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Friday, November 6, 2009

It's not Robert, but it sure looks cool!

A few years ago there was a brief stir created by a short film clip of a young bluesman. It does look like Robert Johnson, especially the extremely long fingers, but some pointy head academics ruin it:-) (as a pointed head academic I say that with love:-) Like most reality based fun spoilers, they did some research, and low and behold, they figure out the EXACT DATE, that the movie was filmed. So either Robert Johnson rose from the dead, faked his death, or ITS NOT ROBERT JOHNSON:-)

However, it is still a nice clip of a bluesman from the early 40s.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Norton Buffalo RIP

From Bob Corritore

RIP Norton Buffalo 9/28/51 - 10/31/09. Harmonica virtuoso Norton Buffalo passed away on Oct 31st, 2009 after a battle with cancer. Best known outside of blues circles for his work with rock luminaries such as Steve Miller and Bonnie Raitt, Buffalo also worked within the blues field with Elvin Bishop and Roy Rogers. He was a spectacular player who created a very unique style which often did not follow the traditional blues harmonica sound. This might be exemplified by Buffalo's wild solo on Bonnie Raitt's hit remake of Del Shannon's "Runaway". For a complete Norton Buffalo obit by Ben "The Harpman" Cox in Juke Joint Soul click here.

Soul Searchers Update

the soul searchers
click here for our website
click here for our myspace page
click here to buy the CD

wednesday, november 4, 8-11pm

greenwood lounge
3707 ingersoll ave, des moines

friday, november 6, 9pm-midnight
iowa lindy blizzard, presented by step into swing
des moines ballroom
2745 douglas ave, des moines
(step into swing is offering a weekend full of swing dance activities - we're providing music for their friday night event - tickets prices vary depending on which parts you attend - if you're just coming to the friday night event, it's $5 at the door - see their website link above for details)

"the soul searchers lay down authentic west coast blues from their des moines, iowa surroundings" -BLUES REVUE magazine "the soul searchers are a veteran group of players who roll along slickly and confidently" -BLUESWAX "this band puts down energetic jump-blues with a vintage vibe that harks back to early fabulous thunderbirds" -OMAHA READER