Who Killed the Anger?

Published November 22, 2018 in Warp & Woof Who Killed the Anger? Creative Tension in Rock Music William Sundwick First there was “blues.” It was raw. Sung and played by illiterate, marginalized sharecroppers in the Deep South. Somebody in New York decided that, if it could be made more pleasant, less painful to hear, especiallyContinue reading “Who Killed the Anger?”

Boogie Til You Drop

Published February 15, 2018 in Warp & Woof Boogie Til You Drop John Lee Hooker and Roots Music William Sundwick Nobody knows for sure when or where he was born. We know it was somewhere near Clarksdale, Mississippi, probably in 1917, but it could have been 1912, or even 1920. Poor, illiterate, black sharecropper birthsContinue reading “Boogie Til You Drop”