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

The Ma Grinder


The Ma Grinder – Robert Shaw – 1963

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.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I’m tired of goin’ round and round


Stop The World (And Let Me Off) – Waylon Jennings – 1965

Friday, September 21, 2012

One more, before


Summertime – The Slades – 1959



Illustration: André Édouard Marty. 1922.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jackie Wilson sings more blues

so to speak.


Doggin’ Around – Jackie Wilson – 1960

Monday, September 17, 2012

Spanish is the lovin’ tongue


Spanish Is A Loving Tongue – Glenn Yarbrough – 1958

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A taste of honey


A Taste Of Honey – Victor Feldman – 1962

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sad and blue


Sad And Blues – Jimmy Dawkins – 1969

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Lost Canadian


The Lost Canadian (Un Canadien Errant)
Leonard Cohen – 1979

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

Friday, September 07, 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

Everything I got . . .


Shake Sugaree – Elizabeth Cotten – 1965
vocal: Brenda Evans