Sunday, 20 May 2012

STAR BLUES on 20th May 2012 at 22:00

Despite considerable soccer success from Chelsea and Manchester City, the colour we looked for last night was WHITE, as in colour of tee shirt. Our competition to win a pair of Delta Groove cds - from RJ Mischo and the Mannish Boys - was really that straight forward on a night we promised to go without a safety net.

The birthday book fell open at the page showing Big Boy Henry and Jaybird Coleman, both well-known to blues scholars but not so elsewhere. Coleman was one of the first, if not the first, harp star: his "Coffee Grindin'" was done for Columbia in Atlanta in 1930; Henry's a capella "Nina Mae" was cut for the Music Maker label shortly before his death.

Sad news that T-Model Ford is unwell and back in hospital, we at STAR BLUES sent our best wishes and played his Fat Possum version of "Sail On". Ironing Board Sam is one more artist well beneath the radar on most other blues shows: their loss our gain. The big names came along too: Freddie King  and Etta James, brand new projects from Eddie Martin and Mud Morganfield; more harp genius from Walter Horton, Jimmy Reed and Sam Myers (plus Bob Corritore with Mud). We didn't really do a 1001 blues feature other than to notice Tony Blackburn's chart run down was clearly intended to include Wynonie Harris' "Good Morning Judge" not the other song of the same name  by 10cc.

The Allman Brothers live album came out in July 1971, six weeks later the band was in NYC for a small gig also broadcast on radio, six weeks later Duane was dead. That final show is now out on cd for the first time legally and Duane's head was in a different place compared to the earlier gig: the solos are more measured with little less bite but achingly more fluid. Piano from our man at the Ironing Board, Amos Milburn and Roosevelt Sykes / gospel from the Zion Travellers, what more can anyone want from a blues show

I'm going to do my darnedest to try to fit even more into those two hours next Sunday at 10pm (BST), 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
Pack It Up Freddie King 16 Ultimate Collection Freddie King HIP-O
Guitar Man Sherman Robertson 1 Going Back Home Sherman Robertson AUDIOQUEST
Catfishing Mud Morganfield 4 Son Of The Seventh Son Mud Morganfield SEVERN
Why does everything happen to me mannish boys 2-10 double dynamite mannish boys delta groove
Make it Good RJ Mischo 3 Make it Good RJ Mischo Delta Groove Productions
Can't Shake It Etta James 8 Who's Blue? Rare Chess Recordings From The 60S And 70S Etta James Kent
Good Morning Judge Wynonie Harris 14 The History Of Rhythm And Blues Volume Two 1942-1952 Various Artists Rhythm and Blues Records
Blues After Hours Arthur Gunter 7 Let Me Tell You About The Blues: Nashville Various Artists Fantastic Voyage
Sail on t-model ford 11 not that same old blues 2 various artists fat possum
Little Rockin Chair Lonnie Johnson 12 The Originator of modern guitar blues Lonnie Johnson BLUES BOY
A Hundred Pounds Of Clay Arthur Alexander 7 You Better Move On Arthur Alexander MCA
Drop Down Baby Vaan ShawEddie Shaw 7 Morning Rain Vaan ShawEddie Shaw WOLF
Statesboro Blues Allman Brothers Band, The 1 A & R Studios Allman Brothers Band, The LEFTFIELD MEDIA
Let It Slide Eddie Martin & His Big Blues Band 4 Looking Forward Looking Back Eddie Martin & His Big Blues Band BUEBLOOD
nina mae big boy henry 7 beaufort blues big boy henry music maker
Coffee Grinder Blues Jaybird Coleman 11 Let Me Tell You About The Blues: Atlanta Various Artists Fantastic Voyage
Christine Big Walter Horton 8 Sweet And Tough - The Blues From Chicago Various Artists MUSIC CLUB
I hate to see Ironing Board Sam w. tim duffy 31 going up Ironing Board Sam music maker
A And M Blues Amos Milburn 31 Chicken Shack Boogie Man Amos Milburn PROPER
Drivin' Wheel Roosevelt Sykes 23 Bluesville - Original Blues Classics Sampler Various Artists ORIGINAL BLUES CLASSICS
beautiful city zion travellers 2-5 gospel celebrities & celestial lights Various Artists fantastic voyage
my love is here to stay sammy myers 21 ace story vol. 4 various artists ace
Take Out Some Insurance Jimmy Reed 17 You Don't Have To Go Jimmy Reed ORBIS BLUES COLLECTION
goin down (to memphis tennessee) Cherry Lee Mewis 2 Heard It Here First Cherry Lee Mewis CLM
Created: 20/05/2012 23:59:14

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