Friday, February 24, 2017

ODDS & ENDS


This one jumps like mad! Papa Cairo and the boys give it everything they’ve got . . . knocked out barroom piano, a couple of wild steel solos, and relentlessly swinging fiddle. What a thrill it must have been to see this band in person. . . .


Papa Cairo & His Boys • Big Texas (French) • c. 1953

Get it: Acadian All Star Special

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT


Alcione • Sufoco • 1978


Get it: Brazil Classics 2: O Samba

LP cover: Discogs

Monday, February 20, 2017

BLUE MONDAY


Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell

Find it: Folk, Gospel & Blues: Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Friday, February 17, 2017

ODDS & ENDS


Polk Miller & His Old South Quartette • Rise and Shine • 1909

Thursday, February 16, 2017

WHO’S GONNA BUILD YOUR WALL?



Tom Russell • Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall? • 2006

Monday, February 13, 2017

BLUE MONDAY


Blind Willie McTell • Wee Midnight Hours • 1949

Blind Willie McTell, vocal/guitar; Curley Weaver, vocal/guitar. Atlanta, c. August 1949

Find it: Pig ’n Whistle Red