Category: blues

twixnmix: Ike & Tina Turner (1965)

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Ike & Tina Turner

(1965)

twixnmix: Ike and Tina Turner performing at …

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Ike and Tina Turner performing at the Honka Monka Club in

Queens, New York on July 8, 1970.

twixnmix: Janis Joplin performing at And…

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Janis Joplin performing

at Anderson Theater in New York City

on February 17, 1968.

Photos by Elliott Landy 

Born on this day: May 8, 1911 – Iconic blues s…

Born on this day: May 8, 1911 – Iconic blues singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Johnson (born Robert Leroy Johnson in Hazlehurst, MS). Happy Birthday to one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century born one hundred eight years ago today.

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Born on this day: April 25, 1923 – Blues guita…

Born on this day: April 25, 1923 – Blues guitar master Albert King (born Albert Nelson in Indianola, MS). Happy Birthday to this “King” of blues guitar on what would have been his 96th Birthday.

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Ike and Tina Turner photo session with Norman Seeff in 1975.

(Video) 

twixnmix: Chaka Khan and Ike Turner (1979) 

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Chaka Khan and Ike Turner (1979) 

Ike and Tina Turner (1960)

Ike and Tina Turner (1960)

On this day in music history: February 26, 196…

On this day in music history: February 26, 1966 – “Baby Scratch My Back” by Slim Harpo hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also peaking at #16 on the Hot 100 on March 19, 1966. Written by James Isaac Moore, it is the biggest hit for the R&B singer and blues harpist from Baton Rouge, LA. The song is recorded in a small studio in Crowley, LA and is released on indie R&B label Excello Records. The single receives a huge boost when radio station WLAC in Nashville, TN puts the record in heavy rotation. With the tiny AM stations transmitter putting out over 50,000 watts, its signal is able to reach thirty eight states which  have distributors clamoring for the record. The huge R&B success of “Baby Scratch My Back” spills over to the pop charts where the single also reaches the Top 20 on the Hot 100. Though not as well known today, Slim Harpo’s music has proven to be quite influential over the years, particularly with British rock musicians such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Pretty Things, and The Yardbirds, all of whom have either recorded cover versions of his songs or playing them in their early live repertoires.

On this day in music history: January 6, 1958 …

On this day in music history: January 6, 1958 – The Gibson Guitar Company registers its design for the Flying V guitar with the US Patent Office. The unique instrument is designed by Gibson president Ted McCarty with the intention of adding a futuristic aspect to the companies image. During their original manufacturing run, the guitars’ body and neck are constructed from African Korina wood and mahogany with either ebony or rosewood fretboards. Guitarists such as Albert King and Lonnie Mack adapt to them immediately and becomes closely associated with both artists. However, initial sales are slow and they are discontinued in 1959. When guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Dave Davies of The Kinks begin playing them, it renews interest in the Flying V and Gibson reintroduces the guitar in 1967. The instrument becomes a favorite of hard rock and heavy metal musicians during the 1970’s and 80’s. Original Flying V’s made in 1958 and 1959 today are valued at between $200,000 and $250,000. To this day, the Flying V remains one of Gibson’s most popular guitars.