About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I'm Chicano from southern Californian, a GenXer, and a fan of the Dodgers and Elvis. I am a husband, a father of three, and in my spare time I'm an asociate professor of Chicana/o~Latina/o 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).
Lenny Kravitz (New York & Los Angeles, 1962- ) performing “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” at the April 1994 taping of his MTV Unplugged special.
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (Louisiana & Texas, 1924-2005) performing with Canned Heat at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1973).
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
Muddy Waters (Mississippi to Chicago, 1913-1983) performing “Champagne & Reefer” from his final album, King Bee (1981). The song was a standard for Waters during his decades of live performances but for obvious reasons was not pressed onto vinyl, at … Continue reading
Big Bill Broonzy (Arkansas and Mississippi; 1898-1958) singing “Just a Dream” (from the 1939 recording, a bit more swing to it than the original).
Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr. (New Orleans, 1928-) singing his classic tune “Blue Monday” on Austin City Limits (1986).
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.”
The master of the blues, Mr. B.B. King, here performing “Sweet Little Angel” from his legendary 1965 album “Live at the Regal” (recorded on November 21, 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago). The crowd makes this one of the … Continue reading