Caitlin Rose • Dead Flowers • 2007
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Somewhere around 1970 I played this Terry Clément track along with a few others for a Louisiana transplant in Richmond, Virginia, and he sniffily told me it wasn’t Cajun music, it was rock’n’roll. Whatever it was/is, it’s a good one, and everyone involved is fully letting the bon temps roll.
Terry Clement & His Rhythmic Five
La Valse De Te Maurice • 1954
Terry Clément, accordion; Purvis Clément, vocal/fiddle; Marshall Arceneaux, guitar; Ronnie Goudreaux, drums; Jerry Dugas, steel guitar.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Here’s an oddly titled number from Doug Sahm and the Quintet’s 1969 LP Together After Five. It starts out as a shambling take on “Duncan and Brady” that somehow becomes Leadbelly’s “Out on the Western Plains” before it’s over.
Sir Douglas Quintet • Medley : Son Of Bill Baety • 1969
Well, another week’s done and gone. A new one’s starting up at midnight, and so is BAK, spinning more great and crazy tunes for you, leading out with the “Gone Dead Train.” Following that we’ll be gathering dead flowers for Caitlin Rose, rockin’ out with the Clément brothers, spluttering wild with Joe Venuti and his Blue Four, and tagging along to a Dave Tarras gig with the Orkestr “Moskva”. As August rolls around we’ll hear another great, nostalgic hapa-haole tune from Marty Robbins featuring typically atmospheric lap steel, and then finish out the week workin’ the Kremlin alongside Roky Erickson and The Explosives.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Waylon Jennings, recorded in Phoenix a few months before signing with RCA, and beating Roy Orbison at his own unbeatable game. . . .
Waylon Jennings • Crying • 1964
Thursday, July 24, 2014
When I first heard the issued single version of this song on a Blues Classics LP c.1968 I went completely tilt and thought I was going to fall off this spinning globe they call the earth. Five decades later it still has that effect on me when I listen to it. Here is a preliminary version, no less intense, recorded around the same time as the single on portable equipment at the Club Bizarre in Canton, Mississippi, January 1952. Lotta noise being made by just three musicians: Elmore James, with Ike Turner on piano and an unknown drummer.
Elmore James • Please Find My Baby (Version 1) • 1952
LP cover: Paris Jazz Corner