Bob Dylan: Trail of The Buffalo (traditional)

Come round you old time cowboys, and listen to my song Please do not grow weary, I will not detain you long Concerning some young cowboy, who did agree to go Spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo – Well I wrote that song to the tune of Buffalo Skinner. An old cowboy song. ~Bob Dylan about …

August 27: Johnny Cash released At Madison Square Garden in 2002

Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden is an album by Johnny Cash that was recorded in December 1969 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but which was not released until 2002 (making it his 86th album overall). The album was recorded just 4 months after Cash’s seminal At San Quentin was released, which is probably why it was not released soon after its recording. As with …

15 great Americana/Country versions of Neil Young songs

  Neil Young has always had one foot in the rock camp and one in the country camp, he is one of the true entrepreneurs of country-rock. He has released pure rock albums and equally pure country albums, he has toured with rock bands and he has toured with a country music ensemble. “I was told that no matter what I did, …

August 21: Joe Strummer was born in 1952

 “We aren’t particularly talented. We try harder!”― Joe Strummer“– Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn’t have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed” ― Joe Strummer

July 30: Sam Phillips died 11 years ago in 2003

Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003), better known as Sam Phillips, was an American businessman, record executive, record producer and DJ who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. He was a producer, label owner, and talent scout throughout the 1940s and 1950s. He most notably founded Sun Studios and Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Through Sun, …

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