Monthly Archives: July 2017

LONGHAIR

Atlantic SD 7225 – Professor Longhair, “New Orleans Piano” [Blues Originals Vol. 2]   Well, I’m going to New Orleans, I wanna see the Mardi Gras When I see the Mardi Gras, I wanna know what Carnival for. Going down … Continue reading

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“Carolina Slim”

Savoy Jazz 1153 – Carolina Slim, “Blues Go Away From Me”   Every time blues brings sadness                                                                                            … Continue reading

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McTELL

Atlantic SD 7224 – Blind Willie McTell, “Atlanta Twelve String” [Blues Originals, Vol. 1] Atlanta is a strange city, one of many contrasts. Today one can see a scar seared in the middle of the black southern area in which … Continue reading

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EDDIE VINSON

Muse MR 5310 – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, “Sings the Blues” [1985]          This is a lot different to my previous Vinson set… all vocals! Not quite a greatest hits package, it does cherry pick from three Vinson albums for Joe. … Continue reading

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WILBERT

Savoy Jazz 1182 – Wilbert Harrison,  “Listen to My Song” [featuring Mickey Baker] Hmm… probably the best known and most successful (from the standpoint of the charts of the New York City area blues artists. I mean, “Kansas City” was … Continue reading

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BROWNIE

Savoy Jazz 1204 – Brownie McGhee, “Jumpin’ the Blues” When the name Brownie McGhee comes up in any discussions by blues mavens, it’s usually as the beginning of a longer word: brownieandsonny. McGhee and Terry were a factor in the … Continue reading

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TJ FOWLER

Savoy Jazz 1187 – T.J. Fowler, “and His Rockin’ Jump Band, featuring Calvin Frazier” “Jump, little children, jump!” [1] That seems to have been the order of the day in black popular music of the immediate post-war era (the late … Continue reading

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The Clean Machine

Muse MR 5116 – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, “The Clean Machine” [1978] Eddie Vinson… Mr. Cleanhead… a name that conjures up the image of a bald-headed blues singer popular during the fifties. It’s a truthful image, but an incomplete one, for … Continue reading

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BUDDY MOSS – notes

LP & CD Biograph 12019 – Buddy Moss, “Rediscovery” Georgia….. Georgia, the land of cotton-fields and Army bases and miserable red soil; where the economic status of a town may be gauged by the number of pawn shops on its … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #94

Joe Fields, a driving force in the jazz music business for over 50 years, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.  He was 88 years old. Joe was born in Jersey City, N.J. in 1929 and raised in Brooklyn. He … Continue reading

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