Pat Hare Murders His Baby

murder my baby

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on. — Shakespeare, Othello Cheatin’ and lyin’ On December 15, 1963, Minneapolis police apprehended an intoxicated 33-year-old man involved in a domestic dispute that left his married girlfriend and a responding police … → read more

Podcast: The Tribute, pt 2
Episode #15-35 | airing 8-26-15

This week we complete our two week feature focusing on tribute recordings. We’ll hear tributes to Muddy Waters and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. We’ll also pay tribute to the late John Martyn and John Stewart and finish up with a short quirky set of tunes dedicated to Bob Dylan. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1535_podcast.mp3 … → read more

Podcast: Farewell To The King
Episode #15-26 | airing 6-24-15

Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin-1977

On this episode we examine the music of BB King, who we lost just a few short weeks ago. We’ll explore his music, the people he played with and the few that covered his tunes. Farewell to the King, on this episode of Sing Out! Radio Magazine. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1526_podcast.mp3 To … → read more

SORM Playlist #15-21: The Alan Lomax Legacy
(airing the week starting 5-20-15)

This week we conclude our two part feature noting Alan Lomax’s 100th birthday with some music recorded in the late 1950’s from Almeda Riddle, E.C. Ball and Bessie Jones and the Sea Island Singers. We’ll also hear some of the earliest recordings of Muddy Waters and Son House and an … → read more

Sam Charters Passes

American music historian, author and musician Samuel Charters passed away on March 18th. Known for his field recordings of influential blues musicians, many of the works Charters uncovered went on to inspire and shape much of today’s musical landscape. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1929, Charters developed a connection with … → read more

HOWELLDEVINE: Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju

          HowellDevine Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju Arhoolie 550 www.arhoolie.com   In 2013, HowellDevine’s delightful Jumps, Boogies & Wobbles became the first new blues album that the roots-music devotees at Chris Strachwitz’s Arhoolie Records had released in 25 years. That speaks well for the relaxed but … → read more

Rest in Peace Johnny Winter

Texas blues icon Johnny Winter has passed, according to a statement from his representative. The Grammy-winning guitarist was 70 years old. By the age of 15, Winter, a native of Texas, had begun his own band and was a fluent multi-instrumentalist (ukulele and clarinet). With encouragement from his parents, Johnny’s … → read more