Wednesday, March 28, 2018

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT

Girl Groups Down for the Count is back with an “all country edition” featuring a bevy of our favorite female country singers, from Bonnie Owens and Esther Phillips, to Connie Smith and Pretty Miss Norma Jean.


Linda Brannon • Wherever You Are • 1959

Get it: Shreveport Stomp

Photo: “Linda Brannon with James Burton on guitar.” From booklet to Shreveport Stomp

Monday, March 26, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

Today we’re playing a longtime favorite, Lightnin’ Hopkins’ recounting of the story of Hurricane Esther. Esther originated near Cabo Verde, worked its way across the Atlantic and tore its way up the eastern seaboard of the United States in September 1961. Here, Lightnin’ transposes the action to Houston, his home, for a harrowing and cautionary tale, accentuated by his atmospheric electric guitar.


Lightning Hopkins • Hurricanes Carla & Esther • 1961


LP cover: Discogs

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

ODDS & ENDS


Bo Diddley • She’s Alright • 1959
(alternate take)

For the issued 45 version, click here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


Tail Dragger Chicago Blues Band • Done Somebody Wrong • 1998


Get it: Chicago Blues: Rockin’ After Midnight!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Friday, March 09, 2018

ODDS & ENDS

As rock and roll fans for the longest of times and epochs, the proprietors have been saving up some of our favorite rock & roll odds and ends, beginning with this week’s pick, Dick Dale and His Del-Tones with Darlene Love and the Blossoms testifying as to the breadth of the King’s royal domain from Balboa Island and lo, even unto Riverside.


Dick Dale & His Del-Tones • King Of The Surf Guitar • 1963

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Monday, March 05, 2018

BLUE MONDAY


B. B. King • Whole Lotta’ Love • 1963
(1963 re-recording - Take 1)


Friday, March 02, 2018

ODDS & ENDS

Louie Ortega, Frank Paredes, Steve Vargas, and Albert Parr—Louie & The Lovers, from Salinas, California, with their first Epic single, produced by their mentor Doug Sahm. . . .


Louie & The Lovers • I Know You Know • 1970