Sunday, 30 September 2012

STAR BLUES on 30th September 2012 at 22:00

Cora Mae Walton was born on 28th September near Memphis, she married and they moved to Chicago with "35 cents and a box of Ritz crackers". Success didn't come quickly or easily, she had a gig at Sylvio's club in 1963 when Willie Dixon walked in. He got her signed to the Chess label and believed the song "Wang Dang Doodle" was right for her. She didn't care for it as a novelty piece, it was an immediate commercial hit despite the earlier go by Howlin' Wolf. Those Sixties sessions had the cream of the crop like Buddy Guy and Matt Murphy though she wasn't scared off - her distinctive style was packed with menace and aggression and Dixon rated her as the best he'd ever come across.  We took two from those first sessions for Chess and a later guest outing for Bob Corritore whereby she lost none of her power in first rate company. She won 25 WC Handy Awards, equivalent to Oscars, more than anyone else. Our 1001 Blues feature hardly seemed big enough.

More distinctive vocals from Lawrence Lebo who moves effortless from blues to jazz and back on her third EP which chides us "Don't Call Me Larry". She has a lovely sweet voice and a refreshingly sparse arrangement for her own songs with none of the usual showing off on guitar.  She's also another (like Bob Corritore) who does a lot behind the scenes to keep the blues alive in all its forms. Gaye Agdebelola used to be in  Saffire (the Uppity Blues Women) she was positively glorious on her coming-out album "Gaye Without Shame" demonstrating very nice slide guitar skill backed by Bob Margolin in his living room!

We kept a promise to return to the Chicago club date BB King did in 1966 for his "Blues Is King" album to play the previously unissued "Going Down Slow" remarkable for the force of B's vocal rather than his prowess with Lucille. Z. Z Hill would have also had a birthday, as would Little Buster - two of the finest soul blues singers that reinvigorated interest in our music in the African American communities.

Ranie Burnette was recorded by Fat Possum and he came from the school defined as "Mississippi Hill Country Blues" by RL Burnside. His album is worth looking for. Tommy McClennan cut over 40 sides for Bluebird between 1939 and 1942 -- all of them cleaned up and reissued by the Document label. Within in a trice we changed styles to get some Wicked Pickett and the talents of George Jackson (if you see his name as writer, singer or producer its as good as a guarantee).

Blues Matters! magazine appears every month like clockwork and usually focuses on the edge rock has with blues and beyond. Cover star is an impish Robert Cray with broad mischievous grin and nifty titfer. Lady Blue thinks he looks cute and quite sexy - I have the exact same hat and she thinks I look like a Brussels sprout and refuses to go out with me if I wear it. Go figure. We played his new single to announce he'll be in Cambridge at the Corn Exchange on 8th March next year. In the same magazine there's an article as a spirited defence of an ill-thought out attack on Bob 'the bear' Hite. So we added to the rebuttal by including a track from "Hooker 'n' Heat". Another tactic could have been a bottle of earwax cleaner and some F-sized speakers to showcase top-class Canned Heat. You choose.

