Monday, July 16, 2018

BLUE MONDAY BLUES

“Oh, child, you killin’ me . . . you killin’ me graveyard dead, yeah yea-yeah!”

When I first started getting interested in blues music in the mid sixties, a friend played me an Elmore James track off the pictured LP and that sure shook my nerves and rattled my brain. I subsequently went out and bought said LP and one of my favorite tracks was this week’s feature: Munroe Moe Jackson’s “Go Away From My Door.” Little did I know at the time Mr. Jackson was a white guy, more a country singer than a blues artist. All I know is that this song was pretty batsh*t crazy, and having grown up listening to early rock & roll and having an affinity for the novelty songs of the era, from “Flying Saucer” to “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour” to “Say Man” I was riding shotgun on this one, no questions asked. 

Anyway, we’ve been doing this Blues All Kinds gig for a long time, and we’re tired, and this seems like as good a song as any to ride out on. We may reappear somewhere down the line mixing up blues with country and then again we mightn’t. If you were to check in every now and again, old Frank Jive and I, we’d like that. . . .


Monroe “Moe” Jackson • Go ’Way From My Door • 1949

Sunday, July 15, 2018

THE LAST MILE

Although June Cheeks was way past his 1950s Nightingales prime when he cut this 1963 track, he could still be a terrifically scarifying singer. . . .


Rev. Julius Cheeks (Four Gospel Knights) 
Last Mile Of The Way • 1963

Saturday, July 14, 2018

HAPPY WOODY DAY

Hey, kids, it’s Woody’s birthday today. . . .


Odetta with Will Geer & Peter Fonda
Why Oh Why & “A Kid Is...” (Narration) • 1970


Friday, July 13, 2018

ODDS & ENDS

He was a man and a friend always
He stuck with me in the hard old days


Tom Paxton • Rambling Boy • 1963


Get it: Newport Broadside

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT


Marge Tillman • The Little Miracle • 1950


Get it: Floyd Tillman - I Love You So Much It Hurts
Image: I Love You So Much It Hurts

Friday, July 06, 2018

ODDS & ENDS


The Corley Family • Give The World A Smile • 1929


Get it: Down in the Basement