32 posts tagged Peter Green

‘Jail Guitar Doors’ – International Clash Day 2019

Red-faced admission: I’ve known and enjoyed this song for forty years and only recently discovered that the second verse refers to Peter Green (and that was only because someone told me!) In my defense it is not a ...

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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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Peter Green and the Sonny Boys, I & II Part II

Part I featured Green performing a song by the second Sonny Boy Williamson; Part II takes a look at his version of a rather obscure number by the original Sonny Boy, John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson. The second ...

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Peter Green and the Sonny Boys I & II – Part I

Peter Green is rightfully considered one of the greatest guitarists to come out of the British Blues scene of the mid-to-late sixties but as we celebrate his seventy-second birthday (born October 29, 1946) I’d like to ...

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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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‘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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On Danny Kirwan – ‘Although the Sun is Shining’ Part II

A month after Kirwan had recorded his "demo" for this song, he was back in the studio to lay down the number once more.  According to Christopher Hjort, who apparently had access to the session logs, there were two ...

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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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Celebrating the Music of Otis Rush and His Influence on British Blues – Part II

Rush had a tremendous impact on the guitarists of the burgeoning British Blues boom in the mid to late sixties and these two essays look at few of the cover versions of his recorded debut, ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby...

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