Monday, October 24, 2016


When the sun rose this mornin’, I was diggin’ those clarinet blues. . . .

Will Day • Sunrise Blues • 1928

Will Day, vocal; unknown clarinet and guitar. New Orleans, 25 April 1928

Friday, October 14, 2016


“Dear God, it’s late. I hope I didn’t get you up . . .
You see, God . . . my daddy needs straightening out. . . .”

Porter Wagoner • Little Boy’s Prayer • 1970

Find it: The Rubber Room

Sunday, October 09, 2016


Somewhere around 1970 I played this Terry Clément track along with a few others for a Louisiana transplant in Richmond, Virginia, and he sniffily told me it wasn’t Cajun music, it was rock’n’roll. Whatever it was/is, it’s a good one, and everyone involved is fully letting the bon temps roll.

(We’re re-upping this as we got a nice comment from WF, who knows what he’s talking about, and also the audio link is now updated. It was originally posted in 2014.)

Terry Clement & His Rhythmic Five

Terry Clément, accordion; Purvis Clément, vocal/fiddle; Marshall Arceneaux, guitar; Ronnie Goudreaux, drums; Jerry Dugas, steel guitar.

Friday, October 07, 2016


Alex Bradford with Bessie Griffin

Get it: Rainbow in the Sky

Image: All Music