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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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random sights

last night, Chicago (Millennium Park)

Monday, October 22nd

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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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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, October 19th

voices I miss

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica [1934-1998]) with Otis Rush (guitar [1935-2018]), Jack Myers (bass [c. 1937-2011]), Fred Below (drums [1926-1988]), “Hoodoo Man Blues,” live, Berlin, 1966

 

Saturday, June 17th

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Hamid Drake (1955-; drums; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Fred Anderson (1929-2010, tenor saxophone), “Black Women (For Beatrice Anderson and Amelia Drake),” live (recording session, Back Together Again), 2004

 

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art beat

Marc PoKempner (1948-), Theresa’s Lounge (Junior Wells behind the bar), Chicago (4801 S. Indiana), 1979

Monday, March 6th

basement jukebox

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica; 1934-1998), “Little by Little,” 1960


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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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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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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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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)

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