Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

Here’s a nice revival of Ritchie Valens’ big hit from the La Bamba movie soundtrack.


Los Lobos • La Bamba • 1987


Get it: Just Another Band From East L.A.: A Collection

Monday, November 28, 2016

BLUE MONDAY


Johnny Young & Big Walter • Sometimes I Cry • 1968

Johnny Young, vocal/guitar; Walter Horton, harmonica; Jimmy Dawkins, lead guitar; Lafayette Leake, piano; Ernest Gatewood, bass; Lester Dorsie, drums. Chicago, 27 November 1967

Get it: Chicago Blues

Friday, November 25, 2016

ODDS & ENDS


Quarry Men • In Spite of All the Danger • 1958


Get it: The Beatles Anthology 1

Image: Wikipedia

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

BLUE MONDAY

Your head is nappy / Your feet so mamlish long
It look like a turkey / Comin’ through the mamlish corn


Bobby Grant • Nappy Head Blues • 1927


Note: When the pictured LP came out in 1968 Bobby Grant was thought to be from Mississippi. In the years following he has probably been more accurately placed as an Alabama artist.


LP cover: American Music

Thursday, November 17, 2016

IF THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE THINKING


Texas Tornados • If That’s What You’re Thinking • 1990
(vocal: Freddy Fender)

Get it: Texas Tornados

This is a re-up from November 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ALL THEY WILL CALL YOU WILL BE DEPORTEE

Woody’s old song done up just right by The Highwaymen, with a moving guest shot by Johnny Rodriguez that brings it all home. . . .


Johnny Cash, Johnny Rodriguez, Willie Nelson

Get it: Highwayman

Monday, November 14, 2016

BLUE MONDAY

We return now to our regularly scheduled broadcast. . . .


“Little Eddie” Kirkland • It’s Time For Lovin’ To Be Done • 1952

Eddie Kirkland, vocal/guitar; John Lee Hooker, vocal/guitar. Detroit, 1952

Get it: No More Doggin’ – The RPM Records Story Volume 1: 1950–53

Sunday, November 13, 2016

OH LORD, PLEASE TAKE AWAY THE DARKNESS

Here’s a real strange one from “Mr. Blues” considering the rest of his canon, but it fits the mood here at Blues All Kinds HQ on this sunny Sunday. . . .


Wynonie Harris • Song of the Bayou • 1953


Saturday, November 12, 2016

THIS AIN’T NO CRAZY DREAM . . .

. . . I know that it’s real

Since late Tuesday night my mind and emotions have run the gamut from feeling gobsmacked, depressed, really pissed off, and back again, round and round it goes, where it stops nobody knows. So please bear with me for a few minutes to imagine this song not as regret for a love lost but as it might apply to the current nightmarish scenario here in these Newnited States.

I’ve perversely chosen, since we’re living in pretty perverse times, not Jerry Lee Lewis’s classic 1956 Sun recording (nor Ray Price’s ’56 hit for that matter), but this version from the soundtrack of the buffoonish 1989 movie Great Balls of Fire! starring a way over the top Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee because somehow in this upside down world it seems to fit. . . .


Jerry Lee Lewis & Dennis Quaid • Crazy Arms • 1989

Friday, November 11, 2016

ODDS & ENDS

“We’ll meet,
I know we’ll meet
Beyond the sea. . . .”


Bobby Darin • Beyond the Sea • 1958


Get it: The Ultimate Bobby Darin

Image copyright © 2016 by BB Editions. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

A review copy of the pictured LP arrived one day around 1985 all beat to hell (as pictured) from 
out of nowhere (well, from Malaco Records). I hadn’t followed the many incarnations of the Nightingales over the years after the departure of Rev. Julius Cheeks, but I put the record on 
and was immediately taken with “Hard Headed Jonah.” Still am.


The Sensational Nightingales • Hard Headed Jonah • 1985

Monday, November 07, 2016

BLUE MONDAY

Well my telephone number
CHerry I-8-1-2
Come on over, baby, when you’re lonesome
And lose your lowdown worried blues



Joe Turner • The Chill Is On • 1951

Get it: Greatest Hits

Friday, November 04, 2016

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


J. B. Hutto & The New Hawks • I’m Leaving You • 1983



J. B. Hutto, vocal/guitar; Brian Bisesi, guitar; Kenny Krumbholz, bass; Leroy Pina, drums; Ron Levy, piano; Greg Piccolo, tenor sax; Rich Lataille, alto sax; Doug James, baritone sax. Carlisle, Massachusetts, February–March 1983