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Frank Kocher commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"I'm brand new to this blog site, so maybe this has been hashed out already elsewhere here as far as Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page in particular. The band put out several good, then several awful albums; the last few were 90% filler and half of…"
Oct 11, 2012
Tommy Lagniappe commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"Right on BillyBobJoe!!   My first concert was Jethro Tull and I remain a fan. Once saw him in the Netherlands in Rotterdam.  What an interesting crowd!!  But yeah "Heavey Metal"......ha!  What a weird thing to…"
Sep 20, 2012
Howard Mandel commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"I like your suggestion, BillyBobJoe. I'd like to visit Sunflower, Tommy. Yes, Flo and Eddie -- some of my stone-rocker friends may snivel, but "Happy Together," "She's My Girl," "You Baby," and backup work…"
Sep 19, 2012
BillyBobJoe commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"The KC nominating committee here outta be visited by JETHRO TULL and whipped about their heads with his "Heavy Metal" Grammy Award. This makes about as much sense."
Sep 19, 2012
Tommy Lagniappe commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"Amen Howard....my soul brotha from anotha motha!!!! I have shot stick with Buddy and Junior Wells at "Cotton Chicago" on Belmont in the Windy City. (which is now gone). And been in the company of a lot of our treasures right here in…"
Sep 19, 2012
Greg McAteer commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"Why are you giving awards to non-American popstars?  Sure, you have many, many American-born musicians who deserve to be honoured, be that before, at the same time as, or after musicians from elsewhere but on at least one level I hope it's…"
Sep 18, 2012
Paul Wilner commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"Flo and Eddie?"
Sep 16, 2012
Hal Bogerd commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"I guess Linda Chorney didn't lobby hard enough!"
Sep 16, 2012
Jack Williams commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"And I guess Elton John got his before Bob Dylan (2006)."
Sep 16, 2012
Jack Williams commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)'
"As much as I still love Led Zeppelin, I do find it a bit odd that they're to be Kennedy Center honorees.   Good that they didn't leave out John Paul Jones, though.   And your statement about who got their award after…"
Sep 16, 2012
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The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)

Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy, at age 75 as wild a guitar pyrotechnician as lives today, and the British dinosaur rockers Led Zeppelin, whose guitarist Jimmy Page stands in Guy's shadow, are being celebrated with Kennedy Center Honors, to be presented at a program at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 2. Remind me again why we're giving awards to non-American pop stars? Guy, who first came to prominence outside Chicago in…See More
Sep 15, 2012
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The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)

Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy, at age 75 as wild a guitar pyrotechnician as lives today, and the British dinosaur rockers Led Zeppelin, whose guitarist Jimmy Page stands in Guy's shadow, are being celebrated with Kennedy Center Honors, to be presented at a program at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 2. Remind me again why we're giving awards to non-American pop stars? Guy, who first came to prominence outside Chicago in…See More
Sep 13, 2012
Howard Mandel commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'NEA Jazz Masters of 2013 announced: Eddie Palmieri, my top choice, among the four'
"'deed he do."
Jul 20, 2012
Paul Wilner commented on Howard Mandel's blog post 'NEA Jazz Masters of 2013 announced: Eddie Palmieri, my top choice, among the four'
Jul 20, 2012
A blog post by Howard Mandel was featured

NEA Jazz Masters of 2013 announced: Eddie Palmieri, my top choice, among the four

Last January during the NEA Jazz Masters ceremonies at Lincoln Center, I blogged "Who should  the next NEA Jazz Masters be?" and wrote, "My own list of deserving nominees -- it starts with Eddie Palmieri." Today the NEA announced  its  Jazz Masters of 2013 -- Eddie Palmieri!…See More
Jul 20, 2012
Howard Mandel posted a blog post

NEA Jazz Masters of 2013 announced: Eddie Palmieri, my top choice, among the four

Last January during the NEA Jazz Masters ceremonies at Lincoln Center, I blogged "Who should  the next NEA Jazz Masters be?" and wrote, "My own list of deserving nominees -- it starts with Eddie Palmieri." Today the NEA announced  its  Jazz Masters of 2013 -- Eddie Palmieri!…See More
Jul 18, 2012

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The Kennedy Center honors Buddy Guy (great!) and Led Zeppelin (but they're Brits! and talented, rich, derivative!)

Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy, at age 75 as wild a guitar pyrotechnician as lives today, and the British dinosaur rockers Led Zeppelin, whose guitarist Jimmy Page stands in Guy's shadow, are being celebrated with Kennedy Center Honors, to be presented at a program at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 2. Remind me again why we're giving awards to non-American pop stars?

Guy, who first came…

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Posted on September 13, 2012 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

NEA Jazz Masters of 2013 announced: Eddie Palmieri, my top choice, among the four

Last January during the NEA Jazz Masters ceremonies at Lincoln Center, I blogged "Who should  the next NEA Jazz Masters be?" and wrote, "My own list of deserving nominees -- it starts with Eddie Palmieri." Today the NEA announced  its  Jazz Masters of 2013 -- Eddie Palmieri!…

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Posted on July 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

RIP Duck Dunn, 70, bass mover of American vernacular music

Donald "Duck" Dunn, bassist for Booker T. and the MGs, most all the grits 'n' greens soul voices who emerged from Memphis' Stax Records in the 1960s, and dozens of major blues-rock-pop stars during his subsequent career as an LA-based studio musician, died in his sleep at age 70 in the early morning of May 13 while on tour in Japan with his guitarist partner and childhood friend Steve Cropper. He'd performed two shows the…

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Posted on May 13, 2012 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

UNESCO's International Jazz Day heralds America's root-and-branches music worldwide

The first International Jazz Day -- April 30 2012 -- was a phenomenal world-wide event, initiated by composer-pianist Herbie Hancock and reaching at the very least the 195 nations that had musicians playing Hancock's "Watermelon Man" in tandem with his own performance of it at a sunrise concert in Congo Square, New Orleans. The sunset concert in the hallowed and vast  main hall of the UN was an impressively strong demonstration of jazz's vitality and diversity, too. Videos…

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Posted on May 3, 2012 at 7:30pm

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At 12:35am on January 25, 2011, Wil said…
Howard,  Thanks for the quick reply.  Anything I can do to make the sharing of the Betty Davis files easier for you I'm happy to do.  If you send your email I can add you to a file in my dropbox to"collaborate" on as they refer to it on the site or you can add my email to one of yours and let me know once they're uploaded.  My email is theaterboi01@aol.com .  I'm a huge Betty Davis fan and I'd be completely in your debt for sharing these lost treasures.
At 2:01pm on February 21, 2010, J. Hayes - music writer said…
howard,
you can reach me at hayesmusicdesign@gmail.com
At 9:23am on December 28, 2009, Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) said…
Howard:
Thanks much. "The Ballad of Michael Bloomfield." I like that. I have read and heard Wilentz and Marcus' "The Rose and the Briar" not long ago.. So you may be onto something. Glad you had Butterfield bells to ring.
I'll try to track down your Goldmine piece.
At 12:58pm on December 27, 2009, No Depression said…
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At 11:33am on December 23, 2009, Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) said…
Howard:
I got into the rootsy literate songwriter side of things when I got divorced a few years ago. Got into Townes Van Zandt of all things. He spoke to those feelings vulnerability, loss etc. And you know divorce too I gather.You're enuff of an American Renaissance man to appreciate this, I know.
Always wanted to write about Bloomfield, which I also do in my "Voices" book. I remember you riffing heavy on Blues Project. Have U heard the new Danny Kalb? How is it?
Best,
Kevin
 
 
 

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