Sat February 1, 2014

Lowell Fulson Equals A Half Century Of Great Blues

Blues guitarist Lowell Fulson in Paris, France, 1980.
Lionel DECOSTER CC BY SA Creative Commons

Some say Lowell Fulson is the second most important figure in West Coast Blues after T-Bone Walker. I feel strongly about the great T-Bone so maybe it carries some weight that I’d say Fulson is not number two, but a co-equal number one.

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Tue January 28, 2014


Tue January 28, 2014


Mon January 27, 2014
The Edge

'Crazy' And 'Surreal': Figure Skater Jason Brown's Road To Sochi

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 11:17 am

Jason Brown skates during this year's U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden in Boston. After his free skate was watched more than 3 million times on YouTube, he said, "I don't know how it happened. ... I'm so shocked, beyond shocked. It's so surreal to me."
Jared Wickerham Getty Images


Sat January 25, 2014
marc on the blues

Mr. Five By Five Was A Five Star Artist

Jimmy Rushing, Aquarium, NYC, circa August, 1946.
William P. Gottlieb Library of Congress - Public Domain

Was Blues and Swing Jazz singer Jimmy Rushing fat? Well, it might be impolite to say so, but Harry James did have a hit with his song about Rushing titled “Mr. Five by Five.”

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