This Week in Blues History - July 29-August 4
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
4y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books... thanks to the love and support of our fans all over the world! You can purchase your copy at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Magic Sam, who appeared this week in 1969 at the legendary Ann Arbor Blues Festival. “This Week in Blues History” is available commercial free to our ..read more
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This Week on BU - Imperial Records Down Home Blues (Hour 2)
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
5y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is STILL the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) The Imperial Record label, founded in 1948 in Los Angeles, is well known as the home of Fats Domino and other great New Orleans artists, as well as Texas guitar hero T-Bone Walker. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, however, we focus on some of the fantastic Country and Down Home Blues that Imperial held in their catalog over the years, from Lightnin' Hopkins, Clifton Chen ..read more
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This Week on BU - Imperial Records Down Home Blues (Hour 1)
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
5y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is STILL the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) The Imperial Record label, founded in 1948 in Los Angeles, is well known as the home of Fats Domino and other great New Orleans artists, as well as Texas guitar hero T-Bone Walker. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, however, we focus on some of the fantastic Country and Down Home Blues that Imperial held in their catalog over the years, from Lightnin' Hopkins, Clifton Chen ..read more
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This Week in Blues History - July 22-28
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
5y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is STILL the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books... thanks to the love and support of our fans all over the world! You can purchase your copy at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Skip James, whose re-emergence at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival marked the advent of a new chapter in his career. “This Week in Blues History” i ..read more
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This Week on BU - Movin' & Groovin' to the Hammond B3 (Hour 2)
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
5y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) The first Hammond Organ -- the Model A -- was introduced in the United States in 1935 by inventor Laurens Hammond. He originally intended it for use in radio broadcasting, as a replacement for the piano in middle class homes, and as an affordable substitute for the pipe organ in churches. In the mid 1950s, the B3 model was introduced, and it quickly found a home in blues, gospel ..read more
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This Week on BU - Movin' & Groovin' to the Hammond B3 (Hour 1)
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
5y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we're movin' and groovin' to the sounds of the Hammond B3 organ. Popular in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, and Gospel, we'll celebrate the history of this hit making instrument over the years, with rarities from Sam Lazar and J.C. Davis, plus all time classics from Bill Doggett, Booker T. & the MG's, Jimmy McGriff, and more. Pictured: Hit m ..read more
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This Week in Blues History - July 15-21
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
5y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we take a look at the American Record Corporation's 1939 field trip to Memphis. For the Bluff City, it marked the end of an era. “This Week in Blues History” is available commercial free to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including ho ..read more
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Chicago Blues Harmonica 1945-1955 (Hour 2)
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
5y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) As a special treat to our listeners, here’s another blast from the archives that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy! —SBH. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we take a look at some of the great harmonica wizards that were a mainstay of the Chicago Blues scene. Beginning with 'The Chairman of the Board' – John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, who was pretty much responsible for put ..read more
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Chicago Blues Harmonica 1945-1955 (Hour 1)
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
5y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) As a special treat to our listeners, here’s another blast from the archives that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy! —SBH. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we take a look at some of the great harmonica wizards that were a mainstay of the Chicago Blues scene. Beginning with 'The Chairman of the Board' – John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, who was pretty much responsible for put ..read more
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This Week in Blues History - July 8-14
Blues Unlimited
by Sleepy Boy Hawkins
5y ago
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale NOW at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile guitarist Blue Smitty, who cut his only session for Chess Records, this week in 1952. “This Week in Blues History” is available commercial free to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including how to get instant access to more t ..read more
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