David Bromberg “Sleep Late In The Morning” from Live at KDHX 20Sep2013 (KDHX 2013) N —I can't sleep late on Thursday morning, but David sure can sing about it. He stopped by KDXH studios in Sep for a session with Jeff Corbin and The Back Country.Buy it!
Paul Geremia “Slidell Blues” from Blues Live From The Mountain Stage (Blue Plate Music www.ohboy.com 1995) —this one's all Paul, with him singing and playing guitar. Two skills I do not possess. Ha!Buy it!
Alvin Youngblood Hart “Motherless Children Have a Hard Time” from Pickathon 2009 (Cravedog 2010) —an emotionally rugged tune recorded at the 11th Annual Pickathon at Pendarvis Farm in Texas, August 2009Buy it!
Elder Roma Wilson “Ain'T It a Shame” from This Train (Arhoolie Records 1995) —most of the songs on this cd were cut in Elder Wilson's home in 1994, when he was 80 years old. He could still blow harp with men half his age. There are also 6 cuts from 1948, recorded in Joe Van Battle's Detroit record shop.Buy it!
Daniel Ballinger “Changed Man” from Morning Train (Daniel Ballinger 2009) —Daniel used to perform as bluesman Slick Ballinger, but had always fought his conscience over sacred/secular pursuits. His playing style hasn't really changed at all, just his convictions.Buy it!
Reverend John Wilkins “On The Battlefield” from You Can't Hurry God (Big Legal Mess Records 2010) —Rev John is the son of Rev Robert Wilkins. Both fought the battle between sacred & secular, both choosing the sacred path.Buy it!
Rum Drum Ramblers “What I Must've Done” from Mean Scene (Lightnin' Thunders 2011) L —This is the last cut on the album, and is a solo piece for Mat Wilson.Buy it!
Mat And Rachel “The Wrong Kind” from Live On The Blue Plate Special (Big Muddy Records 2012) L —the album consistes of 6 cuts recorded live in Knoxville for the Blue Plate Special radio program. The songs were being given away by Big Muddy Records; this still might be the case.Buy it!
Mat Wilson “So Long My Friend” from Lie At KDHX 03July2008 (KDHX 2008) L —listed as a Rum Drum Ramblers session on the KDHX website, but it's actually a solo performance from Mat.Buy it!
Little Rachel “I Am Your Destiny” from 'Cause I Feel Good (Little Rachel 2005) —from Rachel's debut album, she wrote 1/2 of the 14 songs; recorded in Austin, TX.Buy it!
Bill Withers “Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?” from The Best Of Bill Withers Lean on Me (Columbia 2000) —a track from Withers' 1972 Sussex Records LP "Still Bill"Buy it!
Big John Hamilton & Doris Allen “Bright Star” from The South Side Of Soul Street The Minaret Soul Singles 1967-1976 (Omnivore Recordings 2013) N —the fllip side of John & Doris' 1970 45 RPM version of Them Changes, originally credited to John Hamilton & Doris Allen - leaving off the "Big".Buy it!
Lindell Hill “Remone” from 45 (Arch 1968) L —Lindell still lives just outside St. Louis, check out his facebook page "the Lindell Hill Band". The 45 was released in 1968; Steve Cropper helped produce it and got a 1/2 share writing credit. The single was distributed by Stax.Buy it!
Watermelon Slim & The Workers “Bull Goose Rooster” (NorthernBlues Music 2013) N —Watermelon Slim's return to his Workers, and all is good. The album is fairly eclectic, as one would expect if you've ever had the pleasure of meeting Watermelon Slim.Buy it!
Super Chikan “White Rock Rooster” from Blues Come Home To Roost (Rooster Blues 2000) —James "Super Chikan" Johnson is a true character, a fine bluesman, and the nephew of Big Jack Johnson.Buy it!
The Cash Box Kings “Barnyard Pimp” from Holler and Stomp (blind pig www.blindpigrecords.com 2011) —We had some crowing going on here, which leads right to the 1st 2 artists I featured in this set...Buy it!
Alice Spencer “Black Cat Blues” from Live at Riddle's with Some Sheiks, Some Orbits and Rush (Rush McAllister 2002) L —the CD is the soundtrack from a video recorded in Dec 2000 at the old Riddles Cafe & Wine Bar. This thing is full of members of the Geyer Street Sheiks and The OrbitsBuy it!
Brophy Dale “Gone Too Long” from Night Hawkin' (Brophy Dale 2008) —a nice mid-tempo twangabilly number off an album I find myself enjoying more and more wih every listen. I need to search out some more of Brophy's solo work.Buy it!
John Fullbright “All The Time In The World” from From The Ground Up (Blue Dirt Records 2012) —My faith in good music carrying on is greatly strengthed when I hear artists such as young Mr. Fullbright come along. Outstanding.Buy it!
North Mississippi Allstars “Meet Me In The City” from World Boogie Is Coming (Sounds of the South 2013) N —this is my personal favorite from the Allstars new CD. World Boogie, indeed!Buy it!
Lloyd Glenn “Low Society” from Old Time Shuffle (Black And Blue 1974) —recorded in France in 1974, featuring Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes on guitar, as well as Panama Francis on drums (his name isn't Lloyd.) I figured it was time to feature a tune from Glenn, rather than just for my music beds.Buy it!
The Mannish Boys “The Bullet” from Shake for Me (Delta Groove 2010) —Fred Kaplan on piano, as well as a trio of gents who spent a few years together in the Fab T-Birds: Kirk Fletcher, Nick Curran and Jimi Bott.Buy it!
Fred Kaplan “Strollin'” from Hold My Mule (Regal Radio Records 2012) —Fred's most recent solo CD; Kaplan is an avowed acolyte of Lloyd Glenn, and spent time learning from Glenn 1st hand.Buy it!
Lyndon (Lindell Hill) “Love Map” from Memphis Soul Greats (Cream/Hi Records 1995) L —"Love Map" was an unreleased tune recorded at the same time as the A & B sides of his released Hi Records single: I Love My Baby, and The Very First Time, circa 1969.Buy it!
The Isley Brothers “I Turned You On” from The Isley Brothers Story Volume 2 The T-Neck Years 1969-85 (Rhino 1991) —from 1969, written by the original 3 Isley Brothers: Ronald, O'Kelly and Rudolph.Buy it!
Sugarman Three & Co. “Shot Down featuring Lee Fields” from Pure Cane Sugar (Daptone Records 2002) —recorded in a basement by Gabriel Roth...who needs a fancy ol' studio, anyway?!Buy it!
King Curtis “Easy-Like” from Night Train (Fantasy 1995) —engineered by Rudy Van Gelder in 1962 for the "It's Party Time With King Curtis" LP. Billy Butler on gtr, Sam The Man Taylor on tenor sax, Ernie Hayes on organ.Buy it!
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