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It should be illegal (2)

Today’s post has been inspired by Thom’s fantastic essay at The Immortal Jukebox about bluesman Jesse Fuller.  One of the songs featured was John Henry. And oand it was also recorded by today’s… 458 woorden meer


Chris Barber - The Ice Cream Man's in Town

“I scream, you scream,
everybody wants ice cream!”

They were the words I got back when the name Chris Barber was mentioned to friends and colleagues.  5.144 woorden meer


0630 Michael Row The Boat Ashore – Lonnie Donegan and His Group (1961)

This spiritual dates to the 1860s. It was recorded by Pete Seeger in 1956. Harry Belafonte, The Lennon Sisters, Bobby Darin and Trini Lopez have all recorded versions of the song. 43 woorden meer


Song Of The Week: "Rock Island Line" by Lonnie Donegan

Happy 2015, my musical geek squad. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Rock Era (a.k.a. music as we know it, since it effectively replaced the Big Band and Swing Era and has yet to morph into something else). 478 woorden meer

Song Of The Week

Exclusive Chris Barber Interview

His life reads like a who’s who of Blues:  Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Alexis Korner, Lonnie Donegan, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page are just some of the men that… 3.159 woorden meer


Songs From The 1950s

Ah the 50s. Sometimes it really does feel that pop music didn’t really exist until The Beatles came along and reinvented it all, and as a consequence the output of the 1950s doesn’t really get much of a look in. 962 woorden meer