Originally from a 1940s musical this is an established jazz standard with some wonderful performances Any favourites out there?
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Carter is often known for his bawdy songs such as "Banana in Your Fruit Basket", "Pin in Your Cushion", "Your Biscuits Are Big Enough for Me", "Please Warm My Wiener" and "My Pencil Won't Write No More". He had more depth in Blues - in 1928, he recorded the original version of "Corrine, Corrina", which later became a hit for Big Joe Turner.
This is a movie that I really can not tell you how man times I have seen. Back in the early eighties me and my Navy buddies used to go see this at the mid-night movies.
Good times with good friends and good music.
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same [Blu-ray]
Product DescriptionThe line forms here for the world’s greatest and possibly most influential band – Led Zeppelin! With Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love and more signature performances, this mesmerizing movie built around Zep’s famed ’73 NYC concerts is convincing proof why. Band members supervised the Re-mastering and Dolby 5.1 Re-mixing of the film’s image and sound.
In addition to their performances, fantasy sequences and at-home glimpses of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham, this 2-disc Special Edition has over 40 minutes of newly-added extra features including: Two (2) never-before-released songs in rare performance footage: Celebration and Over the Hills and Far Away; Vintage TV Footage: Drake Hotel Robbery during the New York Concert Stand; Robert Plant BBC Interview and Tampa Concert Band Arrival. Also available in Hi-Def and Blu Ray!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
... these massive strings-drenched ballads that pay lip service to the mid-60s era of those solo artists with single names like Dusty, Lulu, Cilla and Sandie and the sort of epic tunes they would have blasted out on Sunday Night at the London Palladium or during a royal command performance.BBC
Harvieu looks likely to become one of the most talked about singing voices of the next few years.
Any comments guys?
Friday, January 27, 2012
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
"Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash 1963)
"Trying to Get To You" (Elvis Presley 1955)
"I Forgot to Remember to Forget" (Elvis Presley 1955)
"Great Balls of Fire" (Jerry Lee Lewis 1957)
"Can't Help Falling in Love" (Elvis Presley 1961)
"Dixie Fried" (Carl Perkins 1956)
"How's the World Treating You" (Elvis Presley 1956)
"It's Now or Never" (Elvis Presley 1960)
"Miss Pearl" (Jimmy Wages 1957)
"Live It Up" (Chris Isaak original)
"I Walk the Line" (Johnny Cash 1956)
"So Long I'm Gone" (Warren Smith 1957)
"She's Not You" (Elvis Presley 1962)
"My Happiness" (Elvis Presley 1953)
Monday, January 23, 2012
Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music
Paperback: 449 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (November 2, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
“The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In this “expertly researched, elegantly written, dispassionate yet thoughtful history” (Gary Giddins), award-winning author Ted Gioia gives us “the rare combination of a tome that is both deeply informative and enjoyable to read” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). From the field hollers of nineteenth-century plantations to Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Delta Blues delves into the uneasy mix of race and money at the point where traditional music became commercial and bluesmen found new audiences of thousands. Combining extensive fieldwork, archival research, interviews with living musicians, and first-person accounts with “his own calm, argument-closing incantations to draw a line through a century of Delta blues” (New York Times), this engrossing narrative is flavored with insightful and vivid musical descriptions that ensure “an understanding of not only the musicians, but the music itself” (Boston Sunday Globe). Rooted in the thick-as-tar Delta soil, Delta Blues is already “a contemporary classic in its field” (Jazz Review). 38 illustrations
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
"Crosscut Saw", or "Cross Cut Saw Blues" as it was first called, is a bawdy blues song - it became an early R&B chart hit for Albert King, "who made it one of the necessary pieces of modern blues"
The lyrics are rife with double-entendre:
Now, I'm a cross cut saw, drag me 'cross yo' log I'm a cross cut saw, and drag me across yo' log Babe, I'll cut yo' wood so easy, you can't help say "hot dog"
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Jump Blues is a jazz influenced Blues very popular in the 1940s and perhaps the precursor of Rock and Roll. Jump blues was revived in the 1980s by artists such as Joe Jackson and Brian Setzer Bands who perform it today include Roomful of Blues, MoPac and The Blue Suburbans, Ray Collins' Hot Club and Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s. In the 1990s The Mighty Blue Kings also played jump blues.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Wikipedia Lucille Bogan was an American blues singer, among the first to be recorded. She also recorded under the pseudonym Bessie Jackson. The sexologist and music critic, Ernest Borneman, stated that Bogan along with Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, was in "the big three of the blues" So quite explicit
Monday, January 16, 2012
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Bulfinch (September 8, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0821257242
- ISBN-13: 978-0821257241
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.3 x 11.2 inches
From Publishers Weekly
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Sixty Minute Man" is a rhythm and blues (R&B) record released in 1951 by The Dominoes. It was written by Billy Ward and Rose Marks and was one of the first R&B hit records to cross over to become a pop hit on the pop charts. It is regarded as one of the most important of the recordings which helped generate and shape rock and roll
Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Monday, January 09, 2012
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage (January 16, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
From Library Journal
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Reviews"[Albert Murray] is possessed of the poet's language, the novelist's sensibility, the essayist's clarity, the jazzman's Imagination, the gospel singer's depth of feeling."
-- The New Yorker
In this visionary book, the author of the legendary Stomping the Blues takes an audacious new look at black music and, in the process, succeeds in changing the way we read all literature. Albert Murray's subject is the previously unacknowledged kinship between fiction and the blues. Both, he argues, are virtuoso performances that impart information, wisdom, and moral guidance to their audiences. Both place a high value on improvisation. And both fiction and the blues create a delicate balance between the holy and the obscene, essential human values and cosmic absurdity.
Encompassing artists from Ernest Hemingway to Duke Ellington, and from Thomas Mann to Richard Wright, The Hero and the Blues is at once an homage and a manifesto for a new black aesthetic. Erudite, eloquent, appreciative, and iconoclastic, it is further evidence of Murray's ability to turn the essay into a kind of poetry -- as enchanting as it is instructive.
"The size of his reputation is incommensurate with his quality .... Murray is as close to a classic nineteenth-century man of letters as one might find in this country today."
-- Boston Globe
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Notes From YouTube:
Acoustic hats at work: Laura Williams ( vocals and kazoo) and Luca Menti ( harps) came some time ago to visit me and we did this little jam singing and playing on the spot this old song composed by the Chatmon brothers alias the "Mississippi Sheiks".
I play my ringing National Triolian in standard tuning, key of C, with the help of my feet stomping a footdrum board crafted here in Italy by Herrmann Guitars (http://www.weissenbornguitar.com/ ).
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Friday, January 06, 2012
This song "B.B. King - Happy Birthday Blues" was left for me by my online friends.
My online friends Lawrence & Toni who run the Martial Arts website Tan Dao Martial Arts. They run their site in the spirit of the journey. Warrior, Scholar, Monk. And they ask the question, "Are you an Evolving Martial Artist?"
I have heard most of B.B. King's music, but this song is a new one for me. Thanks to my friends for turning me on to it, and I just wanted to share it with those who read my blog.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Robert Lockwood, Jr., also known as Robert Junior Lockwood, was an American Delta blues guitarist, who recorded for Chess Records among other Chicago labels in the 1950s and 1960s. He is best known as a longtime collaborator with Sonny Boy Williamson II and for his work in the mid-1950s with Little Walter.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation (May 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.9 x 0.2 inches
Here is a great book that will help you learn to play Jazz and blues piano.