Rhythm Highways (Music)
Thu Dec 12th 2013 5.00am–7.00am
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Scottie Miller “Worried Life Blues”
from Livin' Between The Black 'n White (Artist 2005) —Scottie is a fine pianist/singer/songwrite based out of Minneapolis. He's playing BBs on Sat, Dec 21st. We'll hear another one from Scottie, in a band context, later in the show.
Lonnie Mack “Falling Back In Love With You”
from Strike Like Lightning (Alligator 1985) —Lonnie Mack, famous for his Magnatone sound, but also a fine soulful singer. One of my favorite vocalists, fo' sho'.
Ruby Johnson “The Love of My Man”
from I'll Run Your Hurt Away (Fantasy 1993) —Miss Ruby recorded for Volt (Stax), and sort of fell right in between the soul and the blues camps, which sort of caused her to fall between the cracks a bit.
Eddie C. Campbell “King Of The Jungle”
from King of the Jungle (ROOSTER 1986) —originally recorded in 1977, my copy is the 1986 re-release (the sound is better). Carey Bell is on here, as is Lafayette Leake, Bob Stroger, Lurrie Bell and Clifton James. Good stuff!
R.L Burnside “You Gotta Move”
from Mr. Wizard (Fat Possum 1997) —RL was the king of Fat Possum (although some may argue Jr Kimbrough, and not without merit). Personally, I find RL's music more accessible that Jr's. That's just me, though.
Scottie Miller Band “Don't Try To Tell Me”
from Live (Artist 2010) —here's that 2nd Scottie Miller tune I mentioned earlier. By the way, did you know that Scottie is also a member of Ruthie Foster's band? (records and tours with her.)
Dona Oxford “Doe's Gumbo”
from Step Up (Artist 2007) —a fine pianist influenced by Johnnie Johnson. Dona's album was later released on FountainBleu Records.
Irma Thomas “These Four Walls”
from In Between Tears (Fungus 1973) N —recorded in the early 1970s by Swamp Dog (Jerry Williams). Irma is said to be not all that happy with the album, but I think it's might fine.
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