Bob Seger “Bo Diddley” from Smokin' O.P.'s (Capitol Records 1972) —Smokin' other peoples songs - circa 1972. Most of the tunes are covers, but there are a couple of Seger tunes at the end of the LP; good ones, too.Buy it!
The Doobie Brothers “Road Angel” from Original Album Series (Rhino 2011) —Originally released on The Doobies 1974 LP "What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits". This is a nice example of how tough the Doobs COULD sound, when the wanted to.Buy it!
Big Mike Aguirre and the Blu-City All-Stars “Up On The Hill” from Live at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups (self-release 2010) L —Big Mike, Frank Bauer, Preston Hubbard, Rich McDonough and Joe Pastor, recorded in June 2010.Buy it!
Jeff Chapman “Something On Her Mind” from Watchin' The World Go By (Self Release 2015) L —Maybe more familiar to you as "Big Jeff", Jeff's new album should be available in the Spring - which is coming right up!Buy it!
Earl King “Make A Better World” from Sexual Telepathy (Black Top unk 1990) —Top rank musicians abound on this album, including the Black Top All-stars, Ronnie Earl's Broadcasters and The Antone's house band. Shoot, Snooks Eaglin is on this tune, too.Buy it!
Curtis Mayfield “We Got to Have Peace” from People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Story (Rhino 1996) —This was originally released on Mayfield's 1971 LP "Roots".Buy it!
Shakey Jake Harris “Sister Rose” from Hard To Explain More Shattered Dreams Funky Blues 1968-1984 (BGP/Ace 2014) —Blues man (and uncle to Magic Sam) in soul mode. Tryin' to keep up with the times, baby!Buy it!
Johnny Adams “Reconsider Me” from Absolutely The Best (Fuel 2000 2002) —This is the best place to get your feet wet if you're interested in Johnny Adams' music - it features the best of his SSS Intl material, his REAL tough stuff!Buy it!
Steve Guyger “I Need My Baby” from Past Life Blues (Severn Records 1999) —Steve's based out of Philly these days, but he's a musicians' musician, and has been an influence on many of the "younger" blues harp players, including Dennis Gruenling.Buy it!
Hoosegow “Trouble” from Mighty (Homestead Records 1996) —Queen Esther with the very fine vocals, and Elliott Sharp playing guitar.Buy it!
The Lee Boys “You've Got to Move” from Say Yes (Arhoolie Records 2005) —This combo is most definitely from the Sacred Steel traditions, and they've recorded a live session at KDHX...the year escapes me at the moment.Buy it!
Rev. Utah Smith “Take A Trip” from Slide Guitar Gospel 1944-1964 The Complete Recordings of Rev. Utah Smith and Rev. Lonnie Farris in Chronological Order (Document Records 1993) —Recorded in New York City back in 1944 - Utah Smith is most famous for his theme song "Two Wings", and the many, many variations of it.Buy it!
Rev. Robert Wilkins “Rock Of Ages” from Remember Me (Genes Records 1993) —The Rev Wilkins is the same man who played and sung blues in the 1920s and 1930s. He stepped away from that to live a sanctified life, but his playing style changed very little - only the lyrics really changed much.Buy it!
Precious Bryant “Precious Bryant Staggerin' Blues” from Fool Me Good (Terminus Records 2002) —Precious was a latter-day "rediscovered" artist, never really desiring to leave her native Georgia.Buy it!
Lightnin' Hopkins “Long Gone Like a Turkey Through the Corn” from The Tradition Masters (Rykodisc 2002) —The songs on this 2-cd set were originally cut for 2 albums recorded by Mack McCormick & released by Tradition Records - "Country Blues" and "Autobiography In Blues".Buy it!
Robert Wilkins “Alabama Blues” from The Original Rolling Stone (Yazoo Records 1989) —Recorded in 1929, this is unusual in that it is a 6-bar "rag", almost pre-blues number. None of that really matters; it's his pickin' and performance that does the trick for me!Buy it!
Corey Harris “CC Pill Blues” from Live At Starr Hill (Njumba Music 2001) —A little solo Corey Harris to begin the show today, from a 2 disc set - 1 cd solo acoustic Corey, 1 cd band format with 5x5 (his band at the time.)Buy it!
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