Saturday, January 31, 2015

ODDS & ENDS Vol. 6 No. 5

Well . . . now divShare seems to be dead in the water. Their website says they’ll be back up soon. Keep breathing. . . .


Fireballs • Torquay • 1959

 


Photo copyright © 2014 Brad Barrett. Used with permission.

Friday, January 30, 2015

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT,
BROUGHT LOW BY A BAD CASE
OF THE BLUES #20

For some reason, the divShare music player some of us bloggers use is down today. So if this song, or any others on BAK, won’t play, please drop in again later and try again. Today’s post is too good to miss. . . .


Heather Myles • Why I’m Walking • 1992

Thursday, January 29, 2015

NALIMBISI YO


Nalimbisi Yo • Jean Kalafayi • c. 1940s



Photo of Kalafayi Jean from booklet to Secret Museum of Mankind Vol. 3.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

THE BLUES WHAT AM Pt. 2 No. 8


Champion Jack Dupree • Bad Blood • 1958



Champion Jack Dupree, vocal/piano; Pete Brown, alto sax; Larry Dale, guitar; Wendell Marshall, bass; Willie Jones, drums. New York, 4 February 1958

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I ROLLED AND I TUMBLED
I CRIED THE WHOLE NIGHT LONG

Elmore James, January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963


Elmore James & His Broom Dusters • Rollin And Tumblin • 1960



Elmore James, vocal/guitar; Homesick James, bass guitar; prob. Jimmy Spruill, guitar; prob. Belton Evans, drums; prob. Johnny Acey, piano; prob. Paul “Hucklebuck” Williams, baritone sax; unknown saxes, horns. New York City, 
c. May 1960

Monday, January 26, 2015

RUMBLE

Leave it to Norton Records to dig up the nastiest sounding live recordings, demos, and unissued tracks to populate their terrific comps of true American rock’n’roll. This live version of “Rumble” was recorded in 1964 at Link Wray and the Raymen’s home away from home, the 1023 Club in Washington, D.C.



Link Wray • Rumble • 1964



“Are you ready to Rumble?!!” Link Wray’s Streets of Chicago: Missing Links Volume 4 can be found here.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I’LL BE RESTED WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED


Blind Roosevelt Graves & Brother
I’ll Be Rested (When The Roll Is Called) • 1936



Blind Roosevelt Graves, vocal/guitar; Uaroy Graves, vocal/tambourine. Hattiesburg, 20 July 1936