Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


Sam Hinton • Talking Atomic Blues • 1963

Phil Ochs • Draft Dodger Rag • 1965


Get ’em: Newport BroadsideI Ain’t Marching Anymore

Album cover: All Music

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Drunkard’s Dream #13


Bob Dylan • Moonshiner • 1963



Robert Bertrand & The Lake Charles Playboys
Drunkard's Two Step • 1959



Next week, a real drunken spree!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

THE PRUNE WALTZ


Adolph Hofner & His Orchestra • The Prune Waltz • 1947

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Every mornin’, every mornin’


Walter Roland • Every Morning Blues • 1934

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

Lights flicker from the opposite loft . . .


Bob Dylan • Visions of Johanna • 1966


Get it: Blonde on Blonde

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Way down in Lou’siana


Clifton Chenier • Ay, Ai, Ai • 1964



Clifton Chenier • Why Did You Go Last Night • 1964



Clifton Chenier, vocal/accordion; Elmore Nixon, piano; Bob Murphy, drums. Recorded in Houston, 8 Feb 1964.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Drunkard’s Dream #12

Here’s a couple of very nice tunes from Los Bros Jiménez, one joyous, one mournful. Take your pick, two sides of the same coin.



La Tormenta – Santiago Jiménez – 1980



El Barrilito (Beer Barrel Polka) – Flaco Jiménez – 1986

Sunday, October 20, 2013

ALLEY SPECIAL

First time I heard Wright Holmes he scared me a little bit. I didn’t know what to make of the intense craziness of “Alley Special” heard on a Blues Classics LP many years ago. Many years after that, I heard his other two issued performances and was pretty well convinced we had a real Texas madman on our hands here. I believe I read somewhere that he later gave up blues for the church . . . hope that helped! Anyway, here for your Sunday listening is the great and not famous Wright Holmes as he sounded in a Houston recording studio in 1947 singing his blues and cranking out some really unhinged guitar solos.



Wright Holmes • Alley Special

Photo: Wright Holmes, 1967, courtesy of American Music.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bob Wills sings the blues


Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys • St. Louis Blues • 1935

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys • Sittin’ On Top Of The World • 1936

click on individual song titles to listen


Photo: Bob Wills, Kentucky Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky, 1944 (detail). From book accompanying Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: San Antonio Rose (Bear Family, 2000).

Friday, October 18, 2013

Frankie & Johnny & Albert & Stack & Billy, part 8


Bob Dylan • Frankie & Albert • 1992



Alice Stuart • Frankie And Johnny • 1964



Dave Van Ronk • Frankie’s Blues • 1964

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Improvisation


Django Reinhardt • Improvisation 47 (Improvisation No. 5) • 1947

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Drunkard’s Dream #11


Willie Nelson • Bubbles In My Beer • 2006



Next week: Moonshine Monday

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

CAN’T GET NO GRINDIN’ . . .


Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie

click on song title to listen


Memphis Minnie, vocal/guitar; Kansas Joe, vocal/guitar. Chicago, 11 October 1930

This track and 20 others featuring great sides by artists like Charley Patton, Blind Blake, Lil McClintock, and others, are available on the CD that comes with this year’s (2013) Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920’s calendar available from Blues Images.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Frankie & Johnny & Albert & Stack & Billy, part 7


Charley Patton • Frankie And Albert • 1929


Jimmie Rodgers • Frankie And Johnny • 1929


Mississippi John Hurt • Frankie • 1928

Birthday boys


Fare Thee Well Blues – Joe Calicott – 1930





 Going Away Walkin’ – Harmonica Frank – 1951




Thanks to Stefan Wirz for the heads up!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Remember


Thelonious Monk • Remember • 1959



LP jacket: Cover Jazz

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

A great little EP in a heavy cardboard sleeve was making the rounds in 1966. Here are two of the three tunes it contained. . . .


Country Joe & The Fish • Bass Strings / Section 43 • 1966


Find ’em: Collectors Items: The First Three EP’s

EP cover: 45cat

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013

Drunkard’s Dream #10


Bob Dylan • Please Mrs. Henry • 1967



Charlie Rich • Sittin’ And Thinkin’ • 1962



Next Monday . . . watching those bubbles. . . .

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Hey, Mr. Jailer, will you please bring me the key?


Lightnin’ Hopkins • Jail House Blues • 1949



Lightnin’ Hopkins, vocal/guitar; Frankie Lee Sims, steel guitar. Houston, 1949.

LP jacket: Arhoolie

Saturday, October 05, 2013

THE GIRL I GAVE A RIDE TO TOWN


Jack Clement • Edge of Town • 1959

click on song title to listen

Friday, October 04, 2013

FRANKIE & JOHNNY & ALBERT & STACK & BILLY, Part 6


Alice Stuart • Stackerlee • 1964



Dave Van Ronk • Stackerlee • 1962



Long Cleve Reed & Little Harvey Hull—Down Home Boys

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Chimin’ and rhymin’

His name is Rambler
When he gets a chance
He leaves his mark
On everybody’s pants


Blind Blake • Police Dog Blues • 1929

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

“I Want You” was the jaunty radio hit in the summer of ’66 but the flip was the scary side that pulled you down onto Rue Morgue Avenue and wrung you out until you drag-assed yourself back home muttering “I do believe I’ve had enough. . . .”


Bob Dylan • I Want You • 1966

Bob Dylan • Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues • 1966


Get ’em: Blonde on Blonde; A Musical History (The Band)

45 picture sleeve: Rate Your Music