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Blues Off the Record

Oct 31, 2020 12:00 PM β€“ 3:00 PM

With Sonny Boy Williamson III

Blues Off the Record
12:00 PM
Los Vampiranos - El Vampiro
Los Vampiranos El Vampiro
El Vampiro: El Paso Rock, Vol. 8 2013
12:03 PM
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You
Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell on You
At Home with Screamin' Jay Hawkins Epic/Legacy 1958
12:05 PM
Howlin' Wolf - I Ain't Superstitious
Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Blues Classics Geffen 2003
12:08 PM
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working
Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Working
His Best 1956-1964: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection Geffen 1997
12:11 PM
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12:12 PM
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign
Born Under a Bad Sign (Mono) 1967
12:15 PM
Lonnie Johnson - Blue Ghost Blues
Lonnie Johnson Blue Ghost Blues
Lonnie Johnson Vol. 3
12:18 PM
Dinah Washington - Evil Gal Blues
Dinah Washington Evil Gal Blues
The Best In Blues Verve Reissues 1957
12:21 PM
Blind Lemon Jefferson - See That My Grave's Kept Clean
Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave's Kept Clean
American Epic: The Collection Columbia/Legacy 2017
12:24 PM
Bessie Smith & Jimmy Jones - Graveyard Dream Blues
Bessie Smith & Jimmy Jones Graveyard Dream Blues
The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 Legacy/Columbia 1991
12:27 PM
Bessie Smith, Fletcher Henderson & Don Redman - Haunted House Blues
Bessie Smith, Fletcher Henderson & Don Redman Haunted House Blues
The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 Legacy/Columbia 1991
12:30 PM
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12:32 PM
Bessie Smith - Devil's Gonna Git You
Bessie Smith Devil's Gonna Git You
The Complete Recordings, Vol. 4 1993
12:35 PM
Lonnie Johnson - She's Making Whoopee In Hell Tonight
Lonnie Johnson She's Making Whoopee In Hell Tonight
Steppin' On the Blues 1990
12:38 PM
Jim Jackson - I'm Gonna Start Me a Graveyard of My Own
Jim Jackson I'm Gonna Start Me a Graveyard of My Own
Jim Jackson Vol. 1 (1927-1928) 1992
12:41 PM
Blind Lemon Jefferson - 'lectric Chair Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson 'lectric Chair Blues
The Best of Blind Lemon Jefferson Wolf Records International GmbH 2015
12:44 PM
Lightinin' Hopkins - Black Ghost Blues
Lightinin' Hopkins Black Ghost Blues
Double Blues
12:47 PM
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12:48 PM
Tampa Red - Witchin' Hour Blues
Tampa Red Witchin' Hour Blues
Song Collection
12:52 PM
Mance Lipscomb - Haunted House Blues
Mance Lipscomb Haunted House Blues
Pure! Texas Country Blues 2002
12:54 PM
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Cat Man Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson Cat Man Blues
The Best of Blind Lemon Jefferson Wolf Records International GmbH 2015
12:57 PM
Memphis Minnie & Unknown - Black Cat Blues
Memphis Minnie & Unknown Black Cat Blues
Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937) Legacy/Columbia 1991
1:00 PM
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1:01 PM
Tampa Red - Don't Deal with the Devil
Tampa Red Don't Deal with the Devil
Song Collection
1:04 PM
Texas Alexander - Blue Devil Blues
Texas Alexander Blue Devil Blues
Texas Alexander Vol. 2 (1928-1930) 2000
1:08 PM
Robert Johnson - Hell Hound On My Trail
Robert Johnson Hell Hound On My Trail
King of the Delta Blues Singers 1937
1:10 PM
Robert Johnson - Me and the Devil Blues
Robert Johnson Me and the Devil Blues
King of the Delta Blues Singers 1961
1:13 PM
Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
Skip James Devil Got My Woman
Legends Of Country Blues: The Complete Pre-War Recordings Of Skip James (Disc A) 2006
1:16 PM
Neil Young - Vampire Blues
Neil Young Vampire Blues
