Sunday, 2 August 2015

STAR BLUES on 2nd August 2015 at 22:00 these are our sort of blues ...

.. carrying enough in our arms to need a health and safety risk assessment of the load

Even if we're still awaiting delivery of the new album from Buddy Guy (the US radio jocks always get theirs first). We made content with one as a sideman for Howlin' Wolf's Dallas travels; and one noted cover issued under his own brand for Chess. Guy - for most folk - does the definitive interpretation of Little Brother Montgomery's song (i find it hard to recall the original).

Debbie Davies' style of playing is surely made to order for John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, I've yet to fathom why she was never offered the gig full-time. Her cover of the Lonnie Brooks song would surely have been a worthy audition. The second of our one-two opening punch came from Lil Ed Williams and his Blues Imperials - a standard bearer for the continued good health of Chicago blues.

Robert Cray, of who's playing and singing many words have been written, had a birthday yesterday (1st August) and we chose one of his songs in celebration. The storyline in "Right Next Door" combined a couple of stereotypes founded upon the stud cheating neighbour with a twinge or two of grown-up conscience - in so doing the bar was raised for blues writing from thence forward.  When James Armstrong first came to notice, he was an easy comparison mark with Robert Cray; he's done more than enough since to distinguish himself in both senses of the word.

Early on in the running order we had Otis Rush from his halcyon days at Cobra (1957) as well as a 1955 session out of Eddie Taylor helped by Jimmy Reed on harp. I've mentioned the idea of an anthology of his work to a couple of the reissue labels, though there's nothing yet i'm not giving up hope yet. we served our distaff side ably with blues women like Barbara Lynn and Ann Cole, Lula Reed and Ruth Brown, Sisters Rosetta Tharpe and O. M. terrell.  Ann's piece was an answer to a then-recent hit for Etta James called "stop The Wedding". Our other gospel piece was Rev. Gary Davies reworking of the song which titled his splendid biography.

The piano tent had Little Willie Littlefield (who had a deserved late Indian Summer career on the European rock'n'roll circuit), Pinetop Smith and Speckled Red. Louis Jordan, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Charles Walker and Sammy Price did pleasure duties on the rolled-back Axminsters around the world. by the time we found time to compare and contrast messrs Harris and Brown all that was left were two classics bearing the Chess mark.

Your invite was most kind and your welcome most warm. We broke several Health and Safety rules in not adequately assessing the risk of bringing you so much blues but we likely got away with it - and we will again next Sunday 10pm. until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you.

