Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chuc-A-Luck!


Chicken – Baby Boy Warren & His Band – 1954



“Chicken” aka “Chuc-A-Luck” – Sonny Boy Williamson, harmonica; Baby Boy Warren, guitar; Washboard Willie, washboard, drums. Recorded in Detroit, c.1954.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ain’t nobody got it like she’s got it


Whores Is Funky – Robert Shaw – 1963



Photo by Mack McCormick: “Robert Shaw: barrelhouse pianist, grocer, barbecue man.” From Arhoolie CD 377, Robert Shaw: “The Ma Grinder.”

Monday, October 29, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Our Father


Our Father – Sister Wynona Carr with Rev. C. L. Franklin 
& The New Bethel Baptist Church Choir – 1954



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ft. Worth Blues


Ft. Worth Blues – Steve Earle – 1997

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oh, angels, oh my lord


I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down
Reverend Robert Wilkins – 1964


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stop that Alabama bus


Alabama Bus – Brother Will Hairston
“The Hurricane of the Motor City” – c.1956

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Suitcase packed, trunk already gone


I’m Going Away – Leroy Dallas & His Guitar – 1948



Leroy Dallas, vocal, guitar; Wilbert “Big Chief” Ellis, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar; prob. Gene Ramey, bass. Recorded in NYC, October 1948.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FARE YE WELL, MY PHARISEE

Mance’s version has lyrics that are way more fun than the ones I learned as a kid. . . .


Mance Lipscomb • Polly Wolly Doodle All Day • 1964

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The judge he pleaded, the clerk he wrote it down


Viola Lee Blues – Cannon’s Jug Stompers – 1928



Session personnel: Noah Lewis, vocal, harmonica; Gus Cannon, banjo, jug; Elijah Avery, banjo, guitar; prob. Hosea Woods, kazoo. Recorded in Memphis, 20 September 1928.

Photo: Gus Cannon, banjo, jug; Ashley Thompson, vocal, guitar; Noah Lewis, harmonica.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Louisiana Boogie


Louisiana Boogie – Harry Choates & His Fiddle – 1949



LP cover: Arhoolie Records

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I’ve had it . . . well, I’ve had it

(Now in stereo. . . !)


I’ve Had It – The Bell Notes – 1959

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Coplas de Amor


Coplas de Amor – Cynthia Gooding – 1953

Friday, October 12, 2012

In honor of Columbus Day


Temporarily Humboldt County – The Firesign Theater – 1968



Thursday, October 11, 2012

She’s gettin’ by just the same


I’m A Woman (vo: Maria D’Amato)
Sadie Green (vo: Jim Kweskin)
My Gal (vo: Geoff Muldaur)
Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band – 1964

Monday, October 08, 2012

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I feel better each step of the way


Walking the Long Miles Home – Richard Thompson – 1999

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

Litany


Litany / Otche nash / Dostoino est
Jan Garbarek / The Hilliard Ensemble – 2010