Sunday, September 30, 2012

FRANKIE WAS A GOOD WOMAN, EVERYBODY KNOWS


Mance Lipscomb • Frankie Was A Good Woman • 1961


Photo: Mance Lipscomb, Ash Grove. 1968. Photo by Brad Barrett, copyright © 2012 .

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Black snake is in my room


Black Snake Blues – Clifton Chenier – 1968



Clifton Chenier, vocal, accordion; Felix Benoit, guitar; Joe Morris, bass; Robert St Julien, drums; Cleveland Chenier, rubboard. Recorded in Berkeley, 10 October 1967.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Minglewood Blues


Minglewood Blues – Cannon’s Jug Stompers – 1928



Personnel: Gus Cannon, banjo, jug; Ashley Thompson, vocal, guitar; Noah Lewis, harmonica. Recorded in Memphis, 30 January 1928. Photo per personnel.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Hastings Street Saga, Pt. 3

It’s “Rhythm Number Two” by po’ John Lee Hooker . . .


Hoogie Boogie – John Lee Hooker – 1949
Snap Them Fingers Boogie – John Lee Hooker – 1949
Hastings Street Boogie – John Lee Hooker – 1949
My Own Boogie – John Lee Hooker – 1949

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tomorrow might be my lucky day


My Special Friend Blues – “Baby Boy” Warren – 1949



Baby Boy Warren photo: Friday Blues Fix.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

One more, before


Summertime – The Slades – 1959



Illustration: André Édouard Marty. 1922.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Hey, we’re goin’ downtown now


Downtown Blues – Geoff Muldaur – 1964



Featuring this kid named Bob Landy knockin’ his way around on piano.

Listen to “Downtown Blues” by Frank Stokes: http://magicjukebox.blogspot.com/2011/12/downtown-blues.html

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Games People Play

Joe South, 1940–2012.


Games People Play – Nathan Abshire – 1970
vocal: Don Guillory



Image: Joe South

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Monday, September 03, 2012

LABOR DAY U.S.A. 2012


Marty Stuart • Hard Working Man • 2010



Get it: Ghost Train – The Studio B Sessions

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Well, I’m singin’ Mary . . .

The Swans show the Newport folkies how to have church, on a July evening in 1964, Rev. Claude Jeter and Louis Johnson presiding. . . .


Oh Mary Don’t You Weep - Feed Me Jesus
The Swan Silvertones – 1964

Saturday, September 01, 2012