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 Me||Debbie Davies||2||Picture This||Debbie Davies||DEMON||[ 4 mins 44 secs ]||Debbie Davies|
|Jump Right In||Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials||7||Jump Start||Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials||Alligator||[ 3 mins 5 secs ]||Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials|
|Jump Sister Bessie||Otis Rush||8||Good'uns : The Classic Cobra Sides||Otis Rush||BLUESIDE||[ 2 mins 33 secs ]||Otis Rush|
|Ride 'Em On Down||Eddie Taylor||3||Bad Boy||Eddie Taylor||CHARLY||[ 2 mins 55 secs ]||Eddie Taylor|
|Baby Can You Hear Me||James Armstrong||3||Blues At The Border||James Armstrong||Catfood||[ 3 mins 26 secs ]||James Armstrong|
|Don't Stop The Wedding||Ann Cole||8||Birth Of Soul Vol. 3||Various Artists||Kent (U.K.)||[ 0 mins 0 secs ]||Ann Cole|
|Right Next Door (Because Of Me)||Robert Cray||3||Strong Persuader||Robert Cray||MERCURY||[ 4 mins 21 secs ]||Robert Cray|
|Charles Walker Slop||Charles Walker||6||New York City Blues - Magpie 1818||Various Artists||[ 2 mins 26 secs ]||Charles Walker|
|Boogie Twist||Snooky Pryor||13||Rough Treatment - The J.O.B. Records Story||Various Artists||WESTSIDE||[ 2 mins 50 secs ]||Snooky Pryor|
|i'm a good woman||Barbara Lynn||1||i'm a good woman||Barbara Lynn||ace||[ 2 mins 29 secs ]||Barbara Lynn|
|Somebody Done Hoodoo'd The Hoodoo Man||Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five||4||His Best Recordings 1939-1947||Louis Jordan||BEST OF JAZZ||[ 0 mins 0 secs ]||Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five|
|Boogie Uproar||Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth"||1||Boogie Uproar - Gems From The Peacock Vaults||Various Artists||One Day Music||[ 2 mins 47 secs ]||Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth"|
|pinetop's boogie woogie||pinetop smith||1-1||A Porttrait Of Boogie Woogie||Various Artists||GALE||[ 2 mins 47 secs ]||smith|
|St. Louis Stomp||Speckled Red||14||A Porttrait Of Boogie Woogie||Various Artists||GALE||[ 3 mins 17 secs ]||Speckled Red|
|Sleep in Job||Sticks McGhee||14||New York City Blues - Magpie 1818||Various Artists||[ 2 mins 38 secs ]||Sticks McGhee|
|going back to the country||juke boy bonner||11||American Masters Vol. 2 : Urban Blues||Various Artists||Arhoolie Records||[ 2 mins 54 secs ]||bonner|
|Baby Baby||Lula Reed||15||Just A Little Bit: Federal's Queens Of New Breed R&b||Tiny TopsyLula Reed||ACE||[ 3 mins 5 secs ]||Lula Reed|
|I Know That's Right||Katie Webster||9||American Masters Vol. 2 : Urban Blues||Various Artists||Arhoolie Records||[ 4 mins 24 secs ]||Katie Webster|
|Real Fine Mama||Little Willie Littlefield||11||Kat On The Keys||Little Willie Littlefield||ACE||[ 2 mins 42 secs ]||Little Willie Littlefield|
|Don't Take Ev'rybody To Be Your Friend||Sister Rosetta Tharpe With Sam Price Trio||21||Theme Time Radio Hour||Various Artists||ACE||[ 2 mins 27 secs ]||Sister Rosetta Tharpe With Sam Price Trio|
|Twelve Gates To The City||Rev. Gary Davis||5||The Blues Box||Various Artists||METRO||[ 3 mins 8 secs ]||Rev. Gary Davis|
|The Gambling Man||Sister O. M. Terrell||18||News And The Blues : Telling It Like It Is||Various Artists||COLUMBIA||[ 0 mins 0 secs ]||Sister O. M. Terrell|
|I'm A Poor Man But A Good Man||Magic Slim||8||Alone And Unplugged||Magic Slim||WOLF||[ 3 mins 12 secs ]||Magic Slim|
|Ride And Roll||Sonny Terry||20||Let Me Tell You About The Blues: New York||Various Artists||Fantastic Voyage||[ 2 mins 37 secs ]||Sonny Terry|
|The Jig's Up||Jerry 'boogie' Mccain||4||The Jig's Up: Complete 50's Recordings||Jerry 'boogie' Mccain||Hot Productions||[ 2 mins 31 secs ]||Jerry 'boogie' Mccain|
|gonna put her down||frank frost||1-5||20th anniversary - earwig records||various artists||earwig||[ 3 mins 12 secs ]||frost|
|Galley Stomp||Sammy PriceKenny Burrell||7||Dave's Jumpin' And Rockin'||Various Artists||[ 2 mins 47 secs ]||Sammy PriceKenny Burrell|
|I Walked From Dallas||Howlin' Wolf||11||Complete Recordings 1951-1969||Howlin' Wolf||CHARLY||[ 3 mins 15 secs ]||Howlin' Wolf|
|first time i met the blues||buddy guy||21||woke up this morning||various artists||mca - chess||[ 2 mins 17 secs ]||montgomery|
|Git To Gittin' Baby||Wynonie Harris||11||Women, Whiskey & Fish Tails||Wynonie Harris||ACE||[ 2 mins 23 secs ]||Wynonie Harris|
|Trouble At Midnight||Roy Brown||10||Saturday Night! King And Imperial Recordings||Roy Brown||EL TORO||[ 2 mins 57 secs ]||Roy Brown|
|Daddy Daddy||Ruth Brown||13||Right Now: Atlantic Club Soul And Deep Cuts||Various Artists||Fantastic Voyage||[ 2 mins 57 secs ]||Ruth Brown|
|i'm in the mood||john lee hooker||6||woke up this morning||various artists||mca - chess||[ 5 mins 07 secs ]||hooker|
|help me||sony boy williamson||7||woke up this morning||various artists||mca - chess||[ 5 mins 07 secs ]||williamson|