Chicken Shack Alley (Music)
Sun Jun 30th 2013 6.00pm–8.00pm
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CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE “Chicken Shack” from Best Of The Vanguard Years (Vanguard 2000) —originally released on the "Stand Back! Here Come Charlie Musselwhite" lp in 1967.Buy it!
Frankie Lee Sims “Frankie's Blues” from Lucy Mae Blues (Specialty 1992) —from 1954...Mike Morgan & The Crawl, as well as The Bel Airs, perform bang-up version of this tune!Buy it!
L.C. Williams “You Can't Take It With You” from Texas Blues - Bill Quinns' Gold Star Recordings (Arhoolie 1992) —the song is actually about "CAN" take it with you...it's mistitled! L.C. said his initial stood for "Love Crazy", but he died from consumption at 36 years old (too much cheap wine and T.B.)Buy it!
Zuzu Bollin “Headlight Blues” from Boogie Uproar Texas Blues And R&B 1947-1954 Box Set (JSP 2006) —recorded in 1951, with Fathead Newman on Tenor Sax. Box Set included early work from Zuzu, Gatemouth Brown, Nelson Carson, Goree Carter and more!Buy it!
Big Joe And The Dynaflows “Lemonade” from I'm Still Swingin' (Severn Records 1998) —with Alex Schultz on guitar...Big Joe is a talented singing drummer!Buy it!
Big Rhythm Combo “Oil Can Harry” from Too Small To Dance (Pacific Blues 1999) —the Definition of "cool" in Funk & Wagnalls dictionary is...Lynwood Slim's harp work on Oil Can Harry !! Seriously, look it up.Buy it!
Big Daddy G “Payback” from Topless (Reggies Records 2000)Buy it!
Elmore James “I Was A Fool” from Let's Cut It: The Very Best of Elmore James (Virgin 1991) —mid '50s recordings for the Bihari's labels - Flair and Meteor.Buy it!
Elmore James “Something Inside Me” from The Best Of Elmore James Rollin' And Tumblin' (Relic 1992) —from my personal favorite Elmore-era: early '60s with Bobby Robinson's Fire/Fury labels.Buy it!
Elmore James “You Know You Done Me Wrong” from The Best Of Elmore James Volume Two Dust My Broom (Relic 1992) —also from the Fire/Fury days.Buy it!
Patrick Sweany “Terrible Years” from Close To the Floor (Nine Mile Records www.ninemilerecords.com 2013) N —brand new music from Patrick...this cat is a "4-hour artist".Buy it!
Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band “Hard Time Livin'” from Made it Through the Mill, Again (holliday 2013) N L —this young band from the "East Side" is one to watch, and Al has energy, talent and exhuberance to spare.Buy it!
Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji “Don't Let Them Drive You Away” from Vanishing Americans (Blues Bureau International 2013) N —Mato Nanji is a heck of a guitar player, with a style and tone of his own.Buy it!
Deborah Coleman, Roxanne Potvin & Sue Foley “So Far” from Time Bomb (Ruf Records 2007) —Sue is due to play a show in St. Louis in mid-August (along with Peter Karp). Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the announcement.Buy it!
Peter Karp “I Ain't Deep” from Shadows and Cracks (BLIND PIG RECORDS blindpigrecords.com 2007)Buy it!
Peter Karp and Sue Foley “Treat Me Right” from He Said She Said (blind pig 2010) —1 of 2 "duet" albums Sue and Peter have produced in recent years.Buy it!
BOBBY BLAND “Stormy Weather Blues” from Mean Old World Blues The Blues 1940-1994 (MCA/Smithsonian Institution 1996) —from 1961, with Wayne Bennett on guitar.Buy it!
BOBBY BLAND “Ask Me 'Bout Nothing (But the Blues)” from The Anthology (MCA 2001) —1969 for Duke Records...Wayne Bennett on guitar here, too.Buy it!
BOBBY BLAND “Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City” from The Anthology (MCA 2001) —Dunhill single from 1974, recorded during the sessions for the "Dreamer" album.Buy it!
Boo Boo Davis “Riplin” from The Snake (Black & Tan Records 2007) L —East St. Louis' own, James "Boo Boo" Davis! The album was recorded with a Dutch band.Buy it!
Tommy Bankhead and the Blues Eldorados “Down With the Blues” from Please Mr Foreman (Deep Morgan Production 1999) L —The Blues Eldorados were: Tommy, Ben Wells, Keith Doder, and Lonnie Brown. Oliver Sain is also on-hand.Buy it!
Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues Band “My Baby's Place” from Milk & Cookies (Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues 2006) L —Alvin's been off the St. Louis scene for awhile, but Frank Bauer and Matt Davis can both be heard on a regular basis.Buy it!
Dyke and the Blazers “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE” from The Very Best Of Dyke And The Blazers Funky Broadway (Collectables 1999) —Arlester "Dyke" Christian, late '60s blaze of fame out of Phoenix (ironic, right), killed at age 28 outside a Phoenix tavern.Buy it!
Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band “Oh Happy Gabe (Summertime Blues)” from In The Jungle Babe/Express Yourself (Warner Brothers 2010) —originally released on the "In The Jungle Babe" LP in 1969.Buy it!
Freddie Hughes “Where's My Baby” from Send My Baby Back (Ace 2010) —originally released on Wand Records in 1968.Buy it!
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