Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


Sam Hinton • Talking Atomic Blues • 1963

Phil Ochs • Draft Dodger Rag • 1965


Get ’em: Newport BroadsideI Ain’t Marching Anymore

Album cover: All Music

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

Lights flicker from the opposite loft . . .


Bob Dylan • Visions of Johanna • 1966


Get it: Blonde on Blonde

Sunday, October 20, 2013

ALLEY SPECIAL

First time I heard Wright Holmes he scared me a little bit. I didn’t know what to make of the intense craziness of “Alley Special” heard on a Blues Classics LP many years ago. Many years after that, I heard his other two issued performances and was pretty well convinced we had a real Texas madman on our hands here. I believe I read somewhere that he later gave up blues for the church . . . hope that helped! Anyway, here for your Sunday listening is the great and not famous Wright Holmes as he sounded in a Houston recording studio in 1947 singing his blues and cranking out some really unhinged guitar solos.



Wright Holmes • Alley Special

Photo: Wright Holmes, 1967, courtesy of American Music.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

CAN’T GET NO GRINDIN’ . . .


Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie

click on song title to listen


Memphis Minnie, vocal/guitar; Kansas Joe, vocal/guitar. Chicago, 11 October 1930

This track and 20 others featuring great sides by artists like Charley Patton, Blind Blake, Lil McClintock, and others, are available on the CD that comes with this year’s (2013) Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920’s calendar available from Blues Images.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

A great little EP in a heavy cardboard sleeve was making the rounds in 1966. Here are two of the three tunes it contained. . . .


Country Joe & The Fish • Bass Strings / Section 43 • 1966


Find ’em: Collectors Items: The First Three EP’s

EP cover: 45cat

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

“I Want You” was the jaunty radio hit in the summer of ’66 but the flip was the scary side that pulled you down onto Rue Morgue Avenue and wrung you out until you drag-assed yourself back home muttering “I do believe I’ve had enough. . . .”


Bob Dylan • I Want You • 1966

Bob Dylan • Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues • 1966


Get ’em: Blonde on Blonde; A Musical History (The Band)

45 picture sleeve: Rate Your Music