Blues in the Night (Music)
Fri Feb 21st 2014 4.00pm–7.00pm
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Harmonica Slim & Hosea Leavy “Cold Tacos and Warm Beer” (Fedora 2000) —It's happy hour here at KDHX...time to get things started with some Cold Tacos & Warm Beer - along with East Side Slim!
Piano Slim “Married Woman Blues”
from gateway to the blues (Swingmaster 1983) L —Robert T. Smith, a rough-hewn piano man if there ever was one. Recorded by Oliver Sain at Archways Studio back in 1983.
Betty Davis “You Won't See Me In the Morning”
from Betty Davis (Light In The Attic 2007) —Betty Mabry prior to marrying Miles Davis (it only lasted 1 year). Betty was so far ahead of her time it's almost criminal. This was recorded in 1973.
Kim Massie & The Solid Senders “Super Duper Love”
from A Lady By Choice (self-released 2007) L —What a voice, and what a great band on this album - Rich McDonough, Gus Thornton, Marty Spikener, Lew Winer 3, Derek Thomas and Stephen Martin (who also recorded it.) Most of these cats comprise Kim's live band to this day.
Ivas John Band “Cruel to Me”
from Doin' What's Natural (Ivas John Band 2012) L —I'm callin' this one "local", as Ivas is based in Carbondale but plays in St. Louis on a very regular basis. He's a young guy who plays with great taste and tone.
The Bluebirds “Road Of Love”
from Highway 80 East (Louisiana Red Hot 2003) —The Flett Bros.! Highway 80 was a major highway running East-West across the South, rolling through the Bluebirds' home of Shreveport, LA. The highway still exists, but Interstates have supplanted it's importance.
Candi Staton “I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')”
from Candi Staton (Capitol Records 2004) —Candi has always waffled between secular and gospel music, but in the end she just has possession of a beautiful voice - she could sing the phone book and make you shed tears.
Big John Patton “One Step Ahead”
from Let 'Em Roll (Blue Note Records 1993) —with St. Louis native Grant Green on guitar - John Patton always seemed to be one of the "bluest" of the jazz B3 players, at least to my ears.
Hazmat Modine “Almost Gone”
from Bahamut (Barbes 2006) —this one goes out to Mr. Adam, who turned me on to the Hazmat Modine crew. Much appreciated Mr. Adam! It's not often you hear a band featuring 2 harmonica players, but you have that here. 2 tubas, too !
Sugar Blue “I Ain't Got You”
from Blue Blazes (Alligator 1994) —Sugar Blue (James Whiting) has been at the avant-garde edge of harp playing for decades. And yes, he really did peform the harp parts on the Rolling Stones "Miss You" (as well as several other tunes.)
Duke Ellington “Rhythm Section Blues”
from Blues and Ballads (Varese Sarabande 2000) —an Elllington composition, recorded as a piano, bass, drum Trio in 1965. I'm sending this one out to all the rhythm section players out there - you all know they couldn't do it without you!
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