Tom Jones is blessed with a remarkable set of pipes and he employs them on gospel pieces these days. he co-wrote "Traveling Shoes" with guitarist and producer Ethan Johns. Our weekly spot is a natural home when he's on this kind of form. Piano duties fell to Henri Herman of the Cadillac Kings whose live album is a terrific sample of a British band firing on all cylinders celebrating jumpin R&B. Toby Walker will be in Bury St Edmunds on 3rd November, his graceful playing on a Eugene Powell piece was delightful. Before we knew it the time was up and I hadn't had time to play Drink Small who will soon be playing with Ironing Board Sam - remind me next week at ten pm (BST) Until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you.
Down Home BluesZ. Z. Hill2Best OfZ. Z. HillMALACO
Goin' Down SlowB. B. King1King Of The BluesB. B. KingMCA
Hungry Woman's BluesGaye Adegbalola3Gaye Without ShameGaye AdegbalolaHot Toddy
Lonely NightsClarence Edwards1Swampin'Clarence Edwards
Whatever I Am You Made MeKoko Taylor9Koko TaylorKoko TaylorMCA / CHESS
What Kind Of Man Is This?Bob Corritore, Koko Taylor, Bob Margolin, Little Frank Krakowski, Bob Stroger, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smi1Harmonica BluesBob CorritoreDelta Groove
I Love A Lover Like YouKoko Taylor18Wang Dang DoodleKoko TaylorORBIS BLUES COLLECTION
Blue As I Can BeTommy McClennan19Cross Cut SawTommy McClennanDOCUMENT
Hungry SpellRanie Burnette7Hill Country BluesRanie BurnetteFAT POSSUM
I Got My Eyes On YouJohn Lee HookerCanned Heat10Hooker 'N' Heat. The Best Of ... PlusJohn Lee HookerSEE FOR MILES
(Won't Be) Coming Home - Album VersionRobert Cray Band1Won't Be Coming Home - Robert CrayVarious Artists
I'm Crazy About My BabyJimmy Johnson4Tobacco RoadJimmy JohnsonSTORYVILLE
I Got A ProblemPhillip Walker11Working Girl BluesPhillip WalkerBLACK TOP
What Can I Do (Somebody Tell Me)Little BusterSoul Brothers, The1Right On TimeLittle BusterSoul Brothers, TheBULLSEYE BLUES
Three Time LoserWilson Pickett1Have Mercy! The Songs Of Don CovayVarious ArtistsACE
Save MeGeorge Jackson10Let The Best Man WinGeorge Jacksonfame / kent
Traveling ShoesTom Jones8Spirit In The RoomTom JonesISLAND
It's Not The First TimeLawrence Lebo3Don't Call Her Larry, Vol IiiLawrence LeboUnsigned
mean ol friscoCadillac Kings, The8Gonna Tell Your MommaCadillac Kings, The33 records
hamar boogieCadillac Kings, The9Gonna Tell Your MommaCadillac Kings, The33 records
Hacksaw Rag/Cincinnati Flow RagToby Walker12Live At The BottleneckToby WalkerPowerhouse Records
Better ManEli Cook2Ace, Jack & KingEli Cook
Created: 30/09/2012 23:54:50 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

STAR BLUES on 23rd September 2012 at 22:00

What is it about 23rd September? A really full birthday book includes Ray Charles, Tiny Bradshaw, Albert Ammons, Joe Hill Louis, Mighty Joe Young, Roy Buchanan, Little Joe Blue, Fenton Robinson and Duster Bennett (We will leave the simplistic explanation of parental festive good cheer to others). Though none of these men are still here in person, there's a more than ample serving of blues to remember them.

Little Joe Blue was lazily characterised in his early work as a copyist of B B King which was sad as he offered more than that. You will not easily find his work but what you do find is worthwhile. Duster Bennett and Roy Buchanan grew up with blues as soundtrack and celebrated it in their own ways. Roy's effort was a naked excuse for me to put some Jimmy Nolen into the show - I wont apologise for doing so. Fenton Robinson had an effective vocal style with graceful, precise playing style: Stevie Ray Vaughan heard Fenton's playing on "Texas Flood" and was inspired to take it to the mass consciousness - we did one of his Meteor sessions instead. Tiny Bradshaw had a big voice and a risque delivery that suited his upbeat jumpin style. Again we avoided the obvious choice "Train Kept A Rollin" later done over by the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.

Albert Ammons had a great left hand and was a founding father of boogie woogie piano. The mantle is now taken up by Deanna Bogart and others - her "Pianoland" project is gorgeous, especially among the usual fare of guitar led projects. She is on Blind Pig, as is the 75 year old Magic Slim and we took a track off his new "Bad Boy" album. He never disappoints.

Similar new stuff kept the quality bar way up high: Chris Thomas King pushing the envelope as youd expect, Maria Muldaur with a lovely tribute album to Memphis Minnie in the hands of Ruthie Foster (and I'm guessing Del Rey on guitar), and that astonishing album from Betyye Lavette which hits the shops today (Monday 24th). She reinvented a Savoy Brown song so it perfectly summed up the weariness of lifes travails. One internet listener - Dave - helps keep the playlists honest with his unerring suggestions, we had little hesitation in going to the well of recordinmgs on the Fire label he mentioned (even though I ran out of time for June Bateman). Mighty Joe Young was there with the Lefty Bates Orchestra.

