Archive for August, 2011

August 4, 2011

This Day in History – Leon Chance on Jimmie Rodgers

It was this day in 1927 that the legendary Jimmie Rodgers was first recorded, helping usher in the birth of country music. Here to talk about this momentous occasion is keeper of the twang, the honky tonkin’ Leon Chance, who ties it all together with creationist theory, Star Wars and some intense yodel research.

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August 2, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Off: Heinous Orca

Today’s tip-off is the girl-boy-girl-boy punk of Heinous Orca.

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August 2, 2011

This Day in Music History – Alex Mann on James Jamerson

It was this day in 1983 that Motown bassist and the architect of some of pop music’s most memorable grooves, James Jamerson passed away. Here to tell us what JJ meant to him is Alex Mann, bassist in such musically diverse groups as The Hollows, Medusa, Whippoorwill and Deep Tan & The Frosted Tips.

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August 1, 2011

Where the Bus Pass Took Us

While homebodies by nature, we do regularly muster the single malt courage to go out into the world and experience music in the flesh, and we document these excursions in Where the Bus Pass Took Us.

Today’s entry is from regular site contributor JD Short aka BassDbler and details his recent, somewhat unusual, gig that he has titled: Bringing Down the House in the House of Mouse

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