Nothin' but the Blues (Music)
Sun Jan 22nd 2012 8.00pm–10.00pm
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Little Hatch “Country Blues” from Rock With Me Baby CD ALBUM (APO 2002) —Hound Dog Brown is filling in tonight for Ron Edwards. Thanks, Ron, for inviting me. Tonight's theme is Eatin' And Drinkin' The Blues.Buy it!
Bessie Smith “Gimme a pigfoot” from Bessie Smith - The Collection (CBS Records) —Starting out with tunes about....pigmeat!Buy it!
Bo Carter “Pigmeat is what I crave” from The Birth Of The Blues (Charly Records)Buy it!
Peetie Wheatstraw “Beer tavern” from Peetie Wheatstraw - The Essential (Classic Blues) L —A set of what I call Beer Drinkin' Beer Tunes ; - )Buy it!
Floyd Dixon “Hey Bartender” from Atlantic Blues: Piano (Atlantic Recording Corp)Buy it!
Marylin Scott “Beer Bottle Boogie” from Boogie Woogie (Membran/Documents) —Marylin Scott's real name was Mary Deloatch.Buy it!
Bessie Smith “Me And My Gin” from The Complete Recordings, Vol. 4 (Sony Music Entertainment) —Gin drinkin' music!Buy it!
Sunnyland Slim “Gin Drinkin' Baby” from The Chronological Sunnyland Slim 1949 - 1951 (Classics Records)Buy it!
Robert Johnson “Ther're Red Hot” from Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection (COLUMBIA/LEGACY) —This recording is quite different from Robt. Johnson's other recordings. Instead of being a Delta style 12 bar blues, it is a 16 bar blues with 1 bar coda, done in a style reminiscent of the Piedmont blues guitarists. Hot tamales are red hot!Buy it!
LOUISIANA RED “Bring me some water” from Driftin' (Earwig Music 2005) —Water is yet another classic blues beverage.Buy it!
Kim Massie & The Solid Senders “MUDDY WATER” from A Lady By Choice (self-released 2007) L —A drinkin' water tune done by St. Louis' powerhouse vocalist.Buy it!
Kokomo Arnold “Red beans and rice” from Kokomo Arnold - The Essential (Classic Blues) —There are plenty of blues tunes inspired by good ol' wholesome beans!Buy it!
Louis Jordan “Beans And Cornbread” from Louis Jordan - The Anthology 1938 - 1953 (MCA Records 1975)Buy it!
Little Cooper and the Drifters “Pinto Beans” from Baby, I'm Back (Black Magic Records) L —Timothy "Little" Cooper was a St. Louis area blues talent who recorded in the '50s-'60s, who was out of music for a long time, until a comeback in the late 1990's. Recorded at Archway Studio in St. Louis.Buy it!
Marcia Ball “Red Beans” from Deep Blue - The Rounder 25th Anniversary Blues Anthology (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com) —Fine rockin' 88s and vocal from Marcia Ball.Buy it!
Washboard Sam “She's Just My Size” from Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Vol 7 (31 July 1942 to 27 October 1949) (Document Records 1993) —A song all about the benefits of having a woman who'll bake bread, cakes, biscuits and pies! with Big Bill Broonzy on guitar.Buy it!
Robert Johnson “Dead Shrimp Blues” from Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection (Columbia Legacy) —A pair of songs about seafood.Buy it!
Peetie Wheatstraw “I want some seafood” from Peetie Wheatstraw - The Essential (Classic Blues) LBuy it!
Champion Jack Duprée “Cabbage Greens No. 2” from New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie (Columbia) —Cabbage greens are danged good....take it from me and Champion Jack Dupree!Buy it!
Joe Houston & His Orchestra “Cornbread and cabbage greens” from The Big Horn - The History Of The Honkin' & Screamin' Saxophone (Proper Records)Buy it!
Lightnin' Hopkins “Coffee Blues” from The Very Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins (Rykodisc 1999) —Coffee is an essential beverage of the blues.Buy it!
Danny Overbea “Forty cups of coffee” from Chess Blues Guitar / Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork, 1949-1969 (MCA/Chess 1998)Buy it!
Little Willie Littlefield “Drinkin' Hadacol” from Boogie, Blues and Bounce - The Modern Recordings, Vol. 2 (Ace Records 2005) —Hadacol was a patent medicine marketed through the last of the big traveling medicine roadshows. It contained B vitamins and 12% alcohol, and could be bought in dry counties at the drugstore.Buy it!
Amos Milburn “Let Me Go Home, Whiskey” from The Best Of Amos Milburn (EMI-Capitol Music 1994) —A four song set of whiskey blues.Buy it!
Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra “Who threw the whiskey in the well” from The History Of Rhythm & Blues 1942 - 1952 (Rhythm and Blues Records) —Wynonie Brown sings the vocal on this one.Buy it!
Bob Margolin “Brown liquor” from Down In The Alley (Alligator Records) —Bob Margolin was Muddy Water's backup guitarist in Muddy's later years, and this is a Bob Margolin composition.Buy it!
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton “I don't want no whiskey” from Florida Blues (Burning Disk Records)Buy it!
Joe Liggins “Pink champagne” from Specialty Legends of Jump Blues Vol. 1 (Specialty 1994) —A set of two tunes, all about fermented grape juice.Buy it!
Stick McGhee “Drank Up All The Wine Last Night” from Stick McGhee - New York Blues and R&B 1947 - 1951 (JSP Records) —This was a follow up recording to Stick McGhee's big hit "Drinkin' wine spo-dee-oh-dee." Stick was Brownie McGhee's brother.Buy it!
Stick McGhee “Southern Menu” from Stick McGhee - New York Blues and R&B 1947 - 1951 (JSP Records) —One more cut from Stick; this time, a tune which is a full buffet of southern delicacies!Buy it!
John Lee Hooker “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” from The Ultimate Collection: 1948 - 1990 (Rhino Records)Buy it!
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