We saved Ray Charles until the 1001 blues feature by cheating on three of his Atlantic sides from the Fifties. His autobiographies are candid about his weaknesses and addictions so it was difficult to find a tale to tell suitable for a family audience. I recounted the story of Bobby Womack's first plane trip with Ray having just joined the band. Ray Charles was known as the genius - no arguing from me, if anyone deserved that name it was Ray Charles, the more I listen the more I hear: vocalist, pianist, songwriter, performer, arranger, producer.

Then it was all done, one hundred eighteen short minutes of blues, trivia, tomfoolery and gossip. I am grateful for the feedback on our B B King show, I was very nervous coming round to your place with a few things you weren't expecting. Hopefully you'll be up for some more at ten (BST) next Sunday night until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you

Blues For Jimmy NolenRoy Buchanan6Deluxe EditionRoy BuchananAlligator
Stuck In GreenvilleChris Thomas King6Bona FideChris Thomas King21st Century Blues
Sweet Mama JanisseTaj Mahal4Hidden Treasures of Taj MahalTaj MahalCOLUMBIA/LEGACY
Well Oh WellTiny Bradshaw13The History Of Rhythm And Blues Volume Two 1942-1952Various ArtistsRhythm and Blues Records
WHY BABYMighty Joe Young with Lefty Bates Orch9Best Of New York On Fire Vols. 1 And 2Various ArtistsFIRE
Ride With Your Daddy TonightDuster Bennett10Bright Lights Big CityDuster BennettINDIGO
blackjackRay Charles4-1hiostory of rhythm and blues vol. 3Various Artistsrhythm and blues
Let The Good Times RollRay Charles15Atlantic Rhythm And Blues 1947-1974: Volume 4, 1957-1960Various ArtistsAtlantic / Wea
i got a womanRay Charles16history of rhythm and blues vol 3Various Artistsrhythm and blues
3220 Blues (Featuring Cassie Taylor)Bluesmasters, The10The Bluesmasters Volume 2Bluesmasters, TheCassie TaylorHubert SumlinPinetop PerkinsMickey ThomasREDEYE Records
keeP youR BiG Mouth ClosedRuthie Foster13... First There Was Memphis MinnieVarious ArtistsSTONY PLAIN
pleasures all minebobby long16Best Of New York On Fire Vols. 1 And 2Various ArtistsFIRE
it aint rightcharles walker17Best Of New York On Fire Vols. 1 And 2Various ArtistsFIRE
How Much More LongMagic Slim & The Teardrops7Bad BoyMagic Slim & The TeardropsBlind Pig
I'm Tiredbettye lavette9thankful n thoughtfulbettye lavetteanti
Boogie Woogie BoogieDeanna Bogart3PianolandDeanna BogartBlind Pig
Chicago In My MindAlbert Ammons4The Best Of Boogie WoogieVarious ArtistsDOCUMENTS
Tennessee WomanFenton RobinsonDukes, The23The Complete Meteor: Blues, R&b, & Gospel RecordingsVarious ArtistsACE
Don´t Leave Me No MoreJimmy Nolen13Scratchin'-Federal 52-56Pete 'Guitar' Lewis-Jimmy Nolen-Cal Greencharly R&B
jesus wash away my troublessoul stirrers1-2gospel celebritiesvarious artistsfantastic voyage
Heartbreak HotelMary Coughlan12The Whole Affair: The Very Best Of Mary CoughlanMary CoughlanHail Mary Records
right there where youleft itLittle Joe Blue3southern country boyLittle Joe Bluejewel
Hydromatic WomanJoe Hill Louis8Sun Blues Box : 1950-1958Various ArtistsCHARLY
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And OutPeter Green Splinter Group7Blue's Don't ChangePeter Green Splinter GroupADA UK
I'm Too Far Gone To Turn AroundBobby 'Blue' Bland18The Voice : Duke Recordings 1959-69Bobby 'Blue' BlandACE
cherry pieironing board sam1ninth wonderironong board sammusic maker
Created: 23/09/2012 23:55:35

