Eric Clapton

Album of the Week 2-10-24

Afternoon folks!

Here we go. Starting off we've got an album of acoustic blues from one of Leroy Carr's guitar accompanists, Bill Gaither, followed by a compilation of Chicago harmonica blues. After that, I've uploaded half of a compilation album of Albert King and Little Milton Campbell. Youtube had a site error the other night and I wasn't able to get Little Milton's side uploaded as I had planned, but I'll try to get it uploaded as soon as I can. After that, there's some blues rock with Johnny Winter And followed by a live album from Robin Trower. In the diversity department, there's an amusing solo album from Peter Stampfel, one of the founders of the Holy Modal Rounders. Finally, there's a single from King Curtis with Eric Clapton that never got much attention but should have.

Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Album of the Week 7-1-23

Afternoon folks!

This week we're starting off with a late 60's album from James Cotton, when apparently his producer was going for a jazzier sound. After that there's a live album of Stax artists performing at the Apollo Theater (I think in 1964) including Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas and Ben E. King.

We've got a bunch of blues-rock with Delaney & Bonnie with Eric Clapton (I think that the gods of copyright blocked the last tune, a nice Little Richard medley), followed by Steppenwolf's first throwing in the towel album (Rest In Peace), followed by Dr. Feelgood's first album.

Then there's a hard to classify album by Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, respectively a very talented harmonica player and a very talented acoustic guitarist.

We finish off this week's bounty with some Oakland soul from Tower of Power.


Album of the Week - 5-7-22

Afternoon folks!

This week I have a whole bunch of blues for you guys. Albums by Hubert Sumlin with James Cotton, Freddie King, also compilation albums featuring Earl Hooker and Magic Sam, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Eric Clapton with Powerhouse and The Lovin' Spoonful among others. There's an album by Taste, which was Rory Gallagher's band early on in his career and rounding out the week, there's a non-blues album by Peter Rowan with some of his best tunes on it.


Saturday Song Open Thread - Ain't Nobody's Business

Hey, it's songday. I pick a song that I believe warrants it and publish an assortment of the covers of that song by various persons and or groups. Pick a few that are new to you and have a listen. It is also, of course, an open thread to talk about anything you feel like. Hey its Saturday, so kick back,...

Today's song is: Ain't (or Tain't) Nobody's Business

Originally by Anna Meyers and Original Memphis Five, but I can't find a recording

Sunday Afternoon Album: John Mayall & the Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton

Some Albums really stood out for one reason or another, but never seemed to get the recognition they deserved. This is one.

Sorry about the ads, you can click through them after a minute or so

Naturally, this is an open thread too.

Sunday Afternoon Album: Blues, Blues, Blues - Jimmy Rogers & Friends

Some Albums really stood out for one reason or another, but never seemed to get the recognition they deserved. This is one.

Naturally, this is an open thread too.

I'll be out most of the afternoon, sorry, but enjoy yourselves.

Monday Open Thread January 4, 2016

4 is the second squared number
4 is the smallest squared prime
4 is the only even squared prime
4 is both 2 dooubled and 2 squared
A number is divisible by 4 if its last two digits are divisible by 4. For example 1632 is divisible by 4 because 32 is divisible by 4 (4 x 8 = 32)
A Tetrahedron has 4 sides and 4 vertices. It is the simplest Platonic solid.