Sunday, May 22, 2016

George "Wild Child" Butler - Funky Butt Lover

The great bluesman George "Wild Child" Butler died Tuesday, March 1 in a Windsor, Ontario hospital, the result of a pulmonary embolism. He was 68. Wild Child was born in Autaugaville, Alabama on October 1, 1936 and earned his blues stripes beginning in the late 1950s when he took his unique harmonica sound and singing from rural Alabama juke joints to the clubs of Chicago. In the late 1960s, he performed mostly in New Orleans and Houston before returning to Chicago and then touring extensively. Wild Child eventually settled in Canada with his wife Elaine, who survives him. Wild Child's recording debut came on the Sharp label in 1964. Between 1966 and 1968, he recorded singles produced by Willie Dixon for Jewel Records. He later had releases on Mercury, TK Records, Charly, Rooster Blues, MC Records, Bullseye Blues and APO Records. His final record, Sho' 'Nuff, was released in 2001. Wild Child's performance resume includes tours with Jimmy Rogers, Sam Lay, Lightnin' Hopkins, Cousin Joe and Roosevelt Sykes. He also played periodically with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Jimmie Lee Robinson, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson II and many other famous bluesmen. George Butler came upon his nickname even before he could walk. The little boy took to harassing the women who visited his mother in their rural Alabama shack. He would crawl across the floor and pull on their skirts and legs until the women began telling Beatrice Butler that her son was "a wild child." From the time Wild Child picked up the harp at age five, he played it upside down. Not until about 25 years ago did somebody tell him that the high notes were supposed to be played on the right side of the harp. By then, Wild Child had developed his upside down sound, and that style combined with his syncopated singing has been tough to pigeonhole. "They've always called mine the swamp sound," Wild Child said in 2001. "It's not too fast and not too slow. They calls it snapping blues. I was told from Willie Dixon that I had a way-out strange voice. He said he could hear it between Howlin' Wolf and Lightnin' Hopkins. He said ain't nothing been around like that." Dixon also once told Wild Child: "You are the moan of the suffering woman, the groan of the dying man. You ain't nothing but the blues." Wild Child was a very talented songwriter who performed and recorded almost all originals. He and APO Records were planning another recording session when he died. Wild Child had finished writing all of the songs. To those who knew him, Wild Child will be remembered for his exceptional kindness. He had a child-like innocence and enjoyed laughing about simple observations. He sincerely cared for his friends and checked up on them regularly, even those who never checked on him. APO Records appreciates him as an always-loyal friend who shared generously of his time and talent.Visit for more info.
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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Visitors requests....maybe you can help out

You can leave requests, comments  and replies in the usual way and after moderation they will appear below.
Please do not request new or easy to find CD's as they will not be posted here.


5th of February: Gerard Herzhaft -Willie Walker - Same on Haute 1108 (CD)

5th of February: Tom Thumb -Someone out there owning those old Negro Art / Highway 51 LPs?
I'm looking for
Big Son Tillis: Dayton Stomp/My baby WroteMe (Negro Art 368)
Jesse James:Forgive Me Blues/ Corinna's Boogie (Highway 51 # 101).
I wouldn't mind both of these either.

9th of February: Jeff Harris - Memphis Sessions 1956—1961 on Wolf

30th March: Justine -  Chess Blues vol. 1-5, LP series from 80's

30th March: John - John Brim & Little Hudson P-vine Lp
Flyright LP is available on the blog

8th April: Anonymous - Stash LP 'Jake Walk Blues' 

10th of April: Kurt Kricz,
Southern Comfort Country - Flyright 501
Tarheel Stomp - Flyright LP 511
And on some other labels:
The Blues - vol. 4 - big bear
Piano Blues Legends - jsp 1056
Old Country Blues (Flyright LP 537)

11th April: Paul James Broussard:
little joe blue on p-vine label with 4 bonus tracks - japan
t black and the zydeco machine - funky trailride lp

15th April: Abe - Magic Slim & The Teardrops - The Zoo Bar Collection Vol 1
Thanks BDad for the link to

17th April; Billy Boy - Billy Boy Arnold -  side of cool 45 "I ain't got no money ?
Has this ever been re-released??

22nd April: Gerard Herzhaft -Joe Liggins' title Ham-bone boogie (Exclusive 151X). Very hard to hear rare instrumental.

1st May: Pablovski - VA -Is Blues As Big As Texas ( Home cooking)

20th May: KurtGS - Percy Mayfield 3 lp's
Blues And Then Some
Bought Blues - Can be found on Gerards blog plus alot more.
Weakness Is A Thing Called Man
This Percy Mayfield comp. has all but 6 numbers from the 2 RCA lp's:

Friday, May 20, 2016

Muddy Waters - Sunnyland & Interview

This is, I believe, the original bootleg from George Paulus that was later bootlegged in the UK as " Vintage Muddy Waters - Sunnyland KS 100".
Originally it came in a plain white sleeve with a insert with the track info. Unfortunately the insert has disappeared along the way. The track listing is as you can see below is slightly different to the Sunnyland UK version and it's really only for idiots like me.

