Addendum: Danny Kirwan – The Boilerhouse Acetates Part 4 –

‘Silly Mean Old World’ & ‘Tell Me Mama’ The last two titles that Boilerhouse recorded are both variations of existing songs. T-Bone Walker’s ‘Mean Old World’ recorded in 1942 but not released until 1945, is considered a milestone in the history of electric guitar. It was covered by B.B. King in 1964 and by Otis […]

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Addendum: Danny Kirwan – The Boilerhouse Acetates Part Two – The Live Set-List

Addendum: Danny Kirwan – The Boilerhouse Acetates Part Two – The Live Set-List

The background to these recordings, Boilerhouse the band, and a review of ‘Something Inside of Me’ can be found here: https://smilingcorgipress.com/tag/boiler-house/ Along with rare photos of the band (courtesy of Trevor Stevens and Peter Moody) one of the illustrations accompanying Christopher Hjort’s in-depth liner notes is a reproduction of a hand written Boilerhouse set list. […]

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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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Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan

Part 1 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 beginner guitar yet making these wild sounds that reminded me in a way of Lowell Fulson… I […]

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