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...
Doc_Pomus

Playlist: Doc Pomus Beat the Odds

One of the most unique and, happily, positive stories in recent music history is that of Doc Pomus. It wasn't easy. The bottom line is that Pomus overcame everything. Jerome Solon Felder -- later Pomus --...
buddy_guy

Long Live Buddy Guy

This is funny, in a good way. First, listen to Buddy Guy reflect on the question of whether white people can play the blues. (NSFW for bad -- but totally justified -- language)   Guy is...