Posts tagged "blues"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I Got Love If You Want It" by Slim Harpo

Song Of The Day – “I Got Love If You Want It” by Slim Harpo This record’s got it all! Insinuating groove that doesn’t quit…otherworldly vocals that spook and caress at the same time…laid bare stripped down production and that stellar harp playing that gave Slim his surname. There’s good reason why ‘60s British Invasion... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Bring It To Jerome" by Bo Diddley

Song Of the Day – “Bring It To Jerome” by Bo Diddley To think that Ellas Otha Bates (aka Bo Diddley) started out studying classical violin is kind of mind blowing when you consider his contribution to the annals of Rock history. Thank goodness someone gave him a guitar! The “Jerome” in this 1955 classic... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Chiggers" by Seasick Steve

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Chiggers” by Seasick Steve Steven Gene Wold (aka Seasick Steve) spent most of his life as a drifter throughout the U.S. and Europe. With a sound reminiscent of Tony Joe White and ample guitar chops, he finally brought his talents to a recording studio in his 60s causing... Read more »
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Today in Music History: Doc Pomus

On this date twenty years ago, legendary songwriter Doc Pomus dies from lung cancer at age sixty-five.  He wrote numerous early-rock classics with his partner Mort Shuman – many of them for Elvis (Viva Las Vegas, Little Sister, His Latest Flame) and the Drifters (Sweets for my Sweet, This Magic Moment).  Earlier on in his career,... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Cry Cry Cry" by Bobby "Blue" Bland

by Eric Berman Song Of the Day – “Cry Cry Cry” by Bobby “Blue” Bland from the 1961 album “Two Steps From The Blues” Soulful song from a solid album by one of the blues’ greatest voices. Nuff said!  

Music Review - George Benson and Ritenour/Grusin at Ravinia

Music Review - George Benson and Ritenour/Grusin at Ravinia
  Benson was not the only guitar virtuoso on stage last night at the Ravinia Festival.  From the soulful opener of Carlos Santana’s “Stone Flower” by Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin to the rousing foot stomping and hand clapping “On Broadway” by Benson, the crowd was treated to nearly three hours of interpretation, jazz licks,... Read more »
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