp Blues’ for the BBC, he chose to do another Johnson song at a marathon session meant to build a backlog of material for broadcast during the band’s upcoming American tour. […]

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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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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 One “Danny was outstanding – he had a guitar style that was totally unique.  I seem to remember him playing this Watkins beginner’s guitar and yet making these wild sounds that reminded me in a way of Lowell Fulson… I was desperate to record him but I didn’t think his band had what it […]

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Songlines: ‘Don’t Know Which Way to Go’

My introduction to this song was on “Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack – Rush” (Reprise 1992) Eric Clapton composed and performed the score and included a few songs; he brought in Buddy Guy to take the lead on this complete makeover of a number that Guy had originally recorded in 1962.  Guy turns in […]

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Songlines: ‘Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday is just as Bad’ Part 2

John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers – Eric Clapton & Peter Green In 1965 new recordings of T-Bone Walker’s song were released in the U.K. in August, September and October see Part 1). There was also a live performance of the song by John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers caught on tape in early November, though it wouldn’t see […]

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