Ramblin’ Jack’s masterpiece. I’ve heard a few versions and they’re all quite different and at the same time all about the same, if you know what I mean.
Here’s Roy Book Binder, talking about his days learning from and traveling with Rev. Gary Davis, and performing The Preacher Picked the Guitar… This is from the GtrWorkShp channel on YouTube.
Here’s an American murder ballad from the late 20s. It’s been recorded by lots of performers, including Leadbelly, Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk. Here are two interesting versions…
Geez, I sure am disappointed in the results of yesterday’s Ontario election. That’s all I have to say on that subject. Here’s Lonnie Johnson….
Dave Van Ronk.
Here’s Eric Dolphy’s take on on the Billy Strayhorn composition, Take the A Train. Wakey wakey, it’s Monday morning. Charles Mingus – Bass Eric Dolphy – Bass Clarinet Clifford Jordan – Tenor Sax Johnny Coles – Trumpet Jaki Byard – Piano Dannie Richmond – Drums
I hadn’t thought about The Roches in years, when somehow or another they recently came up in conversation with a friend. Now some of their tunes are buzzing around my little brain again, so I thought I’d share. I first heard them in NYC in… Read More