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Blues Off the Record

Jan 2, 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

With Sonny Boy Williamson III

Blues Off the Record
12:01 PM
Blind Willie Davis - Trust In God and Do the Right
Blind Willie Davis Trust In God and Do the Right
American Epic: The Collection Columbia/Legacy 2017
12:04 PM
Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers - Go I'll Send Thee
Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers Go I'll Send Thee
Guitar Evangelists (1928-1951)
12:06 PM
Moses Mason (Red Hot Ole Man Mose) - Go Wash in the Beautiful Stream
Moses Mason (Red Hot Ole Man Mose) Go Wash in the Beautiful Stream
Alabama: Black Secular and Religious Music (1927-1934)
12:10 PM
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12:11 PM
Sam Collins - Lonesome Road Blues
Sam Collins Lonesome Road Blues
American Epic: The Collection Columbia/Legacy 2017
12:14 PM
Garfield Akers - Dough Roller Blues
Garfield Akers Dough Roller Blues
Mississippi Masters: Early American Blues Classics 1927 - 35 2005
12:16 PM
King Solomon Hill - Whoopee Blues
King Solomon Hill Whoopee Blues
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of: Super Rarities 2006
12:19 PM
Kid Cole - Hard Hearted Mama
Kid Cole Hard Hearted Mama
Rare Country Blues, Vol. 3
12:23 PM
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12:24 PM
Billy Bird - Mill Man Blues
Billy Bird Mill Man Blues
Rare Country Blues Vol. 3
12:27 PM
Too Tight Henry - The Way I Do
Too Tight Henry The Way I Do
Rare Country Blues Vol. 3
12:30 PM
Blind Blake & Charlie Spand - Hastings Street
Blind Blake & Charlie Spand Hastings Street
American Epic: The Collection Columbia/Legacy 2017
12:33 PM
Mississippi Sheiks - Winter Time Blues
Mississippi Sheiks Winter Time Blues
Mississippi Sheiks, Vol. 1 2005
12:36 PM
Texas Alexander - Range In My Kitchen Blues
Texas Alexander Range In My Kitchen Blues
Texas Alexander 1927–1951
12:39 PM
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12:41 PM
Ma Rainey - Chain Gang Blues
Ma Rainey Chain Gang Blues
Ma Rainey Fantasy Records 1992
12:46 PM
Lucille Bogan - Barbecue Bess
Lucille Bogan Barbecue Bess
Shave 'Em Dry - The Best of Lucille Bogan Columbia/Legacy 1933
12:48 PM
Billie (Willie Mae) McKenzie - I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
Billie (Willie Mae) McKenzie I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
Female Chicago Blues
12:50 PM
The Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson) - I'd Rather Be Drinking Muddy Water, No. 2
The Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson) I'd Rather Be Drinking Muddy Water, No. 2
The Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson) Vol. 1 1937-1938
12:53 PM
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Muddy Water
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Muddy Water
Midnight Special (Remastered) Fantasy Records 1977
1:00 PM
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1:00 PM
Josh White - John Henry
Josh White John Henry
Presenting... The Best of the Blues
1:04 PM
Big Bill Broonzy - Frankie and Johnny
Big Bill Broonzy Frankie and Johnny
Trouble In Mind Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2000
1:05 PM
Big Bill Broonzy - Louise
Big Bill Broonzy Louise
Trouble In Mind Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2000
1:09 PM
Dan Pickett - You Got to Do Better Baby
Dan Pickett You Got to Do Better Baby
1949 Country Blues
1:13 PM
Tommy McClennan - I Love My Baby
Tommy McClennan I Love My Baby
Tommy McClennan Vol. 2 "Cross Cut Saw" 2005
1:16 PM
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1:16 PM
Muddy Waters - Down South Blues
Muddy Waters Down South Blues
More Real Folk Blues Geffen 1967
1:19 PM
Muddy Waters - Hey, Hey
Muddy Waters Hey, Hey
Sings Big Bill Broonzy
1:24 PM
Muddy Waters - Sugar Sweet
