One unique performer brought together many of the aspects of gospel and blues music and even created a whole new style. In this week’s Slipped Discs, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz looks at that artist to see who is really “The King.”
Rev. Billy C. Wirtz says, “Pull out the Visa card” because he has another record that you MUST have in your collection. Buddy Guy says, ” Nothing I do is original, I took everything from a man named Guitar Slim.” Read all about the album that will ease your “Sufferin’ Mind.”
In this week’s “Slipped Discs,” Rev. Billy C. Wirtz reminds us about “The Poet of the Blues.” He says that it isn’t “suggested” listening, it’s “required!”
On this week’s Blues Bytes page, Eric Wrisley reviews the new documentary “We Juke Up In Here! Mississippi’s Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads.” He says the film gets “to the heart of the juke’s popularity and decline, uncovering why the clubs existed, why some have survived, and why so many have gone away.”
On this week’s Blues Bytes page, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz is out to make you spend more of your hard earned money on an album that he thinks you need to know about. James Brown certainly did. But, hey, it’s only twelve bucks!
With the passing of Andy Griffith a couple of weeks ago, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz found the “Dark Side of Mayberry.” He’s still having flashbacks about Sheriff Andy. Read where they took him in this week’s Blues Bytes.
In this week’s column, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz takes us back to November 22, 1963, and the first time he met the blues. You gotta wanna know!
Rev. Billy C. Wirtz explores Mayberry after dark and you will be surprised by the blues he finds.
Patsy Cline helps Rev. Billy C. Wirtz find the “Common Thread” of American music. Read all about it in this week’s Blues Bytes.
This week Rev. Billy C. Wirtz shares his “Desert Island” list of piano records. You don’t have to own all of them, but you might want to!