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Celebrating B B King's 87th Birthday, STAR BLUES on 16th September 2012 at 22:00

B. B. King has never liked the description "King of the Blues" but at least don't think he's of Irish descent. The day he was born, his father's plantation owner Jim O'Reilly was on hand instead of the midwife and Albert Lee King was all for naming his new son O'Reilly in gratitiude - Riley was chosen as the boy didn't look Irish. King's autobiography has several other stories which add colour to an already colouful life: he celebrated his 87th birthday yesterday (16th September) and STAR BLUES dipped into his career for some well-known stuff, some rarities, a live gem and his most recent foray into the studio to help Justin Scott create a debut album.

That one has a song called "Praying Man" about a pair of escaping slaves, one voiced by K.R.I.T. (because thats who Scott records by) the other by our hero undderpinned with a very muted Lucille. With no blues content, the track won't feature in our hallowed halls again but it is a perfect example of how B B King spreads his brand to a new generation. I blame U2 for making him into "isn't he the guy who played with ..." instead of "the genius who created a unique sound". We did have other collaborations in last night's STAR BLUES but we stuck to established blues names like Irma Thomas and Robert Lockwood Jr.

Around 2000, Sid Seidenberg moved aside from managing King and this hasn't been a great period for his fans: just two lacklustre studio efforts ("Reflections" in 2002 and "One Kind Favor" in 2008) and armfuls of poor live albums where he goes through the motions, if you're lucky. This years disc of the 2011 "star-studded" (ahem, steady) Royal Albert Hall gig was a real lowpoint which cast him as ringmaster in a freak circus. To set the record straight, STAR BLUES devoted over an hour to the whole of the album "Blues Is King". It was recorded live at the International Club in Chicago on 5th November 1966 and it found him at his purest, most raw and primeval. Newly divorced and buffeted by life's cruelties he was a long way from the good natured avuncular old gentleman he is portrayed today. He almost shouts the lyrics, he doesn't fuss with banter between songs - the pain is heard in Lucille's brutal tone. Many folks judge his "Live at the Regal" as the greatest live blues album of all time - not so, you heard it last night on STAR BLUES. There's a further track "Goin Down Slow" from the gig which will get an outing on next weeks STAR BLUES.

A 1971 moment playing acoustic guitar with Alexis Korner and Duster Bennett, was - as far as I can tell - the only time B recorded using the instrument. (There is a snippet of another song on the interactive cd-rom put oout in 1994, but it isn't easy to locate in the set of random performances). Time beat us last night, I had planned his accompaniment on Otis Spann's "Five Spot" for the piano feature and his early version of "Save A seat For Me" in the gospel spot. Saved for later.

In the week leading up to the show, I teased some trivia every day: here are the answers.

* Three cartoon characters who made albums asked BB King to guest.
   a) charlie brown - track called "joe cool"
   b) garfield - on "monday morning blues"
  c) the simpsons - for "born under a bad sign"

* His character in Blues Brothers20000 was Melvin Gasperone (a petrol pump attendant)

* He hosted a radio show on KDIA and he wrote and sung a jingle to advertise the Pepticon drink.

* His first job was as tractor driver which lasted until he parked it afterwork but forgot to put the handbrake on. Later he came back to the farm to pay for the damage in full.

I can't count the number of pleasures to be found in B. B. Kings work, I hope our STAR BLUES reminded you of a few that are sometimes overloooked. God willing, I'll be back on Sunday at 10pm with another grab-bag of trivia, tomfoolery and yet to be discovered blues gems. Until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you

