Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

BLUE MONDAY

I moan to you like a sinner. . . .


Moanin’ Bernice • Moaning Blues • 1928

Friday, July 21, 2017

ODDS & ENDS

And then . . . and then . . . uh oh. . . .



George Jones & Johnny Paycheck • Along Came Jones • 1980

Get it: Double Trouble/A Taste of Yesterday’s Wine

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT

Here at Blues All Kinds headquarters we are always looking for ways to expand your enjoyment of our girl group sounds. One way to do that is to continually expand the definition of just what a girl group record is. Our dictionary defines a girl group as “a musical aggregation made up entirely of female singers who harmonize in unison and often aim their lyrics and melodies at the teenage audience.” We might enlarge upon that definition as any musical group that aspires to the girl group sound or sensibility. To that end we present our next dozen tunes in this series, leading off this week with the ever dynamic Brenda Reid and the Exciters. —Melvin Cowznofski



The Exciters • Do-Wah-Diddy • 1963

Sunday, July 16, 2017

NOT TO OVERSTATE THE OBVIOUS, BUT . . .

. . . It’s simple, really. . . .


The Spirit of Memphis • If It Ain’t One Thing (It’s Another) • 1956
lead vocals: Joe Hinton, Jet Bledsoe

LP cover: Discogs

Saturday, July 15, 2017