Lead Belly “Looky Looky Yonder/Black Betty/Yellow Women's Doorbells” from The Tradition Masters (Rykodisc 2002) —to honor the the request of a very generous donor to Rhythm Highways during last week's show - here's that Leadbelly you asked about! Thank YOU, baby!Buy it!
John Jackson “Early Morning Blues” from Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Arhoolie 1992) —Piedmont bluesman John Jackson; this cut was recorded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1969.Buy it!
Sister Rosetta Tharpe “Down By The Riverside” from The Gospel of the Blues (MCA 2003) —recorded by the good Sister in NYC in 1948.Buy it!
The Lee Boys “Smile” from Live At KDHX 30Nov2012 (KDHX 2012) —The Lee Boys are from the Sacred Steel tradition of Holiness churches.Buy it!
Bruce Molsky “Knoxville Blues” from Live At KDHX 26March2011 (KDHX 2011)Buy it!
Brian Curran “Talkin' Homestead” from Made Myself Lonesome CD ALBUM (Wildstone Audio 2003) L —a story song about doing a little traveling...and about paying attention to the road!Buy it!
Billie Holiday “Blue Turning Grey Over You” from Billie's Blues (Blue Note url 1988) —recorded in 1951 for Aladdin Records, with Tiny Grimes on guitar.Buy it!
John Patton “I'll Never Be Free” from Along Came John (Blue Note url 2000) —1963 session from Big John Patton recorded by Rudy Van Gelder. Grant Green on guitar, Ben Dixon on drums, Fred Jackson & Harold Vick on tenor saxes.Buy it!
Jimmy Reed “I've Got The Blues” from Now Appearing (Rhino-Collectables 2000) —Jimmy Reed is generally accepted as the biggest selling blues artist of the '50s & '60s.Buy it!
Elmore James “Talk To Me Baby” from Whose Muddy Shoes (MCA 1991) —recorded in 1960 for Chess; Johnny Jones on piano, Homesick James on 2nd guitar, Odie Payne on drums, J.T. Brown on sax.Buy it!
B.B. King “Someday Baby” from My Kind of Blues (CAPITOL 2003) —The album was originally recorded in March, 1960, specifically as an LP. Features Lloyd Glenn on piano.Buy it!
Otis Redding “Trick Or Treat” from Dreams To Remember The Otis Redding Anthology (Rhino 1998) —recorded in 1966, or thereabouts.Buy it!
Wilson Pickett “Three-Time Loser” from A Man And A Half The Best Of Wilson Pickett (Atlantic 1992) —recorded during the same 1966 sessions that captured Mustang Sally.Buy it!
Scottie Miller “Don't Try To Tell Me” from Live At KDHX 21Feb2009 (KDHX 2009) —a good friend of KDHX's from the Minneapolis, Scottie Miller. Scottie also works with his band, and is a member of Ruthie Foster's band.Buy it!
Benmont Tench “Wobbles” from You Should Be So Lucky (Blue Note url 2014) N —a nicely eclectic album from Tom Petty's piano man.Buy it!
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles “Me And Your Ghost” from Live At KDHX 12June2009 (KDHX 2009) —I really like the band name (the Broken Singles) and I like Sarah's music even more! AND - I discovered her music absolutely completely because of KDHX !!!Buy it!
Patrick Sweany “Bus Station” from Close To the Floor (Nine Mile Records 2013) —my favorite song from one of my favorite albums of 2013. Good stuff!Buy it!
Raoul and the Big Time “You My People” (Big Time Records 2009) —thanks to everyone who listens to Rhythm Highways - YOU MY PEOPLE!Buy it!
Slo Leak “I Wanna Do It” from When The Clock Strikes 12 (TVT Records 1999) —call KDHX right now and donate to the spring membership - YOU WANNA DO ITBuy it!
Gary Smith “Hard Times” from Blues For Mr. B - Mountain Top West Coast Blues Session Volume Six (Mountain Top 2001) —Gary is one of the top harp men in the country. it's just that few know about him as he doesn't tour. He's a long-time San Fran Bay area cat.Buy it!
Rum Drum Ramblers “Sure Sign” from XO - Single (Big Muddy Records 2012) L —Mat and Ryan and Joey. I don't know about you, but the Rum Drum Ramblers are A-OK in my book!Buy it!
Asylum Street Spankers “Asylum Street Blues” from Live At KDHX 12June2009 (KDHX 2009) —The Spankers and Sarah Borges were recorded on the same day by KDHX engineers in conjunction with that year's Twangfest concert series.Buy it!
John Nemeth “Elbows on the Wheel” from Memphis Grease (Blue Corn Music 2014) N —John Nemeth & The Bo-Keys. Yes, The Bo-Keys!Buy it!
Jerry McCain “Steady” from Tuff Enuff The Ace Blues Masters Vol. 3 (Westside 1998) —a Rex Records single in 1960.Buy it!
Mike Morgan and The Crawl “Alexandria, Va” from The Road (Black Top 1998)Buy it!
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