Famous Monsters “Outerspace deathrace” from Around The World In 80 Bikinis! (Estrus Records) —Hound Dog Brown is filling in for Sherri Danger today, Thanks, Sherri, for inviting me! ; - )Buy it!
Bessie Smith “Lou'siana low-down blues” from Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (Columbia Legacy)Buy it!
Bessie Smith “New Orleans hop scop blues” from The Complete Recordings Vol. 4 (COLUMBIA/LEGACY)Buy it!
Elizabeth Washington “You Put That Thing On Me” from St. Louis Girls (1929 - 1937) (Story of Blues/RST Records/DA Music) LBuy it!
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan “Stone cold dead in the market” from The History Of Rhythm And Blues 1942 - 1952 (Rhythm and Blues Records)Buy it!
Little Esther Phillips and Mel Walker with Johnny Otis and his Orchestra “Mistrustin' blues” from The History Of Rhythm And Blues 1942 - 1952 (Rhythm and Blues Records) —Little Esther was only 15 years old when she recorded this.Buy it!
Dixie Cups “Iko iko” from Mardi Gras In New Orleans (Mardi Gras Records Inc.)Buy it!
Sister Wynonna Carr “The Ball Game” from Greatest Gospel Gems (Specialty Records)Buy it!
The Davis Sisters “By and by, pts 1 & 2” from Great Gospel Performances Vol. Two: More Black Gospel (Rhino Records)Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Another Man Done Gone” from Heritage (Dixiefrog 2008) —An old prison song, sung acapella by Rhianon Giddens and Lalenja Harrington Giddens. The Chocolate Drops are a MUST SEE act!Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Real Old Mountain Dew” from Heritage (Dixiefrog 2008)Buy it!
Ruth Brown “Things About Coming My Way” from Honeydripper (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Rhino 2008) —This is said to be Ruth's final recording before she died. This is a cover of an old Tampa Red song.Buy it!
Mabel John “No Matter How She Done It” from Honeydripper (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Rhino Entertainment Company 2008) —Mabel John was a Stax recording artist, who played the role of an elderly blues singer in "Honeydripper". This is another Tampa Red tune. St. Louis' own harp legend, Arthur Williams, had the role of Metal Mouth Sims and played harp in this movie.Buy it!
Wanda Jackson “Hard Headed Woman” from Wanda Rocks CD COMP (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1961) —In my opinion, Wanda out-sang all the male rockabilly singers.Buy it!
Wanda Jackson “Fujiyama mama” from Wanda Rocks CD COMP (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1961)Buy it!
Famous Monsters “Monsters over Tokyo” from Around The World In 80 Bikinis! (Estrus Records)Buy it!
Janis Joplin “What Good Can Drinkin' Do” from Janis (Columbia/CBS 1998) —Janis' first recording, done on a home recorder in Austin TX in 1962 at age 19, and a song she wrote, accompanying herself on autoharp. She was blues to the core from the get-go!Buy it!
Janis Joplin “Trouble in mind” from Janis (Columbia/CBS 1998) —Recorded in 1965 by Jorma Kaukonen (of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane fame) on a home recorder, with Jorma on guitar and Jorma's wife on typewriter! ; - )Buy it!
Vanetta Fields “Through with you” from Can't Sit Down...'Cos It Feels So Good! The Complete Modern Recordings (Kent/Ace Records) L —Though the Ikettes had various members, most fans of the Ikettes consider Robbie Montgomery, Jessie Smith, and Venetta Fields to be the core line-up. Here's a set which features Venetta on the first cut........Buy it!
The Ikettes “You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It Too” from Can't Sit Down... 'Cos It Feels So Good! - The Complete Modern Recordings (Kent 2007) —......Robbie, Jessie and Venetta as the Ikettes.........Buy it!
Little Miss Jessie “My Baby Has Gone” from Mo Betta' - St. Louis R&B 1956 - 1966 (Sequel Records rhino.com) L —.....and, (Little Miss) Jessie Smith.Buy it!
Ike And Tina Turner “Honky tonk women” from The Best Of Ike & Tina Turner (CEMA Special Markets) —Tina dueting with herself!Buy it!
Emmylou Harris “Montana Cowgirl” from Songs Of The West (Warner Bros. Non-Music 1994)Buy it!
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage “Kentucky Borderline” from Ragin Live' CD ALBUM (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2005) L —Rhonda tearin' it up, live at the Sheldon in St. Louis! The reigning Queen of Bluegrass, and the pride of Missouri!Buy it!
The Angelic Gospel Singers “Touch Me Lord Jesus” from Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances Vol. One: Black Gospel (Rhino Records)Buy it!
The Original Gospel Harmonettes “(You can't hurry God) He's right on time” from Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances Vol. Two: More Black Gospel (Rhino Records) —Dorothy Love Coates sings lead on this Holy Blues scorcher.Buy it!
The Charles Walker Blues Band “Trouble” from Keep Takin' (Ehlona Records, Inc 2005) —Miss Shana Jackson sings vocal.Buy it!
Sharon Jones with Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith “Up? above my head” from The Great Debaters (Atlantic 2007)Buy it!
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