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Rhythm Highways (Music)

Thu Mar 5th 2015 5.00am–7.00am

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Time zone: central


Rondo's Blues Deluxe “Sweet Sweet Wiskey No Mo”
from Shack Pappy's (Blueberry Hill 1990) L —Rondo Leewright was BORN to be a blues singer. SO MUCH SOUL IN HIS VOICE. And I hope you paid some attention to Rich McDonough's slide guitar work, here. Beautiful and powerful.


W.C. Clark “Nightshift”
from Were You There (self-released 2011) —This live recording shows W.C. to still be in fine voice. W.C. Clark - Godfather of the Austin blues scene. This tune is an old Commodores track, and I can honestly say this is the only version I've ever truly like - and I like this a lot.


Miss Lavelle White “Don't Let My Baby Ride”
from It Haven't Been Easy (Discovery 1996) —A treasure of Austin's music seen for decade. Miss Lavelle is getting older, but there was a time when her voice melted many a heart. This woman could SING!


John Nemeth “Sooner or Later”
from Live At KDHX 30January2015 (KDHX) —Nemeth stopped in to KDXH at the end of January to lay down 3 stellar tunes - I'll give you the other 2 in the coming weeks. Maybe during membership drive, if you call that number during my show. Deal? Deal!


Bobby "Blue" Bland “36-22-36”
from Bobby Blue Bland The Anthology (MCA 2001) —My favorite uptempo Bland tune - and yes, for many obvious reasons. Even past the 16 year old mindset, it's a heckuva tune, eh? Slammin'!


The Racky Thomas Band “Fine as Wine”
from Last of the Big Spenders (RT Records 1999) —I'm not sure why Racky Thomas never broke out into a wider audience, but he's a talented player working the N.E. part of the country, centered around Boston.


Tad Walters “Meltin'”
from na (NA url 2012) —Tad is a gifted bluesman, running in circles with folks like John Dee Holman and Bob Margolin. This cat is a monster - flat out talented. He thinks he's a pretty funny guy, too. Ha!


Brian Curran “My First Love”
from Made Myself Lonesome CD Album (Wildstone Audio 2003) L —It's no secret as to what Brian's 1st love was, and that was his guitar. His notes in the liners state that this one came easily to him - in about 15 minutes!


The Five Blind Boys of Alabama “Morning Train”
from Collectors Edition: 5 Blind Boys of Alabama (Fuel 2000 2002) —This disc is actually comprised of tunes by Clarence Fountain, recorded apart from the Blind Boys in the early '70s for Jewel Records.


The Soul Stirrers “Come, Let Us Go Back To God”
from The Ladykillers Music From The Motion Picture (Sony 2004) —A tune from the pen of Thomas Dorsey, considered to the be father of gospel music (and once a bawdy bluesman called George Tom.)


Henry Gray “Showers Of Rain”
from Henry Gray Plays Chicago Blues (HighTone Records 2001) —Henry Gray is still playing piano today, and he is one of the GREAT golden era blues piano men - he has NEVER received his full due. He played in Howlin' Wolf's band for years, before leaving to head back to Louisiana to attend to family matters.


Big Maceo Merriweather “Can't You Read”
from The King of Chicago Blues Piano The Best Of Big Maceo (Arhoolie Records 1992) —This one was recorded in 1941, with Tampa Red on guitar and 2nd lead vocals. Interesting trivia bit - Big Maceo's family name was not spelled with "double R's", but he chose to spell it that way his entire career.


Robert Belfour “Norene”
from What's Wrong With You (Fat Possum Records www.fatpossum.com 2000) —Sadly, this song is a tribute to Robert Belfour. Mr. Belfour passed away a week ago, on Feb 26th. He was one of the deepest of the living elder statesment blues players, but he never really did receive the notoriety his talents deserved.

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