Thursday, March 05, 2015

Hang Fire

Look what I found. In Cardiff of all places! We've missed Feb (Texas John C will be gutted) but could March or April be possibilities? Thursdays are school nights and I am in London but I am sorely tempted.

Also, as I am going skiing on Saturday I will miss the finale episode of Reginald D Hunter's Songs of the South.
In the final part of his road trip, Reginald D Hunter takes a leaf out of Huckleberry Finn with a trip down the Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans through the Delta to learn about the birth of blues and how it manifests itself today.
In Louisiana Reg takes a detour to a bayou to learn about Creole culture and zydeco before winding up in New Orleans to meet the city's musical triumvirate of Dr John, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas.
Also featuring Stax musicians Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd.
Catching up with that on the iPlayer should be the first thing on my list when I get back. If I was ever to set out somewhere from Memphis after flying in to Chicago I would probably take a riverboat cruise from St Louis to Memphis first.

And by the way, googling "Songs of the South" for the TV details above I came up with Rolling Stone's Southern Comforts: 25 Best Songs About the South which was only published three days ago. I need to run that past my Spotify playlist.

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