Album of the Week - 11-5-22

Afternoon folks!

This week we've got blues with Champion Jack Dupree (joined on the first and last tracks by John Mayall & Eric Clapton), Jimmy Witherspoon with Jay McShann and Johnny Adams. There's some rock and blues rock with Dave Edmunds and Brian Setzer and this weeks diversity of styles is covered by Gram Parsons and Lindisfarne.


Here 'tis:

Champion Jack Dupree - New Orleans To Chicago

Jimmy Witherspoon w/ Jay McShann - Goin' To Kansas City Blues

Johnny Adams - Room With A View Of The Blues

Dave Edmunds - Information

Gram Parsons - GP

Brian Setzer - Live Nude Guitars

Lindisfarne - Dingly Dell

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down to the crescent city as a bimonthly commute
and back. met some real characters during those trespasses.
Riding on the city of New Orleans. Chatting with an albino
black man who was representing a union from Chicago while
the docks in NOLA were on strike. Then the cops went on strike,
which eventually led to cancelling the Mardi Gras. Man, we were
having some fun then! We threw a bed sheet over a group, cut-outs
for the heads, tied ourselves together with a gallon jug tied on each
end with hoodoo liquids. Rentacops kept yelling at us 'oh noes, the Gras
is cancelled! We just spit at them and kept the mambo churning.

Thanks for dredging up those memories! The end of the big muddy.

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In the Land of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is declared mentally ill for describing colors.

Yes Virginia, there is a Global Banking Conspiracy!

@The Liberal Moonbat

What language was it sung in?
Maybe Latin?
Couldn't understand a word of it.
The orchestra is beautiful though.

Oh, the glories of war!

per wiki-leaky the war of 1812

Tensions originated in long-standing differences over territorial expansion in North America and British support for Native American tribes who opposed US colonial settlement in the Northwest Territory. These escalated in 1807 after the Royal Navy began enforcing tighter restrictions on American trade with France, exacerbated by the impressment of men claimed as British subjects, even those with American citizenship certificates. Opinion was split on how to respond, and although majorities in both the House and Senate voted for war, they divided along strict party lines, with the Democratic-Republican Party in favour and the Federalist Party against. News of British concessions made in an attempt to avoid war did not reach the US until late July, by which time the conflict was already underway.

At sea, the far larger Royal Navy imposed an effective blockade on US maritime trade, while between 1812 to 1814 British regulars and colonial militia defeated a series of American attacks on Upper Canada. This was balanced by the US winning control of the Northwest Territory with victories at Lake Erie and the Thames in 1813. The abdication of Napoleon in early 1814 allowed the British to send additional troops to North America and the Royal Navy to reinforce their blockade, crippling the American economy. In August 1814, negotiations began in Ghent, with both sides wanting peace; the British economy had been severely impacted by the trade embargo, while the Federalists convened the Hartford Convention in December to formalise their opposition to the war.

In August 1814, British troops burned Washington, before American victories at Baltimore and Plattsburgh in September ended fighting in the north. It continued in the Southeastern United States, where in late 1813 a civil war had broken out between a Creek faction supported by Spanish and British traders and those backed by the US. Supported by American militia under General Andrew Jackson, they won a series of victories, culminating in the capture of Pensacola in November 1814. In early 1815, Jackson defeated a British attack on New Orleans, catapulting him to national celebrity and later victory in the 1828 United States presidential election. News of this success arrived in Washington at the same time as that of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which essentially restored the position to that prevailing before the war. While Britain insisted this included lands belonging to their Native American allies prior to 1811, Congress did not recognize them as independent nations and neither side sought to enforce this requirement.

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was written by Tchaikovsky to honor winning the bloody war with Napoleon in that year.
The lyrics are possibly Russian, or Latin.

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Neither Russia nor China is our enemy.
Neither Iran nor Venezuela are threatening America.
Cuba is a dead horse, stop beating it.


got my wars mixed up - oops

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