Sunday, 13 September 2015

STAR BLUES on 13th September 2015 at 22:00 celebrating 40 years of the Ace label + B.B.King birth 90 years ago

What better way than taking tracks from the Modern/Crown reissue series Ace started ten years ago. We are happy to include some alternate takes and unissued songs (as well as a few of the better known ones).

Needless to say everything on the show started life in a vinyl format, and still sounds as fresh today as it did then. The dozen or so B B King items are a case in point, all came from the period in his career when he was contracted to the Bihari brothers who hit upon the idea of a budget price imprint to get more mileage out of stuff King had already had out on various singles. I think they were aiming at supermarkets not record stores and each vinyl album had a front cover photo with the rear given over to advertising more in the Crown series (so no liner notes or details on tracks). The remastering done by Ace brings out the caustic edge in B's guitar sound; many sessions were directed by Maxwell Davis with Orchestra, Lucille's tone cuts deep into the arrangements.

Elsewhere the Modern catalogue was a fascinating source for several other artists last night, including Hadda Brooks, Jimmy Witherspoon and Howlin"g" Wolf. Other licencing deals throughout the 40 years have given them rights to the most creative of the independent labels like Stax, Specialty, Duke and King. Our survey could barely do it all justice inside two hours. We plan to go to the various artist themed collections in our next STAR BLUES - showing the flavours down by the bayou or in gospel and so on. You can expect more from Ace (Ms.), Excello, Goldband and more.

If you're interested in finding out our "socks-challenge" for the next seven days, find me on Facebook. Until we can get together again round your place, take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you

Mean And EvilElmore James14Lets Cut ItElmore JamesACE[ 2 mins 13 secs ]Elmore James
One Room Country ShackBuddy Guy4Complete Vanguard RecordingsBuddy GuyVANGUARD[ 5 mins 38 secs ]Buddy Guy
Hustler's GameLowell Fulson23Black NightsLowell FulsonACE[ 0 mins 0 secs ]Lowell Fulson
Black NightArthur Alexander21The GreatestArthur AlexanderACE[ 2 mins 11 secs ]Arthur Alexander
Why Do Everything Happen To MeB. B. King1B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 10 : The BluesB. B. KingACE[ 0 mins 0 secs ]B. B. King
Mr PawnbrokerB. B. King2B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 1 : My Kind Of BluesB. B. KingACE[ 0 mins 0 secs ]B. B. King
I Wonder WhyB. B. King18B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 7 : More B. B.. KingB. B. KingACE[ 0 mins 0 secs ]B. B. King
Take Out Some InsuranceEtta James2Who's Blue? Rare Chess Recordings From The 60S And 70SEtta JamesKent[ 3 mins 2 secs ]Etta James
have mercy someonez. z. hill3downhome soulz. z. hillKent[ 3 mins 2 secs ]hill
Talk To Me, Talk To MeLittle Willie John25The King Sessions 1958-1960Little Willie JohnACE[ 0 mins 0 secs ]Little Willie John
Sad Life BluesJimmy Witherspoon11Sings The Blues SessionsJimmy WitherspoonACE[ 0 mins 0 secs ]Jimmy Witherspoon
You're Real GoneHadda Brooks13That's Where I Came InHadda BrooksACE[ 0 mins 0 secs ]Hadda Brooks
You Never Miss A Good Woman Till She's GoneLittle Willie Littlefield3Kat On The KeysLittle Willie LittlefieldACE[ 2 mins 36 secs ]Little Willie Littlefield
Miss AnnLittle Richard3Specialty SessionsLittle RichardACE[ 2 mins 19 secs ]Little Richard
Beer Drinkin' WomanJimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters3The Modern Recordings 1948-1950Jimmy McCracklinACE[ 3 mins 2 secs ]Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters
I Think I'm Drowning On Dry LandAlbert King7Years Gone By - Plus!Albert KingSTAX[ 0 mins 0 secs ]Albert King
Woke Up ScreamingBobby 'Blue' BlandClarence Hollimon9The 3B Blues Boy. The Blues Years : 1952-1958Bobby 'Blue' BlandACE[ 2 mins 47 secs ]Bobby 'Blue' BlandClarence Hollimon
DownheartedB. B. King9B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 5 : Blues In My HeartB. B. KingACE[ 0 mins 0 secs ]B. B. King
Trouble In MindB. B. King13B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 9 : The Great B. B. KingB. B. KingACE[ 3 mins 19 secs ]B. B. King
Shoutin' The BluesB. B. King9B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 6 : Easy Listening BluesB. B. KingACE[ 0 mins 0 secs ]B. B. King
Jesus Gave Me WaterB. B. King6B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 11: Sings SpiritualsB. B. KingACE[ 3 mins 4 secs ]B. B. King
long walk to dcstaple singers4best ofstaple singersstax
Cool Little CarJohn Lee Hooker14Original Folk Blues ... PlusJohn Lee HookerACE[ 3 mins 14 secs ]John Lee Hooker
Riding In The MoonlightHowlin' Wolf1Howling Wolf Sings The BluesHowlin' WolfACE[ 3 mins 6 secs ]Howlin' Wolf
Double Crossing BluesJohnny Otis Quintette, The Robins & Little Esther4The Johnny Otis Story Volume 1 Volume 1: 1945-57 Midnight At The Barrelhouse V AJohnny Otis & His OrchestraACE[ 2 mins 48 secs ]Johnny Otis Quintette, The Robins & Little Esther
Cuttin' InJohnny 'Guitar' Watson14Untouchable! The Classic 1959-1966 RecordingsJohnny 'Guitar' WatsonACE[ 3 mins 15 secs ]Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
Eyesight To The BlindB. B. King12B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 4 : B. B. KingB. B. KingACE[ 2 mins 32 secs ]B. B. King
blue and lonesome (prev. unissued)B. B. King13B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 4 : B. B. KingB. B. KingACE[ 2 mins 32 secs ]B. B. King
Good Man Gone BadB. B. King6B. B. King The Crown Recordings: Disc 3 : King Of The BluesB. B. KingACE[ 2 mins 47 secs ]B. B. King
New Deal BluesTampa Red1Dynamite! The Unsung King Of The BluesTampa RedACE[ 3 mins 15 secs ]Tampa Red
Created: 14/09/2015 00:02:20

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