Monthly Archives: April, 2014

The Hokum Boys

Posted in - Biography & Transcriptions on April 17th 2014 0 Comments Gamblers Blues

“Hokum”, as musical term, seems to have come into being (or onto record labels, at least) in the late ‘20s, with recordings by Tampa Red’s Hokum Jug Band, and “Hokum Blues” by the Dallas String Band. From 1929 to 1931 it was something of a craze, with name artists in their own right …

Blues Piano Ghost Notes : Piano Kid Edwards & Black Bob

Posted in - Biography on April 4th 2014 2 Comments

There are some ghost and some blues piano ghost notes in the history of blues music. Musicians of whom nothing or almost nothing is known, but who have left their legacies in just a few 78s. Hidden by their pseudonyms and behind their 88’s , they have scored some of the highest moments …