The Animals “Club-A-Gogo” from The Complete Animals CD COMP (EMI 1990) —from 1965, a band (Burdon/Price) songwriting credit that sounds awfully close to Chuck Berry territory.Buy it!
Annie Mack “G-Groove” from Baptized in the Blues (Annie Mack Music 2013) N —check out the current issue of Living Blues magazine for a glowing review of Annie's fine album.Buy it!
Mississippi Fred McDowell “Jesus Is On The Mainline” from I Do Not Play No Rock N Roll (EMI-Capitol 2001) —Fred was actually born in Tennessee, but lived most of his life in Mississippi. And, he would not play no rock n roll...at least not too much of it.Buy it!
R.L Burnside “You Gotta Move” from Mr. Wizard (Fat Possum 1997) —RL was the king of Fat Possum (although some may argue Jr Kimbrough, and not without merit). Personally, I find RL's music more accessible that Jr's. That's just me, though.Buy it!
Joe Callicott “Come Home to Me Baby” from Ain't a Gonna Lie to You (Fat Possum 2003) —recorded by George Mitchell in 1967. I really enjoy Joe's rhythmic sensibilities & style.Buy it!
Eddie C. Campbell “King Of The Jungle” from King of the Jungle (ROOSTER 1986) —originally recorded in 1977, my copy is the 1986 re-release (the sound is better). Carey Bell is on here, as is Lafayette Leake, Bob Stroger, Lurrie Bell and Clifton James. Good stuff!Buy it!
Ruby Johnson “The Love of My Man” from I'll Run Your Hurt Away (Fantasy 1991) —Miss Ruby recorded for Volt (Stax), and sort of fell right in between the soul and the blues camps, which sort of caused her to fall between the cracks a bit.Buy it!
Lonnie Mack “Falling Back In Love With You” from Strike Like Lightning (Alligator 1985) —Lonnie Mack, famous for his Magnatone sound, but also a fine soulful singer. One of my favorite vocalists, fo' sho'.Buy it!
John Mooney “(Baby) Please Don't Go” from Live at KDHX 8-19-10 (KDHX 2010) —a sample of another fine session recorded live at KDHX, by KDHX personnel.Buy it!
Ken Bott “HIT & RUN” from The Blues from Bottsville (Roseleaf Records 1999) —drummer Jimi Bott's father...judging from Ken's album, it may have been interesting growing up in the Bott household!Buy it!
The Dixie Nightingales “Nail Prints” from Free At Last Gospel Quartets From Stax Records Chalice Label (Fantasy 1997) —this group was from Memphis, and were highly influenced by the Dixie Hummingbirds & the Sensational Nightingales - hence the name Dixie Nightingales (arrived at by contest, winner got 25 gospel lps.)Buy it!
Shirley Caesar “Hallelujah It's Done” from The Best of Shirley Caesar With the Caravans (Savoy Records 1968)Buy it!
Alex Bradford and The Bradford Singers “It Makes Me Tremble” from One Step & Angel On Vacation (Vee Jay Records 1993) —originally recorded in 1963 for Vee-Jay. Bradford was among the 1st stars of the Group gospel approach, as opposed to quartets; he was highly influential in the field of gospel music.Buy it!
The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band “Kissing At Midnight” from The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band (Comanche Records 2012) —just a little back porch affair here.Buy it!
Scottie Miller “Worried Life Blues” from Livin' Between The Black 'n White (Artist 2005) —Scottie is a fine pianist/singer/songwrite based out of Minneapolis. He's playing BBs on Sat, Dec 21st. We'll hear another one from Scottie, in a band context, later in the show.Buy it!
Walter Davis “Blue Ghost Blues” from Walter Davis the essential (Classic Blues 2001) —Davis is one of the more unsung of the early blues pianist/singers...the man recorded around 200 sides, a number not to be taken lightly.Buy it!
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