Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

Driving around in the car it was still business as usual: “radio tuned to rock’n’roll.” At home newly discovered music via LP was beginning to supplant the blastings of the little tabletop radio perched on a homemade desk. Harbingers of a sea change in listening habits and musical interests were records like Detroit Blues: The Early 1950s on Blues Classics, the first (and only at the time) Robert Johnson album King of the Delta Blues Singers, and 1965’s Big Mama Thornton In Europe which inspired an ultimately unsuccessful trip up the coast to see and hear her live at a small blues festival. Another year or so and this “new” music had almost completely overtaken the “old.” Roll over, John Lennon and tell Mick Jagger the news!



Eddie Kirkland • No Shoes • 1953

Robert Johnson • Come On In My Kitchen • 1936

Big Mama Thornton • Little Red Rooster • 1965


Get ’em: Battle of Hastings Street; King of the Delta Blues Singers; Big Mama Thornton in Europe

Album cover: All Music

4 comments:

  1. I really like all three of today's songs, Mr. Jive, but in particular, the Eddie Kirkland and Big Mama songs as I haven't heard those two before.

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    1. Many thanks, V.G. That Eddie Kirkland record really hit me like a ton of bricks when I first heard it and still does. That over amplified guitar and anguished vocal let me know in no uncertain terms there was something the Top 40 wasn't telling me!

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  2. Wow! That Kirkland guitar is killer.

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    1. Yeah, Mike, that's a blaster. I'll try to post more from this session soon. Thanks for checking in.

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