Welcome to episode 84 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. Up in Auckland recently I finally got to have a sit-down chat with Midge Marsden. We’ve talked about doing this a few times, he and I have corresponded over the years – but this was the first time we’d […]
Welcome to episode 73 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This conversation is me chatting with model, actor and author Janna Lapidus Leblanc. She was the former fiancée of Stevie Ray Vaughan and has recently written and released a book of photos from their time together.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Live Alive (1986) Just recently I’ve returned to the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan – well, it’s always there, of course – but it’s only been recently that I’ve returned to the records. In particular I’ve been playing In Step – it’s probably his all-around best album and even […]
It must have been the school holidays – because I wasn’t at school, I was just sifting about. And I heard the news on the radio: there had been a helicopter crash. Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy and Robert Cray and Jimmie Vaughan were not dead. Stevie Ray Vaughan was dead. I spent the rest […]
The great blues guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack has died. He was 74. And – there’s no other way to say it – he won’t get the column inches he might have otherwise deserved due to news of his passing being overshadowed by the death of Prince. Lonnie Mack won’t be on everyone’s radar – […]
We’re less than a month away from it being 25 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed. But I’m talking to you about this now because, well, I wanted to include him in this series… It’s easy – now – to see Steve Ray Vaughan as some bogan rock-as-blues/blues-as-rock guy, because of the influence, his […]
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Texas Flood (1983) This must have been – at least – the third album I heard/knew by Stevie Ray Vaughan and, therefore, probably the first that I bought (on tape, to begin with) after he died. Oh man, I was so cut up. I was like 13. And I’d […]
Freddie King, Getting Ready (1971) I started going through the YouTube recently for some great Freddie King clips. Such a great live performer was Freddie. I first started listening to him when I was 13-14-15; obsessed as I was with all things blues and rock guitar. Every time I found a new-ish player (SRV […]