Don't Take Advantage Of MeDebbie Davies2Picture ThisDebbie DaviesDEMON[ 4 mins 44 secs ]Debbie Davies
Jump Right InLil' Ed & The Blues Imperials7Jump StartLil' Ed & The Blues ImperialsAlligator[ 3 mins 5 secs ]Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Jump Sister BessieOtis Rush8Good'uns : The Classic Cobra SidesOtis RushBLUESIDE[ 2 mins 33 secs ]Otis Rush
Ride 'Em On DownEddie Taylor3Bad BoyEddie TaylorCHARLY[ 2 mins 55 secs ]Eddie Taylor
Baby Can You Hear MeJames Armstrong3Blues At The BorderJames ArmstrongCatfood[ 3 mins 26 secs ]James Armstrong
Don't Stop The WeddingAnn Cole8Birth Of Soul Vol. 3Various ArtistsKent (U.K.)[ 0 mins 0 secs ]Ann Cole
Right Next Door (Because Of Me)Robert Cray3Strong PersuaderRobert CrayMERCURY[ 4 mins 21 secs ]Robert Cray
Charles Walker SlopCharles Walker6New York City Blues - Magpie 1818Various Artists[ 2 mins 26 secs ]Charles Walker
Boogie TwistSnooky Pryor13Rough Treatment - The J.O.B. Records StoryVarious ArtistsWESTSIDE[ 2 mins 50 secs ]Snooky Pryor
i'm a good womanBarbara Lynn1i'm a good womanBarbara Lynnace[ 2 mins 29 secs ]Barbara Lynn
Somebody Done Hoodoo'd The Hoodoo ManLouis Jordan & His Tympani Five4His Best Recordings 1939-1947Louis JordanBEST OF JAZZ[ 0 mins 0 secs ]Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five
Boogie UproarBrown, Clarence "Gatemouth"1Boogie Uproar - Gems From The Peacock VaultsVarious ArtistsOne Day Music[ 2 mins 47 secs ]Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth"
pinetop's boogie woogiepinetop smith1-1A Porttrait Of Boogie WoogieVarious ArtistsGALE[ 2 mins 47 secs ]smith
St. Louis StompSpeckled Red14A Porttrait Of Boogie WoogieVarious ArtistsGALE[ 3 mins 17 secs ]Speckled Red
Sleep in JobSticks McGhee14New York City Blues - Magpie 1818Various Artists[ 2 mins 38 secs ]Sticks McGhee
going back to the countryjuke boy bonner11American Masters Vol. 2 : Urban BluesVarious ArtistsArhoolie Records[ 2 mins 54 secs ]bonner
Baby BabyLula Reed15Just A Little Bit: Federal's Queens Of New Breed R&bTiny TopsyLula ReedACE[ 3 mins 5 secs ]Lula Reed
I Know That's RightKatie Webster9American Masters Vol. 2 : Urban BluesVarious ArtistsArhoolie Records[ 4 mins 24 secs ]Katie Webster
Real Fine MamaLittle Willie Littlefield11Kat On The KeysLittle Willie LittlefieldACE[ 2 mins 42 secs ]Little Willie Littlefield
Don't Take Ev'rybody To Be Your FriendSister Rosetta Tharpe With Sam Price Trio21Theme Time Radio HourVarious ArtistsACE[ 2 mins 27 secs ]Sister Rosetta Tharpe With Sam Price Trio
Twelve Gates To The CityRev. Gary Davis5The Blues BoxVarious ArtistsMETRO[ 3 mins 8 secs ]Rev. Gary Davis
The Gambling ManSister O. M. Terrell18News And The Blues : Telling It Like It IsVarious ArtistsCOLUMBIA[ 0 mins 0 secs ]Sister O. M. Terrell
I'm A Poor Man But A Good ManMagic Slim8Alone And UnpluggedMagic SlimWOLF[ 3 mins 12 secs ]Magic Slim
Ride And RollSonny Terry20Let Me Tell You About The Blues: New YorkVarious ArtistsFantastic Voyage[ 2 mins 37 secs ]Sonny Terry
The Jig's UpJerry 'boogie' Mccain4The Jig's Up: Complete 50's RecordingsJerry 'boogie' MccainHot Productions[ 2 mins 31 secs ]Jerry 'boogie' Mccain
gonna put her downfrank frost1-520th anniversary - earwig recordsvarious artistsearwig[ 3 mins 12 secs ]frost
Galley StompSammy PriceKenny Burrell7Dave's Jumpin' And Rockin'Various Artists[ 2 mins 47 secs ]Sammy PriceKenny Burrell
I Walked From DallasHowlin' Wolf11Complete Recordings 1951-1969Howlin' WolfCHARLY[ 3 mins 15 secs ]Howlin' Wolf
first time i met the bluesbuddy guy21woke up this morningvarious artistsmca - chess[ 2 mins 17 secs ]montgomery
Git To Gittin' BabyWynonie Harris11Women, Whiskey & Fish TailsWynonie HarrisACE[ 2 mins 23 secs ]Wynonie Harris
Trouble At MidnightRoy Brown10Saturday Night! King And Imperial RecordingsRoy BrownEL TORO[ 2 mins 57 secs ]Roy Brown
Daddy DaddyRuth Brown13Right Now: Atlantic Club Soul And Deep CutsVarious ArtistsFantastic Voyage[ 2 mins 57 secs ]Ruth Brown
i'm in the moodjohn lee hooker6woke up this morningvarious artistsmca - chess[ 5 mins 07 secs ]hooker
help mesony boy williamson7woke up this morningvarious artistsmca - chess[ 5 mins 07 secs ]williamson
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