Songlines: The World is in a Tangle –

Build Myself a Cave / I’m Gonna Dig Myself A Hole The song that Danny Kirwan performed at the Chess Studios on January 04 1969 was a cover of Jimmy Rogers’ recording of the song in 1951. What I’d like to explore here are the songs that Rogers pulled from for his recording, as well […]

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Remembering Otis Spann

Otis Spann w/ FM ‘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 of a local musician named Friday Ford. By fourteen he was playing […]

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Wolf Tracks –

‘How Many More Years’ / ‘No Place to Go’ / ‘You Gonna Wreck My Life’ Chester Burnett’s first record, ‘Moanin’ At Midnight’ backed with ‘How Many More Years’, was recorded by Sam Phillips at the Memphis Recording Studio in Tennessee in July of 1951.  It was a rare two-sided hit with ‘How Many More Years’ […]

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