Sunday, 18 May 2014

STAR BLUES on 18th May 2014 at 22:00

After the Eurovision fuss about Polish milkmaids you'll note STAR BLUES avoided the obvious selection of Wynonie Harris' song about butter churns - we just did the less obvious one out on Savoy by Big Joe Turner.

Some of Luther Allison's mid period work was rock music in a different cardigan but by crikey I miss his brio and attack The project he did twenty years ago which provided our opening salvo was a welcome return to focused energy and it took the distinctive guitar/amp combination of Robert Ward to partner Luther out of the traps. Kenny Neal moved the style onwards with his father Raful during their tribute to the music of Slim Harpo. Last week we had a cut from the sparkling new album by Snooky Pryor's son Rip Lee - and we had no hesitation coming back for more. Then in our vinyl hour Snooky took his own turn; an hour that also featured Willie Mabon, Jimmy Rogers, JB Lenoir, Muddy Waters and the under-appreciated genius of Johnny Young. Over in New York immediately post-war Sonny Terry marked out his turf and was a neat way to show the different strands of our music from those years alongside Jimmy T-99 Nelson and Louis Jordan.

Kent DuChaine is playing at the region's premier live blues venue on Sunday (25th) and the two selections we played are good indications of what you can expect at the Elme Hall, as well as evidence of his considerable pedigree.we don't play nearly enough Mance Lipscomb or Memphis Willie B both of whom benefited from the rediscovery programme prompted by the renewed interest of the Sixties blues boom. Calvin Jackson was a similar example from the blip thirty years later.

Joe Jones and Sugar Boy Crawfiord were down Louisianan way and Bobby Marchan would have been a much bigger star had he lived in slightly more enlightened times. Not sure how we did a STAR BLUES last time with no gospel offering, I trust the two we chose from erstwhile partners Sister Rosetta and Marie Knight were suitable recompense. Our show next week will include music from the BMA winners in 2014, which coincidentally matched our own STAR BLUES choices we picked at Christmas. 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
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is Luther Allison 4 Bad Love Luther Allison Ruf
Yonder Goes My Baby Robert Ward 7 Black Bottom Robert Ward BLACK TOP
Miami Strut A. C. Reed 4 Solos, Sessions & Encores Stevie Ray Vaughan Epic Japan
worry worryin' Kenny Neal + raful neal 9 tribute to slim harpo Kenny Neal + raful neal kingsnake
Pitch a Boogie Woogie Rip Lee Pryor 11 Nobody But Me Rip Lee Pryor
Ride Til I Die John Lee Hooker 18 Original Folk Blues ... Plus John Lee Hooker ACE
cajun queen kent duchaine
mean old world kent duchaine
Round and Round (Montel 1003) Sugar Boy Crawford 1 R&b Humdingers Volume 11 Various Artists Vee-Tone Records
You Talk Too Much Joe Jones 22 You Talk Too Much: The Ric & Ron Story Volume 1 Various Artists ACE
Half a Mind Bobby Marchan 14 Get Down With It The Soul Sides 1963-67 Bobby Marchan Kent
Strange Things Happening Everyday Sister Rosetta Tharpe 11 Gospel - The Ultimate Collection Various Artists RED Box
I Put My Trust in Thee Marie Knight 12 Screaming Gospel Holy Rollers Vol. 1 Various Artists Vee-Tone Records
Milk and Butter Blues Big Joe Turner 20 Have No Fear Big Joe Turner Is Here Big Joe Turner SAVOY
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Louis Jordan 4 Good Rockin' Tonight Various Artists CHARLY
T' 99 Blues Jimmie Nelson 9 The R'n'b Years 1951: 100 Hot Rhythm And Blues Tunes From 1951 Various Artists BOULEVARD VINTAGE
Waiting And Drinking Calvin Boze 1 Wailin' Daddy Maxwell Davis Fantastic Voyage
Kokomo Calvin Jackson & Mississippi Bound 10 Goin´ Down South Calvin Jackson & Mississippi Bound CROSSCUT
Ride and Roll Sonny Terry 20 Let Me Tell You About The Blues: New York Various Artists Fantastic Voyage
Car Machine Blues Memphis Willie B. 12 Hard Working Man Blues Memphis Willie B. ORIGINAL BLUES CLASSICS
captain captain Mance Lipscomb 2 Captain, Captain: The Texas Songster Mance Lipscomb orbis blues collection
the pony blues Son House 19 Preachin' The Blues Son House CATFISH
money takin' woman johnny young 1-1 Down Home Blues Classics - Chicago (1946-1954) Various Artists BOULEVARD VINTAGE
Round About Boogie Jimmy Rogers 1-11 Down Home Blues Classics - Chicago (1946-1954) Various Artists BOULEVARD VINTAGE
who's gonna be your sweet man muddy waters 4-10 Down Home Blues Classics - Chicago (1946-1954) Various Artists BOULEVARD VINTAGE
crosstown blues snooky pryor 4-13 Down Home Blues Classics - Chicago (1946-1954) Various Artists BOULEVARD VINTAGE
Lonely Blues Willie Mabon 14 Willie's Blues - The Greatest Hits 1952 - 1957 Willie Mabon Jasmine Records
I Feel So Good (Take 21) J. B. Lenoir 20 Mojo Boogie - An Essential Collection J. B. Lenoir FUEL 2000
Chicken Shack Boogie Amos Milburn 1 Good Rockin' Tonight Various Artists CHARLY
Created: 18/05/2014 23:35:08

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