1. My heart
2. Real love
3. i believe & studio talk
4. Sun rose this morning
5. Intro band & interview
6. Mojo

1. Streamline woman
2. Standing here trembling
3. Smokestack lightning
4. Flood
5. Blues before sunrise
6. Crawling kingsnake


Various - Negro Art Limited Editions

Negro Art was a label owned by Bert Bradfield. Bert was an American GI who after the war married a French girl and settled in a suburb of Paris. A fan of jazz, blues and R& B, he stocked thousands of imported records, 78s, 45s, LP's in his garage and sold it first to visitors then through mail order during the 60's and early 70s. With Negro Art, he himself gathered blues and R&B 78s from what he had and issued it with limited copies. Packaging was poor, sound often awful and there were no liner notes nor discography of any kind but most of the titles were then "virgin territory" for most (all?) of us and we bought it whatever Bert was issuing. Fortunately today we know much better and almost everything that was in Negro Art has been reissued more properly. Anyway, Bert Bradfield opened the path and should be thanked for that. (comment 7-2-14, Gerard Herzhaft)

357: not available
367: not available
368: not available

Except for the cover above the rest of the covers had no info printed on them so I haven't bothered to scan them. Neither have the Lp's been tagged but you can find the track listings at Stefan Wirz's site if you want to tag them.

A big Thank you to Rugbymaxi for providing 362.

W. C. Clark Blues Revue - Something For Everybody

A1 Can't You Hear Me Calling You
A2 My Song
A3 Crossroads
A4 Certain Girl
A5 Summer Days
A6 So Hard To Bear
B1 Rushin'
B2 Lovers Plea
B3 My, My Mys
B4 Rough Edges
B5 Pretty Little Mama
B6 Bottomless Pit

Another one from KansasJoe


Luther Johnson - Come On Home

A1 Comin Home Baby 2:43
A2 Top Of The Boogaloo 3:45
A3 Blues For Hippies 2:38
A4 Remember Me 5:53
A5 Evil 2:37
B1 Sad Day Uptown 3:50
B2 Digging My Potatoes 3:09
B3 Sting It 2:30
B4 Natural Hair Wig 3:15
B5 Why'd You Do Me


Monday, May 16, 2016

Buddy Guy - The Dollar Done Fell

Countless legions of blues fans around the world can attest to the greatness of Buddy Guy. If you're a fan that has listened to Buddy's recordings, but have never got to see him live and in person you've been deprived of the "other-worldly" charisma and bond that Buddy magically creates with his audience. Many talented musicians can play, but they don't interact with the crowd. Some don't even open their eyes half the time, and believe it or not, though they like to play, they'd rather play in a recording studio without an audience. Not so for Mr. Buddy Guy! He is not only an unmatched blues singer and guitar player, but he is also an unrivaled entertainer. He paces and prowls from one end of the stage to the next like a caged lion. He constantly makes eye contact with his fans and you feel his inner most emotions. This LP was recorded at Buddy's own Southside Chicago Club in 1979 which was intimate to say the least as compared to today's large venues. If you ever wished you could go back in time to be part of a blues experience, that today you could only see recreated in the movies, Buddy's performance on this LP would be center stage. Buddy's raw live performance encompasses 9 songs totaling just under 60 minutes. Throughout the show you can hear individual shrieking fans invigorated by Buddy's gripping blues performance. In summary, this LP proves that my Grandfather was right when he used to tell me: "THE BEST KIND OF BUDDY TO HAVE... IS A LIVE BUDDY!" (not my review)

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Buster Benton - Why Me

Later 80's recording on the Ichiban label. Not the best from Buster but you could do a lot worse. There should be 3 more LP's from Buster somewhere in the blog.
HM filling a request for Mapleblues.

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Various - Live At The Fickle Pickle

Tracks taped in 1963 at the legendary "Fickle Pickle Club" in Chicago. Excellent sound quality for live recordings from that period and not to forget some good music also.
If you want to know who originally recorded the numbers check out this site:

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Andrew "Voice' Odom - Farther Down The Road

Don't Ever Leave Me All Alone 4:02
Stormy Monday 4:54
Farther Up The Road 4:57
Feel So Good 4:57
Long About Sunrise 6:41
Take Me Back To East St. Louis 4:35
I Got The Feelin' 4:42
It's My Own Fault 6:11
Please Love Me

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