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Tweet On this day in 1924 one of the best blues performers ever was born. Slim Harpo was born James Moore in Lobdel, Louisiana and was the eldest in an orphaned family. He worked as a longshoreman and builder during the 30s. He began performing in Baton Rouge as Harmonica Slim. Later he backed his […]
Tweet On this day in 1914 Sonny Boy Williamson was born. Sonny Boy was a hugely influential blues harmonica player. Arguably all the present blues harmonica players have been influenced to a greater or lesser extent. None more so than Sonny Boy Williamson. In fact Sonny Boy Williamson was so influential that Sonny Boy Williamson […]
Tweet My 100 Essential Albums I like Desert Island Disks. For those that do not know this radio show the premiss is very simple. A celebrity is asked to choose just 8 tracks that they would take with them if they were to be marooned on a desert island. Obviously, 8 tracks is a nonsense. […]
Tweet The Stones made their TV debut this day in 1963 on Thank Your Lucky Stars playing their first single C’mon. It may come a surprise to some of the younger readers that The Stones were once a rock and blues band playing blues covers. Their first album, imaginatively titled The Rolling Stones featured songs […]
Tweet On this day in 1959 Lloyd Price reached number one in the States with “Stagger Lee”. “Stagger Lee” has been recorded many times under many names by many people. The song has been Bowderized, revised, chewed up and spat out by too many people to mention. Some of whom should have known better and […]