Monthly Archives: March 2012

This Historic Day In Music: Parlophone LP (Mono) – PMC 1201

It was released 49 years ago today, in Great Britain. It contained 14 songs: 8 originals (including the hit singles “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me”) and 6 covers (including “Chains” by Gerry Goffin & Carole King and “Twist And Shout” … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Columbia Records CL 1779 / CS 8579

It was an album of Folk music. It premiered the work of a 20-year-old musician that the LP’s liner notes proclaimed to be “one of the most compelling white blues singers ever recorded,” “a songwriter of exceptional facility and cleverness,” … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Lightnin’ Hopkins

Blues musician Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas on this day, March 15, in 1912. Two of my favorite stories about Lightnin’ come from an article written by Jas Obrecht and published in a book edited by Mr. Obrecht called: … Continue reading

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A Song Full Of Asking

I haven’t posted a song in quite some time, let alone one that asks so many questions… Do you say “isn’t” or do you say “ain’t?” Do you say “fine” or “can’t complain?” Do you say “Charlie” or do you … Continue reading

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This Historic Day… My Mother

Avis Louise Foss Sinclair, my Mother, was born 98 years ago today on March 8, 1914. My Mother loved music. She played the piano – I wish I’d found out the name of that one piece she knew by heart and always played … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Wes Montgomery

During my high school days – I am a proud member of the Class of ’71 – my friend, Tom, and I would every now and then get out of New Hampshire and spend a day in downtown Boston. We … Continue reading

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Greetings! I’m Back.

It’s been a while. I’m well aware. I’ve missed being here, writing, sharing. And, I’m curious… Singer/songwriter/guitarist Wanda Jackson was born on October 20, 1937 in Maud, Oklahoma. In 1953, at the age of 15, she had her own show on … Continue reading

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