Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues “Song For My Mother” from Blues Shock (BLIND PIG RECORDS 2014) —a real pretty one from Billy, displaying the influence Lee Oskar's style had on him.Buy it!
Marisa Anderson “Sinks and Rises” from Live At KDHX (May 2014) (KDHX 2014) N —a real beauty of a tune, and this "live" version is a minute longer than the version found on Marisa's 2014 album titled "Mercury".Buy it!
Chet Atkins and Doc Watson “Me And Chet Made A Record” from Reflections (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1999) —2 of the finest pickers every having a little fun, and I thought I'd share it with you this morning. The album was originally released on RCA in 1980.Buy it!
Terry Evans “I Want to Be Close to You, God” from Blues For Thought (Pointblank/Charisma 1993) —a tune composed by Terry, featuring Spooner Oldham on piano and Ry Cooder on guitar.Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “How I Got Over” from Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings (Rhino 1992) —recorded in 1972 with James Cleveland & the Southern California Community Choir at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Released as a double album in 1972.Buy it!
Memphis Slim “Blues Is Troubles” from All Kinds Of Blues (Prestige/Bluesville 1990) —a completely solo session from Memphis Slim, recorded in 1961. He moved to France not too long after that.Buy it!
Ted Hawkins “Strange Conversation” from The Next Hundred Years (Geffen Records, Inc. 1994) —one of my favorite singers - such raw emotion. This tune also contains one of my favorite lyric lines, which says "...she said that your next lover's gonna be the blues, 'cause daddy, I'm gonna be gone..."Buy it!
Jeremiah Johnson “King And Queen” from na (KDHX 2014) L —Jeremiah performed 2 solo acoustic tunes on the June 22nd broadcast of KDHX's Chicken Shack Alley with Rich Barta at the controls. Live performance and mix on-the-fly; what a beautiful thing!Buy it!
Eddie Floyd “Raise Your Hand” from Chronicle: Greatest Hits (Fantasy 1990) —this tune was produced by Steve Cropper. Floyd is one of the Stax singers folks sometime seem to forget about, but KDHX won't forget - if you're listening to this show then I'm betting you won't forget Eddie Floyd, either.Buy it!
Etta James And Eddie" Cleanhead' Vinson “Only Women Bleed” from The Late Show (Fantasy 1987) —Who'd have thought an Alice Cooper tune would get played on Rhythm Highways? Alice co-composed this tune. Etta sang it during a 1986 live date at Marla's Memory Lane Supper Club in L.A., with a tough band - feat Red Holloway, Jack McDuff & Shuggie Otis.Buy it!
Lloyd Glenn “Love For Sale” from 1954-1957 (Classics 2008) —used mostly as music bed in this instance.Buy it!
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones “F. Lee Bailey Blues” from Don't Stand in My Way (Bullseye Blues www.rounder.com 1991) —there's not too many tunes out there titled after lawyers, right?! Sugar Ray and his Bluetones are scheduled to play BB's Tuesday, July 15th. This is a don't-miss show for fans of blues singers and blues harp players, and of great ensemble bands!Buy it!
Los Carnales “I Remember You” from Los Carnales (los carnales 2008) L —Paul Bonn, Preston Hubbard and band having too much fun. I have great memories of fun times listening to this band.Buy it!
Robin Rogers “Second Time Around” from Back In the Fire (blind pig www.blindpigrecords.com 2010) —Robin was starting to make very real waves in the blues and roots World, but a chronic illness came roaring back and took her from us not too long after this album was released. Robin was a great singer and a pretty harp player, too.Buy it!
Paul Pena “Jet Airliner” from New Train (Hybrid Recordings 2000) —Here it is, as promised from last week. The original version of Jet Airliner. Paul Pena is the composer, and the royalties from Steve Miller's version kept him solvent during several very difficult periods of his life.Buy it!
The Trip Daddys “What'd I Say” from What Comes Natural (Daddy Time Records 2014) N L —a fine new album from Craig Daddy and band, recorded by the talented folks over at Sawhorse Studios. And, my thanks to Art Dwyer to layin' a copy of this CD on me !Buy it!
Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early “Mother's Dead” from Takes One to Know One (Fat Possum Records 1997) —raw and righteous and not for the timid. but still - good stuff ! Elmo Williams sings and plays guitar; Hezekiah Early plays drums and harmonica (at the same time!) and sings.Buy it!
R.L. Burnside “.44 Pistol” from Too Bad Jim (Fat Possum Records 1994) —This was cut while R.L. was still really kickin' it, and it features Calvin Johnson and Kenny Brown.Buy it!
The Heartfixers “Red Dress” from Live At The Moonshadow (Landslide Records 1983) —The Heartfixers were "Chicago" Bob Nelson, a very young Tinsley Ellis, Jim Bullard and Mike McCauley. Tinsley continued to call his own bands The Heartfixers for years and years.Buy it!
Sonny Knight and His Fabulous Lakers “When You're Gone” from I'm Still Here (Secret Stash 2014) N —I'm having a lot of fun featuring the music of Sonny Knight on Rhythm Highways. I've got a couple more tunes from this album I hope to get to, and I hope you are enjoying it as well.Buy it!
Hi Rhythm “Since You'Ve Been Gone” from On The Loose (Hi Records Corp. 2012) —A funky side project from Hi Records "Hi Rhythm Section" recorded in 1976. It's a lot of fun, but one things is obvious - no one in the band was a gifted singer. ha!Buy it!
Houston Person “Sweet Buns And Barbeque” from Living In The Streets (BGP/Ace 1999) —a various artist comp, subtitled "wah wah jazz, funky soul, and other dirty grooves." Yep, that sums it up pretty well. Me, I'd have just called it at "good stuff"!Buy it!
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