Sunday, 26 January 2014

STAR BLUES on 26th January 2014 at 22:00 - continuing the quest 400-CBA

We are a proud part of the initiative to track down the 400+ Current Blues Artists - this time out we include Shelton Powe, Beverly Guitar Watkins, Both still active and with solid connections to the fine Music Maker non-profit organisation which does so much to help the welfare of artists playing music we love. The sharp red-suited Robert Lee Coleman was another.

Of a different generation, though no less potent, are Tutu Jones and the marvellous Quintus McCormick who has made such an impression that Delmark chose him as part of their Diamond Anniversary project celebrating their blues catalogue. Zac Harmon was fluid on his axe while tackling some modern dichotomies - all of whom proved the CBA project is the gift that keeps on giving. Next Sunday we'll have another handful. Adam Gussow was on a couple of weeks back as part of a two-piece outfit called the Blues Doctors. He has a fabulous new solo project where he plays all the instruments in the grand tradition with rack harp and bass drum - its a true virtuoso performance with some brave reinterpretations such as "Sunshine of Your Love" exposed in all its blues glory within.

Jasmine continues its programme of surveys of influential players who formed the bedrock of the classic era: we dipped into the sets on Willie Mabon and Eddie Boyd. Also at those 88s came one of Katie Webster's early outings on Alligator. Our gospel spot had two selections off Mark Lamarr compilations of Screamin Gospel and Holy Rollers. Good news is there's a third set along similar lines: out on VeeTone in March and they'll have a strictly limited vinyl LP edition. You may need to be quick based on the incredible response to their last vinyl anthology of R&B from Motown.

We threw the PC rulebook away with BullMoose Jackson and you also found the real reason I didn't get the job as the Speaking Clock (nothing to do with diction or enunciation, I just played Little Walters "Quarter to Twelve" ten minutes early). Before you knew it I had to gather up my bag of tomfoolery and box of records ready to return this coming Sunday at 10pm (GMT) - until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you

The Blues is Here to StayEddie Boyd55Sweet Home ChicagoVarious ArtistsINDIGO
(I Love) LucyAlbert King26The Complete Stax-Volt Singles, Vol. 1: 1959-1968Various ArtistsSTAX
My Baby's So SweetAdam Gussow12KICK AND StompAdam GussowRIGHT Records
Blue Pill ThrillZac Harmon2Music Is MedicineZac HarmonURBAN Eagle
(Do You Love) Steppin' on MeTutu Jones5I'm For RealTutu JonesJSP Records
Diving Duck BluesShelton Powe4Carolina Blues And GospelShelton PoweMUSIC MAKER
Late Bus BluesBeverly 'Guitar' Watkins7The Feelings Of ...Beverly 'Guitar' WatkinsMUSIC MAKER
Shoe is on the Other FoodRobert Lee Coleman2One More MileRobert Lee ColemanMUSIC MAKER
Fifty / FiftyQuintus McCormick Blues Band560th Anniversary : Blues on DelmarkVarious ArtistsDELMARK
In the MorningReverend Gatemouth Moore And His Gospel Singers3Screaming Gospel Holy Rollers Vol. 1Various ArtistsVee-Tone Records
Packin' UpMarion Williams9Screamin' Gospel Holy Rollers Vol. 2Various ArtistsVee-Tone Records
Katie Mae BluesLightnin' Hopkins1Down Home Blues Classics Texas 1946-1954Various ArtistsBOULEVARD ENTERTAINMENT
Hard Lovin' MamaKatie Webster625th Anniversary CollectionVarious ArtistsAlligator
Willie's BluesWillie Mabon9Willie's BluesWillie MabonJasmine
Wish Me WellJunior Parker11The CollectionJunior ParkerSPECTRUM MUSIC
I'm Tore UpBilly Gayles13The Very Best Of BurlesqueVarious ArtistsNot Now Music
Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting DownR. L. Burnside4Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting DownR. L. BurnsideFAT POSSUM
Hard DaysMuddy Waters31The Aristocrat Of The BluesVarious ArtistsMCA/CHESS
Jackson Town GalRobert Nighthawk49The Aristocrat Of The BluesVarious ArtistsMCA/CHESS
NagginJimmy Anderson8Louisiana Swamp BluesVarious ArtistsFLYRIGHT
Quit My JobBobby Marchan13The Ace Story Volume OneVarious ArtistsACE
Real Gone LoverSmiley Lewis26Cosimo Matassa StoryVarious ArtistsProper Box
Quarter to TwelveLittle Walter (Aka Marion Walter Jacobs)16An Introduction ToLittle Walter (Aka Marion Walter Jacobs)PROPER
Hoodoo PartyTabby Thomas18Louisiana Swamp BluesVarious ArtistsFLYRIGHT
(Gotta Go) Upside Your HeadBuddy Johnson27The R'n'b Hits Of 1955Various ArtistsCASTLE
Brown Skin BabyJimmy Liggins7It's Spelt SpecialtyVarious ArtistsSpecialty
Big Fat Mama's are Back In StyleBull Moose Jackson25The Very Best Of BurlesqueVarious ArtistsNot Now Music
Created: 29/01/2014 21:36:25

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