Anne Bredon Song Book, The Gate At The End Of The World

Wednesday November 12th, 2014
by Frank Wagner

Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, the supposed anonymous traditional song

Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, the supposed anonymous traditional song Babe I’m Gonna Leave You is an anonymous traditional song for many people because that is what the most famous cover, the one of Led Zeppelin, led to believe due to the credits that appeared next to the title on their first album; others believe that the song belongs to
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Wednesday November 5th, 2014
by Frank Wagner

9th Anniversary of Link Wray’s Death: The Story of Rumble

9th Anniversary of Link Wray’s Death: The Story of Rumble It’s been nine years since a day like today, 5th November, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray Jr died at the age of 76 years because of heart failure at his home in Copenhagen, where the guitarist born in May 2, 1929 in the small town of Dunn, North Carolina, used to
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Happy Halloween Pumpkin

Thursday October 30th, 2014
by Blind Carre

Halloween Special: Halloween playlist

Halloween Special: Halloween playlist Here you are a list of songs to liven up Halloween, with a treat included… Bobby “Boris” Pickett: Monster Mash (Single, 1962) Bo Didley: Bo Meets the Monster (Single, 1958) Jack Marshall: The Munsters (1960) Los Straitjackets: The Munsters (Halloween Hootenanny compilation, 1998) Warren Zevon: Werewolves of London (Excitable Boy,
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The ARMS

Wednesday October 15th, 2014
by Frank Wagner

The ARMS concert: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page on stage together

The ARMS concert: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page on stage together The A.R.M.S. (Action into Research for Multiple Sclerosis) was the concert held on September 20th 1983 at Royal Albert Hall, London — conceived by The Small Faces and The Faces ex-bassist Ronnie Lane — in support of Action into Research for Multiple Sclerosis. Due to the audience success and “good
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Rocket "88" - Jackie Brenston

Monday October 6th, 2014
by Frank Wagner

The first-ever Rock and Roll song?

The first-ever Rock and Roll song? There is no agreement about what was or what can be regarded as the first-ever rock and roll song. Here are two highly valued candidates with the same title, original and cover version: 1. Rocket “88”, 3 March 1951, by Jackie Brenston Vs 2. Rocket 88, 14 June 1951, by
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Daddy Stovepipe

Monday September 29th, 2014
by Blind Carre

Daddy Stovepipe

Daddy Stovepipe Daddy Stovepipe was the second self-accompanied bluesman to record; singer, guitarist and harmonica player, he was born in Mobile, Alabama. Daddy Stovepipe (April 12, 1867 – November 1, 1963) is the name that Johnny Watson used for the most of his recordings; although he also recorded under names Jimmy Watson,
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Ed. Andrews - Barrel House disc

Monday September 22nd, 2014
by Blind Carre

Ed. Andrews

Ed. Andrews Ed. Andrews was an American blues singer and guitarist — from who knows where but probably some place around Atlanta — who made the first-ever male blues recording for OKeh in 1924. The story is simple, after the first recordings by Bessie Smith and Mamie Smith (OKeh, New York, 1920),
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Monday September 15th, 2014
by Blind Carre
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Blind Blake

Blind Blake Arthur “Blind” Blake (1896? – 1934?) was a blues guitarist and singer considered pioneer — or at least among the first ones — in translate the piano ragtime style into the guitar. Here is a virtuoso whose technique could only be reached by certain guitarists. It is considered the first
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