Robert Ealey

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    October 18, 2012
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    October 18, 2012

    Fort Worth's James Hinkle On Jazz, Blues and the Ocean Between

    Don't tar James Hinkle with that "bluesman" brush. Sure, the guitarist and singer is one of the last active links to Fort Worth blues godfather Robert Ealey. Hinkle was just 18 when his mentor, guitarist Freddie Cisneros, pushed him onstage with Ealey at the singer's legendary New Bluebird Nite Club ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    KNON's Don O. Knows The Dallas Blues

    Don O. has been spinning blues records on KNON since 1983, literally about a month after they went on the air. See, he was a listener of the pre-KNON station at that frequency, KCHU, from '75 until they were switched off in '77. Heartbroken at the station's demise and subsequent absence of blues on ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    The Top Ten North Texas Blues Albums

    See also: The best Texas songs of all time, #100-80 See also: The best Texas songs of all time, #79-60 Alex Moore, Alex Moore Barrelhouse pianist "Whistling" Alex Moore spent all of his life in Dallas, recording for Columbia in 1929, Decca in 1937, and RPM/Kent in 1951. During the '60s blues reviv ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Four Fort Worth Bands To Watch

    I'm not going to get involved in the stupid "Dallas vs. Fort Worth" pissing contest, although I've lived in the Fort for most of the last 35 years, so that should give you a clue as to my loyalties. Now that development dollars - many of them from Big D - have created our very own bar ghetto here (t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Dallas Blues and Jazz Historian Tim Schuller, Once an Observer Contributor, Has Died

    ‚ÄčThis morning, Pat Boyack asked if I'd heard, if it's true: Had Tim Schuller died? Then, later, came the confirmation, via Buddy Magazine's Facebook page: "Sad news as long time friend and Buddy music writer, Tim Schuller has passed on. We want to wish his family and close friends our sincere cond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: The Story of Blues Rulebreaker Robert Ealey

    ‚ÄčThis week back in 1997, Texas blues man Robert Ealey was already a legend. He had worked with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, T Bone Burnett, and Jim Suhler, and when this story was written, he had just released a most masterfully titled record, I Like Music When I Party.In this edition of This ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2008

    El Mejor de lo Mejor

    We Asked a Mexican to help us pick the best Anglo covers of Mexican tunes

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    January 8, 1998

    Blues in '97

    What's tops in Texas (and elsewhere)

  • Music

    November 27, 1997

    Too cool for us

    According to Spin, Columbus, Ohio, is more of a music town than Dallas-Fort Worth

  • Music

    September 25, 1997

    Jukin' with the Reverend

    The improbable rise of blues rulebreaker Robert Ealey

  • Music

    April 10, 1997

    Wrong foot

    Musicians' superstore stumbles out of the gate

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    June 20, 1996
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    October 12, 1995
  • Music

    May 11, 1995

    Home front

    Local bands strike out from the World Wide Web

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    April 13, 1995