Famous Monsters “Outerspace deathrace” from Around The World In 80 Bikinis! (Estrus Records) —Hound Dog Brown is filling in today for the mighty Sherri Danger on Dangerous Curves.Buy it!
Famous Monsters “The reluctant ghoul” from Around The World In 80 Bikinis! (Estrus Records)Buy it!
Bessie Smith “J. C. Holmes blues” from Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (Columbia Legacy) —Recorded May 26, 1925, 87 years ago this month, and Bessie's voice and Louis Armstrong's cornet cut through the fog like a laser scalpel!Buy it!
Memphis Minnie McCoy “Bad outside friends” from Memphis Minnie - Queen of the Blues (Columbia Legacy)Buy it!
Julia Lee “Snatch And Grab It” from The History Of Rhythm And Blues 1942 - 52 (Rhythm and Blues Records) —Here's three in a row of female vocalists of the late '40s/early '50s who also were talented piano players.Buy it!
Camille Howard “Rock Me Daddy” from Camille Howard, Vol. 1: Rock Me Daddy (Specialty Records) —Recorded Aug. 1950.Buy it!
Nellie Lutcher “He's A Real Gone Guy” from The History Of Rhythm And Blues 1942 - 52 (Rhythm and Blues Records) —Recorded April 1947.Buy it!
Meditation Singers “I'm Determined” from Greatest Gospel Gems (Specialty Records) —Some tongues-of-fire Holy Blues from the Golden Age, this first one by a group which began as a church choir in Detroit.Buy it!
Dorothy Love Coates and The Original Gospel Harmonettes “Get away Jordan” from Greatest Gospel Gems (Specialty Records) —Now THAT'S a scorcher! For the best in the Holy Blues, blues, and country classics, tune in to GABRIEL on KDHX Sunday at midnight to 3 a.m. Monday!Buy it!
Cousin Emmy and Her Kinfolks “Ruby” from Cousin Emmy and Her Kinfolks 1939-1947 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2007) —Here's a featurette on a lady who lived in St. Louis 1941-46, and who had an early morning live show on KMOX 6 days a week for 4 years! She was a major influence in early country (hillbilly) music. She wrote "Ruby".Buy it!
Cousin Emmy and Her Kinfolks “Lost John” from Cousin Emmy And Her Kinfolks 1939 - 1947 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2007) —"Ruby" was heard years later by the Osbourne Bros. on a jukebox, and they opted to redo it bluegrass style, had a smash hit, and it's now a golden classic of bluegrass.Buy it!
David Rose And His Orchestra “The Stripper” from Tease: The Best of Burlesque (Unknown) —Since there will be burlesque performances at Midwest Mayhem this Thursday, this led me to think of this recording, which was a #1 hit record in 1962! ; - )Buy it!
Collins Kids “Beetle-Bug-Bop” from Classic Rockabilly (Proper Records) —The Collins Kids (Lorrie and Larry) were a sister and kid brother act who appeared on the Town Hall Party TV show in California in the '50s, and very talented.Buy it!
Sparkle Moore “Rock-a-bop” from Classic Rockabilly (Proper Records 2007)Buy it!
Janis Martin “Barefoot Baby” from Classic Rockabilly (Proper Records)Buy it!
Ray Charles “Tell The Truth” from Ray Charles - The Definitive Soul Collection (Rhino Records) —This cut shows off Margie Hendricks and the Raelettes quite well, I think!Buy it!
Famous Monsters “Monsters over Tokyo” from Around The World In 80 Bikinis! (Estrus Records)Buy it!
The Ikettes “Camel Walk” from Can't Sit Down... 'Cos It Feels So Good! - The Complete Modern Recordings (Kent 2007) —This CD is s superlative compilation of the classic Ikettes line-up of Robbie Montgomery, Venetta Fields, and Jessie Smith.Buy it!
Janis Joplin “Hesitation blues” from Janis (Columbia Legacy 1998) —Recorded San Francisco, 1965, at home of Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna), on a home recorder. Jorma plays guitar, Janis sings, with Jorma's wife on typewriter.Buy it!
Big Brother & The Holding Company “Women is losers” from Big Brother & The Holding Company (Columbia Legacy) —Janis on vocal on a song she wrote. This is a re-mastered CD of the first BB&THC album, rec. 1966. Janis was Blues-To-The-Core, and the Bessie Smith/Big Mama Thornton influence is obvious.Buy it!
Carolyn Wonderland “What Good Can Drinkin' Do” from Peace Meal (Bismeaux Records 2011) R —This and the next cut both go out to Sharon, by request. This song was written by Janis Joplin.Buy it!
Ruthie Foster “People Grinnin' In Your Face” from The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music 2006) R —This is a spectacular acapella cover, Gospel style, of an old Son House tune.Buy it!
Kelly Hunt “Talk to me” from Kelly Hunt (88 Records) —Kelly will be on stage at the Bluesweek Festival in downtown St. Louis at 5:30 Sunday May 27.Buy it!
Shemekia Copeland “Wild, Wild Woman” from Wicked (Alligator Records 2000) —Shemekia will be on stage at the Bluesweek Festival in downtown St. Louis at 9:30 Friday May 25.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers “Get Up, John” from At the Ryman (Reprise Records 1992) —This is an old Bill Monroe tune, performed live on stage at the Ryman Auditorium, former home of the Grand Ole Opry, with Bill Monroe hisself on stage playing mandolin!Buy it!
Lacey J. Dalton and Bobby Bare “Beer drinkin' Christian” from Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Take This Job And Shove It (Epic) —A stunning country duet.Buy it!
Dorothy Love Coates and The Original Gospel Harmonettes “He's calling me” from Greatest Gospel Gems (Specialty Records) —Another Holy Blues scorcher from Ms Coates and Company!Buy it!
Fontella Bass with Oliver Sain Orchestra “Bad boy” from St. Louis Blues Revue - The Classic Bobbin Sessions (Ace Records 1996) L —Hometown talent!Buy it!
Robbie Montgomery “A night like this” from unknown (Unknown) L —Ms Robbie is backed up by Ike Turner's band.Buy it!
Halfway To Cleveland “No more of your trouble” from Halfway To Cleveland (Greta Records 2003) —Local talent Kim Massie sings this powerhouse vocal she recorded with an Ohio band before she returned to St. Louis.Buy it!
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