Monthly Archives: April 2012

“The First Time I Met The Blues”

April 25, 2012
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“The First Time I Met The Blues”

I recently heard Buddy Guy singing “The First Time I Met The Blues” and it made me thInk back on the first time that I met the blues.  I was around thirteen years old when I was introduced to “mista’ blues”, and it happened this way.  My father worked as a correctional officer at...

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Plenty to Go Around

April 25, 2012
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Plenty to Go Around

When we were children, most of us were taught to share. It was a simple gesture that most often led to that warm and comforting, inner affirmation that we’re not alone. Those first-shared cookies began a life-long reaffirmation of our connection with one another. Recently, crawlinkingsnake and I agreed that less tangible than an...

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“pullin’ your coat”

April 23, 2012
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“pullin’ your coat”

As a newly “anointed” contributor to this blog I feel it’s about time I weighed in and got something published.  Crawlinkingsnake’s fine account, “livin the blues life”, on this year’s Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival beat me to the punch.  I got to hang with “Kingsnake”, and his buddies “Doc and “Crutch”, at this year’s...

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‘When Gladys bought the first guitar’

April 23, 2012
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‘When Gladys bought the first guitar’

Leaving Clarksdale early Monday morning, with a headful of another year’s great memories from the Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival, I’m headed back to Sarasota, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve got about 17 hours driving ahead of me, but I’m in no hurry.  From Clarksdale, it’s a due eastward course across the northern...

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“livin’ the blues life”

April 19, 2012
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“livin’ the blues life”

We was all “livin’ the blues life” last weekend and I tried to pawn off on Gumbo Charly responsibility of putting together an article on Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS. But understandably he was having none of it (but he might give in yet). To try to write up something about the festival...

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Such Brazen Beauty

April 10, 2012
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Such Brazen Beauty

The four of us cruised south on 77 on the final Friday evening in March, riding through a redbud radiance of blossoms on both sides of the four-lane. Little did we suspect that such brazen beauty was the perfect warm-up for what was to come. Our enthusiasm (as well as the car) was being...

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Tommy Johnson UPDATE

April 9, 2012
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Tommy Johnson UPDATE

For readers of the “old” PB&J’s site (which we hope to be able to access soon on our “new” site), you are no doubt aware of the situation with the Tommy Johnson grave site near Crystal Springs, MS, problems with accessing the cemetery and the Copiah County Board of Supervisors. (See original article from...

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Jim Marshall, creator of the Marshall amp, dies aged 88

April 5, 2012
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Jim Marshall, creator of the Marshall amp, dies aged 88

The man who gave rock one of its key visual and sonic props has died. Jim Marshall, known as “The Father of Loud” for inventing the Marshall amplifier, was 88 years old. Marshall was a drummer and drum teacher who used his earnings to set up a music shop in west London in 1960....

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“experience” the blues…

April 3, 2012
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“experience” the blues…

There’s a plenty good places you can go “hear” the blues. But a way fewer to actually “experience” the blues. Couple that come to mind right off are Chicago and The Delta. Chicago’s got REAL blues bars. Such as Kingston Mines, Legends, Harlem Ave Lounge, Rosa’s, etc. And REAL blues history. Like Chess Records,...

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