Chicken Shack Alley (Music)
Sun Jul 29th 2012 6.00pm–8.00pm
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Big Mama Thornton “Let Your Tears Fall Baby” from Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings (MCA 1992) —recorded in 1952 for a Peacock singleBuy it!
Dinah Washington “Fat Daddy” from A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side): The Rhythm & Blues Years (Mercury 1983) —recorded with the Jimmy Cobb Quintet in NYC, 1952Buy it!
Ruth Brown “Mend Your Ways” from Rockin' In Rhythm - The Best of Ruth Brown (Atlantic 1996) —recorded in 1953 in NYC for an Atlantic single.Buy it!
Lowell Fulson “Do Me Right” from The Complete Chess Masters (Chess 1997) —recorded in 1955, originally Checker single 820.Buy it!
Jimmy Liggins “Goin' Down with the Sun” from Jimmy Liggins and His Drops of Joy, Vol. 2: Rough Weather Blues (Specialty 1992) —a Specialty single recorded in 1951Buy it!
Johnny "Guitar" Watson “Baby Don't Leave” from var: West Coast Guitar Killers, Vol. 2 1952-1969 (El Segundo) —originally released as JOWAT single 118; HEAVY use of distortionBuy it!
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins “Another Fool in Town” from Blues Kingpins (Virgin Records America 2003) —originally released on RPM in 1953Buy it!
John Lee Hooker “Women and Money” from The Complete '50s Chess Recordings (MCA 1998) —recorded in Detroit in 1952, with Bob Thurman, Tom Whitehead and Eddie KirklandBuy it!
Jimmy Reed “Tell The World I Do” from Now Appearing (Rhino-Collectables 2000) —originally released on Vee-Jay in 1960Buy it!
B.B. King “crying won't help you” from Do The Boogie! B. B. King's Early 50s Classics (Virgin Records America 1988)Buy it!
Little Junior Parker's Blue Flames “Sittin' Drinkin' and Thinkin'” from var: Sun Records - The Ultimate Blues Collection (Varese Sarabande 2003) —recorded in 1953, not sure who the fine guitar player is, but it's probable that it's Earl Hooker.Buy it!
Bobby "Blue" Bland “You've Got Bad Intensions” from The Anthology - 1952-1982 (MCA 2001) —recorded in Houston in 1955 with the Bill Harvey Orch, featuring Joe Scott, Pluma Davis and Roy Gaines.Buy it!
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown “Depression Blues” from var: Boogie Uproar - Texas Blues and R&B 1947-1954 (JSP Records 2006) —JSP Box Set; tune was recorded in Houston in 1954Buy it!
Junior Wells “Blues Hit Big Town (take 5)” from Blues Hit Big Town (Delmark 1998) —recorded for United Records in 1954, with the Muddy Waters band and Louis Myers.Buy it!
Little Walter “The Toddle” from Confessin' the Blues (MCA 1996) —Luther Tucker and Freddie Robinson on guitars, also Below, Dixon and Spann.Buy it!
T-Bone Walker “I Got the Blues” from T-Bone Walker the complete Imperial Recordings 1950-1954 (EMI Records 1991) —recorded in Los Angeles in 1951Buy it!
George Harmonica Smith “Love Life” from Harmonica Ace - The Modern Masters (Ace 1991) —RPM circa 1956Buy it!
Pee Wee Crayton “Texas Hop (alt take)” from The Modern Legacy Vol. 1 (Ace 1996)Buy it!
Sonny Boy Williamson “Goin' In Your Direction” (Alligator 1994) —album of Trumpet Records side, recorded in 1954.Buy it!
Elmore James “Dust My Broom” from Sonny Boy Williamson, King Biscuit Time (Arhoolie 1989) —Elmore's 1st recording of Dust My Broom, with Sonny Boy II on harpBuy it!
Howlin' Wolf “The Natchez Burnin'” from His Best, Vol. 2 (MCA 1999)Buy it!
Little Richard “All Around The World” from The Very Best of Little Richard (Concord Records, Inc. 1956) —Specialty single in 1956Buy it!
Chuck Berry “Around and Around” from The Anthology (MCA / Chess 2000) L —1958Buy it!
Bo Diddley “I'm Looking for a Woman” from The Chess Box 1955-1969 (MCA 1990) —1955Buy it!
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