Thursday, November 23, 2006

Robert Lockwood Jr. 1915 - 2006

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of blues legend Robert Lockwood Jr. Robert passed away tuesday November 21, 2006 at the age of 91. Robert had been hospitalized for the better part of a month.

Robert's legacy is his music, a style which melded jazz and blues. Robert was the most direct link to Robert Johnson. It was while Robert was 13 that Robert Johnson taught him to play guitar. A short time later the world lost Robert Johnson, in 1937.

Robert Lockwood Jr. worked with all of the greats in blues and jazz. His first band was comprised of all jazz musicians. This helped to shape the style that was to become his legacy. While he learned from the jazzmen they learned blues. Eventually the styles melded into the Robert Lockwood sound.

Robert played on recordings by Doctor Clayton, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Eddie Boyd, Sunnyland Slim, and Otis Spann. He also spent time in the Muddy Waters Band. He once tried to teach both Muddy Waters and Big Bill Broonzy his style but they were more comfortable with what they knew.

Robert will be missed by those of us who love his music and his legacy in music will last for eternity.

Rest in Peace Robert....

Monday, November 20, 2006

Reuploaded dead files

I discovered today that there were five items which were unavailable due to innactivity. I have reuploaded all five so they are once again available.

The five items were:
Harpdog Brown & The Bloodhounds - Once In A Howlin' Moon
Harpdog Brown Videos
Those Delta Rhythm Kings - Just The Way We Like It
Those Delta Rhythm KIngs - Every Night And Every Day
Mike Elrington - Too Good To Be True

My apologies to both the artists and anyone who attempted to get these and was unable to.

If anyone finds an item is unavailabe in the future, please leave me a note in the comment section for that item and I will correct it right away.