Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Interesting stories

The Allmusic blog has a nice post about the music of trumpeter Woody Shaw:
Although Shaw would continue to record for various labels up until his tragic death in 1989, he never quite achieved the commercial success he deserved. Nonetheless, he is remembered as a titan of jazz. While all of Shaw’s albums should be readily available, the very personal aspects of Woody III — and the searching, free flowing improvisations captured therein — make it an especially unique document deserving of reissue.
Big Road Blues has an interesting post about their Downhome Harmonica show:
As I looked backed I realized they were right although it certainly wasn’t intentional. Today’s program is a loosely themed tribute to a batch of great downhome harmonica blowers from the late 1940’s through the 1960’s. On deck today we spin rocking and raw sides by Papa Lightfoot, Coy “Hot Shot” Love, George “Harmonica” Smith, Forest City Joe, Jerry McCain, Schoolboy Cleve, Lazy Lester, Kid Thomas and several others.
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