Never Make A Move Too SoonB. B. King4King Of The BluesB. B. KingMCA
I'll SurviveB. B. King3Blues On The BayouB. B. KingMCA
We're Gonna Make ItB. B. King and Irma Thomas10Blues SummitB. B. KingMCA
Yes ManB. B. King8Here And There : Uncollected B. B. KingB. B. KingHIP-O
Bob And B.Robert Lockwood Jr. w. B. B. King13I Got To Find Me A WomanRobert Lockwood Jr.VERVE
Praying ManK. R. I. T. feat. B. B. King1Tales From The UndergroundK. R. I. T.
You Upset Me BabyB. B. King5King Of The BluesB. B. KingMCA
"BLUES IS KING" Bluesway lp
Waitin' On YouB. B. King1Great Moments With B. B. KingB. B. KingMCA
Gambler's BluesB. B. King2Great Moments With B. B. KingB. B. KingMCA
Tired Of Your JiveB. B. King3Great Moments With B. B. KingB. B. KingMCA
Night LifeB. B. King4Great Moments With B. B. KingB. B. KingMCA
Buzz MeB. B. King5Great Moments With B. B. KingB. B. KingMCA
Don't Answer The DoorB. B. King1Blues Is KingB. B. KingMCA
Blind LoveB. B. King6Great Moments With B. B. KingB. B. KingMCA
i know what you're puttin' downB. B. King8blues is kingB. B. Kingbluesway
Baby Get LostB. B. King7Great Moments With B. B. KingB. B. KingMCA
Gonna Keep On Loving YouB. B. King8Great Moments With B. B. KingB. B. KingMCA
Alexis' BoogieB. B. King w. Alexis Korner & Duster Bennett1In LondonB. B. KingBLUESWAY

Why I Sing The BluesB. B. King13The Vintage YearsB. B. KingACE
Everyday i have the bluesB. B. King6king of the bluesB. B. KingMCA

Created: 17/09/2012 00:06:27

Sunday, 9 September 2012

STAR BLUES on 9th September 2012 at 22:00

If you were driving in Boulder Colorado at 11 minutes past four yesterday afternoon, two things: a) if the driver in front was behaving like a brussel sprout you ought to be slowing down a bit cos he's probably a relative of mine b) how cool was it to be letting the good times roll with Louis Jordan? It was eleven elven in Cambridge and Ely for Britain's Other Blues Show and we'd already marked birthday book roster members Freddie King, Jimmy Reed and Otis Redding. We remembered the Charles Shaar Murray quote which compared Jimmy's songs to eating peanuts - really tasty and needing another straight away. Some of his Vee-Jay work ought to be in every blues fans collection. King was massively influentual with his full-frontal no-prisoners approach; Eric Clapton says he learned just about everything from Freddie.

The 1965 album "Otis Blue" was at the heart of our 1001 blues feature. Two sessions on 9th and 10th July that year yielded eleven tracks - just over half an hour's music - for what one reviewer called "the most complete album of all time". No argument here. His third album, with popularity riding high, here was a chance to include covers of the Stones, Temptations and Sam Cooke. Nustled in that company was a stunning vocal on B B King's "Rock Me Baby": once the big O did a version of a song, it was his evermore. Actually when you think it was Booker T & MGs with Otis on lead vocals does it get better than that anyway, Cropper's biting guitar and marvellously understated drumming of Al Jackson...

We did gospel with Lurrie Bell and Joe Louis Walker from Bell's brand new album and an approach to vocal and slide going back as far as Blind Willie Johnson. The other gospel warning came from John Lee Hookers 3rd recording session when Eddie Burns fierce harp really challenged the stompin foot and guitar of the Boogie Man. Hooker cut an album with Canned Heat and their 1970 "Future Blues" snuck onto our playlist. A really bluesy go at "Trouble Blues" from Fats Domino and a 1947 Little Johnny Jones piece were in our piano tent. The songs of Otis Taylor and George Jackson and some Bayou Boppin provided themes for spanking new collections on Ace and Kent - the good stuff just keeps coming.

Our show next week will be wall to wall B B King, classics rarities and oddities *PLUS* a 1960s live performance that will knock your socks off: his recent efforts have cast him as ringmaster, back in the day he was Chairman of the Board. Until 10pm (BST) next Sunday take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you

