Author Archives: peterblowry

ODDENDA & SUCH: #88

The APOLLO, 1966 It was in the fall of 1964 that I first timidly ventured backstage at the fabled Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem to meet B.B. King. A major (and successful) first attempt at connecting with a … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: No.105.

My Best Friend. The best friend I’ve never actually met, in truth. Mike Hotz was sixty and still considered young enough to be “young” by one of my age (77).  He had a blues radio show in Adelaide for next … Continue reading

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SAVORY MUSIC

Since the I.A.J.R.C. has folded its tents and stopped publishing its quarterly journal, I no longer have an outlet for my jazz writings, so I’ll post reviews and comments in this web site along with my “Backward Glances” columns. Enjoy. … Continue reading

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BACKWARD GLANCES: #6

“Backward Glances” – #6             All my LP records were in storage in NJ (beginning in 1994), and I have recently been reunited with the survivors here in Oz after a depressing trip to The States (NW NJ) in … Continue reading

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BACKWARD GLANCES: #5

“Backward Glances” – #5   All my LP records were in storage in NJ beginning in 1994, and I have recently been reunited with the survivors here in Oz after a depressing trip to The States (NW NJ) in late … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #104

“An accidental folklorist!” During my decades in the blues trenches, as it were, I was able to accomplish a number of admirable things over that time beginning in the mid-sixties, things of which I am extremely proud. The record label … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #103

The work of others: occasionally taking advantage of…!   OK, first I must confess that I did not do ALL of the recordings that I have accumulated over time from my decade (+) spent in-the-field. This includes all my various … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: # 102

Such a life!? A collection of shorter rambles by a field recordist at the end of his travels (part two)   If there ever was a method to my researching methodological madness, it was to do nothing but record whatever … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #101

Such a life!? A collection of short rambles by a field recordist at the end of his travels (part one)   I’ve been “doing” something musically appropriate with these various pages since the early sixties with little to no remuneration … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #100

 a/k/a James Calvin Speed             Roy Sydney Dunn was introduced to us[1] ca. 1971 by Cora Mae Bryant as a guitar-playing friend of her late father, Curley James Weaver. She also introduced us to others who no longer played (Son … Continue reading

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