Sunday, February 27, 2011

2/14/11 - The Valentine's Day Show

Mississippi John Hurt - Nobody's Dirty Business (for some good ol' irony)
T-Bone Walker - I'm Gonna Find My Baby

Big Joe Williams - I'm Getting Wild About Her
Robert Lockwood - Take a Little Walk With Me
                              Robert Lockwood Jr. and Sonny Boy Williamson II
Big Bill Broonzy - Baby Please Don't Go
Memphis Slim - Three Women Blues

Jimmy Rushing - She's Mine She's Yours

LeadBelley - Woman Blues Part 1
Blue Lu Barker - Don't you Feel My Leg
Josh White - Git Along Home Cindy

Lightnin' Hopkins - Evil Hearted Woman
Thomas Fats Waller - Nobody But My Baby
Mississippi Jook Band - Dangerous Woman
Big Joe and His Washboard Band - I Love You Baby
Memphis Minnie - Kissing in the Dark
Blind Willie McTell - Savannah Mama
Lil Green - What's the Matter with Love


Skip James - Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
Reverend Gary Davis - Death Don't Have No Mercy
              This is the background music for many of the shows. It's worth it to see him play live!
Bo Carter - Cigarette Blues

Ed Bell - Frisco Whistle Blues
Tampa Red - King fish blues

Robert Nighthawk - Goin' Down to Eli's

Elmore James - Something Inside Me
Big Bill Broonzy - Treat Everybody Right
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Penitentiary Blues
Charley Patton - Pea Vine Blues
Mississippi John Hurt - Blue Harvest Blues
Robert Johnson - Ramblin On My Mind
Jack Teagarden - Texas Tea Party

Rosetta Howard - Delta Bound

A video clip played during the show: Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim, T-Bone Walker, and Caldonia. All start team!

1/31/11 The Jug Bands

Arthur BigBoy Crudup - Mean Ol' Frisco
Sony Boy Williamson II - Bye Bye Bird

Howlin Wolf - Shakes For Me
Muddy Waters - Got my Mojo Working

Lightnin' Hopkins - Nothin' But The Blues

Mississippi John Hurt - Candy Man Blues
Blind Willie McTell - I Got to Cross the River Jordan
Mississippi Jook Band - Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Memphis Jug Band - May Anna Cut Off

Son Becky - Mistreated Washboard Blues
Buddy Moss - I'm Sittin' Here Tonight

Georgia Cotton Pickers - She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day
Sonny Terry and Jordan Webb - Touch It Up and Go
Turner Parrish - Trenches
Blind Leroy Garnett - Louisiana Glide
Speckled Red - the Dirty Dozen
Cow Cow Davenport - Chimin' the Blues

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Women of the Blues 1/24/2011

Background music: Slow Drag by Reverand Gary Davis

Sister O.M. Terrell - I'm Going to That City
Sister O.M. Terrell - Life is a Problem
  Sister O.M. Terrell recorded six sides in 1953 with Columbia Records and never recorded again. 
Memphis Minnie - Hoodoo Lady Blues
Memphis Minnie - Crazy Cryin Blues
   Most blueswomen had an orchestra and more than one instrument, but Memphis Minnie kept it simple and swore she was a better guitar player than any of the big bluesmen at the time - including Big Bill Broonzy. 

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above my Head (Acoustic)
Bessie Smith - I'm Wild About That Thing
<Bessie Smith
    Bessie Smith made her big break in the 20's and recorded many songs with Louis Armstrong.
Lucille Bogan - Shave 'em Dry
Blue Lu Barker - Don't You Feel My Leg
Ida Cox - Graveyard Dream Blues
Ma Rainey - Deep moaning Blues
Lizzie Miles - Electrician Blues
Rosetta Howard - Come Easy Go Easy
Georgia White - Dead Man Blues
<George White and Bumble Bee Slim

Lil Green - Why Don't you Do Right
Bea Booze - See See Rider
<Bea Booze

Blind Willie Johnson + Willie B. Harris - John the Revelator
Eva Taylor - Do It Again

Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee do a version of Don't You Do right. The second video is Lil Green (disregard the weird title of the video). Compare, what do you think?