Thursday, 24 November 2016

Somebody Holds The Key

Eric Clapton was the face of blues rock for more than a generation.  Steve Winwood stood tall within the pantheon of prog rock immortals.

Yet they gave us
Can’t Find My Way Home, a haunting, rapturous, achingly beautiful folk song.

Good work, fellas.

ps – yes, I’ve written about this song before.  It’s just that kinda song, ya know?

Thursday, 17 November 2016

You Need Not Look Too Far

Probably not too many people remember Hot Smoke and Sassafras by Bubble Puppy, but I do.  And it’s great.

Thursday, 10 November 2016


My favourite song of all time is the last one I heard John Lennon sing.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Mission Impossible

Udiscovermusic doesnt apologize for giving you an alphabetical instead of a ranked listing of The 100 Greatest Blues Albums, saying that would be nigh on impossible, and I dont blame them.

I dont pretend to be on intimate terms with every album or artist on the list, but Ive heard enough of them to believe everyone that should be there is there.  And I sure wouldnt want to rank em.

The inclusion of so many white folks especially from the wrong side of the Atlantic Ocean may rankle a few blues purists, but not me.  In terms of respect for the music, not to mention influence, they belong.