Tag Archives: Blues

Sonic Gems: John Fahey – The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death

In 1965, American finger stylist guitar player John Fahey composed and released The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death.  This was his fifth album and the first released by a company outside of his own.   In the turbulent underpinnings of his … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Snooks Eaglin – New Orleans Street Singer

Snooks Eaglin (real name Fird Eaglin, Jr.) was a New Orleans busker who was alternatively known as ‘ the Little Ray Charles’ and the ‘the Human Juke Box’.  This guitarist singer had himself a brief run as a R&B barnstormer … Continue reading

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Sonic Gem: The 1950s – Ten For Ten

This decade’s music was dominated by rock-n-roll; doo-wop, pop, swing, rhythm and blues, blues, country and rockabilly.   The playlist below offers the top ten songs in the United States for each year of this decade.  Enjoy!!

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Instrumental Blues – Part I

Early on when I started discovering that I liked playing more than classical, I started developing an interest in the blues and then blues rock before even the jazz then progressive hard rock periods of my life.  Now, I mainly … Continue reading

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Rhupunt X 2

I attended a short form poetry workshop tonight and as usual burned off two poems.  This time it was in a traditional Welsh form called the rhupunt.  Obviously, not my best poems but these are them: Four Line Rhupunt x … Continue reading

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