Rhythm Highways (Music)
With East Side Slim
Thu May 29th 2014 5.00am–7.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin “Stuff They Call Money”
from Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (Yep Roc 2014) N —this is an entire album of Broonzy tunes, and this particular song is my favorite of the bunch.
The Royal Sons Quintet “Let Nothing Separate Me”
from Monkey Hips And Rice The "5" Royales Anthology (Rhino 1994) —The "5" Royales started as a gospel group, that being the Royal Sons Quintet. Their gospel roots were never far from the surface during the length of The 5 Royales recording career. Oh, and they happen to be one of my all-time favorite groups.
The Dixie Hummingbirds “The Assassination”
from Free At Last Gospel Quartets From Stax Records Chalice Label (Specialty 1997) —a topical song regarding the assassination of President Kennedy.
Joe Hunter “Leap Frog”
from The Hawk Rare and Unreleased Transitional Detroit R&B 1960-1963 (Soul-Tay-Shus Records 2004) —this is a compilation of work by Joe Hunter, featuring his piano playing and songwriting. This tune was recorded by the Magnificent Seven.
Joe Weaver and His New Blue Note Orchestra featuring Johnnie Bassett “Do You Wanna Work Now”
from Baby I Love You So (Black Magic) —This CD actually turned out to be a feature for guitarist Johnnie Bassett...he sounds great here. Johnnie and Joe are longtime Detroit musicians. Johnnie passed in 2012 and Joe passed in 2006.
Guy Forsyth “Telephone Line (Live)”
from Guy Forsyth - Live at Gruene Hall (Small and Nimble Records 2010) —Guy is one of my favorite artists, and of late he's been working quite a bit with his "Guy Forsyth Blues Band". I keep trying to convince him to take the combo on the road out of Texas, with no luck as yet.
The Blasters “Border Radio”
from live at kdhx 5/11/2014 (KDHX 2014) N —Phil, Bill, Bazz and Keith Wyatt - sounding great and recording live at the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media - YOUR contributions to KDHX make this sort of thing possible, and the recordings are available at KDHX and on Soundcloud.
James Armstrong “Take It To The Limit”
from Guitar Angels (Catfood Records 2014) N —Yep, this is the old Eagles tune. Completely re-imagined by Armstrong, for sure. He had lived in L.A. for years and years, but has re-located to Springfield, Illinois. He plays at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups regularly.
Carol Fran “So Close”
from Bluessoul Belles The Complete Calla, Port and Roulette Recordings (EMI Records Ltd. 2005) —this CD features sides by Betty Lavette (recorded prior to her adding an extra E to her 1st name) and Carol Fran. This tune is from a 1967 Roulette release.
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