About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I am a Chicano, a husband, a father of three, and, in my spare time, an asociate professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History at Pomona College.
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Been busy working, but I ain’t forgot about ‘cha! “Death Letter,” by the immortal Son House (Mississippi, 1902-1988).
Back with bullet! The legendary Albert King performing “Blues Power” live and in color! The song was part of his recorded concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco) in June 1968, concerts which generated three live albums–Live Wire/Blues Power, Wednesday … Continue reading
B.B. King once said of Lightnin’ Hopkins (Texas, 1912-1982), “He didn’t put any sugar on it. He just played it.” Here is the Texas blues legend just playing “Don’t Wake Me Up.”
Welcome to “Monday Blues”–the Spring Break Edition! Here’s a little love song for you from Stevie Ray Vaughan (Texas, 1954-1990). It’s his own tune, “Life Without You.”
Blues god Albert King (Mississippi, 1923-1992) and the prophet Stevie Ray Vaughan (Texas, 1954-1990) performing King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” in 1983. (King made the tune famous, but it was penned by William Bell and Booker T. Jones.)
The great Muddy Waters, with Sonny Boy Williamson on the harp, singing his signature tune, from the American Folk Blues Festival tour (1963).
Here’s a little Texas blues, Chicano style. Los Lonely Boys performing “Cottonfields & Crossroads” from their 2006 documentary and concert performance of the same name.
Speaks for itself.
Son House (Mississippi and Louisiana, c. 1902-1988), performing his version of the classic “Downhearted Blues” (by Alberta Hunter and Lovie Austin), sometime in the 60s or 70s I would guess. I don’t normally same much about these songs or the … Continue reading
B.B. King (1925-), Albert Collins (1932-1993), Buddy Guy (1936-), Eric Clapton (1945-), and Jeff Beck (1944-), performing King’s “Sweet Little Angel” at the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame TV special, 1993.