On the Beach Reprise 1974
1:19 PM
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1:21 PM
Rev. J.M. Gates - Dry Bones In the Valley
Rev. J.M. Gates Dry Bones In the Valley
Rev. J.M. Gates Vol. 4 (1926) 2000
1:24 PM
The Delta Rhythm Boys - Dem Dry Bones
The Delta Rhythm Boys Dem Dry Bones
Dem Dry Bones - Single 1953
1:28 PM
Johnny Otis, Marci Lee - Castin' My Spell
Johnny Otis, Marci Lee Castin' My Spell
The Capitol Years
1:31 PM
Kip Tyler - She's My Witch
Kip Tyler She's My Witch
Ooh Yeah Baby
1:33 PM
Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
Sheb Wooley The Purple People Eater
The Purple People Eater Polydor 1997
1:35 PM
Bo Diddley - Bo Meets the Monster
Bo Diddley Bo Meets the Monster
I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958 Geffen 2007
1:38 PM
Round Robin - I'm the Wolf Man
Round Robin I'm the Wolf Man
Monster Bop 1993
1:40 PM
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1:41 PM
Prarie Ramblers - Ghost in the Graveyard
Prarie Ramblers Ghost in the Graveyard
Halloween Classics
1:44 PM
Cab Calloway - The Ghost of Smokey Joe
Cab Calloway The Ghost of Smokey Joe
Halloween Classics: Songs That Scared the Bloomers Off Your Great-Grandma 2007
1:47 PM
Smiley Burnett - Minnie the Moocher at the Morgue
Smiley Burnett Minnie the Moocher at the Morgue
Halloween Classics: Songs That Scared the Bloomers Off Your Great-Grandma
1:50 PM
Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash
Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers Monster Mash
The Original Monster Mash Decca Music Group Ltd. 1991
1:53 PM
John Zacherle - Happy Halloween
John Zacherle Happy Halloween
Monster Mash / Scary Tales ABKCO (US) 2010
1:56 PM
Louis Armstrong, Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra - Spooks
Louis Armstrong, Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra Spooks
Satchmo in Style
1:59 PM
Todd Rollins and His Orchestra - The Boogie Man (With Chick Bullock)
Todd Rollins and His Orchestra The Boogie Man (With Chick Bullock)
Halloween Classics: Songs That Scared the Bloomers Off Your Great-Grandma 2007
2:01 PM
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2:03 PM
The Ventures - Twilight Zone
The Ventures Twilight Zone
Ventures In Space Capitol Records (CAP) 1964
2:06 PM
Eartha Kitt - I Want to Be Evil
Eartha Kitt I Want to Be Evil
That Bad Eartha RCA/Legacy 1956
2:09 PM
LaVern Baker - Voodoo Voodoo
LaVern Baker Voodoo Voodoo
Atlantic 60: At the Hop 2007
2:12 PM
John Zacherle - Dinner With Drac, Pt. 1
John Zacherle Dinner With Drac, Pt. 1
Monster Mash / Scary Tales ABKCO (US) 2010
2:15 PM
Louis Prima, Joe "Wingy" Manone - Ol' Man Mose
Louis Prima, Joe "Wingy" Manone Ol' Man Mose
The Complete Louis Prima and Wingy Manone Brunswick & Vocation Recordings Vol. 3
2:18 PM
Bobby Please - The Monster
Bobby Please The Monster
Monster Bop 1993
2:21 PM
Cris Kevin - Haunted House
Cris Kevin Haunted House
Monster Bop 1993
2:23 PM
Tony & The Monstrosities - Igor's Party
Tony & The Monstrosities Igor's Party
Igor's Party - Single 1960
2:25 PM
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2:29 PM
John Zacherle - Let's Twist Again (Mummy Time Is Here)
John Zacherle Let's Twist Again (Mummy Time Is Here)
Monster Mash / Scary Tales ABKCO (US) 2010
2:32 PM
The Fabulous Five - Janie Made a Monster
The Fabulous Five Janie Made a Monster
Haunted Halloween, Vol. 2 2011
2:35 PM
Tarantjula Ghoul and Her Gravediggers - Green Eyed Monster
Tarantjula Ghoul and Her Gravediggers Green Eyed Monster
Haunted Halloween, Vol. 2 2012
2:37 PM
Jim Burgett - Jeckyll and Hyde
Jim Burgett Jeckyll and Hyde
Monster Bop
2:39 PM
Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians - Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood
Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood
Monster Dance Party Capitol Records 1964
2:42 PM
Scottie Stuart - It Was a Nightmare
Scottie Stuart It Was a Nightmare
Monster Bop
2:44 PM
Jackie Morningstar - Rockin' in the Graveyard
