Denomination Blues – Part 2 – Washington Phillips – 1927
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
As much as I love Cajun waltzes (a lot), there’s no denying the power of a two-step when it’s being belted out by a singer like Robert Bertrand! Bobby Leger, the band’s true leader and accordian player didn’t much like to sing, so it fell to Bertrand to do the dirty work. Lucky listeners.
Robert Bertrand & The Lake Charles Playboys
Drunkard’s Two-Step • 1959
Robert Bertrand & The Lake Charles Playboys: Bobby Leger, accordion; Robert Bertrand, vocal/fiddle; Louis Fournerat, steel guitar; Leroy Leger, drums.
Band photo: (l to r) Leroy Leger, Robert Bertrand, Bobby Leger, Ed Gary. From Acadian All Star Special (Bear Family, 2011). Hear more Robert Bertrand, Bobby Leger and many other pioneering Cajun artists recorded by Jay Miller in this great collection.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Copping cousin Harry’s style, here’s a fine one from Jimmy Choates, with “Mr. Lyons” on that steel guitar. . . .
Jimmy Choates & The Melody Boys • Lonesome For You • 1950
Jimmy Choates, vocal/fiddle; Pee Wee Lyons, steel guitar; poss. Blackie Dartez, guitar; Charles “Pete” Choate, bass.
Label pic: booklet to Cajun Honky Tonk: The Khoury Recordings Volume 2, Arhoolie 541, 2012.
Friday, March 15, 2013
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Saturday, March 09, 2013
By now most blues fans will know that the great Magic Slim passed away on February 21 at age 75 while on tour.
During the latter half of the 80s when I lived near Chicago I was truly fortunate to see/hear him and the Teardrops live on any number of occasions in various North Side clubs. Then around January of 1991 I found myself in Lincoln on business and dropped by the Zoo Bar, where Slim was in residence, and caught two or three sets; he was, of course, fantastic, and each set became progressively hotter than the preceding one. Just the thing for a sub-zero night. . . .
Magic Slim • Poor Man But A Good Man • 1987