“God Moves On the Water” was recorded by Blind Willie Johnson for Columbia Records in New Orleans when representatives from the great label of the North went on a field expedition throughout Louisiana to try and find regional talent. It’s safe to say they hit the jackpot with the blind singing songwriting preaching Texan.
On August 30, we lost drummer Skip Prokop, who wrote Lighthouse’s biggest hits “One Fine Morning,” “Sunny Days” and “Pretty Lady.” We remember him with some flip sides and exclusive reflections from fellow Canadian musician Susan Jacks of the Poppy Family. …
Skip James had the “Illinois Blues” bad and put it all down on some very rare records.
There’s one thing for sure — Garfield Akers was affected by those “Cotton Field Blues.”
Lemon Henry Jefferson died during one of the worst Chicago winters on record, but his music lives on with quite the electric spirit.
It’s The Latest! It’s The Greatest! C’mon along and do the “Beale Street Breakdown” with Jed Davenport and his Beale Street Jug Band!
American blues musician Gus Cannon died broke and alone on the streets of Memphis, but at one time his band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, were the premiere jug band around.
It’s hard not to like “Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs” as a new remastered vinyl reissue. Like the man himself, it
deserves much love.
On “Texas Easy Street Blues,” the itinerant hobo Thomas wants to head back to his native Texas and just sit and watch the world go by.
In 1930, Blind Blake was one of Paramount’s biggest-selling artists in a career that started in 1926. But since it was during The Great Depression, record sales — along with everything else — plummeted, so he picked up plenty of side gigs, including one with Chocolate Brown.