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Peter Green

Peter Green died today. See this article on Green in Guitar World. Peter Green is, arguably, the most underrated guitarist of the British mid-’60s blues boom, consistently relegated to a position somewhere below the holy triumvirate of Clapton, Beck and Page. fleetwood macguitarPeter greenrhythm and blues

Rory Gallagher: Newly Released Material

I must have been asleep at the wheel to have missed this. (H/T Holger Petersen). This is the most insightful article I’ve across on this release. The word ‘Legend’ is so overused these days, especially in music. Artists who seem to have been around for five minutes are routinely tagged with the word. In truth there…

Robin Trower: The Tone Meister

The great tone meister Robin Trower is still laying it down. It was his Hendrix infused psychedelia that brought me to his Bridge of Sighs album in ’74 as it did for most others. bluesbridge of sighsguitarpsychedelic bluesRobin Trower

Gatemouth

The maestro — born on this day. I pretty much have all of his back catalogue going back to the 50s. bluegrassbluesCajunClarence “Gatemouth” Browncountryfiddlefunk zydekoguitarJazzLouisianaSwingtexas

Jimbo @ 75

This article from five years ago. Just the other night after a long gap, I watched The Song Remains the Same again with a chum who hadn’t seen it before. Even on a first viewing, the in-your-face pomposity of it all, still didn’t detract from the music that steamrollers one into complete submission. guitarjimmy pageLed…

The Mick Ronson Story

Chuffed to finally view The Mick Ronson Story who died on this day 25 years ago. Here is a fair critical review by Michael Bonner in Uncut. I was, as were the many there, very fortunate to have last seen Ronson, unbeknownst to us closing the circle with Ian Hunter and Bowie at the Freddie Mercury memorial…

“Gatemouth”

Born on this day: the king of country-swing-blues-jazz. See The Guardian obit and AllMusic entry. It was good to see his longtime pianist Joe Krown on WWOZ yesterday. bluesClarence “Gatemouth” BrowncountryfiddleguitarJazzJoe KrownLouisianamusicSwing

Robin Trower

Happy birthday and still going strong. If there is one album of Robin’s that demands immense respect it is his Robin Trower Live (The comments say it all). Also check out super Trower fan, Canuck Steve Shail’s website. We were playing for a radio broadcast, and we had no idea it was being recorded. We were loose…