The other question concerns Kevin Selfe's new project on Delta Groove - there's no other player credited with guitar on the track "Too Much Voodoo" but it really sounds to me like Robert Cray has added some of his magic. We could be doing Kevin a big disservice with such idle speculation but the song was a nice addition to last night's show. Jimmy Dawkins was one of the very best artists working in Chicago - though he made his album debut late, he had a solid rep as session player and he went on to issue some good records of his own, though to find him at his best he was most at home on stage.
The Arthur Crudup project on Delmark includes Dawkins and wasn't released at the time (1969), its out now on cd and is the Album of the Month in the new Living Blues. The magazine also talks to Carolina guitarist John Dee Holeman and harp maestro James Cotton who also had their music on our playlist. Anyday now there'll be James' new project on Alligator called "Cotton Mouth". For Delta Groove the Mighty Mojo Prophets project is out the same week as the great album from John Primer and Bob Corritore, it would be a shame if it gets missed.
Leading live band the Mustangs are coming to the Elme Hall Rock'n'Blues club on 5th May so we had a nice chance to go to their brand new album.
At long last the committee of the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame has seen sense to include Albert King for induction and we showed them what they've been missing so far. The single "Landromat Blues" came from his seminal album "Born Under A Bad Sign" - the one essential album *every* blues fan must have. It has Albert standing front and centre of Booker T & MGs, with Al Jackson in immaculate form. I urge anyone thinking of putting together a band to play blues to listen to Jackson's touch on this album - if your drummer can't play like that you should go off to do German OOmpah music instead. JB Lenoir was worried you'd mess up his new haircut and Lloyd Price gave a shout out to Creole who this week has joined Lawdy Miss Clawdy and gone on ahead. Piano from Little Brother Montgomery's 1936 session for Bluebird and Champion Jack Dupree's London album he cut in 1959 with Alexis Korner. We missed our gospel spot last night and I promise to do it next week.
STAR BLUES is Britain's Other Blues Show: different for a reason yesterday with Pee Wee Hughes, Wright Holmes and Harvey Hill who don't often get played elsewhere. There is so much great stuff around its unreal - we hope you found something new on Record Store Day assuming you could still find one. Next Sunday at 10pm (BST) I'll be back with some of the gems I was lucky enough to get, white tee-shirt is ready and raring to go. Until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you
|Rock Your Town||Carl Weathersby||1||Don't Lay The Blues On Me||Carl Weathersby||EVIDENCE|
|Bad Luck Card||Kenny Neal||12||Walking On Fire||Kenny Neal||Alligator|
|She's Gone||Mighty Mojo Prophets, The||11||Flyin' Home From Memphis||Mighty Mojo Prophets, The||Delta Groove Productions|
|T. V. Mama||Big George Jackson||2||Nothing Like The Rest||Big George Jackson||COLD WIND|
|aint't never had nothin'||jimmy dawkins||3||tribute to orange||jimmy dawkins||EVIDENCE|
|110 Woodland||Jimmy Dawkins||1||Oldies But Goodies - Northern Soul||Various Artists|
|Mistake I Made in L.A.||Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup||5||Sunny Road||Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup||DELMARK|
|Mojo Hand||John Dee Holeman & The Waifs Band||3||John Dee Holeman & The Waifs Band||John Dee Holeman & The Waifs Band||MUSIC MAKER|
|Boot Knockin' Boogie||James Cotton||4||Fire Down Under The Hill||James Cotton||TELARC|
|Too Much Voodoo||Kevin Selfe (with possibly Robert Cray?)||8||Long Walk Home||Kevin Selfe||Delta Groove Productions|
|when god met the devil||mustangs||3||speed of love||mustangs||raging horse|
|Sliced Apples||Ernest Lane||19||Trouble Up The Road||Ike Turner||SECRET RECORDS|
|Don't Throw Your Love on Me So||Albert King||20||Trouble Up The Road||Ike Turner||SECRET RECORDS|
|laundromat blues||albert king||1-8||ultimate collection||albert king||rhino|
|Country Boy Blues||Pee Wee Hughes||57||Down Home Blues Classics||Various Artists||BOULEVARD VINTAGE|
|Good Road Blues||Wright Holmes||1||Alley Special||Various Artists||COLLECTABLES|
|She Fool Me||Harvey Hill Jr.||49||Down Home Blues Classics||Various Artists||BOULEVARD VINTAGE|
|Good Rockin' Man||Roy Brown||2||The R'n'b Years 1952: 100 Hot Rhythm And Blues Tunes From 1952||Various Artists||BOULEVARD VINTAGE|
|Boot ‘em Up||Du-Droppers, The||25||We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll||Various Artists||PROPER|
|lawdy mis clawdy||lloyd price||25||we're gonna rock||various artists||proper|
|Farish Street Jive||Little Brother Montgomery||19||The Best Of Boogie Woogie||Various Artists||DOCUMENTS|
|Bad Luck Bound To Change||Champion Jack Dupree||20||Two Classic Albums Plus Singles||Champion Jack Dupree||AVID|
|T Model Blues||Ligtnin' Hopkins||36||The R'n'b Hits Of 1949||Various Artists||INDIGO|
|Don't Touch My Head||J.B. Lenoir||11||The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour||Various Artists||CHROME|
|Farther Up The Road||Bobby ‘blue’ Bland||12||The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: B.B. King: Birth Of A Legend (Cd2)||Various Artists||ROUGH GUIDES|
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