Saturday, September 21, 2019

I saw the light come shining, I saw the light come down

In the Spirit redux

Bascom Lamar Lunsford • Dry Bones • 1928
“The Minstrel of the Appalachians”

LP cover: Discogs

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ehh . . . ha ha!

Here is a joyous drunken accordion-driven take on “Jolie Blonde,” the Cajun “national anthem.”

Nathan Abshire • Jolie, Petite Juliette • 1950

Get it: French Blues

Photo of Nathan Abshire courtesy of Lyle Ferbrache and Louisiana Music

Saturday, September 14, 2019

You can go to the college, you can go to the school

In the Spirit redux

Washington Phillips • Denomination Blues – Parts 1 & 2 • 1927

Saturday, September 07, 2019

I am in the heavenly way

In the Spirit redux

Bukka White, in sanctified guise, at his first recording session.

Washington White • I Am In The Heavenly Way • 1930

Monday, September 02, 2019

Happy Labor Day

And now for something completely different. . . .

The Judds • Working In the Coal Mine • 1985

Get it: Rockin’ With The Rhythm

LP cover: Discogs