Category Archives: Music

Monday Blues (9.29.14)

Eddie James “Son” House (1902-1988) grew up around the Mississippi Delta, one of the homes of blues music. By his own account, as a “churchified” young man, he held the blues and other secular music in low regard. At the … Continue reading

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Friday Five: no rhyme, no reason

For those times… “Hurt” by Johnny Cash (2002) A masterful cover of a Nine Inch Nails hit from 1994, recorded by the “man in black” while on the edge of the end. “Everybody’s Hurts” by R.E.M. (1992) From their successful … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Chicano oldies

There are oldies and there are Chicano oldies. The music that resonated with the brown baby boomers of East L.A. is largely African American rhythm and blues music. It’s heavy on harmonies, on some interesting guitar work, and on a lot … Continue reading

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Friday Five: The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are the greatest rock band in the history of music. That’s it. Why? Here’s just five little reasons why… Note: A lot of these clips won’t play on mobile devices. Sorry. 5. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” … Continue reading

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Monday Blues (9.8.14)

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (2009) is a “classic” in the Summers Sandoval household. It was the first movie my first two kids ever saw in a movie theater, and became part of our “regular rotation” in the spring … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Marvin Gaye

When I started doing “Friday Fives” it was to write about music (I can always write when I have to write about music) and to share music I love with a younger generation who might not yet be familiar with … Continue reading

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Monday Blues (9.1.14)

Lizzie Douglas (June 3, 1897 – August 3, 1973)–better known as “Memphis Minnie”–was raised in the South. Born in Louisiana, her family moved to Mississippi and then Shelby County, Tennessee, all before the young Lizzie had reached her teen years. At … Continue reading

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