“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.
Skip James had the “Illinois Blues” bad and put it all down on some very rare records.
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.
A Thanksgiving day walk turns up an incredibly rare Son House 78 RPM record and reminds us we all need to keep hunting for history.
Discover the legendary bluesman who played hard, died young and left behind a myth and a mystery almost as big as his musical legacy.
Goldmine magazine’s July 2011 (Issue #801) is on your newsstand now! Ronnie Spector is the cover story.
The adage goes that “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, bluesman Charley Patton took that advice to heart when he put out his hit song, “Some Summer Day.”