The Blues Of Robert Johnson In Full
In late August of 1990, Columbia Records released The Complete Recordings, a compilation album that encompasses the entire recording career of the one and only Robert Johnson. The late blues master’s iconic and unquestionably influential musical repertoire was recorded in just two sessions, the first in November of 1936 and the second in June of 1937, by…
Mississippi John Hurt And The Coffee(house) Blues
Cherished country bluesman Mississippi John Hurt was captured by photographer Joe Alper as the folk revival hero performed at the Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York, circa 1964. The coffeehouse, the oldest continually running establishment of its kind, was opened by Lena and Bill Spencer in 1960, and has since hosted folk and traditional musical acts, such as Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, in addition to poetry and theater.
Freddie King Roars Through An Anthem
Freddie King, none other than “The Texas Cannonball” himself, damn near brought down the roof of the Fun House in Stockholm, Sweden, as he gave a powerfully soulful rendition of Robert Johnson’s cherished blues standard “Sweet Home Chicago” back in 1974.
Black Joe Lewis Unleashes “Golem”
Austin-based Black Joe Lewis showcased its unique mixture of blues, funk, and soul as the band shook and rattled the walls of the KEXP studio with “Golem”, from 2013’s Electric Slave, on November 29th, 2013.
Tribut’s This Week in Rock Culture
Every week we pay TRIBUT to the legends in music and pop culture. See what interesting things happened during the week of August 20 – August 26.
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