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April 20, 2014
by Hallgeir

Today: Johnny Shines passed away 22 years ago

    That’s what I am, a Delta blues man. And now I’m considered the king of the Delta blues. ~Johnny Shines (1989 Living Blues Interview) Best known as a traveling companion of Robert Johnson, Johnny Shines’ own contributions to … Continue reading

April 19, 2014
by Hallgeir

Today: Levon Helm died two years ago, Rest In Peace

  Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm , was an American rock multi-instrumentalist and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and frequent lead and backing vocalist for The Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of The Band’s recordings, such … Continue reading

April 18, 2014
by Hallgeir

Today: 25 year anniversary for The Pixies release of Doolittle

..the songs on Doolittle have the power to make you literally jump out of your skin with excitement. ~NME     Doolittle is a mix of the band’s earlier hardcore storms, Black Francis’ self­described “stream of unconsciousness” rants, and the … Continue reading

April 17, 2014
by Egil

Today: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released “The Good Son” in 1990

 Come sail your ships around me And burn your bridges down We make a little history, baby Every time you come around ~Nick Cave (The Ship Song) – …the Seeds followed up Tender Prey with the equally brilliant but generally … Continue reading

April 16, 2014
by Egil

Today: The late Dusty Springfield was born in 1939, 75 years ago

I’m the most misunderstood, misquoted person I know, honestly. ~Dusty Springfield Britain’s greatest pop diva, …was also the finest white soul singer of her era, a performer of remarkable emotional resonance whose body of work spans the decades and their … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
by Egil

Today: The late Bessie Smith was born in 1894, 120 years ago

It’s a long old road, but I know I’m gonna find the end. ~Bessie Smith – Press: Who are your favorite singers? Bob Dylan: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday and Nancy Sinatra ~Bob Dylan press conference – Paris, May … Continue reading

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