Category Archives: Blues

My Day was Thursday

Mississippi Fred McDowell – I’m So Glad I Got Good Religion (from Amazing Grace 1966) Hearing Amazing Grace for the first time about 4 years ago was like one of those corny record collector stories about music that changed your … Continue reading

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That Type of Son Of a Bitch

Snatch and The Poontangs – “Two Time Slim” (from Snatch and The Poontangs 1969) Johnny Otis a.k.a. “the type of cocksucker to start an uprisin in a motherfuckers ass” put together this album somewhere between “Hey, Shine” and his son’s … Continue reading

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Mannish Boy Was Here

While eating Jamaican food and checking out maybe the best art collection I’ve ever seen I was directed across the street by owner of said art. This was Muddy Waters first Chicago home and at times Howling Wolf’s and others. … Continue reading

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