Chicken Shack Alley (Music)
Sun Jan 16th 2011 6.00pm–8.00pm
Time zone: central
Amos Milburn “Chicken Shack Boogie” from The Best Of Amos Milburn (EMI-Capitol Records 1994) —Hound Dog Brown is filling in tonight for Tony C., who was to be filling in for Rich Barta, as Tony wanted to attend the funeral of long-time bluegrass and country DJ Gene Roberts. My condolences to Gene's family and close friends, who are many.Buy it!
Ben Branch and the Operation Breadbasket Orchestra “Battle Hymn of the Republic” from The Last Request (Chess 1968) —Ben Branch was an accomplished jazz saxophonist, band leader, and businessman, who spoke with Dr. King just moments before the assassination. Dr. King had requested of Ben Branch that at a rally later that day, he play "Precious Lord, take my hand".Buy it!
Frank Frost & Sam Carr “Just a feeling” from Keep Yourself Together (evidence music) —Here are two cuts from Delta bluesmen Frank Frost on harp and vocal, and Sam Carr on drums....the Jelly Roll Kings.Buy it!
Bob Case “At the Mardi Gras” from Mardi Gras in St. Louis (Bob Case 2002) L —I'm in a St. Louis-New Orleans-Louisiana-Mardi Gras frame of mind this evening. Bob Case is St. Louis' king of King Cake Parties.Buy it!
Johnny Otis “Mambo Boogie” from The History of Rhythm And Blues 1942 - 52 (Rhythm & Blues Records) —This recording from 1951 is an early illustration of how the Cuban mambo sound got mashed up with the blues in New Orleans.Buy it!
The Bel Airs “Big city” from Hoodoo Party (Blueberry Hill 1999) L —The Bel Airs from Columbia MO gig regularly in St. Louis. Check your calendars for dates and venues. Both cuts I'm playing here this eve feature Mr. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...Johnny Johnson on piano!Buy it!
The Temptations “Barbara” from 25 Original Vocal Groups Sing About The Great Ladies Of Doo Wop (Collectables Records) —Since Rich Barta's mix has traditioanlly included doo wop, here are two selections of the same.Buy it!
Delta Highway “23 hours” from The Devil Had A Woman (Delta Highway & Oh Lonsesome Me Music) —Delta Highway is a blues band out of Memphis. I've seen them live, and this CD is excellent all the way through!Buy it!
Los Carnales “Soulard Mardi Gras” from Los Carnales (los carnales 2008) L —Local band Los Carnales features Paul Bonn on vocals and percussion, Preston Hubbard on bass and vocals, Elliot Sowell on guitar, and Derek Bonn on drums.Buy it!
Funky Butt Brass Band “Bourbon Street Parade” from Cut the Body Loose (FBBB 2009) L —Funky Butt Brass Band has a lock on excellent, New Orleans-style brass band jazz and funk. Catch 'em at St. Louis venues. This first CD is superlative.Buy it!
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton “Cypress Grove Blues” from Florida Blues (Burning Disk Records) —Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton puts on a unique live show. He is a talented blues guitarist and vocalist, who, during his shows, cooks up a huge pot of gumbo on stage, adding ingredients and stirring the pot as the show progresses.....Buy it!
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton “Going Back to Florida” from Florida Blues (Burning Disk Records) —...and at the end of the show, you get a bowl of the gumbo!! Sauce Boss does this to raise money for food pantries and soup kitchens.Buy it!