morgan_james

Cover Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTfWNUp7Pps While "researching" a post -- ie, listening to music on YouTube -- a few weeks ago on Elvin Bishop, I found this tremendous cover of "Fooled Around and Fell in...
BB_King

B.B. King: Sept. 16,1925-May 14, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5D_ELKJbe4 The sad news that BB King has passed away was expected. On May 1, he wrote on his Facebook page that he was in hospice care. The New York Times obituary,...
elvin_bishop

Elvin Bishop Loves the Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4cNJ2W2_-Q Elvin Bishop hardly has blues roots. He was born in Glendale, CA and lived near Elliott, IA until he was ten, when his family moved to Tulsa. His community was...
robben_ford

Robben Ford: From Miles Davis to KISS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRil3JBW35c It's interesting to see the wide divergence of acts with whom talented musicians played during their studio days, if they had any. Little Feat's Lowell George,...
blind_willie_johnson

Blind Willie Johnson’s Hard Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hucTDV1Fvo Last week, I did a post on the passing of Samuel Charters, a very important researcher and blues archivist. The post featured an interview with Charters, who...
Son_Seals_1977

Son Seals Was the Real Deal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WROTwLx-aw8 Son Seals is the real deal. He was born in Osceola, Arkansas, where his dad owned a juke joint called The Dipsy Doodle Club. According to Wikipedia, Seals got his...
mississippi_fred_mcdowell

In Depth: Mississippi Fred McDowell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBJ3E1d58CU The video of rural life Mississippi in this featurette about slide master Mississippi Fred McDowell is so interesting that the music is almost a bonus. The film...