Sunday, October 6, 2013
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #388
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TACH IT UP! TACH IT UP! JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #388!
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Sunday, September 29, 2013
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #387
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TESTIFYING WITH JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #387!
SIZZLING COMBO PLATTER OF THE WEEK: John Tefteller’s Blues Images
– 2014 Classic Blues Artwork Calendar including 1920’s Blues Classics Volume 11 (Blues Images)
:: Brothers and Sisters, I know times are tough! Pay checks keep on getting shorter all of the time while dole queues keep
on getting longer all down the line! But I’m not here to tell you something that you already know! I’m here to
once again tell you that there’s a way for you to escape your worryin’ woes! I’m here to tell you that it’s
time to stand up for your rights as a consumer! I’m telling you that it’s time to make the most important purchasing
decision of the entire year! Namely, choosing which 2014 wall calendar you’re gonna hang in your hovel to cover that
unsightly .32-20 peephole that the doxy next door “accidentally” drilled into your headboard. She says.
Now you can either be a right square who saves up his hard-earned shekels all year long, only
to blow them by buying something meshugana like a transitory twelve month pictorial of bug-eyed velvet paintings—or,
being hepper than hip, you can choose wisely instead and spruce up your swingin’ smack shack with the latest educational
calendar and accompanying blues album, both of which have been expertly complied with an obsessively unreasonable
attention to detail by none other than America’s eminent blues historian and world-class collector Mr. John Tefteller.
Tefteller, who specializes in preserving the hot 78 rpm sides that Paramount pressed
in the late ’20s and early ’30s, has spent the last ten years putting his coveted collection to excellent use
by restoring a heapin’ helpin’ of the thousands of priceless sides he’s acquired over the decades—many
of which are so scarce that Tefteller’s got the only copy in existence—and then reissuing the remastered results
every year on a bonus long player that provides the perfect aural accompaniment to each month’s advertising graphics
on his annual Blues Images calendar.
And, boy howdy, what images they are! Fellow
78 collector and pioneering underground comix legend Robert Crumb ain’t whistling in Dixie when he waxes rhapsodic about
the superb source material from which the visuals are derived: namely, Paramount’s profusely illustrated Race record
Even better, every calendar page depicting sob songs of wanton wimmens
and griftin’ gents is just loaded with licentious lyrics and an insightful explanatory section that puts both the artist
and the song into historical context—not to mention the detailed day by day delineations which mark the secular
arrivals and spiritual departures of all the blues greats.
But as enlightening
as the first decade has been, Tefteller’s epochal 2014 Eleventh Anniversary Edition tops them all with an unsurpassed
selection of sides that you literally can’t find anywhere else. You better listen to me ’cause I’m tellin’
you what’s being put down so you best pick up on it: at a mere twenty bucks a pop for both the big twelve inch twelve
month calendar and the accompanying twenty-four track compact disc—which comes complete with full color graphics
and expert annotations—you can’t afford not to ring in 2014 with two dozen deified Delta denizens including:
Washboard Walter (“She’s
A Long, Tall, Disconnected Mama”); Charley Patton (“Mean Black Cat”); Mississippi
Sheiks (“Crackin’ Them Things”);
Blind Blake (“Miss Emma Lisa”); Henry Thomas (“Bull
Doze Blues”); and my own personal favorite, Mother McCollum’s “Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane.”
And if you really can’t afford it, sell some food stamps
and go here and buy it anyway; that way you’ll have something suitably salacious to spin while you’re breaking in your new
headboard—like Luella Miller’s “Rattlesnake
Be seeing you!