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Friday, January 10th

tonight in Chicago

He’s playing at Buddy Guy’s club, opening for Buddy himself.

Kingfish (AKA Christone Ingram, 1999-), “Hey Joe,” live, Tupelo, Miss., 2017

 

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langiappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

a lovely night lit
with oil lamps . . .
croaking frogs

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue

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radio

Today WKCR (Columbia University) is celebrating the birthday of jazz drummer Max Roach (1924-2007), playing his music all day.

Wednesday, December 25th

Merry Christmas

Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893-1929), “Christmas Eve Blues,” 1928


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Victoria Spivey (1906-1976) with Lonnie Johnson (guitar), “Christmas Morning Blues,” 1928


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Bessie Smith (1894-1937) with Joe Smith (cornet), Charlie Green (trombone), Fletcher Henderson (piano), “At the Christmas Ball,” 1925,


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Leroy Carr (1905-1935), “Christmas in Jail—Ain’t That a Pain,” 1929


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Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers with Charles Brown (1922-1999, vocals, keyboards), “Merry Christmas, Baby,” 1947


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Lowell Fulson (1921-1999), “Lonesome Christmas (I & II),” 1950


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Sonny Boy Williamson II (AKA Alex or Aleck Miller, 1912-1965), “Sonny Boy’s Christmas Blues,” 1951


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John Lee Hooker (1917-2001), “Blues for Christmas,” 1959

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, December 6th

basement jukebox

Doctor Ross (AKA Charles Isaiah Ross, 1925-1993), “Chicago Breakdown” (DR, vocals, harmonica, guitar, composition; Reuben Martin, washboard; Sam Phillips, producer), 1953

 

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other day, Chicago

Wednesday, December 3rd

sounds of Chicago

Big Maceo (AKA Major Merriweather, Big Maceo Merriweather, 1905-1953, piano), “Chicago Breakdown” (M. Merriweather), 1945

 

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other day, Chicago

Tuesday, November 5th

sounds of Chicago

Howlin’ Wolf (AKA Chester Burnett, 1910-1976) with Hubert Sumlin (1931-2011, guitar), et al., live, Chicago, 1971

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 26th

basement jukebox

Fenton Robinson (1935-1997), “Somebody (Loan Me a Dime)” (F. Robinson), 1967

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

I go,
you stay;
two autumns.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1783 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Wednesday, June 26th

basement jukebox

Junior Wells (1934-1998), “Little by Little” (M. London), 1960

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, June 21st

basement jukebox

Junior Wells (1934-1998), “I Could Cry” (J. Wells), 1957

 

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last night, Chicago (Millennium Park)

Saturday, June 1st

basement jukebox

Gus Jinkins (aka Jenkins), “You Told Me” (G. Jinkins [aka Jenkins]), 1956

 

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lagniappe

reading table

new red flowers
have bloomed . . .
pure water over moss

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, May 23rd

Blues? Little of what I hear these days appeals to me—too fast, too flashy, too formulaic. Not this.

Robert Kimbrough Sr. Blues Connection, live (studio), Jersey City, N.J., 4/1/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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