Enough is Enough (but not Enough Blues)
From ‘Stop Talking’ to ‘I Ain’t Gonna Pick No More Cotton’ , we have mixed 20 ‘Blues‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Enough, Stop, No More, etc.‘. It has Willie Dixon, Tampa Red , Big Bill Broonzy, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters and many more.
Reverend Gary Davis: In his prime of life, which is to say the late ’20s, the Reverend Gary Davis was one of the two most renowned practitioners of the East Coast school of ragtime guitar; 35 years later, despite two decades spent playing on the streets of Harlem in New York, he was still one of the giants in his field, playing before thousands of people at a time, and an inspiration to dozens of modern guitarist/singers
Smokin’Joe Kubek on Myspace : For almost 20 years, the red-hot Texas rockin’ blues of Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King has been thrilling music fans all around the world. Kubek’s raucous roadhouse fretwork is expertly complimented by the equally fiery guitar and soulful vocals of Bnois King.
Alexis Korner : Alexis agreed it was odd that the Americans now seemed to be copying British bluesmen rather than the American source musicians. “I can understand why,” he admitted. “In general terms it’s because Eric Clapton is a better romantic hero than Muddy Waters. The young British musicians are socially more acceptable than the American Negro originals.”
The Sky I Scrape. : Barbee explained that this sudden move was due to his evading the law for shooting and killing his girlfriend’s lover. He later found out that he had only injured the man, but by the time this was discovered, Barbee had moved on from making a career out of playing music.
Bobby Bland on Wikipedia : Bland’s recordings from the early 1950s show him striving for individuality, but any progress was halted by a spell in the U.S. Army. When the singer returned to Memphis in 1954 he found several of his former associates, including Johnny Ace, enjoying considerable success, while Bland’s recording label, Duke, had been sold to Houston entrepreneur Don Robey.
Amazon : Edith Wilson belongs to that first group of African-American women referred to as vaudeville or cabaret blues singers that in the early ’20s followed Mamie Smith into the recording studios. Wilson’s recording career started with Columbia in 1921 with accompaniments provided by trumpeter Johnny Dunn’s Jazz Hounds.
Big Bill Bronzy : Big Bill was a stand-in for Robert Johnson, who had been murdered in Mississippi in August that year. Hammond heard about Johnson’s death just a week before the concert was due to take place.
The History of Rock’nRoll : In 1958, Ballard wrote “The Twist”, an up tempo 12 bar blues that used a melody line he’d lifted from the group’s flop of the previous year, “Is Your Love For Real?” which he had in turn borrowed from McPhatter and the Drifter’s 1955 hit “What ‘Cha Gonna Do?” Unhappy at Federal, Ballard took the new tune to Vee-Jay, which cut it but didn’t release it.