Archive for Rock and Roll

Pat Blythe: Women of Blues 3 – Bessie Smith – The Empress of The Blues

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2015 by segarini

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“The blues is not about people knowing you, it’s about you knowing the people.”– Ma Rainey, (from the HBO movie Bessie)

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Gary Pig Gold and The OTHER Mick

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2015 by segarini

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For those who arrived in the Zip Code rather late – meaning the first new Stones record you ever bought had a big red tongue splayed across its label – the five years and ninety-nine minutes contained within Chrome Dreams’ Rolling Stones: The Mick Taylor Years will serve as a more than welcome aperitif as you prepare to get your fingers sticky all over again.

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Pat Blythe: Toronto Scrapbook – Chapter Two

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2015 by segarini

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Well…. This was supposed to be Part Five of The Women of Rock. However, I’m going to take a break and fill you in on some of the sights and sounds of this dynamic city I call home….Toronto…. Hogtown… Muddy York…. The Big Smoke…. Tdot…. where I’ve been going, who I’ve been seeing, what I’ve been drinking (G&T w/lemon if you must know. Bombay Sapphire is the chosen one.) AND update you about an exciting event that’s coming to Toronto. Yep….it’s another Toronto Scrapbook!

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Pat Blythe: The Women of Rock – Part 3

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2015 by segarini

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March 2 was the 10th anniversary of Hunter S. Thompson’s death and a picture of one of his quotes was making the rounds in Facebook. I found the subject matter rather timely! Many of us will find both the truth and the irony in what he had to say.

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Doug Thompson: “(WE’RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK” AGAIN

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by segarini

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This column is the first of what hopefully, will become more of a regular one on DBAWIS by yours truly.  My intention (and we all know what happens to intentions, especially good ones) is to take a closer look at some of the hit records and hit makers from the rock era using some of my interview archives.

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JAIMIE VERNON – I DO THE ROCK

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2014 by segarini

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JAIMIE VERNON – The Dream Never Dies…Just the Dreamer

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997I had every intention of starting up the long and windy story about the band I was in following my stint with Swindled in the early 1980s as a teenage punk rocker. Moving Targetz lasted 9 years, released two albums and five EPs, and robbed 50+ musicians of their will to live. It’s going to take the better part of this year to tell the tale. The story will have to wait.

This week a musical associate, whom I’ve known casually for about a decade, passed away after a seemingly abbreviated battle with cancer. His name was Rick Gunn.

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Segarini: New Rival Sons and Real Rock and Roll Redux

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by segarini

I have some news about one of my favourite bands of all time. Based in California, (but with a bassist from Markham, Ontario), these guys came across my radar around two years ago and have yet to fall off. The Reason? They are the living, breathing, embodiment of everything great about ‘classic rock’…except they’re now, new, and in my opinion, much better.

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Segarini: When Radio and Records Ruled the World Part 2 – Rock and Roll

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by segarini

Part One can be found here.

We can all argue about what record was the first rock and roll song that broke through, but nit-picking aside, the clear and undeniable reason rock and roll consumed first radio, and then the world, was Elvis Presley.

A disc jockey in Memphis Tennessee named Dewey Phillips played Elvis on his “Red, Hot, and Blue” radio program in July of 1954, and within hours of spinning That’s All Right Mama and Blue Moon of Kentucky, couldn’t keep up with the phone calls and requests to hear them again.

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