10 posts tagged Little Walter

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 passionate fan base, but he deserves to be better known.  Despite ...

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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 to the year of 1968, during which, at least seven were caught ...

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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 1968, during which, at least seven were caught on tape and ...

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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 the early and late sixties.  Aside from Jo Ann Kelly, there ...

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Mean Old World – 1968 Part III

Chicken Shack had an early champion in BBC broadcaster John Peel.  Peel had the band on the show three times in 1968, in January, April and September.  This is one of the five songs they performed on the show in ...

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‘Mean Old World’ – 1968 Part II

Just eleven days after performing the number at the Middle Earth Club, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac were in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studio 5 to record the track for a three-part survey of the Blues in Britain put ...

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‘Mean Old World’ – 1968 Part I

T-Bone Walker’s ‘Mean Old World’ was apparently the song for British Blues bands to perform in 1968.  I know of seven recordings of the song made between February and October of that year.  And God (and maybe ...

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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 piano began around the age of eight, under the supervision ...

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They Called It ‘Stormy Monday Blues’* Part 1

Enshrined in multiple musical Halls of Fame: the Grammy, the Rock and Roll and the Blues Foundation’s, T-Bone Walker’s ‘Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday is just as Bad)’ is an acknowledged foundation stone in ...

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The First Single (Part 2) – The B-Side: ‘Rambling Pony’

A bit of background on the music that Green sets this number to before we begin. Credited to “Hambone” Willie Newbern, researchers now believe the music was well known among blues musicians, and Newbern was ...

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