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Alan Toussaint

3 Days with Allen Toussaint…

Yesterday, the music world lost a true music legend. Allen Toussaint was responsible for shaping the sound of an era and crafting early funk and R&B via his recording studio, Sea-Saint Studios, and Sea-Saint house band, The Meters. Songs like “Working In A Cole Mine” (Lee Dorsey), “Mother In Law” (Ernie K. Doe), and “Cissy Strut” (The Meters) had his fingerprints all over them; either as a writer or producer. His […]

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Jimi Hendrix

Right-Handed Lefties and Left-Handed Righties…My obsession with Hendrix and upside down Stratocasters

As many of you know, Jimi Hendrix was left-handed, but played a right-handed Fender Stratocaster – turned upside down! I’ve always been fascinated with not only the sound of Hendrix on that right-handed upside-down Strat, but with the way it looked as well. There’s something about the whammy bar on top and the tuners on the bottom. I was really intrigued, so number of years ago I bought a righty […]

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