Friday, September 30, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES


Elton Anderson with Sid Lawrence Combo
Secret of Love • 1959


Elton Anderson, vocal/guitar; Danny George, tenor sax; Katie Webster, piano; guitar; Sid Lawrence, bass; Little Brother Griffin, drums. Lake Charles, 1959

The secret of love is revealed on Eddie’s House of Hits.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT


The Shangri-Las • Twist and Shout • 1964


Photo: Valdosta State University. “The Shangri-Las perform on stage. Pine Cone 1966.”

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

DINOSAURIC PRECEPTION ROADMAP BLUES

Urban and Rural were two groundhogs resident on the Lake-Cook Road, and their story seemed to echo in the diverse range of sounds emanating from the basement of a suburban ranch-style one summer long ago on the western edge of Palatine, Illinois. What does this have to do with the “Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues”? Well, it is on the map. . . . 


Elvis Presley • One Night (of Sin) • 1957


Elvis Presley, vocal/guitar; session musicians: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, guitars; Bill Black, bass; D. J. Fontana, drums; Dudley Brooks, Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, piano; The Jordanaires, vocals. Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, January 1957

Monday, September 12, 2016

BLUE MONDAY

The Alabama women
They look like section men


 Leroy Carr • Alabama Women Blues • 1930



Sunday, September 04, 2016

YOU KNOW DENOMINATION
AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A NAME

At first listen, it seems a little odd to hear a 21st century country singer enumerating a list of 1920s African-American church sects’ squabbles, but Rodney Crowell’s performance is so engaging and, really, it all comes down to “it’s right to stand together, it’s wrong to stand apart,” a good reminder to us in these polarized times. Washington Phillips had that part nailed in 1927. . . .


Rodney Crowell • Denomination Blues • 2006



Get it: Voice of the Spirit: The Gospel of the South

*This is a re-up from November 23, 2014.