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July 11 in music history

July 11: Elvis recorded Mystery Train in 1955 (read more)

“Mystery Train” is one of Presley’s most haunting songs, a stark blues number that sounds ancient but was actually first cut only two years before by Memphis blues singer Junior Parker. Presley recorded it with the groove from the flip side of the same Parker single, “Love My Baby,” and Sun producer Phillips’ taut, rubbery echo effect made guitarist Scotty Moore’s every note sound doubled. Presley added a final verse — “Train . . . took my baby, but it never will again” — capped by a celebratory falsetto whoop that transformed a pastoral about death into a song about the power to overcome it.

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You Win Again” is a 1952 song by Hank Williams (recorded July 11, 1952). In style, the song is a blues ballad and deals with the singer’s despair with his partner. “You Win Again” would peak at number ten on the Most Played in C&W Juke Boxes chart, where it remained for a single week. winagain
 Rosco Gordon (April 10, 1928 – July 11, 2002) was an American blues singer and songwriter. He is best known for his 1952 #1 R&B hit single, “Booted”, and two #2 singles “No More Doggin’” (1952 RPM 350) and “Just a Little Bit” (1960 Vee-Jay 332).  rosco gordon
Peter John Joseph Murphy (born 11 July 1957) is an English rock vocalist. He was the vocalist of the rock group Bauhaus, and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such as Deep and Love Hysteria. Thin, with prominent cheekbones, a baritone voice, and a penchant for gloomy poetics, Murphy is often called the “Godfather of Goth.” Peter-Murphy-Musician
 Scott G. Shriner (born July 11, 1965) is the bass guitarist for the alternative rock band Weezer.  Scott_Shriner

Spotify Playlist – July 11

Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson performing together (Videos)

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[blockquote cite=”Mr. WordPress” type=”left, center, right”]He’s [Willie Nelson] like a philosopher, you know. He gets to the heart of it in a quick way, gets it out and it’s over. And this leaves the listener to think about it.
~Bob Dylan (28 April 1993).[/blockquote]

Celebrating Willie Nelson’s 81st birthday… I’ve put together 4 videos where he’s on stage with Bob Dylan (and a bonus..one)

Check out: Happy birthday Willie Nelson


1. KRLU-TV Studios – Austin, Texas – 28 April 1993
Filming of Willie Nelson 60th birthday party

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