Category Archives: BLUES

LITTLE SAM DAVIS –

ODDENDA & SUCH: #98 Little Sam Davis – Sam Davis is one of the “almosts” in the ranks of post-war blues harmonica-playing artists. Mississippi-born (Winona – 28 Nov, 1928), he became a wanderer at fourteen, tired of Mississippi sawmills and … Continue reading

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BILLY WRIGHT

BILLY WRIGHT Savoy Jazz SJL 1146 – Billy Wright, “Goin’ Down Slow (Blues, Soul and Early R ‘N’ R, Vol 14)”   Well, what you have here is your basic album of good stuff by Billy Wright. You say, “Who” … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #97

Back page P.O.V. Last year about this time I was in The States with my son dealing with all my “stuff[1]” in a storage unit in northern NJ. We had finally purchased a place of our own near Sydney and … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH – #96

FLORIDA FIELD RECORDINGS – I’ve been reading Zora Neal Hurston’s OF MULES AND MEN lately (as one does!), plus I’ve been digging into my Flyright LPs of LofC[1] materials that are finally reunited with me, pulling out the 1935 Lomax/Barnicle/Hurston … Continue reading

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Three Shades

THREE SHADES OF BLUES Biograph BCD 107 ADD Skip James, Blind Willie McTell, Bukka White Blues is a form of Afro-American music that has been greatly misperceived over the years – the [most] popular misconception being of a musical genre … Continue reading

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Bribing Ahmet!

ATLANTIC RECORDS: “Blues Originals” series The albums that I put together for Atlantic Records in 1971 (referred to as the “Blues Originals” series) was one of the high-points of my life. One can read some stuff about it in the … Continue reading

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Yanceys – Atlantic

Atlantic SD 7229 – Jimmy & Mama Yancey, “Chicago Piano, Vol. 1”  [Blues Originals, Vol. 6] Boogie-woogie piano became a pigeonhole term used by many people as a result of a brief rush of commercial popularity during the forties. This … Continue reading

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