Saturday, November 28, 2015

Visitors requests....maybe you can help out

You may also leave requests, comments  and replies in the usual way and after moderation they will appear. As this posting will drop down the list with every new posting I will update it once a week to insure that it stays visible and near the top. Comments will be deleted regularly to keep them up to date.
Please do not request new or easy to find CD's as they will not be posted here. There are other excellent blogs that can help you out with your request.
That all been said we will have to start from scratch with the requests.

8 sept. 4ever Blue -silas hogan the godfather on wolf record
Thanks go to Dodoking

9 sept. John - Little Joe Blue Just Like B'  P-vine LP PJ 102

11 sept. Jeff Peters - Hound Dog Taylor "Live at Florence's" and "Houserockin' Boogie," the two bootlegged live lp's on JSP?
Thank you Kempen for sharing:
Hound Dog Taylor: House Rockin Boogie (JSP, 1982 + cover, 84mb) Dog Taylor: Live at Florence's (JSP, 1969 + cover, VBR V0 +-220kbps, 60mb)
both vinyl rips have some scratches; 

13 sept. John F - Black Girl' that was included on the original issue of 'Silas Hogan - Godfather'(Blues South West LP), but is missing from the Wolf CD

20 sept. Jaques Obombre -
Herwin 207: Whole World In His Hands 1927-1936
Herwin 204: Blind Joe Taggart 1926 to 1931
201 Bukka White sings Sic 'em Dogs on Me 1927 to 1939
202-203 Sanctified songs vol. 1-2
Herwin 202:
Herwin 203:
Herwin 207:

22 sept. Xyros52 - Eddie Boyd - Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
Thanks go to BluesDude:

25 sept. Ray L. -complete Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe in 320 
Docd 5028 - Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy 1 (1929-1930)
Docd 5029 - Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy 2 (1930-1931)
Docd 5030 - Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy 3 (1931-1932)
Docd 5031 - Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy 4 (1933-1934)
Our thanks go to Marcfr for sharing

23 oct. Anonymous:  I am Looking for (all Magpie PY ....):
The Piano Blues Vol. 3 Vocalion 1928-1930
The Piano Blues Vol. 15 Dallas 1927-1929
The Piano Blues Vol. 19 Barrelhouse Women 1925-1933
The Piano Blues Vol. 20 Barrelhouse Years 1928-1933
The Piano Blues Vol. 21 Unissued Boogie 1938-1945
It helps to do a search before requesting something :-)
Little Brother Montgomery: These Are What I Like
Unissued Recordings Vol. 1
Little Brother Montgomery: Those I Liked I Learned
Unissued Recordings Vol. 2

27 oct. BluesDude: George & Ethel McCoy - Early in the morning (Adelphi) & At home with the Blues (Swingmaster)

7 nov. Metrobasser:
i'd like to listen to followings.
1. Lattie Moore
    I'm Not Broke But I'm Badly Bent 1953-63 (Westside UK)
2. Gene O'Quin
    Boogie Woogie Fever (Bear Family)
3. Moon Mullican
    Showboy Special: Early King Sides (Westside UK)
4. Al King
    Blues Master (Forevermore)

thank you

Elmore James - Got To Move

Nice old Charly Lp that we used to kill for. Tracks on this lp cover the period 1952-63 with most of them from the early 60's. More than likely everything has since been rereleased in better quality.


Johnny Otis - Rock 'n Roll Hit Parade

 Originally released  in 1957 on Johnny Otis's Dig label. TheLP centered around the Jayos, a group assembled by Otis that at times included Richard Berry, Jesse Belvin, Mel Williams, Arthur "Lee" Mayes (a future Major Leaguer), Harold Lewis, Sonny Moore, Tony Allen, and others. Nobody brought anything resembling an original song to these sessions; practically all the tunes are remakes or, in some instances, covers, and even the few that aren't sound like something you heard before by someone else. But if enjoy good music, regardless of who came first, you'll find this to be a fine collection of '50s R&B/doo wop. (Allmusic - Andrew Hamilton) Original review of the 24 track CD heavily edited.


Hartmut's Singles 4

Some more early soul with a bit of R&R thrown in.


Various - Roots - The Rock And Soul Sound Of Louisiana And Mississippi

Companion LP to "Roots Of Rhythm And Blues" posted last week. More early 60's Soul and R&B Louisiana and Mississippi.
Both these LP's could get me hooked on early Southern Soul .... great stuff.

Our thanks go to KansasJoe for sharing it.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Guitar Crusher - Live At Quasimodo

Live (no audience) recording from 1987 at the Quasimodo club in Berlin. Nice funky blues and as it's a "dummy head" recording it's best to listen to it with headphones.
If you're a bit of a dummy like me read this article for an explanation of what a dummy head recording is.
Thanks go to someone for sharing.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Various - Roots Of Rhythm And Blues

A fine offering from a visitor and something new to me also.

A1 –Al White & His Hi-Liters Johnny B. Goode
A2 –Naomi Bradly A Fool In Love
A3 –The Queenettes Don't Mistreat Me
A4 –The Dominoes Baby Fat
A5 –Johnny Larand And The Internes The Eel
A6 –The Dominoes Testify
A7 –The Barons Until The End
A8 –The Barons I Can Jerk All Night
B1 –Louis Armstrong & His Rainbow Of Rhythm On My Way Back Home
B2 –Dave Bonds There's Something About My Girl That's Mighty Sweet
B3 –The Queenettes Maybe
B4 –The Barons There's A Dream For You
B5 –Phillip & The Originals Dream Lover
B6 –The Queenettes Make My Life Worth Living
B7 –Johnny Larand And The Internes Come On Home

Here's a link on Al White and the 2nd RBF LP will be posted soon.


