Wednesday, July 22, 2020

If anybody happen to ask you who made up this song

Really the Postwar Blues

The Baby Face Leroy Trio was Leroy Foster, Muddy Waters, and Little Walter. In 1950 they cut a handful of sides for the small Parkway label in Chicago. Probably the most well known is their completely feral recording of the traditional “Rollin’ and Tumblin’.” But today, we’re featuring an alternate take of Baby Face Leroy’s “Boll Weevil” which was first issued a couple of years ago on a limited edition 45 out of Great Britain.

Baby Face Leroy Trio • Boll Weevil [alt] • 1950

Monday, July 20, 2020

You’re the girl, little girl . . . baby, but you won’t be true

Really the Postwar Blues

Drifting Slim (real name Elmon Mickle) with Baby Face Turner, Sunny Blair, and Ike Turner on an all-star North Little Rock session.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Well I’m going for to worry you off my mind

Really the Postwar Blues

Here comes another batch of down home postwar blues. Starting off with Dr. Ross, relentless as a cat squirrel.

Doctor Ross & The Orbits • Cat Squirrel • 1959

Get it: Down Home Blues Detroit: Detroit Special