Monday, September 01, 2014

THE VICKSBURG–FORTY FOUR BLUES SAGA—Part IX

We’ve now come to the end of our little “Vicksburg–Forty Four” adventure saving, arguably, the best for last: two magnificent versions of “Vicksburg Blues” recorded 14 months apart in New Orleans by Little Brother Montgomery and both originally issued on Bluebird.


Little Brother Montgomery • Vicksburg Blues No. 2 • 1935



Little Brother • Vicksburg Blues—Part 3 • 1936

Sunday, August 31, 2014

WE NEVER GET FINISHED
’CAUSE WE’RE ALWAYS BEGINNIN’


Louie & The Lovers • Royal Oakie • 1970




Coming your way in September. More great records and tunes from the likes of Little Brother Montgomery, Rocky & The Border Kings, George Jones, Lightning Hopkins, Allen Ginsberg, Cal Tjader and more!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

LA PESTAUCHE A TANTE NANA


Sidney Brown, His French Accordion & The Traveler Playboys
Pestauche a Tante Nana • 1957

Thursday, August 28, 2014

JUG WAS EMPTY
PARTNER WAS FULL


Ernest Stoneman • All I Got’s Gone • 1934



Ernest Stoneman, vocal/harmonica/guitar; Eddie Stoneman, banjo. New York, 9 January 1934

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ODDS & ENDS Vol. 4 No. 3


Liz Green • French Singer • 2007

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I WANT SOMEWHERE TO LAY MY HEAD

We posted a sixties version here awhile back; this is the matchless June Cheeks-led original. (And a version by the Highway Q-C’s can be heard here.)


The Nightingales • Somewhere to Lay My Head • 1955