Monday, January 16, 2017

BLUE MONDAY

Rough and tumble, flawed original recording, but tough as nails, and as exciting as postwar downhome blues gets . . . Louisiana Red mines Muddy Waters’ early Aristocrat sound for all
it’s worth . . . nothing better!


Playboy Fuller • Gonna Play My Guitar • 1953

Louisiana Red (Iverson Minter), vocal/guitar; Jesse Lee Williams, harmonica; Johnny Walters, piano. Detroit, 1953

Forthcoming: Patz Pix

Friday, January 13, 2017

ODDS & ENDS


Odds & Ends volume 13. We’re going back about 10,000 years—“it beats anything the modern man hears.” This set truly embodies the “mythological blues,” rampant with ramblers and cowboys ridin’ fence, polka dots and moonbeams at midnight, and dusty old dust. Legends and heroes. Time to rise and shine. New day dawning . . . or darkness closing in?


Ernest Rogers • The Mythological Blues • 1928

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

Talk about a ham . . . that must be pure pork!


Buck Owens & His Buckaroos • Act Naturally / 

Buck Owens, vocal/guitar; Don Rich, lead electric guitar/fiddle/vocals; Doyle Holly, bass/vocals; Tom Brumley, pedal steel guitar; Willie Cantu, drums. Carnegie Hall, 25 March 1966


LP cover: Discogs

Friday, January 06, 2017

ODDS & ENDS


Jackie Wilson • Danny Boy • 1958


Get it: The Ultimate Jackie Wilson

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


Clifton Chenier • Ain't No Need Of Crying

Clifton Chenier, vocal/accordion; Cleveland Keyes, guitar; Joe Morris, bass; Robert St. Julien, drums; Cleveland Chenier, washboard. Houston, 1 April 1969

Get it: Clifton Chenier Sings the Blues

Monday, January 02, 2017