Jackie Morningstar Rockin' in the Graveyard
Monster Bop 1993
2:45 PM
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2:47 PM
Louis Armstrong - The Skeleton in the Closet
Louis Armstrong The Skeleton in the Closet
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra, Vol. 2 (Heart Full of Rhythm) 1993
2:51 PM
Fred Hall - Taint No Sin (To Take Off Your Skin)
Fred Hall Taint No Sin (To Take Off Your Skin)
Halloween Classics: Songs That Scared the Bloomers Off Your Great-Grandma 2007
2:53 PM
The Ghouls - Dracula's Deuce
The Ghouls Dracula's Deuce
Halloween With the Ghouls 2009
2:56 PM
Ted Cassidy - The Lurch
Ted Cassidy The Lurch
Halloween's Gravest Hits (Expanded Version) Capitol Records 2009
2:58 PM
Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians - Monster Dance Party
Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians Monster Dance Party
Monster Dance Party Capitol Records 1964
Chat is archived.
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 12:32:59 PM
Happy Halloween!
Richard from Rocky Hill 1:08:27 PM
This installment of Blues Off The Record is so good it's scary, with terror-iffic selections! But I realize, it's not surprising that the blues has so many powerful and compelling songs about the uncanny, the nether realms and dangers lurking in the shadows.
Elliot 1:26:18 PM
what a pair!
Richard from Rocky Hill 1:32:13 PM
And of course, jazz club bandleader, bluesman personality and vocalist Cab Calloway appeared (as a character or through his voice) on some memorable -- and very Hallowe'en-ish -- movie cartoons by Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and Koko the Clown. Indeed, Fleischer used his invention of rotoscoping to create an animated version of Calloway that perfectly incorporated Cab's irrepressible performing style. Definitely worth finding on YouTube!
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 1:37:05 PM
Love those cartoon's Richard! Glad you're enjoying the show -- thanks for tuning in to you both!
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 1:39:56 PM
*cartoons. Were you enjoying the pairing of JM Gates and the Rhythm Boys Elliot? I'll confess I was pleased with the juxtaposition.
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 1:45:10 PM
And here's Cab himself
Richard from Rocky Hill 1:45:42 PM
Awlll-RIGHT!!!
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 2:03:35 PM
The very cartoons you were talking about Richard!
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 2:05:15 PM
I mentioned them in an announcing break
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:09:28 PM
Yes, indeed! I just found the Calloway-Fleischer cartoons on YouTube, I'll watch them later today ...
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 2:10:43 PM
"Snow White" and "Minnie the Moocher" are the two I think! Here's also a video on the rotoscoping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS1hCSsmH1E
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:12:22 PM
Eartha Kitt and then, right after, LaVern Baker ... don't know if I can survive them two-in-a-row (but what a way to go!)
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:13:07 PM
Thanks for the Rotoscope link ...
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:14:52 PM
... and for playing Zacherley's "Dinner With Drac," a Hallowe'en novelty classic right down there with "Monster Mash" but much less played ...
David Shortell 2:19:19 PM
My favorite Betty Boop cartoon featuring Cab Calloway is β€œThe Old Man on the Mountain”. There’s some ribald humor in there!
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 2:24:56 PM
I didn't know that one David! I'll have to check it out. Glad you've all been enjoying. Unfortunately I think that I have to abandon chat curation for the rest of the broadcast and I'm not supposed to leave things unattended. Happy Halloween and thanks for listening!