Muddy Waters Sugar Sweet
Fathers and Sons Geffen 2001
1:25 PM
Little Walter - Tell Me Mama
Little Walter Tell Me Mama
The Complete Chess Masters
1:27 PM
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1:28 PM
Hound Dog Taylor - Take Five
Hound Dog Taylor Take Five
Natural Boogie
1:31 PM
Otis Rush - Easy Go
Otis Rush Easy Go
Right Place, Wrong Time Shout! 1985
1:36 PM
Sonny Boy Williamson II - She Brought Life Back to the Dead
Sonny Boy Williamson II She Brought Life Back to the Dead
King Biscuit Time
1:39 PM
Billy "The Kid" Emerson - When It Rains it Pours
Billy "The Kid" Emerson When It Rains it Pours
Little Fine Healthy Thing
1:42 PM
Slim Gaillard - Slim's Jam
Slim Gaillard Slim's Jam
Stompin' At the Savoy: The Original Indie Label, 1944-1961 Savoy 2004
1:45 PM
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1:47 PM
Albinia Jones - Evil Gal Blues
Albinia Jones Evil Gal Blues
Stompin' At the Savoy: The Original Indie Label, 1944-1961 Savoy 2004
1:51 PM
Jesse and Buzzy - Going Back to New Orleans
Jesse and Buzzy Going Back to New Orleans
Stompin' At the Savoy: The Original Indie Label, 1944-1961
1:54 PM
Mister Googly Eyes with Billy Ford and His Musical V-8s - No Wine, No Women
Mister Googly Eyes with Billy Ford and His Musical V-8s No Wine, No Women
The Okeh Rhythm and Blues Story
1:55 PM
Rosco Gordon - No More Doggin'
Rosco Gordon No More Doggin'
Just a Little Bit Vee-Jay Records 1993
1:57 PM
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1:59 PM
Elmore James - It Hurts Me Too
Elmore James It Hurts Me Too
Street Talkin' Ronn Records 1975
2:04 PM
John Lee Hooker - Money
John Lee Hooker Money
It Serves You Right to Suffer Geffen* 1966
2:06 PM
The Versatile Three - The Love Nest
The Versatile Three The Love Nest
The Earliest Black String Bands Vol. 3
2:08 PM
Charley Patton - I Shall Not Be Moved
Charley Patton I Shall Not Be Moved
Mississippi Boll Weavil Blues (The Complete Recordings 1929, vol 1)
2:10 PM
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2:12 PM
Son House - Pearline
Son House Pearline
Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions Legacy/Columbia 1992
2:16 PM
Jesse Butcher - They'll Miss Me When I'm Gone
Jesse Butcher They'll Miss Me When I'm Gone
Negro Prison Blues and Songs
2:19 PM
Robert Pete Williams - I've Grown So Ugly
Robert Pete Williams I've Grown So Ugly
Free Again Fantasy Records 1992
2:23 PM
Jessie Mae Hemphill - Standing in My Doorway Crying
Jessie Mae Hemphill Standing in My Doorway Crying
She-Wolf HighTone Records 1981
2:26 PM
Precious Bryant - Black Rat Swing
Precious Bryant Black Rat Swing
Fool Me Good Terminus Records 2002
2:29 PM
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2:30 PM
John Byrd & Washboard Walter - The Heavenly Airplane
John Byrd & Washboard Walter The Heavenly Airplane
Rare Country Blues Vol. 2 (1929–1943)
2:33 PM
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Move On Up a Little Higher, Pt. 1 & 2
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Move On Up a Little Higher, Pt. 1 & 2
The Decca Singles, Vol. 3 Verve Reissues 2019
2:38 PM
Kentucky Jug Band - Walkin' Cane Stomp
Kentucky Jug Band Walkin' Cane Stomp
Ruckus Juice & Chittlins, Vol. 2 2006
2:41 PM
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2:43 PM
Jed Davenport & His Beale Street Jug Band - Piccolo Blues
Jed Davenport & His Beale Street Jug Band Piccolo Blues
Ruckus Juice & Chittlins, Vol. 2 2006
2:47 PM
Robert Wilkins - Losin' Out Blues
Robert Wilkins Losin' Out Blues
The Original Rolling Stone 1980
2:49 PM
Bob Campbell - Starvation Farm Blues
Bob Campbell Starvation Farm Blues
Rare Country Blues Vol. 2 (1929–1943)
2:53 PM
Lillie Mae - Bootie Wah Bootie
Lillie Mae Bootie Wah Bootie
Georgia Blues & Gospel
2:58 PM
Fleetwood Mac - Red Hot Jam
Fleetwood Mac Red Hot Jam
Blues Jam in Chicago, Vol. 1 1969
Chat is archived.
