Rhythm Highways (Music)
Thu Jan 23rd 2014 5.00am–7.00am
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Cephas & Wiggins “Special Rider”
from Cool Down (Alligator Records 1995) —A haunted sounding tune by Skip James, featuring Djimo Kouyate (from Senegal) playing the kora, which is sort of like a harp with a big gourd sound box. (a stringed harp, not a Mississippi saxophone)
Blind Lemon Jefferson “Long Distance Moan”
from Blind Lemon Jefferson (Milestone Records 1992) —This tune was recorded during one of Jefferson's final sessions, Sept 1929. He died in Chicago later in the same year, right around 30 years of age (depends on which birth date is actually correct.)
Blind Willie McTell “Broke Down Engine Blues”
from Atlanta Twelve Sting (Atlantic 1992) —The 15 tracks on this album were recorded in Atlanta back in 1949. Willie was actually from Statesboro, Georgia, hence his famous tune of the that name (Statesboro Blues.)
James Cotton “Down At Your Buryin'”
from Deep In The Blues (Polydor/Polygram 1996) —this is about the last album Cotton made where his own vocals were featured. Joe Louis Walker and Charlie Haden were featured on this low-key affair.
Gary Primich “Jailbird”
from Company Man (Black Top 1997) —this song was written by one of Gary's favorite artists (and mine as well) Overton Lemons aka Smiley Lewis.
Mick Clarke “Getting' Round to It”
from New Mountain (Burnside Records 2000) —Mick is working with his old mate Lou Martin again (keyboards). Their association goes back to their late '60s band Killing Floor. They must get along!
Annie Mack “Seems Like Sorrow”
from Baptized in the Blues (Annie Mack Music 2013) N —Annie is a favorite of mine, and she's representing the Minnesota Blues Society at the IBCs. If Big Mike isn't selected the winner, then let it be Annie Mack
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