Track.Title Track.ArtistSort Index Album.Title Album.ArtistSort Label
Name Of The Game Boo Boo Davis 6 Name Of The Game Boo Boo Davis BLACK & TAN
Upside Your Head Omar Kent Dykes 2 Big Town Playboy Omar Kent Dykes Ruf
Chip Off The Old Block Johnny Jones 2 Can I Get An Amen Johnny Jones SPV
Earl Gaines Sittin' Here Drinkin' 10 Champion Records The Singles Collection Various Artists SPV
Ohio Bound Big Lucky Carter 9 The Complete Goldwax Singles, Vol. 1 1962-1966 Various Artists Kent
Future Blues Canned Heat 14 The Very Best Of Canned Heat Canned Heat EMI
Rock Me Baby Otis Redding 15 100 Hits Legends - Otis Reading Otis Redding DEMON
Naggin Jimmy Anderson 8 Louisiana Swamp Blues Various Artists FLYRIGHT
Tee-Na-Na Dicky williams 2 The Ace (Ms) Story Volume 4 Various Artists ACE
satisfied woman satisfied man vernon garrett 16 pounds of soul Various Artists kent
The Chokin' Kind Allen Toussaint 7 What Is Success: The Scepter And Bell Recordings Allen Toussaint Kent
linda gail rob bernard 4 boppin on the bayou various artists ace
The Welfare (Turns It'sback On You) Freddie King 19 Texas Sensation Freddie King CHARLY
Big Boss Man Jimmy Reed 4 Good Times, Bad Times Various Artists MOJO MAGAZINE
Ugly Papa Julia Lee 5 Snatch And Grab It - Essential Julia Lee (Vol. 1) Julia Lee INDIGO
Let The good times roll louis jordan 18 best of louis jordan best of jazz
Shelby County Blues Little Johnny Jones 43 The Aristocrat Of The Blues Various Artists MCA/CHESS
Trouble blues fats domino 15 imperial singles vol 5 fats domino ACE
A Man Is Nothing But A Fool Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 7 Cripple Creek Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee NOT Music
It's A Blessing Lurrie Bell 4 The Devil Ain't Got No Music Lurrie Bell ARIA
Burnin' Hell John Lee Hooker 8 Boogie Chillen John Lee Hooker INDIGO
After Awhile Papa Lightfoot 69 Down Home Blues Classics Various Artists BOULEVARD VINTAGE
i feel good all over sam butera 22 handy man - songs of otis blackwell Various Artists ace
mini skirt mini george jackson 1 let the best man win george jackson fame / kent
a bomb bop mike fern 1-1 wild streak vol 2 various artists veetone
baby what you want me to do jimmy reed 10 you dont have to go jimmy reed orbis
i'm tore down freddie king 1-12 r&B spotlight 61 various artists fantastic voyage
Created: 10/09/2012 09:06:06

Sunday, 2 September 2012

STAR BLUES on 2nd September 2012 at 22:00

At one point Britain's Other Blues Show pushed the definition of blues further than St Trinian's knicker elastic last night, our reason was the nakedly visceral interpretation of Gnarls Barclay's "Crazy" by Bettye LaVette. By slowing the tempo and investing the lyrics with an uncompromising sense of madness and frustration Bettye has made it into a completely new masterpiece. She has no equals, nor has Sugar Blue with total mastery of the top range of his harp he has at long last taken his position as number 1 in the world's harp rankings.  With a driving band his double live album "Raw Sugar" finds him in his natural setting.

Frank Son Seals started out as a drummer for Albert King, he was an accomplished guitarist by 1979 at the session he did for Bruce Iglauer's Alligator at Curtis Mayfields studio in Chicago. We also returned to Michael Burks' final recordings for the thoughtful lyrics of "Take A Chance", still can't believe he is gone - just when he finally got into his stride. Larry Lampkin was clearing a garage at the age of 13 and found some old guitars, this Fort Worth player never looked back. Before the pair of reviews he got in Living Blues and Blues & Rhythm magazine, I'd not heard of him - glad I checked him out for his lovely fluid playing that never outstayed its welcome on his 3-minute compositions. Ron Wienstock writes for Living Blues, he also has a blog which this week was about Joe Weaver - so I shamelessly nicked his idea to play Joe's 1965 single on Fortune records.

