Chicago Blues 1972 documentary

This is a very fine “time capsule” directed by Harley Cokeliss, an American director, producer, writer and actor born February 11, 1945 in San Diego. The cinematography is by master cameraman Tak Fujimoto. CHICAGO BLUES explores the hard lives of bluesmen in Chicago narrated by an insightful and incendiary commentary from comedian turned political activist Dick Gregory. CHICAGO BLUES is a an interesting document …

October 3: Skip James passed away in 1969 – 45 years ago

Hard time’s is here An ev’rywhere you go Times are harder Than th’ever been befo’ ~Skip James – Hard Time Killing Floor Blues Coupling an oddball guitar tuning set against eerie, falsetto vocals, James’ early recordings could make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. ~Cub Koda (allmusic.com) From Wikipedia: Birth name Nehemiah Curtis James Born June …

October 1: Albert Collins birthday

I was told when I started to play that simple music is the hardest music in the world to play. And blues is simple music. ~Albert Collins Most of the time I hum what I’m playing so sometimes it bleeds through on the track. That’s why I get hoarse sometimes when I try to sing, I’ll be humming my notes, …

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