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Sep 8, 2022 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM
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.
Sunny Lowdown Red Devil Blues
The Blues Volume Low CoolStreme 2014
This album was the first solo release by the man known as Sunny Lowdown... For those who are up on your knowledge of brands of lye, well, Red Devil was, shall we say, infamous in blues lore.
Dave "Snaker" Ray Kid Man
Kid-Man Mountain Railroad 1977
Kid Man is a Sleepy John Estes song, who was a primary influence on the music of Dave Snaker Ray, who became an enormously influential musician in his own right out of Minnesota in the 1960s.
David Bromberg Band You Don't Have to Go
The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing but the Blues Red House Records 2016
The DBB, accused of low down, dirty country blues, the defendant promises "the blues, the whole blues and nothing but the blues". Ha! Although many of the tunes approach big band blues...it's all great stuff courtesy of DB and crew.
Joe Louis Walker Where Jesus Leads
In the Morning Telarc 2002
Song arranged by JLW, whose gospel roots are so very, very deep - to include about a decade working the gospel circuit, to include much of the 1970s.
The Gospel Hummingbirds Judgment Day
Steppin' Out BLIND PIG RECORDS 1992
Song composed by Joe Thomas, who worked with Roy Tyler since 1972 in the Gospel Hummingbirds. Roy is singing the "straight" lead on this song.
Roy Tyler & New Directions Good Time
Three Way Calling Severn Records Inc. 2004
Sad news to pass along, as Roy passed away around Aug 12th. This song is from RT's solo album, and is a reprise of a song he wrote and first recorded with the Gospel Hummingbirds for their Taking Flight album.
The Carter Brothers Booby Trap Baby
The Essential Carter Brothers Fuel 2000 2006
Composed by good friend and sometimes member of the group Morris Lee 'Duke' Coleman. The Carter Brothers were a real trio of brothers who deserve to be MUCH better known today - tremendous blues and then blues and soul out of the Los Angeles area from the 50s into the 70s.
Casey Jones I Am A Hog For Ya
Solid Blue Rooster Blues 1987
Noted Chicago blues drummer and vocalist Casey Jones, with his most blue-centric solo album as opposed to his other more jazz/R&B focused efforts. Guitar here by Maurice John Vaughn, bass from Johnny B. Gayden.
The Dig 3 Tell Me the Place (Bonus Track) N
The Dig 3 The Dig 3 2022
Oh babies, I can't tell you how much I love this album! Well now, I guess I just did! Tell Me is one of 3 bonus cuts on the new one, to include bass work from perhaps the finest blues bassist working today, Mr. Rodrigo Mantovani!
Trudy Lynn Feel You, Feel Me
The Woman In Me Ichiban Records 1991
The wonderful Trudy Lynn from 1991, on Atlanta's one-time great blues soul label Ichiban. Trudy is still going strong today, have released her Golden Girl album less than a year ago.
James Ross and Charles Hunt One More Time L
Rosebush Gino's 1986
All songs composed by Ross and Hunt. an example of the soul blues sound developed in St. Louis in the 70s and the 80s. According to CH: “There’s just two musics that are never going to die—the blues and the country. That’s the basics. They are very close. That’s where it all come from."
Ray Charles What'd I Say (Live) N
Live In Stockholm 1972 Tangerine Records 2022
Ray Charles, his Orchestra and The Raelettes - from a well recorded show in Stockholm, Sweden. Not available on CD, only LP and digital, although it was part of a massive box set from a year or so ago.
Interview: Joe Louis Walker, part 2
Zoomaview - Joe Louis Walker, part 2. JLW will be appearing in St. Louis LIVE at THE BIG TOP, Sunday, Sept 11 at 2pm as part of the Music at the Intersection festival.
B.B. King Up at 5 AM
Friends ABC 1974
The more I listen, the more I think my favorite era of BB's music is his "Philly sound' of the early to mid-1970s. BB was always a soul singer of the highest order, and the spotlight is fully on his voice - which was at it's peak during this time frame. Most of the album was recorded at Sigma Sound in Philly.
Joe Louis Walker Bad Betty
Eclectic Electric Cleopatra Blues 2021
Eclectic indeed, as has always been the case of JLW's career. Joe has been doing his own thing recording-wise for 50 years now, and we're all the better for it. EE is his 31st album release!!! Don't forget, JLW will be in St. Louis on Sunday, Sept 11 at The Big Top, 2pm show.
Eddie Kirkland Tomorrow May Bring a Better Day L
Have Mercy Pulsar 1988
The great Eddie Kirkland, long associated with Detroit, recorded in St. Louis on Sam Valenti's wonderful label - Pulsar Records. Recordings conducted by Oliver Sain at his Archway Studios. Red vinyl copy scored at the Record Exchange in St. Louis, MO!
Brad Stivers Lose Your Love
Six - EP VizzTone 2020
This young cat is such and old soul, as well as a terrific singer, guitarist and composer. Check him out if you aren't aware!
GA-20 Dry Run N
Crackdown Karma Chief Records 2022
GA-20 really got their sound dialed-in with their tribute to Hound Dog Taylor album, and the goodness only grows on this new album from the band. Dry Run is the first, and obvious, single from the records - so great !
Eddie 9V Little Black Flies
Little Black Flies Ruf Records GmbH 2021
Eddie 9 Volt (like the battery) is coming back to St. Louis soon, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd. All earthy energy and soul, babies!
Lily Locksmith When I Put the Blues on You N
Lily Locksmith Enviken Records 2022
Ah, Lily, you put the blues on us real good.... long live the music of Lily Locksmith!
Junior Wells You're The One
You're Tuff Enough - The Blue Rock Studio Recordings Mercury Records 1998
Jr Wells with a stunning interpretation of a Bobby Blue Bland tune.
Odell Brown Sign Of The Ram
Free Delivery Cadet 1970
Odell Elliott Brown Jr. - Born Louisville, Kentucky 2nd February 1940, died 3 May 2011 in Richfield, Minnesota, USA. - As well as organist and leader of Odell Brown & The Organ-izers, Odell was a "Staff musician" for Chess Records and worked and recorded with the majority of the label's artists. - In 1969, following the death of a band member Tommy Purvis, The Organ-izers was put on hold and Odell recorded a solo album Free Delivery and a further album of instrumental covers of Otis Redding tracks, Odell Brown Plays Otis Redding, on Cadet Records. He then decided not to re-sign to Chess and went on to become an independent song-writer, arranger and conductor, and was musical director / writer for Minnie Riperton, Johnny Nash, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye - In 1980 Odell co-wrote Sexual Healing with Marvin Gaye.