Thursday, July 14, 2016

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

Well, folks, we’ve made five years and somewhere around eighteen hundred posts. Time for a rest. Hope to see you all soon . . . “the good times aren’t over for good.” 




Get it: Big City

Album Cover: All Music

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ONE MORE RIDE


Los Lobos • One Time One Night • 1987


Get it: By the Light of the Moon

Album cover: All Music

Monday, July 11, 2016

THE BLUES WHAT AM

Well, it’s goodbye baby, guess I better go,
Well, I ain’t gonna play these worried blues no mo’. . . .


Otis Hinton • Walkin’ Down Hill • 1953


LP cover: Discogs

Note: no idea why, as of last night, all my images are flush left instead of centered. It just “happened” and I have no idea why . . . maybe a Blogger issue . . . hopefully they’ll revert because it looks like sh*t! (It could be that it’s only appearing this way on my browser. . . ? Maybe somebody out there could let me know via comment how it’s appearing in the wider world. Thanks.)




Sunday, July 10, 2016

HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER

Well, folks, today’s post brings us to the end of our year-long exploration of David Cantwell and Bill Friskics-Warren’s wonderful book Heartaches by the Number: Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles. Special thanks to David for allowing us to use excerpts from the book; anybody “within the sound of my voice” who wants to go further with this should pick up a copy, it shouldn’t be too hard to find. Thanks for listening. . . .

“Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life;
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.”


499.  Keep on the Sunny Side • Carter Family • 1928


A. P. Carter, vocal; Sara Carter, vocal/autoharp; Maybelle Carter, vocal/guitar. Camden, New Jersey, 9 May 1928


Sheet music: Wikipedia


Friday, July 08, 2016

Thursday, July 07, 2016

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

Waylon Jennings, recorded in Phoenix a few months before signing with RCA, and beating Roy Orbison at his own unbeatable game. . . .


Waylon Jennings • Crying • 1964



LP cover: Wikipedia

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Monday, July 04, 2016

HAPPY 4th!

Till selfish gain no longer stain, 
The banner of the free!


Pete Seeger • America, The Beautiful • 1965


Image: “Pete Seeger & Eleanor Roosevelt at opening of Wash. D.C. labor canteen, sponsored by the United Fed. Workers of Amer., CIO, Feb. 1944. J. A. Horne, photo.” —handwritten caption on back of photo. Library of Congress

THE BLUES WHAT AM

Independence Day Special: Jesse “Lone Cat” Fuller and his original “San Francisco Bay Blues.”


Jesse Fuller • San Francisco Bay Blues • 1954


Jesse Fuller, vocal/harmonica/kazoo/guitar/fotdella. El Cerrito, California, c. 1954

Get it: Acoustic Blues: The Definitive Collection Vol. 2

LP cover: Mainly Norfolk

Sunday, July 03, 2016

HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER

“It might seem ironic that Cole Porter bought ‘Don’t Fence Me In’ from Montana rancher Bob Fletcher, only to overhaul it according to Tin Pan Alley specs and transform it into one of the most enduring cowboy classics ever. . . .” —Bill Friskics-Warren, Heartaches by the Number


497.  Don’t Fence Me In • Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters • 1944


Get it: The Best of Bing Crosby, The Millennium Collection



78 label: Discogs

Saturday, July 02, 2016

ODDS & ENDS


Chuck Berry • You Never Can Tell • 1964


Chuck Berry, double-tracked vocal/guitar; James Robinson, unknown, saxes; Johnny Johnson, piano; bass; Odie Payne, drums. Chicago, 15–16 November 1963

Get it: You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960–1966

Friday, July 01, 2016

BLUES IN CHICAGO

That held note. . . !


Jimmy Reed • Found Love • 1961


Find it: Found Love