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One Track Mind: Lightnin' Hopkins,  "Back Door Friend" (1965)

One Track Mind: Lightnin' Hopkins, "Back Door Friend" (1965)

by Nick DeRiso A song about not giving up, even when you discover that your woman is cheating, then give her another chance, only to then find out she is still off with this other dude. And Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins, as always, did it in just one take — with the money up front. That was the deal with thisRead More

Po’ Henry and Tookie, Louisiana country blues duo: Something Else! Interview

Po’ Henry and Tookie, Louisiana country blues duo: Something Else! Interview

They grew up, practically, as neighbors in Louisiana. But strangers, all the same. Here’s how they became the country blues duo Po’ Henry and Tookie.

Snooks Eaglin – New Orleans Street Singer (1959)

by Nick DeRiso A truly special, even virtuoso, street-level discovery, Snooks Eaglin burst onto the musical landscape with this nearly uncatagorizable debut. The in-joke around New Orleans was that he was presented as a “folk” musician, when in actuality the then-22-year-old Eaglin had already been playing in electric blues and R&B bands for a decade. In fact, he’d gotten hisRead More

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