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Blues Off the Record

Sep 12, 2020 12:00 PM β€“ 3:00 PM

With Sonny Boy Williamson III

Blues, Off the Record is a show dedicated to exploring the history of American music and spinning the best blues tracks, focusing on classic recordings from the 1920s through the 1960s. It airs Saturdays from noon to 3pm EST on WPRB Princeton 103.3fm / wprb.com.

Today's show features more early blues music drawn from my reading of Escaping the Delta, plus a set of more recent electric blues to close things out. Enjoy!

Blues Off the Record
12:00 PM
Mississippi Jook Band - Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Mississippi Jook Band Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves (1929–1936)
12:03 PM
Walter Rhodes - Leaving Home Blues
Walter Rhodes Leaving Home Blues
Memphis Blues 1927-1938
12:06 PM
Pearl Dickson - Little Rock Blues
Pearl Dickson Little Rock Blues
Memphis Masters: Early American Blues Classics (1927-34) Yazoo 2006
12:08 PM
Sylvester Weaver - Devil Blues
Sylvester Weaver Devil Blues
Sylvester Weaver Vol. 2 (1927) Document Records 1992
12:12 PM
Sylvester Weaver with Helen Humes - Alligator Blues
Sylvester Weaver with Helen Humes Alligator Blues
Sylvester Weaver Vol. 2 (1927)
12:15 PM
Georgia White - The Stuff Is Here
Georgia White The Stuff Is Here
Georgia White Vol. 3 1937-1939 Document Records 1994
12:20 PM
Clara Smith - Sobbin' Sister Blues
Clara Smith Sobbin' Sister Blues
Clara Smith Vol. 5 (1927-1929) Document Records 1995
12:21 PM
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12:23 PM
Rosa Henderson - Barrel House Blues
Rosa Henderson Barrel House Blues
Really the Blues?: A Blues History
12:26 PM
Mississippi and Louisiana State Penitentiaries Prisoners - Tangle Eye Blues
Mississippi and Louisiana State Penitentiaries Prisoners Tangle Eye Blues
Negro Prison Blues and Songs Legacy International 1990
12:29 PM
Sippie Wallace - Section Gang Blues
Sippie Wallace Section Gang Blues
Sippie Wallace Vol. 1
12:31 PM
Texas Alexander - Section Gang Blues
Texas Alexander Section Gang Blues
Rough Guide to the Roots of the Blues World Music Network 2020
12:35 PM
Big Bill Broonzy - New Shake 'em On Down
Big Bill Broonzy New Shake 'em On Down
Vol. 1: The Pre-War Years SPV 2007
12:38 PM
Scrapper Blackwell - Blues Before Sunrise
Scrapper Blackwell Blues Before Sunrise
Mr. Scrapper's Blues Fantasy Records 2001
12:42 PM
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12:47 PM
Washboard Sam - Don't Tear My Clothes
Washboard Sam Don't Tear My Clothes
Washboard Sam Vol. 1 (1935-1936) Document Records 1993
12:50 PM
Big Bill Broonzy - Don't Tear My Clothes No. 2
Big Bill Broonzy Don't Tear My Clothes No. 2
Big Bill Broonzy Vol. 5
12:52 PM
Mance Lipscomb - Baby Don't You Lay It on Me
Mance Lipscomb Baby Don't You Lay It on Me
Live! at the Cabale Arhoolie Records 1999
12:55 PM
Bob Dylan - Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
Bob Dylan Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
Bob Dylan Columbia 1962
12:57 PM
Dave Van Ronk - Stackalee
Dave Van Ronk Stackalee
Inside Dave Van Ronk
1:01 PM
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1:03 PM
Rube Lacey - Mississippi Jailhouse Groan
Rube Lacey Mississippi Jailhouse Groan
Really the Blues?: A Blues History
1:08 PM
Hambone Willie Newbern - Way Down in Arkansas
Hambone Willie Newbern Way Down in Arkansas
Roll and Tumble Blues
1:10 PM
Kokomo Arnold - Milk Cow Blues
Kokomo Arnold Milk Cow Blues
Kokomo Arnold, Vol. 1 (1930-1935) Document Records 1991
1:13 PM
Peetie Wheatstraw - Police Station Blues (1932)
Peetie Wheatstraw Police Station Blues (1932)
Back To the Crossroads: The Roots of Robert Johnson Yazoo 2004
1:17 PM
Johnny Temple - Lead Pencil Blues (1935)
Johnny Temple Lead Pencil Blues (1935)
Back To the Crossroads: The Roots of Robert Johnson Yazoo 2004
1:20 PM
Robert Johnson - I Believe I'll Dusty My Broom
Robert Johnson I Believe I'll Dusty My Broom
King of the Delta Blues
1:22 PM
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1:25 PM
