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Views of the Blues

Nov 30, 2020 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Blues

With Sunnyland Steve

Great blues music in its historical & cultural context.

Posthumous birthday tributes to guitarist Brownie McGhee and slide guitarist Robert Nighthawk, both born on this date, Nov. 30; and lots of brand new blues.

Views of the Blues
2:43 PM
The Lucky Losers - Half a Nothing
The Lucky Losers Half a Nothing N
Godless Land VizzTone 2020 CD USA2B2057063
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz are both vocalist and he plays harmonica
2:40 PM
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Daisy
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Daisy
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee TKO 1996 CD
Walter McGhee was born on this date, Nov. 30, in 1915 in TN; he died in Oakland in 1996; he and harmonica maven Terry were musical partners for decades, although for the last couple of decades they didn't get along and wouldn't even talk to each other
2:35 PM
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Good Rockin' Tonight
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Good Rockin' Tonight
Live from Deep in the Heart of Texas MCA 1974 CD
Pianist George Frayne (Cody) and his band formed in Ann Arbor, MI, and then moved to Austin, TX; guitar by Bill Kirchen, vocal by Billy C. Farlow
2:33 PM
Andy Cohen - West Coast Blues
Andy Cohen West Coast Blues N
Tryin' to Get Home Earwig Music 2020 CD US52P2076016
Cohen plays gospel and country as well as blues; he resides in Memphis
2:30 PM
Morganfield Burnett - It's Time to Be Free
Morganfield Burnett It's Time to Be Free
Self 2016 CD
He is a Santa Barbara singer and harmonica player who plays frequently in the area; he was lead singer for a couple of years for the R&B Bombers
2:26 PM
Trudy Lynn - It Won't Be Long
Trudy Lynn It Won't Be Long
Blues Keep Knockin' Connor Ray Music 2018 CD QMAAK1888883
Lynn is a TX soul and blues singer is now 73 years old; harmonica by Steve Krase
2:21 PM
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - Old School
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite Old School N
100 Years of Blues Alligator Records 2020 CD USARL2000405
Guitarist Bishop and harmonica expert Musselwhite both matured musically in Chicago in the 1960s, and now are two of the biggest names in the blues
2:16 PM
Big Jay McNeely - Gingercake
Big Jay McNeely Gingercake
The Deacon, Unabridged, vol. 1 1948-1950 Swingin' 2019 CD AUXN21941266
McNeely was a highly popular R&B saxophonist in the 1950s; he died a few years ago in his 90s
2:13 PM
Kim Wilson - If It Ain't Me
Kim Wilson If It Ain't Me
Take Me Back M.C. Records 2019 CD QMPCY2000024
Something brand new from singer and ace harmonica player Wilson, who grew up near Santa Barbara and was known as Goleta Slim before he moved to Austin, TX, and started The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray's older brother
2:10 PM
Sippie Wallace - Women Be Wise
Sippie Wallace Women Be Wise
Women Be Wise Alligator Records USA, www.alligator.com 1992 CD
Recorded in 1966 by Wallace, who was a popular singer in the 1920s and 1930s and a big influence on Bonnie Raitt
2:06 PM
Erin Harpe - Women Be Wise
Erin Harpe Women Be Wise N
Meet Me in the Middle VizzTone/Juicy Juju 2020 CD USA2B2058746
Harpe is a very good singer and finger-picking guitarist from Massachusetts; bass by her husband Jim Countryman
2:02 PM
Robert Nighthawk - Take It Easy Baby
Robert Nighthawk Take It Easy Baby
Live on Maxwell Street 1964 Rounder USA 1980 CD USRO28002206
He was born Robert McCollum, and was the father of drummer Sam Carr

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