In 2009 Willie Big Eyes Smith did some duo performances with Roger Hurricane Wilson; Roger has worked his socks off getting fan funding to ensure their live recordings got issued: job done and the results have achieved the difficult task of setting the ambiance and getting the fidelity of voice, acoustic guitar and harp. Willie was in great form on "Rub My Back". The Blues Broads gather together four marvellous ladies usually lead players in their own right: they did a lovely a capella gospel track for us last night from their live set on Delta Groove.

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King are unplugged these days, two voices and two guitars between them - their offering last night also had a harp each from randy Chortkoff and Bob Corritore. we went back to 1945 for two tracks of the new Modern label survey on Ace records and we showed our Wild Streak more than once. Arthur Crudup and Johnny Ace brought songs from the lesser known drawer from respective sets just out on Fantastic Voyage. Similar surprise came from Rosetta Tharpe in secular mood on "Tall Skinny Papa", Little Richard out did James Brown on a version of a Don Covay song and Bea Baker drove her Lavendar Cadillac.

We had some great feedback on the acoustic/folk/country/delta blues show - so we will definitely do another one before too long. Kuala Lumpur was our twin at 11:11pm (06:11 for them) though I doubt I will really be a lasting substitute for their version of Vanessa Feltz. What I will do is be back at 10pm on Sunday, really hope you can be at your place to meet me. Until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you

Red Hot MamaSugar Blue1RawSugar Bluebeeble
Landlord At My DoorSon Seals9Deluxe EditionSon SealsAlligator
Bad Boy BluesHollywood Blue Flames, The8Deep In America / Larger Than Life, Vol. 2Hollywood Blue Flames, TheHollywood Fats Band, TheDELTAGROOVE
Don't You KnowJohnny Ace18Ace's Wild!Johnny AceFantastic Voyage
Soul GirlJeanne & The Darlings3We're The Soul Girls: Jeanne And The Darlings / The CharmelsJeanne And The Darlings / The CharmelsKent
$29 SpecialMichael Roach3The Blinds Of LifeMichael RoachSTELLA
CrazyBettye Lavette6thankful n thoughtfulBettye LavetteAnti
Black CadillacGreen, Joyce21Wild Streak Vol.1Various ArtistsVee-Tone Records
(Ev'ry Time I Hear) That Mellow SaxophoneRoy Montrell17Cosimo Matassa StoryVarious ArtistsProper Box
MercyLorrie And Larry Collins5Wild Streak Vol.1Various ArtistsVee-Tone Records
No Good Could Come of ThisSmokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois KingBob Corritore9Close to the BoneSmokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois KingDelta Groove Productions
Crazy About A WomanJesse Fuller9San Francisco Bay BluesJesse FullerORIGINAL BLUES CLASSICS
Take A Chance On Me, BabyMichael Burks2Show Of StrengthMichael BurksAlligator Records & Artist Management, Inc.
Running for Your LoveLarry Lampkin1When I Get HomeLarry LampkinKaint Kwit
I Want A Tall Skinny PapaSister Rosetta Tharpe5The Blues BoxVarious ArtistsMETRO
That's The BoogieThree Bits Of Rhythm18Modern Music: 1945Various ArtistsACE
I Want A Lavender CadillacBea Barker4I'm A Bad Bad GirlVarious ArtistsINDIGO
Gonna Be Some Changes MadeArthur "Big Boy" Crudup19My Baby Left Me The Definitive CollectionArthur "Big Boy" CrudupFantastic Voyage
Rub My BackWillie "Big Eyes" Smith And Roger "Hurricane" Wilson12Live Blues Protected By Smith & WilsonWillie "Big Eyes" Smith And Roger "Hurricane" WilsonBLUESTORM
Jesus, I'll Never ForgetDorothy Morrison9The Blues BroadsBlues Broads, TheDelta Groove Productions
Baby, I Love You SoJoe Weaver And The Don Juans8Rock OnVarious ArtistsACE
I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got MeLittle Richard5Have Mercy! The Songs Of Don CovayVarious ArtistsACE
Please, Please, Please (Spear 2)Buddy Sharpe & The Shakers20Wild Streak Vol. 2Various ArtistsVee-Tone Records
Play Boy BluesPearl Traylor With Howard McGhee & His Orchestra21Modern Music: 1945Various ArtistsACE
Created: 02/09/2012 23:44:32