Can we Talk Blues...

33thirdcom33thirdcom 2,049 Posts
edited March 2016 in Music Talk
Not that I got em... but its been steady highlights in my rotation lately.

I just got a few track I am really feeling...

B.B. King w/ Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues

Also John Lee Hooker is killing it for me right now.

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  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Treat yourself...



  • hammertimehammertime 2,390 Posts
    been listening to Otis Rush- "Double Trouble" a lot lately.


  • 33thirdcom33thirdcom 2,049 Posts
    Nice. I haven't heard that album... live right? I thought it was interesting the mix of Cream and JLH, they added alot of power to the songs, but also gave them a completely I guess more polished sound...

  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts
    Can some "real head" give this its first proper vinyl issue?

    Floyd Dixon - Please Don't Go (unreleased version)



  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
    I put Magic Sam "West Side Soul" on in the car the other week, still easily one of my fave blues albums of all time.

  • Sonny Boy Williamson "Help Me"(checker)

    Lazy Lester "Courtroom Blues"(excello)


  • 33thirdcom33thirdcom 2,049 Posts
    Been sticking with some of the basics today for the most part.




     
    Highly recommended overview of John Lee Hooker...



  • 33thirdcom33thirdcom 2,049 Posts
    Sonny Boy Williamson "Help Me"(checker)




    cosign!!!

  • hammertimehammertime 2,390 Posts
    I put Magic Sam "West Side Soul" on in the car the other week, still easily one of my fave blues albums of all time.

    absolutely...another favorite of mine is:



  • Buddy Guy -I Was Walking Through the Woods (Chess)

    Collects a bunch of his incendiary early 60s sides. Great stuff.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Nice. I haven't heard that album... live right?

    Yes, it's live and it never lets up. Highly recommended...

  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts
    Buddy Guy -I Was Walking Through the Woods (Chess)

    Collects a bunch of his incendiary early 60s sides. Great stuff.

    Buddy Guy's version of 'Out of Sight' tops even James Brown's, IMO

  • parsecparsec 5,087 Posts
    some faves:

    mississippi john hurt
    pink anderson
    scrapper blackwell
    bukka white
    sleepy john estes
    fred mcdowell
    robert johnson
    blind willie mctell
    slim harpo

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,028 Posts


    B.B. King w/ Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues

    What's this all about? I never knew these 2 recorded together.
    Than again I usually check her 30's stuff with Teddy Wilson, etc,
    rather than her 50's material.


    A few more recent personal discoveries:

    J.B. Hutto & the Hawks Hawk Squat LP on Delmark.
    Raw raw 60's shit, sounds like Elmore James with a tough R&B band.

    Frank Frost - Jewel LP - more rawness with NICE harp.



    My favorite blues 45: John Lee Hooker, "Big Legs, Tight Skirt"

  • troublemantroubleman 1,928 Posts
    what everything everyone else posted.

    plus...
    skip james -- the early stuff
    blind boy fuller
    fucking J.B. Lenoir
    charlie patton blues sides + his gospel stuff under a different name

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,730 Posts
    can we get some one-man-band action up in this beotch?

    Dr. Ross
    Jesse Fuller

    I'm also deep, deep in to the rev Gary Davis and Son House.

  • luckluck 4,077 Posts
    Geechie Wiley, Elizabeth Cotten, Skip James, or go home.

  • 33thirdcom33thirdcom 2,049 Posts


    B.B. King w/ Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues

    What's this all about? I never knew these 2 recorded together.
    Than again I usually check her 30's stuff with Teddy Wilson, etc,
    rather than her 50's material.


    A few more recent personal discoveries:

    J.B. Hutto & the Hawks Hawk Squat LP on Delmark.
    Raw raw 60's shit, sounds like Elmore James with a tough R&B band.

    Frank Frost - Jewel LP - more rawness with NICE harp.



    My favorite blues 45: John Lee Hooker, "Big Legs, Tight Skirt"


    I didn't either but a friend sent me the track claiming its the case. ia m trying to find out where he got it from.

    The Big Legs, Tight Skirt is whats up.. track is

  • 6fran506fran50 266 Posts
    blind blake playing ragtime on his guitar ...

  • PrimeCutsLtdPrimeCutsLtd jersey fresh 2,629 Posts
    Buddy Guy - Stone Crazy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts


    B.B. King w/ Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues

    What's this all about? I never knew these 2 recorded together.
    Than again I usually check her 30's stuff with Teddy Wilson, etc,
    rather than her 50's material.


    A few more recent personal discoveries:

    J.B. Hutto & the Hawks Hawk Squat LP on Delmark.
    Raw raw 60's shit, sounds like Elmore James with a tough R&B band.

    Frank Frost - Jewel LP - more rawness with NICE harp.



    My favorite blues 45: John Lee Hooker, "Big Legs, Tight Skirt"


    I didn't either but a friend sent me the track claiming its the case. ia m trying to find out where he got it from.

    The Big Legs, Tight Skirt is whats up.. track is
    Probably not BB King with Billie Holiday, more likely Billie Holiday w/some other guitarist (Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Kenny Burrell). Would be cool to hear though if it was them.

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    Nice. I haven't heard (The Cream by John Lee Hooker)... live right? I thought it was interesting the mix of Cream and JLH, they added alot of power to the songs, but also gave them a completely I guess more polished sound...

