Category Archives: Blues

(January 1, 2017): Roy Buchanan – Ramon’s Blues

From the 1977 album, Loading Zone.  I remember buying this way back in 1977 after flipping through LPs one Saturday because the back cover personnel list included Stanley Clarke and Jan Hammer on the first tracks of the A-side and … 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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(February 22, 2016): Booker T. Jones – Father Son Blues

From the 2013 album, Sound the Alarm.  Back on Stax with Ted Jones on guitar.  Book T. is Booker T. and you’ve got to like the entire LP, but the best tunes are the instrumentals, like this one.  Classic Booker T. … Continue reading

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(February 21, 2016): Son House – Death Letter

From the 1965 ablum, Father of the Folk Blues.  I remember hearing this for the first time in the mid-1970s as a cover by Finnigan & Wood in mechanical drawing class in high school.  Powerful then.  Powerful now.

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(December 10, 2015): Papa John Creach – St. Louis Blues

From the debut 1971 album, Papa John Creach.  At the same Creach was launching his solo career, which saw seven long players released during the 1970s), he also started playing with Hot Tuna (where I always liked him best) and Jefferson … Continue reading

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(December 9, 2015): Fleetwood Mac – Shake Your Moneymaker

A blues bonus today from the 1968 album, Fleetwood Mac (aka Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac).  Another classic cover.  This time an Elmore James classic.

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