Monthly Archives: April 2016

(April 30, 2016): Eric Clapton – Let It Grow

K-SHE Classic. From the 1974 album, 461 Ocean Boulevard.  The history of this second solo LP by Clapton is well-known.  It marked his triumph over heroin and depression and followed the star-studded 1973 Rainbow Concert (and LP) that Pete Townshend … Continue reading

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(April 26, 2016): Walter Trout – Blues for the Modern Daze

The title track from the 2012 double album, Blues for the Modern Daze.   Trout’s musical pedigree is long.  He’s been a member of John Mayall’s Blues Breakers and Canned Heat; has played with John Lee Hooker, Pee Wee Crayton, Bo … Continue reading

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(April 25, 2016): Lonnie Mack – Chicken’ Pickin’

From the a-side of the 1965 single, Chicken’ Pickin’ / Honky Tonk ’65.  This was recording during the period (from 1964 to 1969) that Mack put out a 16 singles while working as a session musician with the Twilighters on … Continue reading

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(April 18, 2016): Black Prairie – Taraf

From the 2012 double album, A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart.  Black Prairie started out as a side project of Nate Query and Chris Funk of the Decemberists.  We don’t get to hear the pipes … Continue reading

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(April 16, 2016): Fink – Shake de Birds Off de Tree

From the 2005 album, Bam Bam Bam.  The seventh and last long player from another outfit from Hamburg.  Driving forces Nils Koppruch and Andreas Voss left the band after the tour for this LP to concentrate on other projects.  The … Continue reading

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(April 11, 2016): Tingvall Trio – Beat

Title track from the 2014 album, Beat.  Martin Tingvall (piano), has led this Hamburg trio with Omar Calvo (bass) and Jürgen Spiegel (drums) since 2006.  This is their sixth long player.  According to the sleeve, a share of each of this album sold goes … Continue reading

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(April 10, 2016): Wess & The Airedales – Crazy

From the 1969 album, A Warmer Side of Wess. Wess Johnson was born in Winston-Salem and got his start in music in New York as the bassist for the Airedales.  He took over vocals in 1967 when Rocky Roberts left and moved … Continue reading

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