JACK WHITE: Lazaretto

          Jack White Lazaretto Columbia Records www.columbiarecords.com   Blind Willie McTell’s 1928 Victor recording “Three Women Blues” was pure Piedmont blues with undertones of racial pride in his yellow, black and brown-skinned lovers. In Jack White’s hands, the song sounds like early-’70s arena-level British blues rock … → read more

VARIOUS: The Johnson City Sessions 1928-1929

        VARIOUS The Johnson City Sessions: 1928-1929 “Can You Sing or Play Old-Time Music?” Bear Family BCD16083 www.bear-family.de   The Big Bang of American folk music is said to have been the 1927 Bristol Sessions – a talent search for Victor Records in the Tennessee/Virginia border-straddling town … → read more