Excerpt from Wiki: Shaw was born in Brenham, Texas, United States. He was taught to play both the harmonica and guitar by his relatives, and based his style on his collaborations with Blind Lemon Jefferson, J. T. Smith and Ramblin' Thomas. After spending time as an itinerant musician in Texas, in 1934 he relocated to California. He continued to perform and...Continue reading
Released in 1978: Track List: Free Africa Solid As The Rock Watch The Hypocrites Jahovah Keep On Trying Love I Love You So Distant Drums In This Time Dread In The Ghetto...
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours - Blue Christmas Released in 1964 Track list "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) "Blue Snowflakes" (Bill Hayes) "We Need God for Christmas" (Alma F. Donaldson, Ernest Tubb) "Christmas Is Just Another Day" (Harlan Howard) "Christmas Island" (Lyle Moraine) "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) "Blue Christmas" (Billy Hayes, Jay...Continue reading
Excerpt from Discogs.com: New Jersey, USA based punk band that existed in the early to mid-1980s. Detention achieved notoriety with their minor underground radio hit, "Dead Rock 'N Rollers", released in 1983 and now heavily bootlegged....
Excerpt from MilesDavis.com By 1965 Miles Davis had gone through a handful of stages, from the Birth of the Cool nonet’s multihued orchestrations to the development of a hard-bop sound keeled on Davis’s mid-register wooziness and the band’s driving backbone in the “first” great quintet (featuring John Coltrane), to the modal freedom of Kind...Continue reading
Excerpt from Loudersound.com “On the first album, we had two days to do everything, and not much more time for Paranoid. But now we could take our time, and try out different things. We all embraced the opportunity: Tony threw in classical guitar parts, Geezer’s bass was virtually doubled in power, I went for...Continue reading
"Homesick James was a Chicago Blues artist known for his mastery of slide guitar. He was a longtime member of Elmore James' band, the Broom Dusters, backing Elmore from 1955 to 1963, contributing to such classics as Dust My Broom, The Sky is Crying, and Roll and Tumble. Little is known about his early...Continue reading
Excerpt By Ian Ridsdale from KCPR.org: "Noted as one of the first jazz albums to use overdubbing, a studio technique that allows for multiple different tracks to be played at once, this album pushes the boundaries of the sound of jazz. Included on the sleeve of the record is a detailed description of the...Continue reading
Excerpt by Germein Linares from Allaboutjazz.com: "Lou Donaldson's Say It Loud! is finally on CD. Recorded for Blue Note in '69, this is one of several late-'60s albums by the legendary alto saxophonist that tend to get little respect. That's too bad, really. Apart from sporting a very capable band in trumpeter Blue Mitchell, guitarist Jimmy...Continue reading
Excerpt from Allaboutjazz.com: "Mingus Plays Piano is one of the most beautiful recordings, period. It is on its own terms perhaps a more personal statement than even the masterpiece The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. While indulging in absolutely none of the ear-straining superficial ugliness of much of the “new jazz” music of...Continue reading