14 posts tagged Mike Vernon

Roots and Branches – ‘Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)’ to ‘Rollin’ Man’

Special thanks to Jimmy Dukes for bringing this to my attention – Recorded in December of 1952, B.B. King’s ‘Woke Up this Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)’, was his first release for the year 1953. B.B. ...

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‘Can’t Hold Out Much Longer’ / ‘Crazy ‘Bout You, Baby’

In May of 1952, during the sessions for what would be Little Walter’s first release under his own name on Checker Records, he recorded ‘Can’t Hold Out Much Longer’; this would be chosen as the B-side of his ...

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

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Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis – ‘The World Keep on Turning’

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” ...

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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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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 continue cutting tracks for their third LP. Signed at the ...

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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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Eddie Boyd – w/ Michael Bloomfield / Cubby + the Blizzards / 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 ...

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Chicken Shack – ‘When My Left Eye Jumps’

Happy Birthday to the guitar slinger from Kidderminster, Chicken Shack founder Stan Webb, born on February third in 1946. As a teenager, Webb played in a number of local bands, and found a couple of future bandmates ...

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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 ...

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