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Researching names he’s dropping in the first half gives me this mellow late-night mix for you:

Jimmy Reed

Says Keith, “He had two tempos. But he understood the magic of repetition, of monotony, transforming itself to become this sort of hypnotic, trancelike thing. We were fascinated by it, Brian and I. We would spend every spare moment trying to get down Jimmy Reed’s guitar sounds.”

He loved the Sun sound, and the rough blues gents associated with it.

Pat Hare

Unfortunately for Pat Hare’s cheating wife, he did just what he says he’s going to do.

Robert Johnson

Again, in Keith’s words: “Robert Johnson was like an orchestra all by himself. Some of his best stuff is almost Bach-like in construction.”

I’m enjoying reading about the early years of The Stones and what shaped the sound they are still honing and loving to play to this day. Learning about their peers and influences along the way is giving me quite an education. Somehow, I think the education I’ll get once I hit the 80’s will be something wholly different. Ha.

Also reading Just Kids by Patti Smith, giving me another very interesting look into Rock N’ Roll in the 1970’s I’m really enjoying. More on that later–let’s just say the list of records/books/photographs to look up is enormous.

Speaking of records, I’ll be back at the Layover this Tuesday playing a mess of new stuff. Come say goodbye to Amanda Kennedy, and bring your dancing shoes.

ok. Thanks, Keith Richards, for the night time blues relaxation. And for writing such a good book. Cheers! xo. DTM

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