Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: Dave Edmunds – “Repeat When Necessary”

Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: Dave Edmunds – “Repeat When Necessary”

One of the blessings of my life was to be able to grow up in such a great time of musical fertility. You’d be living your life and an artist or group would release a gem like this. From my own recollections, Dave was what I would call a B-list musical artist. People recognized his talent and his worth as an artist, guitar player, songwriter and producer. But was he A-list like a Fleetwood Mac or…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: The James Cotton Band – “100% Cotton”

Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: The James Cotton Band – “100% Cotton”

I have to give credit where credit is due. I owe my love of James Cotton to Victor Campanile, drummer of Shyneboxx. He was the one who told me about the core band on Muddy Waters’ “Hard Again”. That album was my real introduction to my love of the blues. When we’d listen to the record, I’d ask Victor what Muddy was saying in between lines and verses of the song. I had no idea…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: Buddy Holly – “The Best of Buddy Holly”

Pete Johnson’s Blast From My Past: Buddy Holly – “The Best of Buddy Holly”

In the furtherance of truth, I have to admit that I am unsure whether the image I chose is the actual album cover of the first Buddy Holly ‘best of’ that I had bought when I was 14. If it is not, then it is pretty damn close. Buddy’s recorded career has been picked over and discarded and left around like display at a one day sale at Macy’s. I think he tends to be…

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Kenney Polson – Love On A Two Way Street (Official Video)

Kenney Polson – Love On A Two Way Street (Official Video)

Kenney Polson is an up-and-coming artist, an altoist and soprano-saxophonist who has his own sound. Producer and Grammy Award winner Don Mizell, a long-time friend, says of the saxophonist, “Kenney makes melodies sound gorgeous without sounding sappy. His compositions are distinctive and well crafted, and he has a beautiful sense of melody.” Kenney wrote the arrangement of “Love On A Two Way Street” thinking of his mother. According to him, she used to like that…

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