Happy Birthday Jimi!

November 27th is the birthdate of Mr.Hendrix who left this world in 1970 after taking the blues to make rock and roll underneath a pandering showmanship that eventually gave way to concerts without the teeth-picking and fire-starting.

Every genre of popular music has some Jimi in it somewhere because his virtuosity was not a technical triumph but a tool of supreme expression.

Jeffrey Wright To Play Muddy Waters In Film

*ComingSoon.com is reporting that Jeffrey Wright has been tapped to play blues legend Muddy Waters in the upcoming Sony/BMG film “Cadillac Man.”

Written and directed by Darnell Martin (“Their Eyes Were Watching God”), the film follows the rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the career of Waters as well as Etta James and Chuck Berry.

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