Monday, April 24, 2017

BLUE MONDAY


Johnny Young’s South Side Blues Band • Tighten Up On It • 1966

Get it: Chicago The Blues Today

LP cover: Discogs

Sunday, April 23, 2017

I’LL RUN ON TO HIS THRONE

Here is a beautiful “lining” type hymn from the ever harmonious Pilgrim Travelers. A while back I posted a congregational lining hymn by Deacon Shinault which was inspired by a post on The Singing Bones that featured another quartet version of a lining hymn by The Echoes of Zion. This one by the Pilgrim Travelers is a real shiver-me-timbers affair with leads Kylo Turner and Keith Barber leading the way; the rest of the Travelers keep the cold chills meter on high: J. W. Alexander (tenor), Jesse Whitaker (baritone), Raphael Taylor (bass). Recorded in Hollywood, 
July 21, 1950.



The Pilgrim Travelers • I Love the Lord • 1950


Label photo: Record Connexion/Tom Kelly

Originally posted 6/9/2013

Friday, April 21, 2017

ODDS & ENDS


Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jamaican Rhythm • Bonanza Ska • 1965

Source: Roots Of Reggae Volume One: Ska

Monday, April 17, 2017

BLUE MONDAY

Oh well, would you hear me weep and moan. . . .


Sunnyland Slim & His Boys • Big World • 1951

Floyd Jones, vocal/guitar; Billy Howell, trumpet; Sunnyland Slim, piano; Moody Jones, bass; Alfred Wallace, drums. 
Chicago, 22 March 1951.

CD cover: Floyd Jones is pictured top center.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017