I first heard Juke Boy Bonner singing I’m a Bluesman on a compilation record (remember records) I had way back in the early 80s. I was a serious blues freak back in those days. There was something about Bonner’s performance of I’m a Bluesman that… Read More
Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, from 1974. Just because.
At one time I listened to a lot of blues music. Back in the early 80s when I was in university, I would go into the listening room at the York U library and sign out all sorts of obscure blues records, and sit down… Read More
Not much to say tonight. My brain is running on empty and needs recharging. I’m tired, and I think I might just play some banjo for a short while and hit the hay early.. While I do that, why don’t you listen to some blues.… Read More
Feeling like a little blues. Here’s the Samantha Fish Band playing Sucker Born on a cigar box guitar (just because I like all kinds of folk music)
Here’s Weird Bob covering one of my fave Sonny Boy Williamson tunes – Letterman. And of course here’s Sonny Boy. I’m going to spare you the New York Dolls and Doobie Brothers versions and go right to James Cotton
I first heard Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon back in about 1980 in the listening room at the York University Library. I discovered they had a marvelous collection of blues greats on vinyl and I decided I wanted to listen to them all. The… Read More
I heard today that Chicago bluesman Magic Slim died. RIP
I think I first heard Robert Pete Williams’ music in 1980 in the Listening Room at the York University library. They had a great collection of blues music there and a bunch of turntables. You could sign out records (some of you may remember those)… Read More
Tonight’s Daily Dose features Big Joe Williams, the King of the Nine String guitar. Wait, he’s the only guy who played a nine string guitar. He modified a six string. That makes him the king.