Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

PANAMA BLUES


State Street Stompers • Panama Blues • 1928



Junie Cobb, soprano sax/tenor sax; Alex Hill, piano; Tampa Red, guitar; Jimmy Bertrand, drums; Thomas A. Dorsey, spoken. Chicago, 14 December 1928

Sunday, November 23, 2014

YOU KNOW DENOMINATION
AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A NAME

At first listen, it seems a little odd to hear a 21st century country singer enumerating a list of 1920s African-American church sects’ squabbles, but Rodney Crowell’s performance is so engaging and, really, it all comes down to “it’s right to stand together, it’s wrong to stand apart,” a good reminder to us in these polarized times. Washington Phillips had that part nailed in 1927. . . .


Rodney Crowell • Denomination Blues • 2006

Saturday, November 22, 2014

HE’S A MIGHTY GOOD LEADER


Skip James • Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader • 1931



Friday, November 21, 2014

YOU DO IT

“That’s the only way to get it done”


Down Home Boys • You Do It • 1929



Alex Hill, vocal/piano; Ikey Robinson, vocal/guitar. Chicago, 10 December 1929

Find it here: Frog Records

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CARAVAN


Thelonious Monk • Caravan • 1955

 


Moved up from June 2, 2012

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT,
BROUGHT LOW BY A BAD CASE
OF THE BLUES #10


Dionne Warwick • Do You Know The Way To San Jose • 1968