Mike Lupica 12:07:05 PM
Sounds great! Welcome back to live radio!
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 12:07:21 PM
Thanks! Very happy to be back!
Dante Sudilovsky 12:23:01 PM
Live going well!!!
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 12:24:51 PM
Thanks for all of your help setting it up!
Richard from Rocky Hill 12:30:24 PM
Welcome back! Another great show already with killer selections.
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 12:31:29 PM
Thanks Richard!
Corage Mike 12:39:40 PM
Things are bad when you have these blues.....
Richard from Rocky Hill 12:40:46 PM
You probably know this already, but ... I did a web search on "Hastings Street Detroit Michigan history" -- turns out in the early 20th century, during the Black diaspora from the South to major Northern cities, Hastings Street became a vital and vibrant African American business and entertainment district.
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 12:43:22 PM
I was just saying a bit about that Richard! I talked about the rise and fall of the Black Bottom neighborhood in Detroit a few weeks ago. John Lee Hooker sings about Hastings Street in his most famous record, Boogie Chillen: When I first came to town, people, I was walkin' down Hastings Street Everybody was talkin' about the Henry Swing Club I decided I drop in there that night When I got there, I say, "Yes, people" They was really havin' a ball
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 12:44:41 PM
Last week I played a two part song by Detroit Count, "Hastings Street Opera," which tours the street from end to end commenting humorously on the various drinking establishments.
Richard from Rocky Hill 12:48:22 PM
Yes! This is another reason so many of us love "Blues Off The Record," great sounds plus an ongoing education on the important history behind them.
Richard from Rocky Hill 12:58:32 PM
WOW! Marvelous quality recording of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee there!!!
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 1:01:44 PM
Yes it sounds great! Midnight Special was released as a double LP by Fantasy in the late 70s and since reissued as a CD: https://www.discogs.com/Sonny-Terry-Brownie-McGhee-Midnight-Special/master/276097
Richard from Rocky Hill 1:05:58 PM
Thanks!
Richard from Rocky Hill 1:11:42 PM
I see that the liner notes are by the late, great Tony Glover, a tremendous harmonica player who introduced new audiences to the blues during the Folk Revival via his trio with "Spider" John Koerner and Dave "Snaker" Ray. Glover was also a leading early rock & roll journalist, an early and frequent contributor to Rolling Stone magazine. Another excellent reason to buy that CD reissue ...
Vincent Katz 1:51:21 PM
Hi, loving the show! "Slim's Jam" is one of my all-time favorites. His surname is pronounced American-style: "gay-lird". The alto sax solo on it is by Charlie Parker, and I believe the trumpet is Dizzy Gillespie. Also a big Otis Rush fan and rarely get to hear him on the radio, feel he is quite underrated. Had the pleasure of seeing him live one long-ago night in Chicago. Thanks for the show.
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 1:54:43 PM
Thanks Vincent! Glad you're enjoying the show. I hadn't realized that was Parker and Gillespie!
Twofive Assity 2:28:53 PM
Wonderful show. Love the Blues.
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 2:30:59 PM
Thank you!
jimbeaux 2:40:01 PM
Another great show SBWIII!
Sonny Boy Williamson III (host) 2:41:32 PM
thanks!