Scrapper Blackwell & Tommy Johnson

These two names Scrapper Blackwell and Tommy Johnson are synonymous with blues and their name will go down in history for their achievements.

Tommy in particular was barely 18 years old when he released canned heat blues with his accompanying brother LeDell which was being playing hard in the jukes at the time. A fantastic sense of rhythm and timing and amazing vocal range were simply a wonder in their own right.

A traditionalist when it comes to structures and verses he also liked to experiment and this was of particular noteon Big Road Blues with Isham Bracey.

Scrapper Blackwell is arguably one of the most unrated and unsong hero’s the blues has ever seen or heard. He shared the spotlight with Leroy Carr and the pair are best known for their rapport and yet Scrapper still went on to make multiple solo records of his own.

The era of the 1920’s was arguably one of the most important times for the evolution of blues music and these two were being listened to by fans everywhere.


You can feel free to click the links at the top of the article where you will be able to find out more about these two marvelous musicians, we just wanted to set the ball rolling to introduce you to these these 2 figures from the past and to whet your appetite for early (or old school) blues music that still stands the test of time today.

Driving Lessons

Picking a local driving lessons in Ellesmere Port ( or driving lesson in Wirral (Quails) (for example) can be a real headache and we recommend you follow the link to Quail’s here above for an example of how to do it just right.

You need a competent and friendly instructor that will put you at ease during you time learning to drive. You also must ensure that you pass your theory test and practical driving test before you are able to legally and safely drive on the roads in the UK. This safety bit is really important because any muppet can learn to drive but only the good ones do it safely.

My dad used to say to me “you have to drive with your eyes in your ass” and he was right. He didn’t worry about me, he worried about all of the idiot drivers on the road and by the way my dad was a grade 6 driving instructor so he knew a thing or two when it came to driving and how to teach people how to drive.

Drive defensivly, drive as if you were about to have an accident and above all try to relax be confident without being an idiot. Look far ahead in the road and take action well in advance before any incident occurrs and you can really only do this if you are concentrating on the road and on what you and the other road users are doing.

It seems that most young drivers passing their test these days don’t care and can’t wait to see how many mate they can squeeze inside their car, how loud the stereo can go and how fast they can go without crashing in 30mph zones.

So with all of this nonsense in mind it’s worth saying again…learn to drive safely and with the right driving instructor and my recommendations for driving lessons in Ellesmere Port and Wirral are made above.

Video Production

When it comes to video production I can whole heartedly recommend Zut based near Liverpool city centre for their expertise and general knowledge when it comes to video production.

To take a snippet or two from their website (see video production Manchester at and also their London page for video production London at

Video is unparalleled when it comes to promoting a message or telling a story. If your company has a vision for your brand message then we’re here to help turn that vision into reality.

Story telling is in our heart and we use our skills, experience and knowledge to tell your corporate story, or perhaps you are looking to create a music video or stream a live event?

We offer a full video production service from the creative ideas stage through to pre and post production, our team of technical and creative experts love what they they do, let us work with you and share this passion together.

How Video Helps Your Business

There could be a number of reasons why you need a professional video company and we can fulfil all of them for you.

A professionally created video helps you stand head and shoulders above your competitors. We have worked with companies such as Bet Fred to promote their corporate message, see our portfolio of examples for more information.

We also stream live events such as the Grand National in Aintree as well as also working with Chester races to broadcast their events.

Marketing is an essential part of your promotional mix and you only have to look at the latest video marketing statistics to know that not only does video continue to grow in terms of it’s reach but that it is also already absolutely massive in terms of it’s readily available audience. Technology alone cannot win the day, even with the right IT support company throwing everything they have at a solution.

From platforms such as TV, YouTube and Facebook the potential reach is huge, not only this but due to the ease at which a video portrays a message it’s also one of the most effective methods of:

  • Creating brand awareness
  • Promoting a product or service
  • Getting a message across in a simple manner
  • Offers a quick route to market that creates strong calls to action
  • Allows you to connect with your target audience more effectively than text or image based promotions

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Goli Gummies – The Future of the Vitamin?

Goli Gummies have the whole world talking! Supplied in the UK here by Evo Nutrition in Apple Cider Vinegar flavour the gummi is now the fastest growing and highest selling vitamin product on Amazon (USA). The product is endorsed by celebrities too which is always a plus.

They are essentially applie cider vinegar without the taste but with all of the benefits that this brings including the relieve of digestion issues, an increase in energy levels and an improvement in skin texture among others.

The product is said to detox your system and is suitable for vegans. It is also non-GMO and gluten and gelatine free meaning it is suitable for people with a wide range of people who want the benefit of the apple cider without the complications.

So perhaps it is not suitable to call this new dietary supplement a vitamin after all the it is not actually a vitamin but does offer the same health benefits (or similar) that taking vitamins to boost your deficiencies can bring.

Check it out, see what you think and let us know your feedback.

Advice For Picking A St Helens Solicitor

No matter why you need the services of a solicitor you can’t go wrong if you pick these solicitors St Helens ( for your services (if you live in St Helens).

From will writing to accidents claims and family law they do it all. Hattons provide services for both commercial clients and individuals alike.

To take a quote from their website:

Solicitors St Helens - Hattons

We’re on your side.
Efficient, affordable and high quality legal services in St Helens.

At Hattons Solicitors in St Helens we are legal specialists, but we are also people. We understand how difficult situations can impact upon life, and the lives of those around us. This understanding is reflected in what we do, and how we do it. We pride ourselves on being approachable and understanding, personable and available. Maintaining the highest professional standards, we always work tirelessly with you towards achieving the best possible outcome in the most efficient way.

Founded in April 2001 this law firm have grown to be known locally as the go to firm of lawyers and in no small part this must be down to a combination of their fantastic service combined with customer facing professionalism.

Law society Lexcel Accredited and specialists in personal injury and family law this association means that the company must maintain it’s high standards to keep their accreditation.

When you are look for a local solicitor it is important that you feel that they understand your individual needs because to put it simply not every case is identical and if you don’t have a good connection with your solicitor then you may not feel that they correctly identify with your personal circumstances and this is an area that Hattons excel in according to their customer feedback.

We’ve picked upon this particular law firm because of we wanted to write an honest short review of a solicitors in St Helens as we are building out our new website and we are based near the St Helens area – we will be adding more as we progress but for now if you need a solicitors in St Helens please check out this professional and caring company.

Glass Houses – All Year Round

They say people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones especially if you are the owner of a company such as who specialise in solid roof conservatories that you can use when it is hot or cold.

Breaking glass in a conservatory is a big deal, it’s not like just breaking a window which you can board up because it means that you literally cannot use the room until a solution is found. If the window is the room you face the additional issue of rain pouring in through the gap.

If you have decided to put a carpet in your additional living space then trying to get glass out of a carpet can be a nightmare and you may even find yourself having to use a local Liverpool carpet cleaning company to get the job properly, it’s not like cleaning an oven where the mess is out of sight.

Is a glass house scenario like life itself? If you find yourself in a situation that requires kid gloves to be worn then do not throw comments around if you are not prepared to stand by everything you say and do, this is a simple rule of life that a lot of people seem to forget.