Rhythm Highways (Music)
With East Side Slim
Thu Jan 9th 2014 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
Charley Jordan “Just A Spoonful”
from The Essential (Classic Blues 2002) L —Jordan made a name for himself in the St. Louis blues scene, circa 1925 to the late '30s. Besides his own recordings, he's noted for backing Hi Henry Brown and Peetie Wheatstraw. Jordan is my favorite pre-war St. Louis guitarist.
Bill Carter's Jazz Band “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
from Bill Carter's Jazz Band Presents Williams Warfield Something Within Me (Delmark 2004) —Carter's jazz band takes this traditional spiritual on a dixieland spin.
Memphis Slim “Memphis Slim U.S.A.” (Delmark 1998) —this CD is another in a long line of very tasty Delmark reissues of material originally recorded and released on the old United & States labels, one of the 1st successful black-owned record companies - operated by Leonard Allen. The labels ran from 51-57
John Primer and Bob Corritore “When I Get Lonely”
from Knockin' Around These Blues (Delta Groove Music www.deltagroovemusic.com 2013) —this is the only Primer-penned tune on the CD, and comes from deep in a Magic Slim bag. For those not aware, Primer spent a decade as a Teardrop. He was also a member of Muddy Waters' final band.
Al Johnson “Bless Your Sweet Little Soul”
from Take Me To The River A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977 (Ace 2008) —this tune was written by Al Johnson, and was recorded by him in 1967 - released on the Soul Camp label. But, it was produced by Quin Ivy and Marlin Greeen, who were the primary team behind Percy Sledge, who then did it in 1968!
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