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the root cellar: smoking little 4-strings

“He really got into the ukulele. It sounds kind of corny, but it gave him so much joy, you know. I was there when he first discovered it. The rest of his life was ukulele. He played the hell out of the thing.” – Tom Petty on George Harrison  …

the root cellar: duke ellington and the blanton/webster band

Just like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie’s group of 1945, Hank Williams’ Driftin’ Cowboys, Miles Davis’ early ’60s Quintet, or the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Duke’s Blanton/Webster band burned hard, fast and bright….”   by john pinamonti   Some things stand alone. Some things you can’t compare to anything else. Some…

the root cellar: the three kings

From the very first track, B.B. comes out smoking all the way around, and you soon realize why he was and is so influential…”   by john pinamonti   Three big men. Three Gibson guitars. Three incomparable players, three soulful vocalists, three masters of the blues. Albert, B.B. and Freddie…

the root cellar: dock boggs & roscoe holcomb

The explosive combinations of styles, instruments, and new songs that resulted constituted an expressive feast, and one of the great periods of creativity in American musical history arose from it…”   by john pinamonti   If I told you to visualize a couple of white men from Kentucky playing banjos,…

the root cellar: roots music for the masses

It seems that in England, the copyrights to most recordings last for 50 years after the date of the first issue. This means that everything recorded before 1953 is up for grabs and can be packaged and sold at a low price because this material is now essentially in the…

the root cellar: john pinamonti

I watched every series game in October that year against the Atlanta Braves at O’Connor’s, wedged in between Taciturn Eric and a newcomer, a tall stranger clad in a blues fedora and a Contra drug-dealing shirt, with the requisite cheroot peeking out of the breast pocket…”   by mike morgan…

mr. grant’s rant: tai-chi-on-speed dancing

I am reminded of the famous scene in The Magic Christian…‘if you want it here it is come and get it…‘ but feel it an inappropriate memory to share with Mr. Grant Jr, who is relishing the moment as only a twelve-year-old can while trying not to wet his pants…