Jan 28: The late Ronnie Scott was born in 1927

 “I Love this Place, It’s Just Like Home, Filthy and Full of Strangers” (Ronnie Scott) Ronnie Scott and All That Jazz (BBC documentary): Jan 29: The late Ronnie Scott was born in 1927

Jan 27: The late Elmore James was born in 1918

 No two ways about it, the most influential slide guitarist of the postwar period was Elmore James, hands down. Although his early demise from heart failure kept him from enjoying the fruits of the ’60s blues revival as his contemporaries Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf did, James left a wide influential trail behind him. And that influence continues to the …

Jan 26: Lucinda Williams was born in 1953

Like so many, I discovered Lucinda Williams when she released the fantastic album, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road. I went to the record store (yes, we actually did that in the old days) and bought as many of her albums as I could find. There were four albums before Car Wheels.., great albums, I love them all. Since then I’ve awaited all …

Jan 25: Bob Dylan’s film Renaldo And Clara was released in 1978

Bob Dylan’s film Renaldo And Clara was released January 25, 1978 This nearly four-hour surrealist odyssey (232 m.)  is written, directed and starring Bob Dylan himself. Directed by Bob Dylan Produced by Mel Howard Written by Bob Dylan, Sam Shepard Starring Bob Dylan, Sara Dylan, Joan Baez Music by Various artists Cinematography Howard Alk, David Meyers, Paul Goldsmith Editing by Bob Dylan, Howard Alk Distributed by …

Jan 25: The late Etta James was born in 1938

“When I sing for myself, I probably sing for anyone who has any kind of hurt, any kind of bad feelings, good feelings, ups and downs, highs and lows, that kind of thing” – Etta James Etta James – Full Concert – 08/17/91 – Newport Jazz Festival :

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