Other new stuff from Dixie Peach and Blind Mississippi Morris made for a raucous first hour which is not what you'd expect from us. Corey Harris has just had a birthday, Linsey Anderson and Quintus McCormick have been round a few times than could be classed as newbies: they both record for Delmark. We are lucky to follow STAR ROCK in the Sunday night schedules and Buddy Guy and Joe Louis Walker drive awfully close to the boundary (sometimes crashing through the reservation). Joe's album is just out and it is a logical progression from last year's "Hellfire": he is in serious danger of leaving his more purist fans behind. At the other end of guitar playing, Eric Bibb made good use of a guitar which once belonged to Booker White; the Sunday Times says Bibb has the voice of an angel, he ain't no slouch on guitar either.
In a game of two halves, our lineup for hour number two could not have been more different. Plenty of guitar skills on offer, don't get me wrong, this time from Lonnie Johnson and B. B. King. The Johnny Otis Orchestra backed both Little Esther and Mel Walker and Saunders King turned in a suitably urbane vocal for his song. 1914 marks the centenary of the birth of LC Robinson and we dipped into the work he did for Arhoolie. Snooky Pryor's piece was unissued by J.O.B at the time and Lonesome Sundown's swampy rocker had to wait for a Flyright album before release. Billy Boy Arnold did an album in 1962, we dipped in last night and Jimmy Reed's 1952 go at "I Ain't Got You" was an early hit for Vee-Jay (though Billy Boy's is more famous courtesy of the Yardbirds).
Ruth Brown sparkled, just like always - her contribution is part of an anthology put together by Stuart Coleman marking the hits we had to listen to here in Britain during 1954 and 1955. Our Etta James track wasn't the one I planned but her re-reading of "I Pity the Fool" was just as intense as our initial thought.
Next week's effort will be two vinyl hours and I'd be thrilled to have you along. Until then take CARE of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you.
|Raffle Ticket||Linsey Alexander||3||Delmark 60 Years Of Blues||Various Artists||DELMARK|
|D.J. Play My Blues||Buddy Guy||18||Can't Quit The Blues||Buddy Guy||SONY|
|Rick's Shuffle||Dixie Peach||10||Blues With Friends||Dixie Peach||N/A|
|Ride On, Baby||Joe Louis Walker||8||Hornet's Nest||Joe Louis Walker||Alligator Records|
|Crying Blues||Corey Harris||1||Fulton Blues||Corey Harris||Njumba|
|A-Z Blues||Eric Bibb||15||Booker's Guitar||Eric Bibb||TELARC BLUES|
|Souled Out||JJ Thames||1||Tell You What I Know||JJ Thames||CDBaby|
|I Ain't in the Mood||Adrianna Marie And Her Groovecutters||2||Double Crossing Blues||Adrianna Marie And Her Groovecutters|
|Get You Some Business||Quintus McCormick Blues Band||2||Hey Jodie!||Quintus McCormick Blues Band||DELMARK|
|Here I Come||Eddie Cotton||1||Here I Come||Eddie Cotton||CDBaby|
|good evening||blind mississippi morris||4||You know I like That||blind mississippi morris||n/a|
|Mojo in My Hand||L. C. 'Good Rockin'' Robinson||1||Mojo In My Hand||L. C. 'Good Rockin'' Robinson||Arhoolie Records|
|Sunset to Dawn||Mel Walker With Johnny Otis Orch||7||That's Your Last Boogie!||Johnny Otis||Fantastic Voyage|
|Quit Hangin' Around||Saunders King||12||Blues Around Midnight||Various Artists||ACE|
|only a fool||Etta James||1||Who's Blue? Rare Chess Recordings From The 60S And 70S||Etta James||Kent|
|Mistrustin' Blues||Little Esther Phillips||16||The History Of Rhythm And Blues Volume Two 1942-1952||Various Artists||Rhythm and Blues Records|
|as long as i'm moving||ruth brown||2-14||The Road To Rock And Roll Vol. 3||Various Artists||Fantastic Voyage|
|Ride With Me Tonight||David 'Honeyboy' Edwards||4||i been around||David 'Honeyboy' Edwards||32 blues|
|Racketeer's Blues||Lonnie Johnson||18||Steppin' On The Blues||Lonnie Johnson||COLUMBIA|
|Get Out of Here||Billy Boy Arnold||9||The Bluesville Years. Vol 12: Jump, Jumpin' The Blues||Various Artists||PRESTIGE|
|(Real) Fine Boogie||Snooky Pryor||9||An Introduction To Snooky Pryor||Snooky Pryor||FUEL 2000|
|I Ain't Got You||Jimmy Reed||2||You Don't Have To Go||Jimmy Reed||ORBIS BLUES COLLECTION|
|Baby Boogie Woogie||Curly Weaver||3||Juke Joint Jump:A Boogie Woogie Celebration||Various Artists||Blue Label / SPV|
|b b boogie||b b king||3||20 r'n'b hits of the 50s||Various Artists||ace|
|california blues||lonesome sundown||7||rhythm and bluesin' by the bayou||various artists||ace|