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This Historic Day In Music: “Crazy Blues”

From the opening notes of the introduction, “Crazy Blues” sounds like a Jazz record. But when Mamie Smith starts to sing, the music takes a turn. “I can’t sleep at night, I can’t eat a bite because the man I … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Lonnie Johnson

Can you imagine all of the Pop, Rock, Blues, Country & Jazz recordings of the past 90 years that have a guitar solo in them not having that guitar solo? Well, the person who pioneered the single-string, played-with-a-pick, vibrato-and-string-bending-filled guitar … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Once again… Louis Armstrong

This is a story about two Jazz musicians, two Country musicians and a Blues song. On July 11, 1930, a headline in the Los Angeles, California newspaper – the California Eagle – proclaimed: “Louie Armstrong Famed Record Artist in City.” The … Continue reading

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