Rhythm Highways (Music)
Thu Jun 5th 2014 5.00am–7.00am
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Tom Jones “If I Give My Soul”
from Praise & Blame (Lost Highway 2010) —Big Mama Slim always fancied Tom Jones, so I'm going to air a few tracks from Tom today. In honor of Big Mama Slim's birthday this weekend, don't you know.
Daniel Ballinger “My Mind Is Made Up”
from Morning Train (Daniel Ballinger 2009) —Once known as Slick Ballinger, Daniel is essentially playing the same music but is laying his spiritual lyrics on it. He's just as fiery and passionate a performer as ever.
Shannon McNally “Street People”
from Small Town Talk (Sacred Sumac 2013) —subtitled The Songs Of Bobby Charles, who was a noted songwriter from Louisiana way. Bobby was still living while this project was in work, and it was dedicated to him by Ms. McNally.
T And A “Come On In My Kitchen”
from T And A (Unknown 2014) N —Tom Hall and Alice Spencer, who I know are playing at least 1 gig around St. Louis come mid-June. I'll check it out and let you know when that occurs.
Eden Brent “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”
from Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog Records 2014) N —This new disc from Miss Eden is a grower. Each listen reveals more and more of the music therein, and it will grow right in to steady rotation on your music player of choice.
Mark DuFresne “Two For the Price of Ten”
from There's a Song in There (Jeromed 1999) —a real nice disc from the former Roomful of Blues frontman. This thing features Larry Taylor, Kid Ramos, Richard Innes and Fred Kaplan - many of the core LA blues players of the time.
Brinsley Schwarz “Surrender To the Rhythm”
from Nervous On The Road/The New Favourites Of (BGO Records 1995) —A Nick Lowe tune, originally on the Brinsley's album Nervous On the Road. Of course, pub rock wasn't anything more than good old rock 'n' roll, very similar to Texas roadhouse music. Elemements of rock, blues, country, soul and whatever else sounding goo
Koko Taylor “Nitty Gritty”
from Koko Taylor (Remastered) (MCA 2001) —Koko penned this tune. it was recorded back in 1969, with Buddy Guy, Walter Horton, Jack Myers, Clifton James and some other "undetermined" folks.
E.C. Scott “Men Gossip Too”
from Hard Act to Follow (BLIND PIGRECORDS 1998) —E.C. is a fine singer out of the Bay Area. She used to travel out this way, but it's been a long time since we've seen her perform in St. Louis.
Jarekus Singleton “Sorry”
from Refuse To Lose (Alligator 2014) N —here's another new tune from the talented new artist Jarekus Singleton. It's time to start working on getting him booked into St. Louis. The album is very strong, and I imagine his live performance is even better.
Tom Jones “Looking Out My Window”
from Gold (Universal Music Group 2005) —one final tune to celebrate Big Mama Slim's birthday today. She's a Tom Jones fan, so for today we are too. Honestly, the man can still sing!
Irma Thomas “You're The Dog (I Do The Barking Myself)”
from In Between Tears (Remastered) (Alive Naturalsound 2013) —Irma's infamous "Swamp Dogg" album. She kind of swore it off after the fact, but I think it was great hearing Irma dig into a little funkier, edgier material. This was recorded back in 1970, and Duane Allman is playing guitar on "You're The Dog".
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