Big Mamma Thornton is the Blues

It is not often that I run across a blues musician with a big voice, big talent, and  a vibrant strong stage presence. While searching YouTube for juke joint music from the Delta I came across Big Mamma Thornton and fell in love with her sound. The first note that came from her went deep into my soul calling to the …

Throw Back…. When We Were Kids

I was thinking today about  being 48 and what it was like to be  a child again. When we were kids we made the best of what we had. I can recall long hours  of playing games, dolls, cops and robbers, and watching TV.  On rainy days when we were stuck in the house we…

CCC and Blacks…. Riding the Rails

I recently  read “The 1930s” a book that gave an insightful look at the country during  The Great Depression. Many books I have read  about the 1930s get bogged down in the politics of the time. I wanted to find out more  about the decade after watching a documentary on  “Riding the Rails”. These two combinations of…