Monthly Archives: January 2012

Finding Out

My son called the other day. It had been a couple of weeks since we’d last talked, but he soon started excitedly telling me about this excellent movie he’d recently watched: “The Last Play At Shea.” “The Last Play At Shea” is a 2010 … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”

Who: Muddy Waters, electric guitar & vocals; Little Walter, harmonica; Jimmy Rogers, electric guitar; Otis Spann, piano; Willie Dixon, upright bass; Fred Below, drums. What: “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man” by Willie Dixon When: January 7, 1954 Where: the recording … Continue reading

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An Old Acquaintance

It was the first Monday afternoon of the new year. I was driving through town, running an errand,  listening to Tom Waits. The CD playing on the car stereo was one I’d purchased the previous Saturday while doing some end-of-2011 shopping at my favorite store on … Continue reading

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