Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mose Allison Live "baby please don't go"

Baby Please Don't Go was written by Miss. blues man Big Joe Williams from Crawford, Miss.

Mose Allison Has Gone Home

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I'll bet there was not a jazz club in America that Mose had not played in at one time or another.
He traveled relentlessly all over the world.
I know that I first saw him in Biloxi, Miss. and then in Seattle also in Chicago.
Each year he would play here at Blue's Alley in Washington D.C. on the first or second day of each New Year.
I saw him in person once at the hotel where I was working. We had a contract with Blues Alley to house the musicians who came to town to play at Blues Alley.
Mose wandered into the Lobby in the early afternoon and his room was not ready and they asked him to take a seat and wait a bit while housekeeping got the room ready.
I was eyeing him as he sat down. Then a couple came over and he offered them a seat. Somehow they took his seat and he said "You got my seat".
I got the impression that Mose was high strung and I could not really even think of anything to say to him that was in any way intelligent so I said nothing.
I am sure he had heard it all before. Musicians are odd strange people anyway. He struck me as a loner. Who wanted to be left alone. So I did not bother him,

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

"Eagle Ridin' Papa" - Tuba Skinny

AMC BACKSTORY: Peyton Place...... Including Interview With The Author Of Peyton Place The Book

The book PEYTON PLACE is so much better than the movie or the tv series. They watered everything down.  The book is about the best book I know of about the 1950s as they really were in American small towns.  Especially true of the way the book depicts teenagers of that period.
The book and the author are highly under rated.
Click on the name Peyton Place in the Labels box below to read more I have written about this book.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Reading Peyton Place(The Book) In High School English Class Instead Of Listening To The Teacher

In 12th grade English class in 1958 I sat on the back row reading a paperback copy of PEYTON PLACE.
Someone told me that I would not pass reading that book in class.
Mr. W our teacher spoke up and said, "Not so. In fact Joe after you finish that I would like to read it. And I will tell you of a book that is even more notorious. He told me to read The Decameron by Boccaccio.

Tuba Skinny - Memphis Shake

Tuba Skinny - Thoughts

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bob Dylan Used Classics Illustrated Comic Books To Write His Book Reports in High School In Hibbing,Minnesota

I read that in Robert Shelton's great bio of Bob titled NO DIRECTION HOME.

Actually what is written in Shelton's book is that when he was a child or teenager the only comics Bob read were Illustrated Classics. That is the same as Classics Illustrated.
I am sure he also read many full length novels.
But many high school kids back then used Classics Illustrated to make their book reports.;_ylt=AwrBT4HI5hlY7lIAHctXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyMm43aWFsBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjE5MTBfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=Classics+Illustrated&fr=yfp-t

 Fastest way to the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Tuba Skinny - Oh! Red ..... New!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Homage To Kirbyville, Texas,_Texas
Click on the above link and check the notables from Kirbyville, Texas.
I see someone has added my brother Bhob Stewart to the list.

With The Kirbyville High School Band on the way to New Orleans to march in the Crescent City mardi Gras parade on Sunday March 20, 1955. That is me standing in front of the tree.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them. I took this picture above of an old man sitting in a chair. When I raised my little camera to take his picture he covered his face. I still wonder why.

Waiting on the other band members to get going.
 The band walking in front of the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans 1955.

 On the steps of the Capitol Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

In front of the Palace Theater. It is impossible to overstate the importance of a movie theater
in a small town like Kirbyville, Texas. It was our link to the outside world. Now they only play country music on the weekends. Back in 1952 to 1955 when we lived there we saw first run movies all the time. And the jukeboxes and radios played all the country and rock and roll music that was just beginning. Another link to the outside world. We had no TV set  back then. But radio was great. WWL radio station in New Orleans played modern and old jazz music late at night.

 The mural that is there now of the old men on the hookworm bench.
The real old men on the "hookworm bench".

Two pictures of Bhob Stewart from the 1955 Kirbyville High School annual THE WILDCAT.
That is Bhob at the blackboard with some of his drawings. Note the bolo tie.

 Old Kirbyville Texas around 1952.
 Kirbyville Texas downtown now. Main street a ghost town now. This was around 1996.
Click on the name Kirbyviile Texas in the Labels box below to read many more of my posts and view pictures about Kirbyville Texas back in the day.

Tuba Skinny - Pearl River Stomp...... New!