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Hermeto Pascoal a.k.a o Bruxo (the Sorcerer)  Slaves Massâ

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Blues America (BBC Documentary - 2013)

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For the most part, I find BBC documentaries about American music often perfunctory and somewhat condescending - ‘the Yanks did it first, but the Brits do it better’- attitude. However, when I first saw “Blues America” in 2013, I thought is was one of the best produced, factual pieces I ever saw about Blues.

I recently, viewed it again, and glancing at the Youtube comments, there were the usual grips and complements. However, as far as the gripes go, they mainly w...

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Jo Ann Kelly: Retrospective - 1964 - 1972 (5 January 1944 21 October 1990)

Posted by [email protected] on October 3, 2017 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Must have been back it the late 1968 or early 1969 driving home after a night of club hopping was when I first heard a Jo Ann Kelly cut, “Hard Time Killing Floor,” on KZAP, an underground radio station out of Sacramento, California. I knew for certain I was listening to a Black woman right out of a North Mississippi juke joint. The voice and guitar work sounded so authentic - like a 1920s Western Electric recording done in some musty, smoke filled room at an abandoned Memph...

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Brian Auger and the Trinity feat: Julie Driscoll - Street Noise

Posted by [email protected] on September 5, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)




Back in 1969, I bought an album based on the cover art and title alone: “Street Noise” by Brian Auger and the Trinity

Turned out, it became one of my favorite albums.


First, I was into the Hammond B-3 organ having been big fan of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, and Wild Bill Davis - Auger came right up to that level of ...

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Hermeto Pascoal a.k.a o Bruxo (the Sorcerer) "Slaves Massā"

Posted by [email protected] on April 28, 2017 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Miles Davis said that Hermeto Pascoal was "the most impressive musician in the world."


Pascoal is a master of many instruments and leans toward the avant garde. You can hand Pascoal “anything”, he will make music with it. While he can use technology, he’s not reliant on sophisticated engineering to create complex sounds. When it comes to music, Pascoal is, undoubtedly, as his moniker states, a virtuoso “...

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Summer of Love A "Monterey Popa" Part Two

Posted by [email protected] on March 30, 2017 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Area wise, San Francisco is not a big city - only 47 square miles. Most of the clubs were located either in North Beach or the Fillmore District. It was about a ten minute bus ride from to get from one place to the other.

The jazz clubs mainly were located in the Fillmore, and there was about any type of music you wanted in the North Beach clubs. Consequently, there was a lot of cross pollination of musical styles happening. However, it was mostly adventurous Jazz musicians that sat in ...

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Summer of Love Part One -: "The Beginnings "

Posted by [email protected] on February 27, 2017 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

In 1965, at the Newport Folk Festival, Bob Dylan shattered the established Folk Music scene by doing an electric set shortly after the release of “Like a Rolling Stone.” It was controversial to say the least. Dylan was booed by audiences, and vilified by fellow Folkies, and critics. However, it was Dylan that fused Rock and Roll with the Protest Folk music of the day into what became known as Folk Rock.

From that point, more and more, once purist, Folkies got elec...

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Flight Of Fancy By G.C Glasser

Posted by [email protected] on February 3, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Intro

G.C, Glasser

 

This is, more or less, an introduction to an ongoing blog about my experiences as someone who digs almost all kinds of music, but moreover, has a lot of respect for musicians. Well. that’s because as much as I try, I’m not very good at it. I’m lot better at listening to music than playing music.

 

I grew up in Tampa, Florida, and in the late 1940s and 1950s. My first memories of being aware ...

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