    The band Cream did NOT back up Hooker on that album...The Cream is merely the album title (as in "the cream of the crop"). The band Cream would have already been broken up for ten years or so by the time this Hooker album came out in 1978.

    Some blues faves of mine:
    - just about everything Jimmy Reed ever did on the Vee Jay label (ever hear The Legend - The Man, this greatest-hits album where Jimmy is interviewed between tracks? it's reissued on CD and hearing his half-drunk Southern drawl relate how he wrote "Big Boss Man" or "Bright Lights - Big City" is a hoot)

    - Lowdown Backporch Blues, Louisiana Red (early sixties recording on Roulette, including the classic "Red's Dream" where he imagines going to the White House and appointing Ray Charles, Lightnin' Hopkins, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley and Big Maybelle to the U.S. Senate)

    - Rooster Blues, Lightnin' Slim (Louisiana swamp blues lives)

    - any compilation of blues on the Excello label

    - Billy Boy Arnold's sides on the Vee Jay label ("I Wish You Would,"Rockinitis," etc.)

  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts

    Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues

    yesssss, "Snatch It Back and Hold It" pre-funk funky blues

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts

    Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues

    yesssss, "Snatch It Back and Hold It" pre-funk funky blues

    His soulish tracks on the Bright Star and Blue Rock labels ("You're Tuff Enough," "Up In Heah," etc.) were amazing, as well...Mercury compiled a bunch of them in the late nineties on You're Tuff Enough, which reissues the Blue Rock LP of the same name plus some extras.

    That other album Jr. did on Blue Rock (Junior Wells Sings Live At The Golden Bear), was dull as dirt and should be avoided, but Delmark just put out Live At Theresa's 1975, which not only has the band throwing down some hellafied shuffles, but also has some bizarre, un-P.C. stage raps from Junior himself.

  • 33thirdcom33thirdcom 2,049 Posts
    Nice. I haven't heard (The Cream by John Lee Hooker)... live right? I thought it was interesting the mix of Cream and JLH, they added alot of power to the songs, but also gave them a completely I guess more polished sound...

    The band Cream did NOT back up Hooker on that album...The Cream is merely the album title (as in "the cream of the crop"). The band Cream would have already been broken up for ten years or so by the time this Hooker album came out in 1978.

    Some blues faves of mine:
    - just about everything Jimmy Reed ever did on the Vee Jay label (ever hear The Legend - The Man, this greatest-hits album where Jimmy is interviewed between tracks? it's reissued on CD and hearing his half-drunk Southern drawl relate how he wrote "Big Boss Man" or "Bright Lights - Big City" is a hoot)

    - Lowdown Backporch Blues, Louisiana Red (early sixties recording on Roulette, including the classic "Red's Dream" where he imagines going to the White House and appointing Ray Charles, Lightnin' Hopkins, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley and Big Maybelle to the U.S. Senate)

    - Rooster Blues, Lightnin' Slim (Louisiana swamp blues lives)

    - any compilation of blues on the Excello label

    - Billy Boy Arnold's sides on the Vee Jay label ("I Wish You Would,"Rockinitis," etc.)


    you're absolutely right... I was thinking of the Hooker and Heat records.

    my bad.

  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts

    Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues

    yesssss, "Snatch It Back and Hold It" pre-funk funky blues

    His soulish tracks on the Bright Star and Blue Rock labels ("You're Tuff Enough," "Up In Heah," etc.) were amazing, as well...Mercury compiled a bunch of them in the late nineties on You're Tuff Enough, which reissues the Blue Rock LP of the same name plus some extras.

    That other album Jr. did on Blue Rock (Junior Wells Sings Live At The Golden Bear), was dull as dirt and should be avoided, but Delmark just put out Live At Theresa's 1975, which not only has the band throwing down some hellafied shuffles, but also has some bizarre, un-P.C. stage raps from Junior himself.

    Yeah for real. I just led off my latest mixtape with Up in Heah. Followed by Calvin Leavy's "Brought you to the City", and Willie Joe's "funny thing". I know that other thread makes it sound like mixtapes are a thing of the past, but I must disagree.

  • Rob Ramage was a Blues favorite of mine. Wayne Babych as well. Never liked bernie federko much though. Brett Hull of course too.

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,028 Posts

    That other album Jr. did on Blue Rock (Junior Wells Sings Live At The Golden Bear), was dull as dirt and should be avoided, but Delmark just put out Live At Theresa's 1975, which not only has the band throwing down some hellafied shuffles, but also has some bizarre, un-P.C. stage raps from Junior himself.


    His live LP It's My Life, Baby on Vanguard is pretty fantastic.



    some more...

    Arthur Cruddup is always fun, he's got that "yeah, man!" on LOCK

    Slim Harpo is great let's stay home and make out blues.

    Sonny Boy Williamson (the 8th?) - Down and Out Blues is a longtime fav.

    For pre-war sounds, I gotta go with Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell. There
    are about 200 different pressings of this material, all with essentially the same tracklist.
    There is good reason it's been kept in print over the past 50 years.

  • wooshiewooshie 490 Posts
    Leadbelly, Son House

  • Any of you hear an album from the Red Devils titled 'King King'? The whole anglo blues band thing travels in dangerous waters, but this album's pretty good. Lester Butler is a great harp player, and Rick Rubin (!) produces - it's on his label, I guess. Appearing in dollar bins around the world...

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