Monday, March 20, 2017

BLUE MONDAY

609 Boogie!



John Lee Hooker • Six O’Nine Boogie (Take 1) • 1949

Source: Danceland Years

Friday, March 17, 2017

ODDS & ENDS


Luke the Drifter • Ramblin’ Man • 1951

Get it: Low Down Blues and elsewhere

Monday, March 13, 2017

BLUE MONDAY


Little Brother • The First Time I Met the Blues • 1936
(mistitled on original release as “The First Time I Met You”)

Source: When the Sun Goes Down: The First Time I Met the Blues

Friday, March 10, 2017

ODDS & ENDS

Here’s a note perfect take on Roy Orbison’s classic 1956 Sun single from Creedence’s 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory. This album also has, mixed among several big Creedence radio hits like “Travelin’ Band” and “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” covers of Big Boy Crudup’s “My Baby Left Me” and Bo Diddley’s “Before You Accuse Me” as well as the Marvin Gaye version of “I Heard it Through the Grapevine.”


Creedence Clearwater Revival • Ooby Dooby • 1970

Get it: Cosmo’s Factory

LP cover: PopSpots

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT

Recorded live in Chicago’s Maxwell Street market in 1964 as part of the soundtrack to Mike Shea’s film And This Is Free.


Fannie Brewer • I Shall Overcome • 1964

Find it: And This Is Maxwell Street

Image from And This Is Free: The Life and Times of Chicago’s Legendary Maxwell Street (DVD)