Wednesday, February 28, 2018

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


Lou Reed • September Song • 1997


Get it: September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill

Monday, February 26, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

No better combination than country Texas Alexander and urban Lonnie Johnson. From Tex’s first recording session in 1927.


“Texas” Alexander • Levee Camp Moan Blues • 1927


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

I don’t think there’s any more sublime a cover of a Bob Dylan song than Nina Simone’s take on “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.”


Nina Simone • Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues • 1969

Monday, February 19, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

The obscure Black Diamond, heard here recently accompanying an unknown gospel singer, on his own “Lonesome Blues.”


Black Diamond • Lonesome Blues • 1948


EP cover: American Music

Friday, February 16, 2018

ODDS & ENDS

An early experiment in overdubbing gives us double Floyd, and, you know, we’re big Floyd Tillman fans, so even though Columbia opted not to issue this version when it was first recorded, it did make it to an LP on their Hickory subsidiary in 1966. We offer it up to you today and hope that it gives you the craziest feeling. . . .


Floyd Tillman • I’ve Got The Craziest Feeling • 1950

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

My pappy said, “Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’. . . .”


Bill Kirchen • Hot Rod Lincoln • 1997


Get it: Hot Rod Lincoln Live!

Monday, February 12, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

Big Joe Turner, back from the war and still in the dark. . . .


Joe Turner • Still In The Dark • 1950

Friday, February 09, 2018

ODDS & ENDS

Some wild Albanian string band music from the 30s to start your Friday. . . .


Riza Bylbyli • Kishin Uj Ata Burime • 1930

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

My brother Jimmy, my other brother Jack
When off down to Houston and they never come back


Steve Earle • Telephone Road • 1997

Get it: El Corazón

Monday, February 05, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

We’re calling this sixteenth installment of our Monday blues series “Mississippi Bottom Blues,” not because all the singers and songs are from the Mississippi bottoms but because we are paying timely tribute to the nearly obscure bluesman Kid Bailey who recorded only two titles, in the fall of 1929, one of which is our lead off track. Other’n that what we have here for the next twelve weeks are blues of the highest order, urban and rural, performed by some of the greatest names in the blues canon. Big Joe Turner, B. B. King, Texas Alexander, Lightning Hopkins, and the Howlin’ Wolf, as well as Memphis Minnie and Bobby “Blue” Bland. We hope you’ll enjoy our selection this time out, and take Kid Bailey’s entreaty to heart and consider how your mother would feel with you barrelhousin’ this a-way. —The Subliminal Kid, for Blues All Kinds


Kid Bailey • Mississippi Bottom Blues • 1929


Friday, February 02, 2018

ODDS & ENDS

The Sonics covering the Stones covering Rufus Thomas


The Sonics • Walkin’ The Dog • 1965