Nothin' but the Blues (Music)
Sun Jul 22nd 2012 8.00pm–10.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Son House “Levee camp moan” from Son House - The Original Delta Blues (Columbia/Legacy.) —This is one of Son House's 1965 recordings. Son sings it and plays guitar, and is backed up by Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson on harmonica who was a founder of the band Canned Heat.Buy it!
Washboard Sam “I Just Couldn't Help It” from Washboard Sam Vol. 7 1942-1949 (Document Records 1993) —Washboard Sam sings this and plays washboard, with Roosevelt Sykes on piano, Big Bill Broonzy on guitar, Willie Dixon on string bass, and J.T. Brown on tenor sax.Buy it!
Jimmy Rogers “The World's In A Tangle” from Big Town Playboys - Chicago Blues 1949 -1951 Disc 1 (Acrobat www.acrobatmusic.net)Buy it!
Bessie Smith “St. Louis blues” from Bessie Smith - The Collection (Columbia) R —Bessie Smith's voice and Louis Armstrong's cornet cut through from 1925 like a laser scalpel. This selection was requested by listener Jim!Buy it!
Peg Leg Howell “Rolling Mill Blues” from Southern Blues Volume Two (Audio Book and Music Co.) —Peg Leg Howell's day job was as a bootlegger, which perhaps led to him being shot in the leg, and getting a, uh, pegleg.Buy it!
Six Cylinder Smith “Pennsylvania Woman Blues” from Harmonica Masters (Yazoo 2005) —No one is sure who Six Cylinder Smith actually was, though there is speculation his name was a blues handle for Blind Joe Taggart who was an itinerant evangelist.Buy it!
Hambone Willie Newbern “Shelby County Workhouse Blues” from Southern Blues Volume Two (Audio Book & Music Co.) —Hambone Willie is well known among blues historians, and gave Sleepy John Estes some guitar lessons.Buy it!
Stick Horse Hammond “Alberta” from Southern Blues Volume Two (Audi Book & Music co.) —Not much is known about Nathaniel "Stick Horse" Hammond except he was born in Dallas in 1896, and died in Shreveport in 1964. He had several records released on a label called JOB in Shreveport, which was an entirely different label than J.O.B. in ChicagoBuy it!
Lightnin’ Hopkins “Blues (That mean old twister)” from Lightnin' Hopkins - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (EMI Records)Buy it!
Cee Cee James “I got a right to sing the blues” from Blood Red Blues (FWG Records 2012) N L —I only had time to play a couple of minutes of this pick from Cee Cee's new release. She makes her home in St. Louis, and is backed up live and on her CD by husband Rob "Slideboy" Andrews. Ron will be back in the studio next week.Buy it!
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