Pictured: Willie Dixon and Koko Taylor While ME likes a wide variety of music, he always comes back home to the blues and is vaguely suspicions of music lovers who don’t love it and musicians who can’t play it. But, to each his (or her) … Continue reading Time for a Shot of Blues
Author: Jim S.
Featured Album – Cahoots – The Band
Wikipedia: “Cahoots is the fourth studio album by The Band. It was released in 1971 to mixed reviews and was their last album of original material for four years. The album features guest vocals from Van Morrison and Libby Titus*, the then-partner of drummer Levon … Continue reading Featured Album – Cahoots – The Band
Back to the Nineties – Part Deux
(Pictured – Stone Temple Pilots) A little while back I did a piece called “Back to the Nineties – The Last Great Era of Rock.” I suppose if I were to rethink that I’d call it the Last Great Era of Mainstream Rock. Because you … Continue reading Back to the Nineties – Part Deux
(Pictured – The Tymes) Why “guilty?” Well, after a while when you’re listening to and blogging about blues and jazz and prog, a reader – or a fellow music enthusiast – might think that that’s what you grew up on and listen to exclusively. Nope. … Continue reading Guilty Pleasures
New Music Revue – 1.19.23
Just prior to posting this, ME heard about the death of David Crosby at 81. ME can’t deal with all the rock/celebrity passings and so will just point you to his previous Crosby six-pack. RIP old hippie. Time for ME to come out of his … Continue reading New Music Revue – 1.19.23
Donovan – The Sunshine Superman
Donovan is a guy I’ve been wanting to write about since practically Day One of the blog. Let’s get to it. First, a little history courtesy of Wikipedia: “Donovan Phillips Leitch is a Scottish musician, songwriter, and record producer. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style … Continue reading Donovan – The Sunshine Superman
Jeff Beck – The Jackson Pollock of Guitar (Part 1)
I‘m stunned as I write these words. The great Jeff Beck has died. He was here in Boston just a couple months ago. I debated and debated going but I didn’t. Damn! Well, I did see him a couple of times and that, alas, will … Continue reading Jeff Beck – The Jackson Pollock of Guitar (Part 1)
Book Review – Chuck Berry: An American Life
Way back in history, 3000 years In fact, ever since the world began There’s been a whole lotta good women sheddin’ tears Over a brown-eyed handsome man It’s a lot of trouble for the brown-eyed handsome man When asked “How did you want to be … Continue reading Book Review – Chuck Berry: An American Life
Happy New Year!
“Should olde acquaintance be forgot, yadda yadda yadda. Hey there, music lovers. Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s almost 2023? Time flies when you’re constantly refreshing the same three tabs on your Internet browser and pretending you have a life outside your basement. But … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
“I was watching the Lost Planet Airmen movie and I saw the Commander Cody character and I thought it would be a great name for a band. I had no idea anyone was going to have to be Commander Cody. I mean, there’s no Lynyrd … Continue reading Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen