Tag Archives: Blues
Born May 17, 1942, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks is an American Blues musician, singer-songwriter and film composer who uses the stage name Taj Mahal. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica among many instruments. Throughout his … Continue reading
American blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Elmore James was born on January 27, 1918. Before his death on May 24, 1963, he would become known as the “King of Slide Guitar” who used loud amplification and his wailing voice to … Continue reading
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
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
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!!
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