Category Archives: Blues

ELVIS: Sun in Vegas

by Tony G. Marshall A rare and fascinating public moment occurred as Elvis Presley began a brief reflective backtrack to his musical roots from the stage of the Las Vegas Hilton when he saw someone in the audience holding a copy of the then recently … Continue reading

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RICHARD, CHARLES & JILES: The Original Albums

The ‘triple’ Rock ‘n’ Roll tragedy that was eventually labelled “The Day The Music Died” encompasses the passing of a trio of pioneering greats who have been the subject of many “how much greater they could have been…” conversations around the world since … Continue reading

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ELTON JOHN: Midsummer Fantastical!

10 Things You Need to Know About Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy By the Editor@EltonJohn.com Before there was Google there was Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy. To explain… For many an Elton fan in 1975, listening … Continue reading

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JIMI HENDRIX: An Ectoplasm of Sound — R.A.H.

‘An ectoplasm of sound’: Jimi Hendrix’s Royal Albert Hall history Posted on Wednesday 24 February 2016 by Lydia Smith – From The Archive Music Guitar hero Jimi Hendrix has a special association with the Royal Albert Hall, with the venue … Continue reading

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GRACE SLICK presents Monterey and Woodstock | Limelight Agency

~ Grace Slick Presents Monterey Pop ~ 1. Unknown (Drug Dealer) 2. Marty Balin (*JA singer) 3. Jorma Kaukonen 4. Janis Joplin 5. Ghandi 6. Jack Casady (*JA Bass) 7. Otis Redding 8. (Mama) Cass Elliot 9. Pete Townshend 10. … Continue reading

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LAURA!

“WHEN YOU ROLL THE DICE THERE’S A LESSON LEARNT – IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, WELL YOU’RE GONNA GET BURNT!” –  ‘Irate’ song lyrics/music Copyright © Laura Wilde/Brian Canham. “Music in the Blood” – New Short Essay “Sold My Soul” – Updated Album Review … Continue reading

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‘SAM PHILLIPS: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll,’ by Peter Guralnick – The New York Times

Five hundred forty-one pages into Peter Guralnick’s 763-page biography of Sam Phillips, the impresario enshrined in the subtitle as “the man who invented rock ’n’ roll,” we get the moment when many people probably saw Phillips for the first time. … Continue reading

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GREIL MARCUS: ‘Mystery Train’ at 40 | Rolling Stone

A Conversation With Greil Marcus: ‘Mystery Train’ Keeps Rolling at 40. “These artists just keep reverberating,” says Marcus of figures that populate landmark 1975 work BY ROB SHEFFIELD October 19, 2015 Source: A Conversation With Greil Marcus: ‘Mystery Train’ at … Continue reading

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WOODSTOCK 1969: 24 Hours of Peace and Music – in its entirety! | Deep Jams Radio

A fascinating source of access for a Woodstock anniversary is Deep Jams Radio’s “24 hours of Peace and Music” event. The featured music below is from the Woodstock performers’ setlists which also includes the various sources in the listings. It’s a fascinating document … Continue reading

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ELVIS PRESLEY: How he built rock ‘n’ roll on his self-titled debut | Record Bin | Nooga.com

By JOSHUA PICKARD  During the course of any reasonable discussion about the history of modern music, there are always going to be a few names that pop up again and again—Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Robert Johnson and Elvis Presley spring … Continue reading

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