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Sunday, January 29th

timeless

Still, after more than fifty years of listening, this voice and this guitar, accompanied by his wife’s voice, give me chills.

Blind Willie Johnson (vocals, guitar) with Willie B. Harris (vocals), “I’m Gonna Run to the City of Refuge,” rec. Dec. 12, 1928 (Dallas)

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 24th

sounds of New York

Mary Halvorson (guitar) with Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), Nick Dunston (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), “Night Shift” (M. Halvorson), live, New York, 2022

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 20th

two takes

Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011), “Me and the Devil,” 2010

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Robert Johnson (1922-1938), “Me and the Devil Blues,” rec. 1937 (Dallas)

Thursday, January 5th

like nothing else

Daniel Bachman (1989-, guitar, banjo, video production), Almanac Behind, posted 12/15/22 (audio from the album [11/18/22])

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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Taking a break—back in a bit.

Saturday, December 31st

like nobody else

What Is Man and What Is Guitar? Keith Rowe (Bob Burnett, Alan F. Jones), 2021

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), The Plough and the Song (1946), detail

Friday, December 30th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Bartees Strange, live (“Boomer,” “Heavy Heart,” “Mulholland Dr.,” “Wretched”), Washington, D.C., 2022

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, December 28th

sounds of Chicago

Sonny Boy Williamson II (AKA Alex or Aleck Miller, 1912-1965) with Hubert Sumlin (guitar), Sunnyland Slim (piano), Willie Dixon (bass), Clifton James (drums): “My Younger Days” (S.B. Williamson), live, 1964 European tour

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 22nd

sounds of Chicago

Bo Diddley (aka Ellas McDaniel, 1928-2008), “Bo Diddley” (E. McDaniel), live (TV show [The Ed Sullivan Show]), 1955

Friday, 12/16/22

sounds of Chicago

Baby Face Leroy Trio (BFL, drums, vocals; Muddy Waters, guitar, vocals; Little Walter, harmonica, vocals), “Rollin’ and Tumblin'” (Pts. 1 and 2), rec. 1950, Chicago

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Alexander Calder [1898-1976], Flamingo [1973], detail)

Thursday, December 15th

what’s new

Julian Lage Trio (JL, guitar; Jorge Roeder, bass; Kenny Wollesen, drums), “Tributary” (J. Lage), live, Lexington, Kentucky, 12/8/22

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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