Yearly Archives: 2014

“Give Me A Ticket For An Aer-O-Plane”: Joe Cocker 1940 – 2014

For those of us who came of age in the late sixties – early seventies and for whom the music of those years made an indelible imprint on our souls, this has been a tough month. In the past several

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Posted in Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

A Haiku For The Holidays

Lennon’s Imagine Performed On The Chapman Stick Happy Holidays

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Stick Theory Continued: Another Chapman Stick Guitar Video

I thought I would post a new video of me performing on the Chapman Stick Guitar. Here I’m doing a couple of choruses of the blues standard “Nobody Knows You When Your Down And Out”. It’s a fun song to

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“Please, sir, I want some more.” . . Grant Green Part II

This is a continuation of my previous post about the great Grant Green. One of the points I made during that post is how Grant Green’s playing is an excellent source of coping lines (or if you prefer, licks), especially

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Posted in Blues, Improvisation, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis

Born To Be Blue: Grant Green (1935 – 1979)

The last couple of weeks I’ve been listening to a lot of Grant Green. There are three tunes in particular that I keep returning to. They are “Blues In Maude’s Flat”, “Cool Blues” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So”. As a

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Statesboro Blues: The Animated Videos

On October 28th, 2014, the Allman Brothers, after 45 years, played their last show at their “home away from home”, the Beacon Theater in New York City. The Allman Brothers were one of my favorite bands and a big reasons

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“I Feel Free”. . . . . . : Jack Bruce 1943 – 2014

Jack Bruce, bassist, vocalist and songwriter extraordinaire passed away on October 25, 2014 at the age of 71 from liver disease. With Cream, he was one of the handful of musicians who redefined the capabilities of his instrument and along

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Posted in Bass, Blues, Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“Time Is Tight. . . “: Booker T. And The MG’s

Last post, I talked about one of the highlights of my recent trip to Tennessee, The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. This time we’re going to Memphis. There was Graceland. There was Sun Studios. There was the Gibson Guitar factory

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Posted in Blues, Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“I Hear The Train A Comin’. . .” : The Johnny Cash Show

I just got back from a trip to Nashville and Memphis. The musical legacy of there two cities is so immense that it’s just ridiculous. One of the high points of my trip was the Johnny Cash Museum. I’m a

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The Mother Of All Funk Chords: A Brillant Video from Kutiman

I have previously featured the work from the artist Kutiman when I showcased his video “My Favorite Band”. With that video, Kutiman took up to 80 You Tube videos of assorted musicians doing Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog and edited them

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