Now, the aficionados will say, Well, yeah, I knew there was some blues in the palette of these artists. But note, I used the word primarily. I don’t think the first word that comes to mind for any of these people is blues. What got … Continue reading Blues Songs by Artists Who Are Not Primarily Blues Singers
Tag: The Kinks
My Musical Journey in 25 Songs (Part 2)
“Born under a bad sign I been down since I begin to crawl If it wasn’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have no luck at all” Music, of course, started to expand and change throughout the Sixties. In fact, at least in America, everything started … Continue reading My Musical Journey in 25 Songs (Part 2)
Overlooked Gems – A New Series
Sirius XM has a channel called Deep Tracks. All in all, it’s one of the better channels on a service that I largely think could be vastly improved. (Note to Sirius – it’s a good channel but please note that sometimes there’s a reason a … Continue reading Overlooked Gems – A New Series
Have a Cuppa Tea – A Six-Pack of the Kinks
Manager Robert Wace “I had a friend … He thought the group was rather fun. If my memory is correct, he came up with the name just as an idea, as a good way of getting publicity … When we went to [the band members] with the … Continue reading Have a Cuppa Tea – A Six-Pack of the Kinks
New Music Revue – 26th August, 2019
Time for another New Music Revue where I look beyond the end of my own nose and see what’s out there … Delbert McClinton has been around the block a few times. Wikipedia lists him as “an American blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, … Continue reading New Music Revue – 26th August, 2019
News from Up the Street
“News from up the street, she’s people I’d like to meet.” – Dan Hicks Wherein I mention a few random things that have been floating around in my head or of which I’ve become aware, of greater or lesser import. The first two are of … Continue reading News from Up the Street
Happy New Year?
Well, despite the best efforts of both our beloved (?) president and the madman across the water in North Korea, anyone reading this has apparently made it through another year. Congratulations. I don’t have anything particularly intelligent to say here. What else is new, you … Continue reading Happy New Year?
God Save The Kinks (final of four)
“[People] think I should never have stopped writing three-minute story songs. But I’ve written so many of them the formula begins to reveal itself. The magic goes. It did for me, anyway.” – Ray Davies In 1973, it was Ray’s turn to be put through … Continue reading God Save The Kinks (final of four)
The Kinks (pt. 3) – It’s Only Juke Box Music
“I exalt Ray and Dave Davies. People in America talk about The Beatles, The Stones, The Who. For me, it’s the Beatles, The Stones, the Kinks … I certainly wouldn’t have presumed to compete with the Kinks.” -Pete Townshend These next few years were incredibly … Continue reading The Kinks (pt. 3) – It’s Only Juke Box Music
The Kinks (pt 2) – Where Have All the Good Times Gone?
‘Ray and Dave were very volatile,’ Pete Quaife, who died in 2010, once said. ‘They could start a fight over absolutely nothing.’ I hope eventually to be sufficiently capable of expressing people’s everyday moods, thoughts, and emotions in music.” Ray Davies to NME in 1964. Interview … Continue reading The Kinks (pt 2) – Where Have All the Good Times Gone?