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Jingle Jams: A Holiday Mix From NPR Music * Christmas Joy and Christmas Blues

NPR has added two interesting Christmas playlists to their program. The forst one has been compiled from the favorite holiday songs from 10 different partner stations and includes all kind of music, from classical, pop, rap, bluegrass, jazz, folk, … It’s a seasonal tradition to gripe miserably about the ubiquity of holiday music — about [...]

Jackson Stomp – Charlie McCoy – Mississippi Mud Steppers

I am currently learning the Jackson Stomp and I have collected some information about this tune. The Jackson Stomp has been recorded in the 1920s by Charlie McCoy and the Mississippi Mud Steppers. This is a nice version of the Jackson Stomp with ukulele and mandolin: Jackson Stomp – Ukulele Igor Another nice version with [...]

Rita Chiarelli – Canadas No. 1 Blues Singer

During the last days I have listened to a concert with blues singer Rita Chiarelli that is available as concert on demand at the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20100122ritac Rita Chiarelli at the Empress Theatre Rita Chiarelli uses her amazing 3-octave voice to belt, to croon and to tell stories.  She’s won multiple Maple Blues awards, a Juno [...]

Mandolin Boogie – Armstrong Twins / Arthur Smith

Today I have found two different Mandolin Boogies at youtube. The first version was recorded by the Armstrong Twins in 1946. The Armstrong Twins were  one of the successful duos who sang country songs with guitar and mandolin. Other duos were The Monroe Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Homer and Jethro or Lonzo and Oscar. The [...]

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