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Hot Cold Cold Corn

Vivian Howard, the chef and star of A Chef’s Life on PBS wrote in her cookbook, Deep Run Roots: “Ground corn distinguishes the food of the Americas from that of the rest of the world”. It turns out down in America they make hooch from… Read More

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So nice to be right here….

With all of 45’s shenanigans south of the border, I was thinking how happy I am to be living right here in Canada. Here’s Mendelson Joe performing The Canada Song. Back in the 80s when I was living in a storefront studio on Ossington Ave… Read More

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Hop Scop Blues

It’s true there have been a few food posts around these parts lately, but fear not, this joint ain’t becoming the food network or anything like that. I was just surfing around the YouTube before bed, and stumbled upon this delightful video by Meredith Axelrod… Read More

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James Cotton RIP

Here at home we have a photo by the great Memphis photographer Ernest Withers of the Howlin Wolf Band pretending to pick cotton in Arkansas. There’s a young James Cotton in that photo sporting a big grin. RIP  

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Rod Bernard and that Swamp-Pop Sound

Here’s a nice little 2 part film: Rod Bernard and Cajun Rock ‘n’ Roll…. Here’s Rod Bernard’s breakthrough swamp-pop tune, This Should Go on Forever. And Part II of the documentary…   Allons Danser Colinda featured Johnny and Edgar Winter! Shake Rattle & Roll. The… Read More

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Newberry and Verch

Two of my fave players April Verch and Joe Newberry, performing together. This video includes April Verch playing fiddle and step-dancing together. Wonderful! I’ve had to opportunity to meet Joe Newberry at Midwest Banjo Camp, attend some of his classes and play music with him… Read More