At a tumultuous time in Ireland’s history,Rory Gallagherreturned to his homeland in early 1974 for what became one of his most acclaimed tours and resulted in the much revered live double-album, Irish Tour 74, released July 21 of that year. In the midst of political unrest and violence, many artists stayed away from the troubled island. Gallagher, born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and raised in Cork, made it a priority to…
Elvis Presley‘s debut single, “That’s All Right”, was released by Sun Records on July 19, 1954. Earlier that same month, at the end of an otherwise unsuccessful attempt at recording in the studio, Presley began to play a lively version of the Delta blues song “That’s All Right, Mama”, by Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup. As the aspiring musician sang and…
The crowd of SXSW are exposed to the loud, rowdy, and dirty blues-drenched rock of San Diego’s Little Hurricane. The duo consists of drummer, backing vocalist and mandolin player,Celeste “CC” Spina, and lead guitarist and singer,Anthony “Tone” Catalano. Photo by Faith-Ann Young. …
T-Bone Walkerbrings the blues to the concert series Jazz at Philharmonic in 1966. Backed by premier jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie andColeman Hawkins, the seminal blues musician gave riveting performances of his songs“Woman, You Must Be Crazy” and “Goin’ to Chicago Blues”.
John Mayall &The Blues Breakers find themselves joined by a couple of certified blues legends in the form of Buddy Guyon guitar and Junior Wells on harmonica and singing lead vocals on the classic“Messin’ With the Kid”, a song which Wells originally recorded in 1960..
It’s time for anotherTribut Pop Culture fix. This week we are taking a look at pop-culture happenings during the week of July 17 through July 23. Here we go!