Monthly Archives: October 2010

By Request

In his comment to my post of last Sunday, Jim G. requested “a little slide guitar.” So, my friend, and friends: here you go. “Tool Box” by Eric Sinclair I’ve been playing slide guitar for quite awhile now. When I started, I … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning

It’s been some time since I did a post with music. So, seeing as I know of no historic event in music that took place on this day, here is a bit of music for your listening pleasure. Click on … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: ????

The singer/guitarist who became known as the Queen and/or First Lady of Rockabilly was born this day, October 20, 1937, in Maud, Oklahoma. What is her name?

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This Historic Day In Music: Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry is Rock & Roll. The music he created, starting with “Maybellene” in May of 1955, established the ground rules, raised the bar and set the stage for all that was to follow. He was the first musician to … Continue reading

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Highly Recommended

I have used this phrase often in my posts, in reference to an artist or a song or a book. But this is the first time, dear readers, that I have used it in reference to your comments. My most recent post, … Continue reading

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On This Day In Music History: John Lennon

The room where I teach is high ceilinged, so there is plenty of room for the large, framed picture of the Beatles that hangs on the wall over the blackboard. The picture is actually a print of a black & white … Continue reading

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On This Day In Music History: ???

Greetings, Readers. It’s quiz time again! What Rock trio featuring an American singer/guitarist, a British drummer and a British guitarist-turned-bass-guitarist/singer was formed on this day, October 6, in 1966, in London, England? Click on “leave a comment” below to post … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Not At All

As attentive and long-time readers of this blog will know, I’ve been reading a book: Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music (2008) by Ted Gioia. I’ve referenced it in several posts, starting with … Continue reading

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On This Day In Music History: Gillian Welch

Today is Gillian Welch’s birthday. Born in New York City, October 2, 1967, she grew up in Los Angeles, CA, thanks to her adoptive parents, Ken and Mitzie Welch. Thanks to an elementary school music teacher, she heard the music … Continue reading

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