Hartmuts Singles 3

Some more soul, R&B with a smattering of blues from Hartmut.


Otis Spann - Nobody Knows My Troubles

The great Otis Spann was just 40 when he passed on but what a bluesman he was. This recording, although somewhat shy in playing time for a compact disc, contains a mess of some fine piano playing (one track with organ) & singing of straight-ahead blues from Otis. Recorded in 1965 & 66 by the late Pete Welding, these sides capture Mr. Spann just before his health began to take a spiral for the worst and are well worth giving a listen to.
While Otis Spann really attained his reputation from the earlier sides as the band pianist with Muddy Waters, it was not until the mid-60's blues boom that he gained recognition from an audience outside the Chicago blues clubs and the American chitlin' circuit.
Otis is complimented here by a stock Chicago blues band for the times which means he gets able backing from Johnny Young/Johnny Shines (guitar), Jimmy Lee Morris/Lee Jackson (bass), S.P. Leary/Fred Below (drums), and Jimmy Cotton/Shakey Horton (harmonica). Eight of the titles are Otis playing and singing solo, displaying his magnificent interpretations of blues standards from some of his influences, these being Big Maceo Merriweather, Little Brother Montgomery, and Sonny Boy Williamson (Willie Miller).
On most of the band cuts, you get James Cotton wailing away with some of the fiercest harp ever put on recording tape. One title includes the great Walter Horton, a frequent companion on many of Spann's recordings from this time period. The high quality of the music and playing on this set ranks it up closer to the superb Candid recordings that Otis Spann made with Robert Lockwood Jr. about 5 years earlier.
Also released on a Testament cd with a couple of extra tracks.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fenton Robinson - Monday Morning Boogie & Blues

His Japanese fans reverently dubbed Fenton Robinson "the mellow blues genius" because of his ultra-smooth vocals and jazz-inflected guitar work. But beneath the obvious subtlety resides a spark of constant regeneration -- Robinson tirelessly strives to invent something fresh and vital whenever he's near a bandstand.
The soft-spoken Mississippi native got his career going in Memphis, where he'd moved at age 16. First, Rosco Gordon used him on a 1956 session for Duke that produced "Keep on Doggin'." The next year, Fenton made his own debut as a leader for the Bihari brothers' Meteor label with his first reading of "Tennessee Woman." His band, the Dukes, included mentor Charles McGowan on guitar; T-Bone Walker and B.B. King were Robinson's idols.
1957 also saw Fenton team up with bassist Larry Davis at the Flamingo Club in Little Rock. Bobby Bland caught the pair there and recommended them to his boss, Duke Records prexy Don Robey. Both men made waxings for Duke in 1958, Robinson playing on Davis's classic "Texas Flood" and making his own statement with "Mississippi Steamboat." Robinson cut the original version of the often-covered Peppermint Harris-penned slow blues "As the Years Go Passing By" for Duke in 1959 with New Orleans prodigy James Booker on piano. The same date also produced a terrific "Tennessee Woman" and a marvelous blues ballad, "You've Got to Pass This Way Again."
Fenton moved to Chicago in 1962, playing South side clubs with Junior Wells, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Otis Rush and laying down the swinging "Say You're Leavin'" for USA in 1966. But it was his stunning slow blues "Somebody (Loan Me a Dime)," cut in 1967 for Palos, that insured his blues immortality. Boz Scaggs liked it so much that he covered it for his 1969 debut LP. Unfortunately, he initially also claimed he wrote the tune; much litigation followed.
John Richbourg's Sound Stage 7/Seventy 7 labels, it's safe to say, didn't really have a clue as to what Fenton Robinson's music was all about. The guitarist's 1970 Nashville waxings for the firm were mostly horrific -- Robinson wasn't even invited to play his own guitar on the majority of the horribly unsubtle rock-slanted sides. His musical mindset was growing steadily jazzier by then, not rockier.
Robinson fared a great deal better at his next substantial stop: Chicago's Alligator Records. His 1974 album Somebody Loan Me a Dime remains the absolute benchmark of his career, spotlighting his rich, satisfying vocals and free-spirited, understated guitar work in front of a rock-solid horn-driven band. By comparison, 1977's I Hear Some Blues Downstairs was a trifle disappointing despite its playful title track and a driving T-Bone tribute, "Tell Me What's the Reason."
Alligator issued Nightflight, another challenging set, in 1984, then backed off the guitarist. His most recent disc, 1989's Special Road, first came out on the Dutch Black Magic logo and was reissued by Evidence Music not long ago. Robinson passed away on November 25, 1997 at the age of 62 due to complications from brain cancer.

OK, this may not be great but it's not much worse than a lot of blues lp's released in the early 70's by name artists.
It's also pressings like this one that cd's were welcomed with open arms. You can see bubbling and grime pressed into the lp and after cleaning it 3 times it doesn't sound much better than it looks like.


CD with extra tracks: