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Category: blues

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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lagniappe

random sights

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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lagniappe

random sights

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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random sights

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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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

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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lagniappe

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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random sights

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)

*****

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.

Wednesday, March 27th

sounds of Chicago

Jimmy Yancey (1894-1951), “How Long Blues”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Chicago

Monday, March 11th

voices I miss

Hound Dog Taylor (AKA Theodore Roosevelt Taylor, 1915-1975) and the Houserockers (Brewer Phillips, guitar; Ted Harvey, drums), “Taylor’s Rock” (H.D. Taylor), live, Ann Arbor Blues Festival, 1973

 

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reading table

voices in the wind
the withered field’s
crows

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

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