Blues in the Night (Music)
Fri Jan 18th 2013 4.00pm–7.00pm
Time zone: central
Ben Branch and the Operation Breadbasket Orchestra and Choir “Battle Hymn of the Republic ”
from The Last Request (Chess Records 1968) —This is Hound Dog Brown, filling in for Art Dwyer tonight. This first cut is a jazz-gospel rendition, and is the first cut of several I'm playing tonight in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this Monday.
Tampa Red and Chicago Five “She don't know my mind - part 2”
from Tampa Red - Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 7 (Document Records) —Here's a set of four old school blues, this cut from 1936.
Leroy Carr “Don't start no stuff, with Scrapper Blackwell”
from Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy Carr (Columbia Legacy 2004) —From 1934.
Memphis Slim “She's Alright”
from Rockin' This House - Chicago Blues Piano 1946 - 1953 CD - C Memphis Slim 1946 - 1948 (JSP Records) —From 1954.
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra “Anchors Aweigh (Live)”
from Bluebird's Best - Glenn Miller - America's Bandleader (BMG Entertainment) —This cut goes out to Dennis Brannaker, long-time volunteer who answers the phones during Gabriel's show. Dennis is a U.S. Navy veteran, and is on the mend from a recent malady, so here's a fast swing jazz rendition. Anchors Aweigh, man!
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “At the swing cat's ball”
from Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Disc A: 1938 - 1940 (JSP Records) —Here are three more cuts by band leaders who had reputations for running tight bands, and, as a result, had reputations for being a tad difficult to work for, because they drilled their bands so hard (tight bands don't happen by dumb accident ; - )
Ben Branch & The Operation Breadbasket Orchestra & Choir “Precious Lord, take my hand.”
from The Last Request (Chess Records) —This is from the Chess catalog (# LPS-1524) from 1968, recorded in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This song by Rev. Thomas Dorsey was Dr. King's favorite, who requested it for a program of music to be played the night he was assassainated.
Ivas John Band “Honey can't you see”
from Look Who's Crying Now (Live at BB's) L —Ivas John is a talented guitar player, and he and his band always deliver a very polished and professional performance. Ivas John is from the Carbondale IL area. This is a song he wrote. They are at BB's tomorrow night at 10pm.
Gabriel “Gabriel, blow your horn, part 2”
from Gabriel: The Flock-Rocker (Crown Prince of the Blues) (Stackhouse Recording Co 2010) L —The Ben Branch and Mahalia Jackson recordings were kindly furnished to me by The MAN! Gabriel! who you can hear each Sunday at midnight to 3 a.m. Monday morning right here on KDHX.