That grainy picture above is from my camera phone. Mouse over it – or any of my pics – and you’ll get color. That’s Mayall of course, dead center playing one of three instruments (keys, harp, guitar). To his left, guitarist Ricky Athas, bass Greg … Continue reading Concert Review – John Mayall
In a 2015 reader-decided BBC poll of greatest jazz artists of all time, saxophonist John Coltrane came in fourth. Per Wikipedia, “Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in music history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions.” His warm tone … Continue reading A Song I Love – Aisha by John Coltrane
If you know Manfred Mann at all, it is likely as part of the so-called British Invasion when British bands, starting with The Beatles, flooded America with rock and blues bands. Mann’s big hit was a song called “Doo-Wah-Diddy.” They also famously covered the Bruce … Continue reading Featured Album – Solar Fire – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
See also Why You Can’t Get Tickets to See Your Favorite Performers here. I copied this article published last year in from an ABC News page. So let me say up front that this is copyright © ABC news and all the content is theirs. … Continue reading Why are Concert Tickets Priced So High?
For a group – originally called The Most Blueswailing Yardbirds – that gave the world three of the world’s greatest guitarists, it’s funny to realize that none of them (Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton) were the original guitarist. The original band was a five-piece unit … Continue reading The Remarkable Story of The Yardbirds
Rock me pretty baby, rock me all at once Rock me for a little while, rock me for a couple of months You know honey I’ll rock you too Well I try to get closer But I’m still a million miles from you In 1967, … Continue reading Bonnie Raitt
When he first met Robert Plant, one of the first tunes Jimmy Page told him he wanted to do was a folk song called “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” which he heard on a Joan Baez album. As mentioned in a prior post, Page was … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – Babe I’m Gonna Leave You