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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