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Tuesday, January 29th

basement jukebox

Buddy Guy, “First Time I Met the Blues” (E. Montgomery), 1960

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

I had been hungry, all the Years – 
My Noon had Come – to dine – 
I trembling drew the Table near – 
And touched the Curious Wine – 

‘Twas this on Tables I had seen – 
When turning, hungry, Home 
I looked in Windows, for the Wealth 
I could not hope – for Mine –

I did not know the ample Bread – 
‘Twas so unlike the Crumb 
The Birds and I, had often shared 
In Nature’s – Dining Room –

The Plenty hurt me – ’twas so new – 
Myself felt ill – and odd – 
As Berry – of a Mountain Bush – 
Transplanted – to a Road –

Nor was I hungry – so I found 
That Hunger – was a way 
Of Persons outside Windows – 
The Entering – takes away –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 439 (Franklin)

Monday, October 22nd

more

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica [1934-1998]) with Buddy Guy (guitar), Phil Guy (guitar), A.C. Reed (tenor saxophone), et al., live (TV show), Chicago, early ’70s

“Little by Little”

 

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“Mystery Train”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, July 12th

basement jukebox

Buddy Guy, “This Is the End,” 1959

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Butterfly
sleeping
on the temple bell.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Wednesday, December 14th

Chicago blues
day two

Junior Wells (1934-1998; vocal, harmonica), Buddy Guy (1936-; guitar), et al., “Cryin’ Shame” (AKA “Country Girl”), live, Chicago, 1970

 

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lagniappe

reading table

winter wind—
he can’t find his roost
the evening crow

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

Friday, November 7th

blues festival (day five)

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica), Buddy Guy (guitar), Phil Guy (guitar), et al., “Ships on the Ocean,” live, Chicago (Theresa’s Lounge, 4801 S. Indiana), c. 1975

Friday, April 19th

Chicago: 1970s

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica), Buddy Guy (guitar), et al., live, Theresa’s, 48th & Indiana, Chicago, 1970s

Friday, 1/18/13

three takes

“Driving Wheel,” AKA “Driving Wheel Blues” (R. Sykes)

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells (BG, guitar; JW, harmonica and vocals; Jimmy Johnson, guitar; Dave Myers, bass; Odie Payne, drums), live, Portugal (Algarve Jazz Festival), 1978

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Junior Parker, 1961

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Roosevelt Sykes, 1936

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lagniappe

reading table

[I]t is out of adolescents who last a sufficient number of years that life makes old men.

—Marcel Proust, Finding Time Again (translated from French by Ian Patterson)

Thursday, 6/28/12

Today, for our 1,000th post, we revisit a few favorites—more tomorrow.

Junior Wells (vocal and harmonica), Buddy Guy (guitar), “Cryin’ Shame” (AKA “Country Girl”), live, Chicago, 1970 (Chicago Blues)

(Originally posted 7/8/10.)

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Buddy Guy, “Let Me Love You Baby,” live, 1960s

(Originally posted 3/12/10.)

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Magic Sam, “All Your Love,” “Lookin’ Good”
Live, Germany, 1969

(Originally posted 11/21/09.)

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Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers (Brewer Phillips, guitar; Ted Harvey, drums), “Sadie,” live, Ann Arbor Blues Festival, 1973

(Originally posted 4/29/11.)

Wednesday, 8/31/11

 passings

 Jerry Lieber, songwriter, April 25, 1933-August 22, 2011

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, “Hound Dog” (J. Lieber & M. Stoller), live (TV broadcast; Buddy Guy, guitar; Fred Below, drums), Europe, 1965 (originally recorded 1952)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

(Originally posted 12/10/10.)

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Nick Ashford, songwriter, singer, May 4, 1941-August 22, 2011

Ashford & Simpson, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (N. Ashford & V. Simpson), live

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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David “Honeyboy” Edwards, singer, guitar player, June 28, 1915-
August 29, 2011

Live, WBEZ-FM (Chicago), 2008

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Friday, 12/10/10

two voices

Some voices are so distinctive and indelible that, once heard, they occupy rooms all their own in your mind.

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, “Hound Dog,” live (TV broadcast; Buddy Guy, guitar; Fred Below, drums), Europe, 1965 (originally recorded 1952)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Happy (180th) Birthday, Emily!

I’d subscribe to her Twitter feed in a heartbeat.

I’m Nobody! Who are you?

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Escape is such a thankful Word

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Our lives are Swiss –

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I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,

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My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun –

—Emily Dickinson (first lines)

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