Rhythm Highways (Music)
With East Side Slim
Thu Nov 28th 2013 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
Blind Willie McTell “Statesboro Blues”
from When The Sun Goes Down The First Time I Met The Blues (BMG 2002) —recorded in Atlanta back in 1928, released on the Victor label. Willie McTell was one of the finest pickers there's ever been.
Jesse Thomas “Blind Goose Blues”
from Lookin' For That Woman (Black Top 1996) —this is Jesse's original version of the tune, cut back in 1929. The song is about a certain business section of Shreveport, one where you could get just about anything you wanted - including trouble (if you knew where to look.)
Sweet Honey In The Rock “Precious Memories”
from Shout, Sister, Shout! - A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe (M.C. Records 2003)
Sister Katty Marie “IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL”
from Just One Moment The Vintage Female Gospel 1945-1949 (P-Vine 2001) —Sister Katty is actually Marie Knight, who worked extensively with Sister Rosetta back in the day.
Duffy “Syrup & Honey”
from Rockferry (Polydor Ltd. 2008) —I love her voice, and since I saw her on Austin City Limits a couple years back I've been a bit smitten... I sure wish she'd sing more of this sort of material and shy away from the "dance" cuts. Did I mention that I totally dig her voice?!
Jason Ricci and New Blood “How It Come to Be”
from Done With the Devil (Eclecto Groove Records www.electrogroove.com 2009) —guitarist Shawn Starski is on vocals here, and Jason really shows off his great skills on diatonic harp. I don't always like everything he does from a technique perspective, but there's no denying the man's skillset - outstanding.
Etta James “What'd I Say (live)”
from Night Train To Nashville Music City Rhythm and Blues 1945-1970 (Country Music Foundation, Inc. 2004) —a 2 disc set, and only volume 1 at that. Both 2 disc volumes are worth seeking out, as there has been much more than C&W coming out of Nashville for decades.
Tiny Watkins “Forbidden Fruit”
from The Heart Of Southern Soul Volume 2 No Brags - Just Facts (Excello/AVI 1996) —a 1969 Excello Records release...watch out for that Forbidden Fruit...tasty, but trouble!
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