Muddy Waters “Got My Mojo Working” from After Hours - Live at Lincoln Center (Columbia River Entertainment Group 1998) —Hound Dog Brown is filling in for the mighty Mark Hyken this morning. Thanks, Mark, for lettin' me do it! ; - )Buy it!
Henry Mancini “Peter Gunn” from Pure Gold (RCA)Buy it!
Johnny Winter “Bad girl blues” from 3rd Degree (Alligator) —Johnny... tearin' it up on the acoustic National resonator guitar.Buy it!
Johnny Winter “Mojo boogie” from 3rd Degree (Alligator) —Johnny.....electrified!Buy it!
Grateful Dead “Not Fade Away / Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad” from Grateful Dead (Warner) —Two songs, fer the price of one, from the "Skull and Roses" vinyl LP! ; - )Buy it!
The Doors “Back door man” from The Very Best of The Doors (Elektra Entertainment Group 2008) —The Doors do Willie Dixon!Buy it!
Canned Heat “An Owl Song” from Uncanned! The Best Of Canned Heat (EMI 1994) —Written by Canned Heat band member Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson.Buy it!
Jimi Hendrix “Red house” from Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix (Experience Hendrix 1998)Buy it!
The Animals “Worried Life Blues” from The Most Of The Animals (EMI Records) —Cover of an old Sleepy John Estes tune, and damned well done!Buy it!
Janis Joplin “What Good Can Drinkin' Do” from Janis (Columbia/CBS 1998) —Recorded in 1962 in Austin TX, on a home tape recorder, this is Janis' very first recording, and is a song she wrote.Buy it!
Janis Joplin “Trouble In MInd” from Janis (Columbia/CBS 1998) —Another pre-Big Brother recording, from 1965, recorded by Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) at his home, with his wife on the typewriter for percussion! Jorma plays guitar, and Janis sings.Buy it!
Them “Baby please don't go” from Them Featuring Van Morrison (Parrot 1972) —Excellent cover by an Irish blues-rock band (with a young guy named Van Morrison on vocal) of an old Big Joe Williams tune.Buy it!
Robert Johnson “Me And The Devil Blues” from Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection (Columbia Legacy) —Starting out the top of the hour with a Halloween-related set.Buy it!
Blind Willie Johnson “The soul of a man” from The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Columbia 1993)Buy it!
Dr. John and The Blues Brothers Band “Season of the witch” from Blues Brothers 2000 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Universal Records, Inc.) —This song was written by Brit folk/pop icon Donovan, sung very capably here by Dr. John and backed up by a very capable band!Buy it!
Delta Highway “Devil had a woman” from The Devil Had A Woman (Delta Highway & Oh Lonsesome Me Music)Buy it!
Gene Autry “(Ghost) Riders in the sky” from The Essential Gene Autry (Columbia Legacy 2005) —This song was written in the '30s by Stan Jones, a forest ranger in Arizona, who had a very successful career as a songwriter for Western movies. This song is an enduring American classic, proven by the HUGE number of bands/artists who have covered and rBuy it!
Watermelon Slim & The Workers “Devil's Cadillac” from Watermelon Slim & The Workers (NorthernBlues Music 2006)Buy it!
John Lee Hooker “Boom boom” from John Lee Hooker - The Ultimate Collection 1948 - 1990 (Rhino) —A short exerpt of this song, the "haw haw haw haw" part, is heard in a current TV commercial for a restaurant chain, which inspired me to play this today! I love it when the blues gets on TV, even if it's a commercial! ; - )Buy it!
ZZ Top “La Grange” from ZZ Top - Greatest Hits (Warner Bros Records, Inc.) —ZZ Top borrows the "haw haw haw haw" thing from Mr. Hooker, here. This ZZ Top cut first appeared in 1973 on their Tres Hombres album....has it really been thirty-eight years?!?Buy it!
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen “Armadillo stomp” from Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas (Warner Bros Records, Inc. 1974) —In the early '70s, hippies and rednecks would not sit in the same room and listen to music together....except for The Commander and crew! They wrote this short country instrumental just for this gig at the Armadillo World Headquarters ; - )Buy it!
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen “One Of Those Nights” from We've Got a Live One Here! (Warner Brothers Records 1976) —At the core, The Commander and crew were a jump blues and western swing band, who did some old rockers, hippy music and truck drivin' tunes. The Commander is the King of cosmic cowboy diesel-billy boogie woogie rock and roll!Buy it!
Led Zeppelin “You shook me” from Led Zeppelin CD ALBUM (Atlantic Records 1969) —Straight off the ol' vinyl LP, this is a cover of a Willie Dixon original. These Brit bands knew their blues!Buy it!
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown “We're Outta Here” from Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Collection (Alligator Records) —Cuttin' this one short, 'cause it's time to be outta here, and it's been some fun.Buy it!
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