Roy Gaines “Good old days” from Tuxedo Blues (Black Gold Records) —Hound Dog Brown is filling in for Art Dwyer today. Thanks, Art, fer invitin' me! ; - )Buy it!
Joe Turner “Feelin' so sad” from Tell Me Pretty Baby (Arhoolie)Buy it!
Leo's Five “Lonesome, with Albert King” from Leo's Five - Direct From The Blue Note Club, East St Louis (Ace 2008) LBuy it!
Leo's Five “Ol' man river, part 2” from Leo's Five - Direct From The Blue Note Club, East St Louis (Ace 2008) LBuy it!
John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson “Jackson blues” from The Bluebird Recordings 1937 - 1938 (BMG Entertainment) —Here's a set of four old school blues, starting out with John Lee Williamson, backed up by Big Joe Williams and Robert Nighthawk.Buy it!
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup “Dirt road blues” from Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Rock Me Mama (BMG Music) —From 1945, with some houserockin' shuffle blues, and paving the ground for later rock and rollers.Buy it!
Lonesome Sundown “My Home Is A Prison” from I'm A Mojo Man: The Best Of The Excello Singles (Excello Records) —Lonesome Sundown's real name was Cornelius Green.Buy it!
Louis Myers “Top Of The Harp” from Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark Records) —Chicago shuffle blues with a heckova bounce to it!Buy it!
Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure “Don't Mess Up A Good Thing” from Chess Soul: A Decade Of Chicago's Finest (MCA 1997) L —Fontella was a piano player with Oliver Sain, until he discovered, man, she could sing! There's a service and tribute to Fontella this eve at 7pm.Buy it!
Muddy Waters “Mean disposition” from Fathers and Sons - Remastered (MCA/Chess 2001) —From a grand record album from 1968, with Otis Spann on piano, Michael Bloomfield on guitar, Paul Butterfield on harmonica, Duck Dunn on electric bass, and Sam Lay on drums.Buy it!
The Mannish Boys “Please Forgive Me” from Double Dynamite (DELTA GROOVE PRODUCTIONS 2012) —This band is a contemporary supergroup doing blues in the old school Chicago style.Buy it!
Herbie Hancock “Hang Up Your Hang Ups” from Man-Child (Columbia 1975) —A funk jazz groove from my old LP.Buy it!
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown “Just before dawn” from The Original Peacock Recordings (MCA Records 1990) —Here's a set of four blues featuring stringed instruments other than guitar, starting out with Gatemouth on fiddle.Buy it!
Leroy Jody Pierson “Rusty nail” from Rusty Nail (Nighhawk Records 1988) L —This cut features local fiddle whiz Jeff Seitz.Buy it!
Gerry Hundt “End of the Day Blues (Bonus Track)” from Since Way Back (Blue Bella 2007) —Gerry is keeping the Johnny Young mandolin tradition going.Buy it!
Sonny Rhodes “Power of the Boogie” from Out Of Control (Kingsnake Records 1996) —Sonny on lap steel guitar.Buy it!
The Angelics “Tell The Angels” from Do Lord Remember Me (Liquid 8 Records) —A tongues-of-fire Holy Blues scorcher.Buy it!
Buddy Guy “Thank Me Someday” from Living Proof (Silvertone/Jive Records 2010)Buy it!
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “Ain't nobody's business but my own, with Ella Fitzgerald” from Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Disc E: 1949 - 1950 (JSP Records) —Two great Americans, Louis and Ella!Buy it!
Illinois Jacquet “The King” from The Comeback (Black Lion Records 1991) —Jazzheads regard this live album, recorded in London, England in 1971, as a hard bop classic. Song was composed by Count Basie.Buy it!
James Brown and The Famous Flames “I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On” from Roots Of A Revolution (Polydor 1995) —Classic early James Brown!Buy it!
A.C. Reed “This Little Voice” from I'm in the Wrong Business! (Alligator Records 1987) —Chicago blues sax master A.C. Reed teams up with Bonnie Raitt on bottleneck slide guitar (she's got the smoothest bottleneck slide in the bidness, I'd say).Buy it!
Lonnie Mack “Satisfy Susie, with Stevie Ray Vaughn” from Strike Like Lightning (Alligator 1985)Buy it!
Little Sonny “Tough times never last” from Sonny Side Up (Glynn Record Company/Soniferous Music)Buy it!
John Lee Hooker “Boogie Chillen'” from John Lee Hooker - The Ultimate Collection 1948 - 1990 (Rhino) —Recorded in 1948, with a hypnotic groove to it, this has been repeatedly reworked by many blues musicians over the years, such as by both of the following.......Buy it!
Slim Harpo “Shake your hips” from Slim Harpo - The Excello Records Anthology (Hip-O Records/Universal Music Enterprises) —Slim Harpo reworked J.L. Hooker's groove, added new lyrics, and it became "Shake your hips"........Buy it!
ZZ Top “La Grange” from ZZ Top - Greatest Hits (Warner Bros Records, Inc.) —And yet another rework of J.L. Hooker's groove, with new lyrics, this time played through a mountain of amplifiers in rock arenas.Buy it!
Aaron Griffin and Mojo Rising “Stranded In St. Louis” from Mojo Rising (AGMR 2012) N L —Aaron Griffin is 17 years old, and this CD is his debut release. This is a long cut, a minor key blues composed by Junior Parker. Guitar players who are twice Aaron's age would have trouble pulling this off as well as Aaron did it.Buy it!
Cletie Milon “Don't let a good thing end” from The Best Of Cletie Milon (Scorpio Productions) L —Cletie Milon is appearing at BB's in St. Louis tonight. This CD was produced by Oliver Sain and Gene Norman, and this cut features fine sax solos by Oliver.Buy it!
Brian Curran “Pony Blues” from Live at off Broadway (self released 2012) N L —Brian's recent CD release, featuring fine bottlneck slide on resonator guitar on this reworking of a Charley Patton classic. Brian will do the early show at BB's tomorrow night.Buy it!
Boo Boo Davis “Dirty Dog” from Name Of The Game (Black & Tan 2008) —And, Boo Boo Davis will perfrom for the late show at BB's tomorrow night.Buy it!
The Rum Drum Ramblers “How long 'fore I can change my clothes” from Hey Lordy Mama Mama Get Up and Go (Big Muddy Records) L —The Rum Drum Ramblers will perform tomorrow at the Blues City Deli in St. Louis.Buy it!
The Mar-Keys “Blue Peanut” from Stax Instrumentals (Fantasy Inc. 2003)Buy it!
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown “We're Outta Here” from The Alligator Records 25th Anniversay Collection (Alligator Records)Buy it!
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