Friday, June 29, 2018

ODDS & ENDS


Floyd Tillman’s Texans • She’s Long Gone • 1955
(vocal: Ted Daffan)


Ted Daffan image: I Love You So Much It Hurts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT


Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer
I’m Looking for Blue Eyes • 2017


Get it: Not Dark Yet

Monday, June 25, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

“This is ‘Rhythm #2,’ by poor John Lee Hooker. . . .” A year on from “Boogie Chillen,” our hero, still boogying.


John Lee Hooker • Snap Them Fingers Boogie • 1949

Friday, June 22, 2018

ODDS & ENDS

Cléoma Breaux Falcon really growls these lyrics! Best not let her near that 22-20. . . .


Falcon Trio • Catahoula Stomp • 1936
“Singing by Mrs. J. Falcon”

With many thanks to The Singing Bones.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT

Balfa Toujours, led by Nelda and Christine Balfa, daughters of the late, great Dewey Balfa, with an easygoing Cajun version of “Keep A Knockin’ But You Can’t Come In.”


Balfa Toujours • Tu Peux Cogner • 1993

Monday, June 18, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

“Put yourself in my place. . . .”


Jake Porter • Slowly Go Out Of Your Mind
(vocal by Dorothy Ellis) • 1951

Friday, June 15, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

Roll tape . . . whoops! Another low budget blues session from Jaxyson. (Click here and here 
for more.)


Goldrush • All My Money Is Gone • 1948

Friday, June 08, 2018

ODDS & ENDS

Because I’d only ever heard the Oak Ridge Boys version, well, I didn’t much like this song, but then going backwards in time and hearing Rodney Crowell’s cover of Dallas Frazier’s original, well, that made all the difference in the world. . . .


Rodney Crowell • Elvira • 1978

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Monday, June 04, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

“Rock, church, rock.”


Ishman Bracy • Trouble-Hearted Blues • 1928

Friday, June 01, 2018

ODDS & ENDS


Solomon Burke • Maggie’s Farm • 1965