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FTV: JB and the One – Part 2

      James Brown lived by “The One”.  He learned his rhythmic chops from drummers who learned them from the African traditions of their ancestors.  The emphasis on what Brown referred to as “hitting the one” gave him his unique brand of music.  Whether it was called “soul” or “funk”, it was a pulsing, drum propelled […]

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Puddles is back at PMJ

Our old buddy Puddles Pity Party has a new posting at Post Modern Jukebox.  The site has many of the newer posts besides Puddles so enjoy!  This link will take you directly to Puddles take on Blink 182 .

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FTV: JB and The One

 “The hardest working man in show business.”  James Brown couldn’t even escape this title when he died in December of 2006.  His family memorial service was squeezed between bookend engagements at The Apollo Theater in New York City and the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia.  In holding true with his life on the road, […]

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FTV: Woody the Spider

      Contrary to an urban musical myth I am about to burst, not all rock drummers hailing from across the pond are named Mick.   Listening to Jeff Beck’s Truth recently (with that relatively unknown vocalist named Rod Stewart out front), I noted the exceptional drumming done by Mick Waller.  This got me to […]

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From the Vaults: Rickey Medlocke

      There is no reason at all for readers to recognize the name Tom Dowdy.  Resplendent in his rhinestone encrusted shirt, he hosted an eponymously titled TV show in Jacksonville, Florida that featured a lot of the popular bluegrass and country artists of the day.  Roy Rogers even brought along his horse, Trigger.  Though his […]

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PMJ Rides again (still?) . . .

A Vintage ’50s Remake of “Sledgehammer,” featuring Noah Guthrie   We have an exciting PMJ debut this week – meet Noah Guthrie, an incredible young singer / songwriter that has already amassed a large follower, thanks to his musical gifts.  Check out what we did with Peter Gabriel’s 1986 hit, “Sledgehammer” – Watch on our […]

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