Thursday, April 19, 2018

France 1940

I've found myself interested again in the Battle of France.

Monday, April 09, 2018

9 April movie

From the wiki April 9th (Danish: 9. april) is a 2015 Danish Second World War film directed by Roni Ezra and starring Pilou Asbæk and Lars Mikkelsen. The film depicts the German invasion of Denmark which commenced on 9 April 1940 and follows a group of Danish bicycle infantry sent as a vanguard to slow down the German advance until reinforcements can arrive.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Easttop T008K

Been looking at the cheap end of the harmonica world and found these to be very good for the money. Check them out on ebay.

Happy birthday Big Walter

Back in the 70s Walter Horton was for me a teenage harp enthusiast the greatest living bluesman. Obviously that changed in 81 when he died but he did manage a cameo in the Blues Brothers with John Lee Hooker. I've been revisiting my harmonica past recently and started a Facebook group Mouth Harp Maestros if you are a fan of blues harp. 
Ralph Mitchard teenage blues freak

Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter (Horton) or Walter "Shakey" Horton (April 6, 1921[2] – December 8, 1981) was an American blues harmonica player. A quiet, unassuming, shy man, he is remembered as one of the premier harmonica players in the history of blues.[3] Willie Dixon once called Horton "the best harmonica player I ever heard."[3]

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Me and the Devil Backscratchin'

First heard this blues combo from Cornwall on Geoff Barker - check their webpage for more. YouTube channel

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Billy Boy Arnold - one of the last of the truly greats

Love this guy. He's a living link to John Lee Williamson, his mentor in Chicago, who he covers here. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Engineer Basevich Russian Civil War 1/32

I want these sets! I think they are made in Russia
Available from here in the UK

Monday, March 12, 2018

Adge Cutler Back on the Farm

1967 Bristol is the setting for this video.