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Rhythm Highways

Mar 21, 2019 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Music

With East Side Slim

East Side Slim takes you cruising on many musical roads, with all leading back to the crossroad - the blues. Come on along for the ride on Rhythm Highways. You'll hear American music - music that swings, rolls and comes from the soul. Tune in to hear blues, R&B, gospel, swing, soul, rock 'n' roll, jazz and roadhouse, even the occasional honky tonk or western swing song. Rhythm Highways - it's an East Side groove.

Rhythm Highways
6:24 AM
The People vs Hugh DeNeal - Glorious Scars
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Gas Station Sandwiches The People vs Hugh Deneal 2019
While the album on the whole isn't a great fit for my show, it's a great folk/rock record, recorded just a couple hours south of St. Louis at Misunderstudio in Murphysboro, Illinois. (home of some of the finest BBQ that's ever graced my palette.)
6:17 AM
The Red-Headed Strangers - Run Back to You
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No Time to Waste The Red-Headed Strangers 2018
This is one of Maureen Sullivan's compositions, but you'll find fine compositions from most all the band members on terrific album from St. Louis' RHS.
6:10 AM
Jelly Roll Kings - Burnt Biscuits
Jelly Roll Kings Burnt Biscuits
Rockin' the Juke Joint Down Earwig Music 1993
This album is essential listening for fans of true juke joint music. Deep blues from Frank Frost, Big Jack Johnson and Sam Carr.
6:07 AM
Big George Brock - No No Baby
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Round Two Cat Head Presents 2006
Recorded at Electric Catfish Studio in May 2006. Of special notes, Hubert Sumlin supplied lead guitar on 2 cuts, but not this one - Ha!
6:03 AM
Jessie Mae Hemphill - Loving In the Moonlight
Jessie Mae Hemphill Loving In the Moonlight
She-Wolf HMG/HighTone Records 1998
This album was originally released in 1980 in France, and languished a bit due to biz reasons. However, it allowed for Jessie Mae to tour Europe several times up until a stroke suffered in 1993 essentially ended her performing career. Loving in the Moonlight is one of her own songs.
5:57 AM
Chuck Higgins - Higgins Blues (Take 2)
Chuck Higgins Higgins Blues (Take 2)
Blows His Wig Ace 2006
5:54 AM
Chuck Higgins - I'm In Love With You (Take 2) featuring Ora Mae Garvin
Chuck Higgins I'm In Love With You (Take 2) featuring Ora Mae Garvin
Blows His Wig Ace 2006
Chuck Higgins was a terrific sax man and bandleader in the 1950s in Los Angeles, many of his finest recordings being with Jake Porter's Combo Records.
5:51 AM
Billie Holiday - T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Billie Holiday T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
The Complete Commodore & Decca Masters Universal Music 2009
A Decca single, originally, recorded in Aug fo 1949. Composed by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins.
5:48 AM
Hadda Brooks - Just A Little Blusie
Hadda Brooks Just A Little Blusie
Swingin' the Boogie Volume 2 Ace Records 2003
Cut for Modern Records circa 1945. This CD is essentially Volume 2 of Ace's "Best of Hadda Brooks" series. Volume 1 concentrates on vocal cuts, volume 2 on her amazing piano skills.
5:39 AM
Bonita & The Blues Shacks - Momma's Goin' Dancin'
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Sweet Thing Rhythm Bomb Records 2019
A brand new, and very cool, album from the North-South combo of South Africa's Bonita and Germany's Blues Shacks. Blues, soul, rock n roll...so you know i'm diggin' it!
5:33 AM
Tony Holiday - Woman Named Trouble (feat. Jake Friel & John Nemeth)
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Porch Sessions VizzTone 2019
This album was a real surprise to me, in a most pleasant way. I tend to shy away from "guests" albums, but I'm glad I didn't here. This is a tremendous album, folks. Good stuff!
5:29 AM
Sondra Williams - He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Sondra Williams He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Hark The Voice Atlantic 1967
Sondra Williams (Miss Heartaches) was originally from Stockton, California, where she began performing at the age of SIX at her later father's church (Rev. Austin E. Williams).
5:21 AM
Gospel Six - Ragged Boy
Gospel Six Ragged Boy
Strengthen Me Lord Checker 1972
Composed by group member Henery Truesdale. Beyond that there are holes in my knowledge that I need to fill.
5:19 AM
The Galatian Singers - Steal Away
The Galatian Singers Steal Away
Keep On Praying King Records 1968
I don't know much about the Galatian Singers , other than there were 6 singers here, split evenly between female and male voices. It appears I have some research to perform.
5:12 AM
Little Joe McLerran & Flávio Guimarães - Pearly Gates
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Month of Sundays Blue Crawfish Recods 2019
This is the release by this pair in about 6 months, and it's even better than the 1st, and the 1st is tremendous. Little Joe from Oklaho, Flavio from Brazil. Joe on gtr and vox, Flavio on mouth harp.
5:07 AM
Watermelon Slim - Holler # 4
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Church of the Blues NorthernBlues Music 2019
Watermelon Slim doing what he does best, making the listener FEEL his story.
5:00 AM
Walter Greiner - Gabriel's blues
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St. Louis Blues Society Presents 18 In 18 St. Louis Blues Society 2019
What a fantastic tribute to KDHX's GABRIEL - in fact, the entire release is dedicated to Gabriel. My thanks to the St Louis Blues Society for that!!! Oh, Rum Drummers Mat Wilson and Ryan Koenig on resonator gtr and lap steel, respectively. (I knew Mat's tone the second I heard it!)

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