The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up. This one’s on “Double-Crossin’ Blues” by Johnny Otis, Little Esther, and the Robins. Find out how a hand injury caused Johnny Otis to discover the biggest new star of 1950, how a blackmail attempt led to the act breaking up, and about lady bears.
(Also, I’m hoping to have an ebook up tomorrow or Tuesday of the first few scripts for the podcast, reformatted in book form, for those of my Patreon backers who want it. And I’m now far enough ahead on podcast scripts that I can start blogging again, after spending the whole month of November working flat out to give myself a buffer for over Xmas).