Friday, July 25, 2014

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES No. 93

Waylon Jennings, recorded in Phoenix a few months before signing with RCA, and beating Roy Orbison at his own unbeatable game. . . .


Waylon Jennings • Crying • 1964

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DIRECT TO YOU FROM THE CLUB BIZARRE

When I first heard the issued single version of this song on a Blues Classics LP c.1968 I went completely tilt and thought I was going to fall off this spinning globe they call the earth. Five decades later it still has that effect on me when I listen to it. Here is a preliminary version, no less intense, recorded around the same time as the single on portable equipment at the Club Bizarre in Canton, Mississippi, January 1952. Lotta noise being made by just three musicians: Elmore James, with Ike Turner on piano and an unknown drummer.


Elmore James • Please Find My Baby (Version 1) • 1952




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ODDS & ENDS Vol. 3 No. 10


Chambers Brothers • Bottle Music / I Got It • 1965

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THE RHYTHM OF THAT HARLEM HI-DE-HI-DE


Tampa Red • When I Take My Vacation In Harlem • 1935



Tampa Red, vocal/guitar/kazoo; Black Bob, piano; poss. Bill Gaither, string bass. Chicago, 1 Nov 1935

Monday, July 21, 2014

BESAME MUCHO

This one’s enjoyable for me as much for the Saturday morning cartoons feel of Manuel Gavinovich’s vocals as it is for the terrific playing of Oscar Alemán and his hot quinteto.


Oscar Aleman y su Quinteto de Swing • Besame Mucho • 1943



Photo: Oscar Alemán with Josephine Baker, 1933 via Escutache Esto!



Sunday, July 20, 2014

BIRMINGHAM JAIL

Those chirpy De Zurik Sisters are back—wait! they’ve never been on Blues All Kinds before—with a great not-quite-yodeling version of “Birmingham Jail.” And if you like this one, they will be back soon with their justly famous “Arizona Yodeler.”


The De Zurik Sisters (Caroline & Mary Jane)
Birmingham Jail • 1938

Saturday, July 19, 2014

LONESOME DAY BLUES, No. 9


Freddy Fender • Wasted Days and Wasted Nights • 1975




Tomorrow begins a brand new week, and we’ve got 7 brand new old songs for you to enjoy, by BAK favorites the De Zurik Sisters, the Chambers Brothers, Oscar Alemán, Waylon Jennnings, Tampa Red, Sir Douglas Quintet, and . . . Elmore James!