Sax Unplugged on Whad’ya Know!

Posted May 6, 2020 by mefeld
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  David Sax Unplugs His New Book

     “The Soul of an Entrepreneur “

Saturday, May 9, at 10 am Central, around midnight in Seoul

on the Whad’ya Know Podcast

which resides here https://www.facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/

 

David, a Canadian, sounds like this:

 

Mississippi Fred McDowell “Jesus on the Mainline”

Posted May 4, 2020 by mefeld
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Mississippi Fred McDowell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fred McDowell (January 12, 1906 – July 3, 1972),[1] known by his stage name Mississippi Fred McDowell, was an American hill country blues singer and guitar player.

McDowell was born in Rossville, Tennessee. His parents were farmers, but both died while Fred was in his youth. He took up the guitar at the age of 14 and was soon playing for tips at dances around Rossville. Seeking a change from plowing fields, he moved to Memphis in 1926, where he worked in the Buck-Eye feed mill, which processed cotton into oil and other products.[5] In 1928, he moved to Mississippi to pick cotton.[5] He finally settled in Como Mississippi, in 1940 or 1941 (or maybe the late 1950s), where he worked as a full-time farmer for many years while continuing to play music on weekends at dances and picnics.

After decades of playing for small local gatherings, McDowell was recorded in 1959 by roving folklore musicologist Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins on their Southern Journey field-recording trip.[6] With interest in blues and folk music rising in the United States at the time, McDowell’s field recordings for Lomax caught the attention of blues aficionados and record producers, and within a couple of years, he had finally become a professional musician and recording artist in his own right. His LPs proved quite popular, and he performed at festivals and clubs all over the world.[7]

McDowell continued to perform blues in the north Mississippi style much as he had for decades, sometimes on electric guitar rather than acoustic guitar. He was particularly renowned for his mastery of slide guitar, a style he said he first learned using a pocketknife for a slide and later a polished beef rib bone. He ultimately settled on the clearer sound he got from a glass slide, which he wore on his ring finger.[8]While he famously declared, “I do not play no rock and roll,” he was not averse to associating with younger rock musicians. He coached Bonnie Raitt on slide guitar technique[7] and was reportedly flattered by The Rolling Stones‘ rather straightforward version of his “You Gotta Move” on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers.[citation needed] In 1965 he toured Europe with the American Folk Blues Festival, together with Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Roosevelt Sykes and others.[9]

McDowell’s 1969 album I Do Not Play No Rock ‘n’ Roll, recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, and released by Malaco Records, was his first featuring electric guitar. It contains parts of an interview in which he discusses the origins of the blues and the nature of love. His live albumLive at the Mayfair Hotel (1995), was from a concert he gave in 1969. Tracks included versions of Bukka White‘s “Shake ‘Em On Down,” Willie Dixon‘s “My Babe,” Mance Lipscomb‘s “Evil Hearted Woman,” plus McDowell’s self-penned “Kokomo Blues.” AllMusic noted that the album “may be the best single CD in McDowell’s output, and certainly his best concert release”.[10] McDowell’s final album,[11] Live in New York (Oblivion Records), was a concert performance from November 1971 at the Village Gaslight (also known as The Gaslight Cafe), in Greenwich Village, New York.

McDowell died of cancer in 1972, aged 66, and was buried at Hammond Hill Baptist Church, between Como and Senatobia, Mississippi. On August 6, 1993, a memorial was placed on his grave by the Mount Zion Memorial Fund. The ceremony was presided over by the blues promoter Dick Waterman, and the memorial with McDowell’s portrait on it was paid for by Bonnie Raitt. The memorial stone was a replacement for an inaccurate and damaged marker (McDowell’s name was misspelled). The original stone was subsequently donated by McDowell’s family to the Delta Blues Museum, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. McDowell was a Freemason and was associated with Prince Hall Freemasonry; he was buried in Masonic regalia.[12]

A Few Words in Defense of Our Country–Randy Newman

Posted March 29, 2020 by mefeld
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Our new National Anthem–thank you Randy Newman!

Ben Sidran is Sidran Sequestered live on Whad’ya Know!

Posted March 25, 2020 by mefeld
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Ben Sidran is Sidran Sequestered

Live on Whad’ya Know!

The doctor is in lockdown but still groovin’!

Ben Sidran joins us on Whad’ya Know

through the miracle of the telephone–

Ben is using what might be down time for the rest of us

to lasso some space cowboy changes

into a wild new cadence–

And I’m not just sayin’ that–

Sidran Sequestered

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We’re Staying Home Tonight (It’s the Patriotic Thing)

Posted March 18, 2020 by mefeld
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Eddie Cantor sings “We’re Staying Home Tonight” from 1943 — the last time it was the patriotic thing to do–

Oh, La La! It’s Ciscoe Morris this Saturday on Whad’ya Know!

Posted March 9, 2020 by mefeld
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Oh, La La! It’s Ciscoe Morris this Saturday on Whad’ya Know!

Ciscoe Morris, the Sage of Pacific Northwest gardening wisdom,

joins us to talk of beneficent wasps, taming the tangled mess of Forsythia,

garden wars, unexpected guests in the compost and the Zen of Pruning

as set forth in his exuberant bible of the life horticultural OH, LA LA!

Saturday, March 14th, 10:00 am Central on http://www.facebook.com/whadyaknow.net/

Do not attempt to control your excitement! Oh, La La!

Courtesy: John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight

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Whad’a Hygge Ya’Know?

Posted February 14, 2020 by mefeld
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Did you think Hygge (hoo-gah) was just sitting with your Elk wool socked feet up on an ottoman in front of a roaring electronic fire drinking Hot Toddies while Valravn dapples your ear drums with hypnotic folktronic?

Maybe so–I don’t know. But I intend for us to find out this Saturday, February 15 as we all get Hygged (hoo-gahed) with Claus Andersen, an actual Scandinavian from UW Scandinavian Studies, who will lead us through the postures, breathing, drinking, and fire making needed for a genuine Hygge experience.

For those Non-Scandinavians out there get out the edibles and simulate!

Relax–it’s time!

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