31 10, 2013

Best Ever: 8 Great Blues Cassettes – Part Three

By |October 31st, 2013|All, Best Ever, Blues|6 Comments|

It’s no secret that I ain’t been around for a while. Truth be told, I got The Blues. Alright, I know that’s what I said in 8 Great Blues Cassettes – Part One. This time, though, I had a different kind of Blues: The Summertime Blues. With all the smog, San Francisco fog, and […]

6 04, 2013

J.J. Cale: Troubadour (1976)

By |April 6th, 2013|1976, All, Blues, Pop, The 70s|2 Comments|

As a student in ’86, I thought I’d heard some laidback stuff and was king of relaxed. That was all before someone suggested I listen to Troubadour released a decade ago by an obscure good old boy guitarist, J.J. Cale, from Oklahoma.

I borrowed the tape from a pianist friend of mine who played in […]

24 02, 2013

8 Great Blues Cassettes – Part Two

By |February 24th, 2013|All, Best Ever, Blues|3 Comments|

Welcome back to 8 Great Blues Cassettes, a Blues showcase so good, it just might take your Blues away—with Blues musicians so “bad”—you’ll want ‘em to stay. Part One featured “Father of The Blues” Robert Johnson, exploring his legendary life and the invaluable legacy he left behind with Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings (1990). […]

7 01, 2013

8 Great Blues Cassettes – Part One

By |January 7th, 2013|Best Ever, Blues|2 Comments|

I know it’s a new year and all, filled with rejuvenation, restoration, and resolutions; still, I got the blues.

And I ain’t talkin’ bout just any ol’ kind of blues; I’m talkin’ bout The Blues, with a capital “B”, the low, down, dirty kind, the kind that makes you ache deep in your bones, while […]

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