Chicken Shack Alley (Music)
Sun Jan 16th 2011 6.00pm–8.00pm
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Amos Milburn “Chicken Shack Boogie” from The Best Of Amos Milburn (Emi Capitol 1994) —Hound Dog Brown is filling in tonight for Tony C., who was to be filling in for Rich Barta, as Tony wanted to attend the funeral of long-time bluegrass and country DJ Gene Roberts. My condolences to Gene's family and close friends, who are many.Buy it!
Ben Branch and the Operation Breadbasket Orchestra “Battle Hymn of the Republic” from The Last Request (Chess 1968) —Ben Branch was an accomplished jazz saxophonist, band leader, and businessman, who spoke with Dr. King just moments before the assassination. Dr. King had requested of Ben Branch that at a rally later that day, he play "Precious Lord, take my hand".Buy it!
Kim Massie “Amazing Grace” from A Lady By Choice (self-release) L —St. Louis' Kim Massie is backed up by St. Louis' Rich McDonough on acoutic guitar.Buy it!
Mahalia Jackson “We shall overcome” SINGLE (Unknown) —Today is the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and this set has been in tribute to Dr. King.Buy it!
Frank Frost & Sam Carr “Just a feeling” from Keep Yourself Together (evidence music) —Here are two cuts from Delta bluesmen Frank Frost on harp and vocal, and Sam Carr on drums....the Jelly Roll Kings.Buy it!
Frank Frost & Sam Carr “Keep yourself together” from Keep Yourself Together (evidence music)Buy it!
Bob Case “At the Mardi Gras” from Mardi Gras in St. Louis (Case Records 2002) L —I'm in a St. Louis-New Orleans-Louisiana-Mardi Gras frame of mind this evening. Bob Case is St. Louis' king of King Cake Parties.Buy it!
Bob Case “King cake party” from Mardi Gras in St. Louis (Case Records 2002) LBuy it!
Johnny Otis “Mambo Boogie” from The History of Rhythm And Blues 1942 - 52 (Rhythm & Blues Records) —This recording from 1951 is an early illustration of how the Cuban mambo sound got mashed up with the blues in New Orleans.Buy it!
Professor Longhair “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” from The History of Rhythm And Blues 1942 - 52 (Rhythm & Blues Records)Buy it!
The Bel Airs “Big city” from Hoodoo Party (Blueberry Hill 1999) L —The Bel Airs from Columbia MO gig regularly in St. Louis. Check your calendars for dates and venues. Both cuts I'm playing here this eve feature Mr. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...Johnny Johnson on piano!Buy it!
The Bel Airs “Hoo doo party” from Hoodoo Party (Blueberry Hill 1999) LBuy it!
Clifton Chenier “Ay-Tete-Fee” from Creole Kings of New Orleans (Specialty Records) —Clifton Chenier is the orginator of zydeco.Buy it!
Larry Williams “Jockamo a/k/a Iko-iko” from Creole Kings of New Orleans (Specialty)Buy it!
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble “Hide Away” from Couldn't Stand the Weather (Epic Legacy www.epicrecords.com 2010) —This is a good example of Texas shuffle blues.Buy it!
Gumbohead “Big Chief” from Get You Some (Double Helix 2004) L —Andy Coco of KDHX plays bass and sings with Gumbohead.Buy it!
Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band “Good time” from Take Me To The Zydeco (Swampadelic Records)Buy it!
The Temptations “Barbara” from 25 Original Vocal Groups Sing About The Great Ladies Of Doo Wop (Collectables Records) —Since Rich Barta's mix has traditioanlly included doo wop, here are two selections of the same.Buy it!
The Travelers “Lenora” from 25 Original Vocal Groups Sing About The Great Ladies Of Doo Wop (Collectables Records)Buy it!
Delta Highway “23 hours” from The Devil Had A Woman (Delta Highway & Oh Lonsesome Me Music) —Delta Highway is a blues band out of Memphis. I've seen them live, and this CD is excellent all the way through!Buy it!
Los Carnales “Soulard Mardi Gras” from Los Carnales (Los Carnales Records) L —Local band Los Carnales features Paul Bonn on vocals and percussion, Preston Hubbard on bass and vocals, Elliot Sowell on guitar, and Derek Bonn on drums.Buy it!
Funky Butt Brass Band “Bourbon Street Parade” from Cut the Body Loose (FBBB 2009) L —Funky Butt Brass Band has a lock on excellent, New Orleans-style brass band jazz and funk. Catch 'em at St. Louis venues. This first CD is superlative.Buy it!
Bob Case “She's Love Crazy” from Once In A Blue Moon (Case) —Ron "Nothin' But The Blues" Edwards plays bottleneck slide guitar on this cut.Buy it!
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton “Cypress Grove Blues” from Florida Blues (Burning Disk Records) —Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton puts on a unique live show. He is a talented blues guitarist and vocalist, who, during his shows, cooks up a huge pot of gumbo on stage, adding ingredients and stirring the pot as the show progresses.....Buy it!
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton “Going Back to Florida” from Florida Blues (Burning Disk Records) —...and at the end of the show, you get a bowl of the gumbo!! Sauce Boss does this to raise money for food pantries and soup kitchens.Buy it!
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