Monday, March 31, 2014

ODDS & ENDS


Wes Montgomery • The Big Hurt • 1966

Sunday, March 30, 2014

THESE BLUES AT MIDNIGHT,
THEY DON’T LEAVE ME TILL DAY

Here’s the reverse side of “Statesboro Blues.”


Blind Willie McTell • Three Women Blues • 1928

click on song title to play

Saturday, March 29, 2014

EVERY NOW AND THEN


Gospel All Stars • Every Now And Then • 1953



Imogene Greene, lead vocal; James Cleveland, vocal/piano; Rose Marie White Hines, Dorothy Bates, vocals; unknown organ. Originally recorded for Apollo c.1953.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

TESTIFY—DON’T BE SAD


Rev. D. C. Rice & Sanctified Congregation
Testify—For My Lord Is Coming Back Again • 1930

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


Johnny Cash • Folsom Prison Blues • 1968


Merle Haggard & The Strangers • Okie From Muskogee • 1969


Get ’em: “Folsom Prison Blues”: The Essential Johnny Cash; “Okie from Muskogee”: The Complete ’60s Capitol Singles

Label: 45cat

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THE VICKSBURG–FORTY FOUR
BLUES SAGA—Part IV

For this week’s “44” fix, we leapfrog a quarter century to the mid-1950s. Howlin’ Wolf lopes along with “Forty-Four” and Roosevelt Sykes puts new lyrics to the old theme.


Howlin’ Wolf • Forty-Four • 1955



Roosevelt Sykes • Hush Oh Hush • 1954





Monday, March 24, 2014

ODDS & ENDS


John Sebastian & the J Band with Geoff Muldaur
Minglewood Blues • 1998

Sunday, March 23, 2014

LA VOZ DE MI MADRE


Hnos. Sanchez y Linares
La Voz de Mi Madre • 1934




Stay tuned this week for John Sebastian & Geoff Muldaur, Howlin’ Wolf and Roosevelt Sykes, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, Rev. D. C. Rice, and more!

Friday, March 21, 2014

IF THIS WORLD FROM YOU WITHHOLDS. . . .


Blind Willie Jackson & Brother
Take Your Burdens To The Lord • 1929



Blind Roosevelt Graves, vocal/guitar; Uaroy Graves, vocal/tambourine; prob. Baby Jay, cornet; Will Ezell, piano. Richmond, Indiana, 20 Sep 1929

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LISTEN HOT MAMA,
I’M TALKIN’ TO YOU. . . .


Georgia Tom & Jane Lucas • Leave My Man Alone • 1930



Jane Lucas (Mozelle Alderson), vocal; Georgia Tom Dorsey, vocal/piano; Big Bill Broonzy, guitar. Richmond, Indiana, 19 Nov 1930.

Monday, March 17, 2014

ODDS & ENDS


The Dixie Blues Boys • Untitled Harmonica Boogie #2 • 1955

Sunday, March 16, 2014

TICKLIN’ THE STRINGS

What we seem to have here is a Hawaiian steel guitarist from the Moluccas (Indonesia) named Rudi Wairata who recorded in Holland after moving there in the early 50s. Just another day here at Blues All Kinds, featuring great music from all over the place. . . .


Mena Moeria Minstrels • Ticklin’ The Strings • 1953



Photo: Rudi Wairata discography at NL Discografie.

Friday, March 14, 2014

MIS’SIPPI TAPE 17


Five Blind Boys “Jackson Harmoneers”
Our Father (Which Art In Heaven) • 1950
lead vocal: Archie Brownlee

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


Modern Jazz Quartet with Laurindo Almeida • Silver • 1964


Get it: Collaboration

A tip of the BAK beanie to Hyatt Earl Moore!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

THE VICKSBURG–FORTY FOUR BLUES SAGA—No 3

Fifteen months after Roosevelt Sykes recorded “44 Blues” Little Brother Montgomery made the trip to Paramount’s Grafton, Wisconsin studios to record his original “Vicksburg Blues.” Between the recording of Sykes’ “44” and Little Brother’s “Vicksburg,” there were three more versions of “44” recorded, one by Sykes’ mentor Lee Green, another version by Sykes under the pseudonym of Willie Kelly, as well as a version by James Wiggins featuring Leroy Garnett on piano. Today, we feature Little Brother’s initial recording of “Vicksburg Blues” from his very first recording session in September 1930; he recorded two more versions of “Vicksburg” half a decade later in New Orleans.



Little Brother Montgomery • Vicksburg Blues • 1930




Coming soon, Howlin’ Wolf and Roosevelt Sykes bring the story forward a couple of decades.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

SAY MAN, BACK AGAIN, AGAIN

Well, well, here they are again, at the same old place. . . . Bo and Jerome duke it out one more time: “I wonder what you woulda been if you hadda lived?” “Your daddy!”


Bo Diddley • Signifying Blues [Unedited Version] • 1960

Friday, March 07, 2014

MIS’SIPPI TAPE 16


Tammy Wynette • Jackson Ain’t A Very Big Town • 1968

Thursday, March 06, 2014

STORM THRU MISSISSIPPI


Henry Green • Storm Thru Mississippi • 1951



Label photo: discogs

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

WONDER WILL MY MOTHER BE ON THAT TRAIN


Blind Joe Taggart & Emma Taggart
I Wish My Mother Was On That Train • 1926

Monday, March 03, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

WELL, MY HEAD HANGS SO HEAVY


Lowell Fulson • Tollin’ Bells • 1956

Saturday, March 01, 2014

YOU KILLIN’ ME ON MY FEET


Sonny Boy Williamson • You Killing Me • 1953



Sonny Boy Williamson, vocal/harmonica; Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, guitars; Otis Spann, piano; Willie Dixon, bass; Fred Below, drums. Recorded in Chicago, 12 Aug 1955.