Archive for the ‘Mack McCormick’ Category

Author: Mack McCormack
Source: The Jazz Review, vol. 3, n°1, January 1960


Robert “Mack” McCormick , who “discovered”  Lightnin’ Hopkins in 1959,  said about him, that he “is the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act”

Read McCormack’s article in the Jazz Review of January 1960 HERE


Author: Mack McCormick

Source: Liner Notes “Henry Thomas – “Ragtime Texas”: Complete Recorded Works – 1927 to 1929 in Chronological Order (Herwin, 1974)”


The McCormick Liner Notes to Henry Thomas’ “Completed Work” (Herwin, 1974) are a wonderful written document not only on Henry Thomas, but on blues in general. They are as beautiful as the music they describe, presented by a man with a tremendous love and knowledge of this unique genre.

You can read them HERE in PDF-format.

If you prefer to read them in an attractive magazine-stylish way, go here.