Blues 24/24

From ‘Early In The Morning’ to ‘So Many Cold Mornings’ , we have mixed 19 ‘Blues‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Morning, Evening, Night and so on‘. “Blues 24/24” has Champion Jack Dupree & Jesse Ellory, Brownie Mcghee, Lightnin Hopkins, Joe Louis Walker and many more.

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Guardian: Eaglin burst on to the international folk scene in the early 1960s with a handful of astonishing albums, drawn from tape recordings made by the folklorist Harry Oster and issued on folk “documentary” labels like Folkways, Folk-Lyric and Heritage. They revealed him as a kind of human jukebox, …

JazzTimes : Folk blues is the focus on The Return of Koerner, Ray & Glover (Red House 131; 43:15). The third and final group album of the rowdy folk blues trio from Minneapolis comprised of 7-string guitarist-vocalist “Spider” John Koerner, 12-string-guitarist-vocalist Dave “Snaker” Ray and harmonica ace Tony “Little Sun” Glover, it was recorded in July of 1965 and originally released by Elektra.

Incredible Blues Puppies : The Incredible Blues Puppies were the closing act of the Merton Abbey Blues Festival, and The Colour House Theatre was sold out for this gig. The band consists of ex-Yardbirds1 Nine Below Zero harmonica player Alan Glen and hisBarcodes compatriot Dino Coccia, on drums, along with BluesEngineer John O’Reilly on lead1 slide guitar, and former Paul Lamb bassist Jim Mercer.

Brief Biographies : In the late 1920s and early 1930s, among the African-American audiences that nurtured the blues, there was hardly a better-known performer than Leroy Carr. He made over a hundred recordings, the first of which, 1928’s “How Long, How Long Blues,” made him a star who could fill large theaters around the Midwest and South. After Carr’s death in 1935, tribute songs were put on record by other blues performers, and later giants of the genre paid tributes of their own by covering Carr’s songs repeatedly.Read more: Leroy Carr Biography – Joined Circus, Toured with Guitarist Blackwell, Suffered Effects of Alcoholism, Selected discography

Blues Access : Throughout his sadly short life, William Clarke had an enormous respect and admiration for the older bluesmen from whom he learned his trade. He repeatedly and unfailingly credited both George “Harmonica” Smith and “Shakey” Jake Harris, his personal mentors, with teaching him the basics of the blues and with setting him on the road to becoming a professional musician.

Joe Louis Walker : And by the time he was 19 he had built a close friendship — they were roommates for many years — with Mike Bloomfield. Bloomfield’s tragic early death persuaded the young Walker to change his life. He enrolled at San Francisco State University, earning music and English degrees — and performing regularly with a gospel group, The Spiritual Corinthians. : Fred couldn’t have been more excited about doing a recording session and insisted we hire Johnny Woods, his old friend and a local legend, to accompany him on harp. No one in the area had seen Johnny in about either years, but Fred had heard he was back in town. Three hours on a dirt road later, we pulled up to a dilapidated shack in a town called Senatobia…

All About Jazz : Somewhat of a surprise is Jesse Ellery’s electric guitar; on hand a full seven years before Muddy Waters made Chicago blues history on the instrument.

PLAYLIST : Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown – Early In The Morning (4.03) . The Lovin’Spoonful – Night Owl Blues (3.00) . Champion Jack Dupree & Jesse Ellory – Morning tea (2.43) . Taj Mahal – Good Morning Miss Brown (3.17) . Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell – Stormy night blues (2.35) . Alexis Korner – Woke Up This Morning (2.43) . Paul Butterfield – Last Night (4.34) . Joe Bonamassa – Black Night (4.20) . Lightnin Hopkins – Got A Letter This Morning (2.56) . Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers – See Me In The Evening (5.08) . Greg Brown – Evening Call (3.17) . William Clarke – Last Monday Morning (5.56) . Pink Anderson – My Baby left me this morning (3.42) . Brownie Mcghee – Good Morning Blues (4.20) . Joe Louis Walker – Cold And Evil Night (5.21) . Koerner, Ray & Glover – Can’t Get My Rest At Night (3.24) . Aretha Franklin – Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (5.12) . Johnny Woods – So Many Cold Mornings (3.28) . Nina Simone – Don’t Take All Night (2.54) .


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