Monthly Archives: January 2013

‘nuther bad day for the blues…

January 30, 2013
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‘nuther bad day for the blues…

Still more bad news from the “blues front.” News release from Alligator Records: Ann Rabson, singer, pianist, guitarist and founding member of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women passed away today, Jan 30th 2013. She died in her hometown of Fredericksburg, VA after a long battle with cancer. Born in New York on April 12th 1945 and...

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update on legendary Delta bluesman, T-Model Ford

January 29, 2013
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update on legendary Delta bluesman, T-Model Ford

News of the legendary Delta bluesman thanks to Theo Dasbach (Rock & Blues Museum) and Roger Stolle (Cat Head Delta Blues). Last week 92 (?) years old T-Model Ford and wife Stella were forced to move from their home (as seen in “M for Mississippi”) in Greenville due to the house being condemned. T-Model...

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things NOT to do…

January 23, 2013
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things NOT to do…

Recently came across a review of a new blues club – restaurant – juke joint. Located in a well known southern city on the Gulf Coast; it seems as if the proprietors had one thing in mind but ended up doing something entirely different. A real shame as most all y’all know a “good”...

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Curing Those Pendulum Blues

January 22, 2013
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Curing Those Pendulum Blues

Like many of us, from time to time I’ll feel as though I’ve again become hopelessly suspended in the dizzying and frustrating oscillation of reflecting and planning. I’ll over-analyze and judge the past to concoct a future that, for better or worse, never fulfills my expectations. Most often, I’m left with either disappointment or...

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is Bud Spires still alive?

January 12, 2013
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is Bud Spires still alive?

so often when one delves into the history and mystery behind the blues numerous related items, links, sidebars, options ‘n opportunities and previously unknown doors begin to open… so was the case once again with the topic of Bud Spires. Question was presented on WeenieCampbell.com a couple months ago. Immediately thought back to the...

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Henry “Ted” Griffin passing

January 11, 2013
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Henry “Ted” Griffin passing

Thanks to Dr Chad Leech for the following information on the passing of  Henry “Ted” Griffin.                                                                                                       Sad news, just saw this on the Toledo Blade web site this morning. Might be the end of Griffin Hines Farm unless one of his sons or Jackie, his sister, step in to keep the place going-...

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warm sunshine, blues, and a beer drinkin’ mule

January 10, 2013
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warm sunshine, blues, and a beer drinkin’ mule

When our temperature hit a record breaking 87 degrees here in Sarasota yesterday, I thought a short article for you blues lovers up there in the “land of the wind chill factor” might be in order.  I imagine that many of you PB&J readers in the colder climates, like the other “snow birds” who...

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