Sunday, 29 April 2012

STAR BLUES on 29th April 2012 at 22:00

Ramalama humdinger ding-dong - Mark Lamarr has done it again for VEETONE: volume twelve in what I hope will be a never ending series of rocking and bopping humdingers. I promised two but delivered more. We also danced and diddled to Jesse Fuller and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, though the Mighty Mark Peters' jigs were just with us in spirit. The Drops are part of the fiftieth anniversary celebrations for the Chieftains whose style of folk effortlessly melds together the different traditions.

Gaye Agdebelola (Mizz A) has a brand new project aimed at young children I'd guess: it offers 14 shades of blue from acoustic slide to rock via doo-wop and New Orleans backbeat. She's also been canny in her choice of words to put over subtle messages on eating your veg and recycling. The song "Please Please" was done James Brown style proving that polite good manner will win out in the end. We wish her well for the sentiments and for making blues accessible - not at all so difficult you have to join a club.

Candye Kane is pretty poorly but in great spirits: she has a big op coming up and we send her big hugs for success and a steady recovery. (Not that she'll listen to me to take it easy). Lady Bianca is another blues artist swimming against the mainstream tide, she got a nice write up for her latest album "Servin' Notice" and so we had a cut last night.

The Humdingers disc is joined by one themed around Ike Turners work in the studio for others and one of our choices was Tina's cover of a great blues classic. The same outfit (Ace) has put out a survey of sides done for the King label and Albert Washington got an airing to prove how under-recorded has was. On the new front, Anders Osborne is on Alligator with an eclectic mixture of what the music press calls roots-music these days. Same label, big voice (at times filling the void left by Solomon Burke) we at last played a track from Curtis Salgado's disc on the same label. "Hellfire" from Joe Louis Walker is current front runner for STAR BLUES' album of 2012, up to now Joe has been wilfully his own man even if that meant turning away from easier commercial alternatives - he's pulled it all together this time out for some magnificently brutal singing and playing that reminded me of Buddy Guy c1961.

Our 1001 Blues feature included the 1967 project by Luther "Snake" Johnson called "Mud in your Ear": the Douglas label has put it out on cd as a Muddy Waters album even though Muddy doesn't appear on all tracks and only contributes guitar (vocals are done by Luther or harp-man Mojo Buford). These were the sessions Muddy's band did immediately before the "Electric Mud" album. No further comment on the latter in these pages. James Armstrong brought something new (look up "class" in the Dictionary, you'll see a picture of Armstrong there) and Willie Mabon brought something old. Didn't need to borrow anything and we had plenty blue. Same again next week suit you? Until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you

Track.Title Track.ArtistSort Index Album.Title Album.ArtistSort Label Released
Somebody Loan Me A Dime Fenton Robinson 17 The Devil's Music Various Artists INDIGO 20090201
Two Can Play Your Game Marquise Knox 3 Here I Am Marquise Knox APO Records 2011
Somewhere Down The Line Albert Washington 6 King Royal Grooves Various Artists BGP
A Woman Or The Blues Curtis Salgado 11 Soul Shot Curtis Salgado Alligator Records & Artist Management, Inc. 2012
Someday You Gotta Pay Willie Mabon 12 The Seventh Son Willie Mabon charly blues masterworks 1993
Guitar Blues Jesse Fuller 5 The Lone Cat Jesse Fuller ORIGINAL BLUES CLASSICS
Boodle-De-Bum-Bum Carolina Chocolate Drops 4 Leaving Eden Carolina Chocolate Drops Warner Music 2012
Watch Dog Muddy Waters Blues Band 10 Mud In Your Ear Muddy Waters Blues Band DOUGLAS
They Ain't Lovin' You Vernon Guy with Jessie Smith 3 Ike Turner Studio Productions Various Artists ACE 2012
Cool Love (Cascade 5909) Joe Johnson 12 R&B Humdingers Volume 12 Various Artists Vee-Tone Records 2012
Please Please Please Gaye Agdebelola 5 Blues In all Flavours Gaye Agdebelola Gaye Agdebelola 2012
Midnight Garden Stomp Rusty Bryant 2 R & B Humdingers Vol. 12 Various Artists VEETONE
Soul Shines Larry McCray 4 Delta Hurricane Larry McCray POINTBLANK 1993
I'm On To You Joe Louis Walker 9 Hellfire Joe Louis Walker Alligator 20120131
Somebody Got To Pay James Armstrong 2 Blues At The Border James Armstrong Catfood 2011
Stealin Lady Bianca 5 Servin' Notice Lady Bianca MAGIC-O
Trouble Blues Fats Domino 15 The Imperial Singles Volume 5 Fats Domino ACE
Lonely Road Blues Champion Jack Dupree 19 Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Champion Jack Dupree AVID
Dig A Little Deeper In The Well Eric Bibb 2 Deeper In The Well Eric Bibb Dixiefrog 2012
Dig A Little Deeper In The Well Eric Bibb 2 Deeper In The Well Eric Bibb Dixiefrog 2012
Can You Stand The Test Of Love Knut Reiersrud/Mighty Sam McClain 2 One Drop Is Plenty Knut Reiersrud/Mighty Sam McClain Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2011
Tracking My Roots Anders Osborne 7 black eye galaxy Anders Osborne Alligator 2011
Little Tiger H Bomb Ferguson 17 R&B Humdingers Volume 12 Various Artists Vee-Tone Records 2012
Five Long Years Tina Turner 23 Ike Turners Studio Productions Various Artists Ace 2012
Harlem Nocturne Viscounts 2 Very Best Of Burlesque Various Artists CHARLY
Created: 29/04/2012 23:58:09

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