Monday, 18 April 2011

STAR BLUES on 17th April 2011 at 22:00

Chicago guitarist Lacy Gibson died last week and we had some of his nimble clean playing on last night's STAR BLUES from some 1970's recordings put out on Black Magic. Recent tornadoes are still raging across several States in American, a major musical casualty being the headquarters of Malaco Records in Jackson Mississippi. They got a marker from the town a year ago to mark their contribution and influence and the marker is now the only thing left. Their sound characterised blues for the African American audience in the 80's and 90's, so we remembered Z Z Hill, Little Milton and James Peterson while co-founder Wolf Stevenson decides what to do next.

Lauren Sheehan is gifted with a beautiful touch on banjo and mandolin, her rich voice is a perfect complement to her music that effortlessly spans blues, folk and Americana. The gap since her previous previous project is about six years and her new one has been worth the wait. Gina Sicilia is on her third album and we were pleased to go back to it again based on the feedback from last weeks show. New offerings on hand from Midnight Shift and the Chris Bergson Band as well as the results of last year's European tour undertaken by the Music Maker Review: Dr Burt is almost seven feet in stature and he mused "What Can An Old Man Do But Play The Blues". His distinctive style comes from the unusual tuning of a 12-string axe, something he only took up after an argument with his wife in 1957.

The Dixie Hummingbirds sang about Ezekial's Wheel and Henry Gray and Memphis Slim did piano duties. I indulged my favourite harp player (Walter Horton) through a support role to Joe Hill Louis at Sun records. Our "1001" feature told the tale of how Mike Vernon started the Blue Horizon label and the top and tail links both had a Jimmy Reed connection. To find what the chain starts next with you'll need to be with us at ten pm next Sunday, I'll be in a white tee shirt but you can wear anything. Until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you




Big Boss Man

Jimmy Reed

[1-12]You Don't Have To Go - Jimmy Reed{- -}

Back In A Cadillac

Coco Montoya

[1-10]Can't Look Back - Coco Montoya{- -}

Can't Control Myself

Gina Sicilia

[1-6]Can't Control Myself - Gina Sicilia{- -}

W.P.A. Rag

Big Bill Broonzy

[1-13]Good Time Tonight - Big Bill Broonzy{- -}

I Need Your Loving

Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford

[1-24]Birth Of Soul Vol. 3 - Various Artists{- -}

Little Bluebird

Little Milton

[1-8]Greatest Hits - Little Milton{- -}

Across The Board

Hubert Sumlin

[1-1]Blue Horizon Story Vol. 1 - Various Artists{- -}

What Can An Old Man Do

Dr. Burt

Music Maker Revue Live – Various Artists{- -}

Louie's Blues

Lauren Sheehan

[1-13]Rose City Ramble - Lauren Sheehan{- -}

I Ain't Beggin' Nobody

Larry Davis

[1-1]I Ain't Beggin' Nobody - Larry Davis{- -}

The Hustle Is On

James Blood Ulmer

[1-2]No Escape From The Blues - The Electric Lady Sessions - James Blood Ulmer{- -}

Tear It Up

Midnight Shift

[0-4]Rhythm Rockin' Boogie - Midnight Shift{- -}

Goin' Home

Chris Bergson Band

[1-1]Imitate The Sun - Chris Bergson Band{- -}

Take My Love

Lacy Gibson

[1-1]Switchy Titchy - Lacy Gibson{- -}

Don't Let The Devil Ride

James Peterson

[6-2]The Last Soul Company - Various Artists{- -}

Lucky Lucky Man

Henry Gray

Lucky Man – Henry Gray{- -}

Best Gal I Ever Had

Memphis Slim

[1-14]Chicago Piano 1951-1958 - Various Artists{- -}

Hydromatic Woman

Joe Hill Louis

[6-8]Sun Blues Box : 1950-1958 - Various Artists{- -}

Ezekiel Saw The Wheel

Dixie Hummingbirds, The

[3-11]Gospel - The Ultimate Collection - Various Artists{- -}

Louie's Guitar Boogie

Jay McShann

[2-4]The History Of Rhythm And Blues Volume Two 1942-1952 - Various Artists{- -}

Country Rules

Dave RileyBob Corritore

[1-7]Lucky To Be Living - Dave RileyBob Corritore{- -}

Someone Else Is Steppin' In

Z.Z. Hill

[3-15]The Last Soul Company - Various Artists{- -}

Hush Hush

Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan

[1-11]On The Jimmy Reed Highway - Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan{- -}

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