December 15, 2015
Oklahoma-born Jack Guthrie first came to prominence when he moved to California to join his cousin Woody Guthrie on the Oke & Woody Show on KFVD radio in Hollywood. Influenced by Jimmie Rodgers and adapted to fit his cowboy image, Jack signed to Capitol Records shortly there-after, and he scored his first big hit in 1945.
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December 14, 2015
NOT to be confused with the famous British bluesman (and founder of Fleetwood Mac) Peter Green, this NYC-based outfit’s 1997 Christmas outing, I Got The Blues For Christmas is mostly straightforward guitar-style blues in the vein of Gatemouth Brown, Albert Collins, or Stevie-Ray Vaughan.
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December 13, 2015
The Mighty Blue Kings were a Chicago jump blues band, formed in 1995. They made their debut performance opening for the late Junior Wells at Buddy Guy’s legends in Chicago; and followed up with a weekly residence at the Chicago jazz club, The Green Mill. Later, the band toured the US.
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December 12, 2015
The Voices were a Doo Wop style vocal group based out of Los Angeles. The cut a number of singles for Cash Records in 1955, including the Christmas themed Santa Claus Boogie / Santa Claus Baby (Cash 1016). Continue Reading The First Day of Christmas Music – 2015 Edition
December 12, 2015
Continuing with my long-standing tradition, I return again this Christmas with The Twelve Days of Christmas Music; 12 hand-selected off-the-beaten track Christmas tracks as an antidote to hearing “Do They Know It’s Christmas” for the billionth time this year. You may have heard some of these before, or maybe not, but each and every one of them is here for you. I hope you enjoy this years collection.
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