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom - It's Tight Like That
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom It's Tight Like That
Tampa Red Wolf Records International GmbH 2017
1:28 PM
Georgia Tom - If You See My Saviour
Georgia Tom If You See My Saviour
Georgia Tom (Thomas A. Dorsey) Vol. 2 (1930-1934) Document Records 1992
1:31 PM
Blind Roosevelt Graves - I'll Be Rested (When the Roll Is Called)
Blind Roosevelt Graves I'll Be Rested (When the Roll Is Called)
Blind Roosevelt Graves (1929-1936)
1:34 PM
Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
The Soul of a Man Universe 2003
1:36 PM
Jim Jackson - I Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop (Take 1)
Jim Jackson I Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop (Take 1)
Jim Jackson Vol. 1 (1927-1928) Document Records 1992
1:41 PM
Roy Harvey - Guitar Rag
Roy Harvey Guitar Rag
Roy Harvey Vol. 3 (1929-1930) Document Records 1999
1:43 PM
Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon - Some Sweet Day
Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon Some Sweet Day
Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon Vol. 3 1937-1940 Document Records 1994
1:45 PM
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1:48 PM
The Walter Family - That's My Rabbit, My Dog Caught It
The Walter Family That's My Rabbit, My Dog Caught It
Ruckus Juice & Chittlins, Vol. 1 Yazoo 2006
1:50 PM
Whistler and His Jug Band - Vamps Of '28
Whistler and His Jug Band Vamps Of '28
Ruckus Juice & Chittlins, Vol. 1 Yazoo 2006
1:54 PM
Robert Petway - Sleepy Woman Blues
Robert Petway Sleepy Woman Blues
Mississippi Blues (1935-1951) WOLF RECORDS 1997
1:57 PM
Tommy McClennan - I'm a Guitar King
Tommy McClennan I'm a Guitar King
Tommy McClennan Vol. 2 "Cross Cut Saw" Document Records 2002
2:00 PM
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2:03 PM
Papa Charlie Jackson - Skoodle Um Skoo
Papa Charlie Jackson Skoodle Um Skoo
Papa Charlie Jackson Vol. 2 (1926 - 1928) Document Records 1991
2:05 PM
Crying Sam Collins - Midnight Special Blues
Crying Sam Collins Midnight Special Blues
Jailhouse Blues
2:08 PM
King Solomon Hill - The Gone Dead Train
King Solomon Hill The Gone Dead Train
Backwood Blues
2:12 PM
Arthur Pettis - Good Boy Blues
Arthur Pettis Good Boy Blues
Lonesome Road Blues - 15 Years In the Mississippi Delta (1926-1941) Yazoo 1997
2:15 PM
Mississippi Bracey - I'll Overcome Someday
Mississippi Bracey I'll Overcome Someday
Mississippi Blues Vol. 1
2:18 PM
Mississippi Bracey - Cherry Ball
Mississippi Bracey Cherry Ball
Mississippi Blues Vol. 1
2:21 PM
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2:22 PM
Mose Andrews - Young Heifer Blues
Mose Andrews Young Heifer Blues
Mississippi Blues Vol. 1
2:25 PM
Robert Pete Williams - Graveyard Blues
Robert Pete Williams Graveyard Blues
The Sonet Blues Story Universal Music AB 1973
2:28 PM
Asie Payton - Can't Be Satisfied
Asie Payton Can't Be Satisfied
Worried Fat Possum 1999
2:30 PM
Little Brother Montgomery - Buddy Bolden's Blues
Little Brother Montgomery Buddy Bolden's Blues
British Traditional Jazz (At a Tangent), Vol. 2 Lake Records 2012
2:36 PM
Little Walter - Hate to See You Go
Little Walter Hate to See You Go
Hate to See You Go
2:39 PM
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - Fresh Out (feat. Buddy Guy)
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Fresh Out (feat. Buddy Guy)
Kingfish Alligator Records 2019
2:43 PM
Otis Rush - Tore Up
Otis Rush Tore Up N
Right Place, Wrong Time Shout! 1985
2:45 PM
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2:48 PM
Clargence Gatemouth Brown - Okie Dokie Stomp
Clargence Gatemouth Brown Okie Dokie Stomp
The Peacock Recordings
2:50 PM
Son Seals - Now That I'm Down
Son Seals Now That I'm Down
The Son Seals Blues Band Alligator Records 1973
2:55 PM
Albert King - Cold Feet
Albert King Cold Feet
The Definitive Albert King On Stax Stax 2011
2:58 PM
Boozoo Chavis & His Magic Sounds - Paper in My Shoe
Boozoo Chavis & His Magic Sounds Paper in My Shoe
Festival Stage 1989 - Festivals Acadiens et CrΓ©oles Valcour Records 2013