Category Archives: Liner Notes

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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John Lee Hooker

Atlantic 7228 – John Lee Hooker, “Detroit Special” [Blues Originals, Vol. 4] Detroit is a city with a large black population located in a discrete territory in the city, something typical of Northern cities today. This black population began as … Continue reading

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Piano Blues – Atlantic

Atlantic SD 7227 – Chicago Piano, various artists – “Blues Piano, Chicago, Plus” [Blues Originals, Vol. 4] Blues piano is a strangely neglected area, what with the emphasis that existed on the guitar; this, even though the piano was the … Continue reading

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TEXAS GUITAR

Atlantic SD 7226 – Texas Guitar, various artists – “From Dallas to L.A.” [Blues Originals, Vol. 3]          “’Greater Texas” stretches well into Louisiana in the East and into Oklahoma in the North… so the scope of Texas blues is … Continue reading

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LONGHAIR

Atlantic SD 7225 – Professor Longhair, “New Orleans Piano” [Blues Originals Vol. 2]   Well, I’m going to New Orleans, I wanna see the Mardi Gras When I see the Mardi Gras, I wanna know what Carnival for. Going down … Continue reading

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