Friday, October 31, 2014

ODDS & ENDS Vol. 5 No. 2

Mickey Newbury, live at San Diego State, sings the BAK theme song. . . .


Mickey Newbury • How I Love Them Old Songs • 1973

Thursday, October 30, 2014

THE BLUES WHAT AM Pt. 1 No. 7


Snooks Eaglin • By the Water • 1960
(originally released as by Ford Eaglin)



Snooks Eaglin, vocal/guitar; prob. Frank Fields, bass; Robert French, drums. New Orleans, 25 April 1960.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DO IT SO NASTY


Bert Johnson • Nasty But Nice • 1929



Bert Johnson, trombone solo; Sammy Price, piano; Effie Scott, spoken. Dallas, 29 September 1929

“Nasty But Nice” is another great track from The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No. 2.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME

“I’ve got my doubts about it”


Country Charley Pride • Just Between You and Me • 1966

Monday, October 27, 2014

PLAY ME SOME SONGS ABOUT A RAMBLIN’ MAN


Hank Williams Jr. • Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound • 1979

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW

Louie Ortega, Frank Parades, Steve Vargas, and Albert Parra—Louie & The Lovers, from Salinas, California, are back on BAK with their first Epic single, produced by their mentor Doug Sahm. . . .


Louie & The Lovers • I Know You Know • 1970

Saturday, October 25, 2014

MY BABY (I LOVE HER YES I DO)

When Ray Charles moved over to ABC Paramount from Atlantic in 1960, he put out a handful of singles before he started recording the concept albums he had been intent on since signing with ABC, like Genius Hits the Road, Dedicated to You, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music — the list goes on and on. That doesn’t mean his new record company wasn’t releasing hit singles on him from the very start—note “Sticks and Stones,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “One Mint Julep,” “Hit the Road, Jack” for starters. Here is his first single for ABC, “My Baby (I Love Her Yes I Do),” a showcase for Margie Hendricks like “What Kind of Man Are You” was for Mary Ann Fisher on one of Ray’s final Atlantic singles.



Ray Charles • My Baby (I Love Her Yes I Do) • 1960





Margie Hendricks photo: Stay Sick and Turn Blue!

Next up: The return of Louie & The Lovers, Hank Jr., Country Charley Pride, Bert Johnson & Sammy Price, Snooks Eaglin, Mickey Newbury, and Doris Troy. A hit a 
minute. . . .