Monday, 21 November 2011

STAR BLUES on 20th November 2011 at 22:00

Our birthday book was full last night with mentions for Mike Vernon, Duane Allman, Travis Haddix and three giants of the keys: Dr. John, Lloyd Glenn and Eddie Boyd. Producer Mike Vernon wove his magic for Jay Owens, TS McPhee and Eddie Boyd in three very different hues.

The Kent label has just issued a three disc survey of the goings on at the FAME studios and we did include that overdue performance by Aretha Franklin as well as a speaker scorching rendition of Hey Jude by Wilson Pickett. Guitar duties were handled by Duane Allman and in the latter case probably the only man capable of going toe to toe with the Wicked Pickett at that time.

At the other end of the guitar spectrum we had Johnny Moore, elegant and economical, with his wife on vocals: a gloriously polished performance of a song recorded for Modern but not issued at the time. The same fate befell Lloyd Glenn for his only session as band-leader for Chess in 1960 - and that was with Lowell Fulson on guitar!

Sharon Jones won't qualify as a blues artist anytime soon but her retro approach to soul will always find favour with a blues crowd. She will be a massive star and we are pleased to be playing her stuff from the outset. Same goes for  the wonder-trio of Homemade Jamz band with a combined age not yet 40. Hobo Man is a self penned number and is a confident piece played and produced like it should be.

I'm game for some more next Sunday at 10pm - thanks for your kind invitation last night - until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you

Cherry Red Wine Luther Allison 5 25th Anniversary Collection Various Artists Alligator
Come On To My House Jay Owens 1 The Blues Soul Of Jay Owens INDIGO
Upside Your Head Omar Kent Dykes 2 Big Town Playboy Omar Kent Dykes Ruf
Longer & Stronger - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings 8 The World of Daptone Records Free Sampler Various Artists - Daptone Records Daptone
I Feel So Good Paul Geremia 18 Love Murder And Mosquitoes Paul Geremia RED HOUSE
Hey Jude Wilson Pickett W. Duane Allman 2 Fame Studio Story Various Artists KENT
It Ain't Fair Aretha Franklin 2 Duane Allman: An Anthology, Vol. 2 Duane Allman POLYDOR
Right Place, Wrong Time Dr. John 1 The Very Best Of Dr. John Dr. John RHINO
Just A Little Bit Rosco Gordon 13 The Story Of Vee-Jay Various Artists METRO
Jelly Roll Stroll Jelly Roll Kings 11 Rockin' The Juke Joint Down Jelly Roll Kings Earwig Music
C C And O Blues Pink Anderson 18 20th Century Blues Various Artists CATFISH
You're Gonna Wish I Had Stayed Roy Gaines 10 Bluesman For Life Roy Gaines JSP
T. V. Mama Taj Mahal 7 Maestro Taj Mahal Kan-du Records
We're Gonna Boogie Chick Willis W. Travis Haddix 9 Let The Blues Speak For Itself Chick WillisTravis Haddix Benevolent Blues
Real Fine Daddy Willie Headen 11 Blame It On The Blues Again Willie Headen ACE
The Shakedown Lloyd Glenn 4 Chess Blues Various Artists CHESS
Third Degree Eddie Boyd 11 The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions Eddie Boyd BLUE HORIZON
Someone To Love Me T. S. McPhee 9 Blue Horizon Story Vol. 1 Various Artists CBS
Oh, The Candyman Lauren Sheehan 8 Rose City Ramble Lauren Sheehan INDEPENDENT
Two-Time Fool Fabulous Thunderbirds, The 3 Painted On Fabulous Thunderbirds, The TONE COOL
Just A Closer Walk With Thee Aubrey Ghent & Friends 1 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Various Artists Arhoolie Records
Lonesome Stranger Johnny Moore's Three Blazers - Vocal By Mari Jones 21 Be Cool Johnny Moore's Three Blazers ACE
Gotta Go (Upside Your Head)- Buddy And Ella Johnson 8 Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour - Best Of The Second Series Various Artists CHROME DREAMS
Hobo Man Homemade Jamz Blues Band, The 8 I Got Blues For You Homemade Jamz Blues Band, The Northernblues
Created: 21/11/2011 13:48:43

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