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Blues Off the Record

Apr 7, 2021 12:00 PM ā€“ 3:00 PM

With Sonny Boy Williamson III

Blues Off the Record
12:00 PM
Blind Roosevelt Graves - Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves (1929-1936)
12:03 PM
Mose Allison - Young Man's Blues
Mose Allison Young Man's Blues
Rudy Van Gelder Remasters: Mose Allison Sings 1957
12:04 PM
Harlem Hamfats - Weed Smoker's Dream
Harlem Hamfats Weed Smoker's Dream
Harlem Hamfats Vol. 1 1936 1994
12:08 PM
Leon Redbone - My Walking Stick
Leon Redbone My Walking Stick
On the Track 1975
12:12 PM
Willie "The Lion" Smith - Harlem Joys
Willie "The Lion" Smith Harlem Joys
Sissy
12:15 PM
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12:18 PM
Willie "The Lion" Smith - La De Doody Do
Willie "The Lion" Smith La De Doody Do
Sissy ITSrecords 2018
12:21 PM
Milt Herth Trio - Twelfth Street Rag
Milt Herth Trio Twelfth Street Rag
Music Hall Magic: The Electric Organ, Vol. 2 Signature 2012
12:24 PM
Jimmy Smith - Back At the Chicken Shack
Jimmy Smith Back At the Chicken Shack
Back At the Chicken Shack: The Incredible Jimmy Smith 1963
12:32 PM
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12:33 PM
Dr. Lonnie Smith & Iggy Pop - Sunshine Superman
Dr. Lonnie Smith & Iggy Pop Sunshine Superman
Breathe Blue Note Records 2021
12:39 PM
Lil Armstrong & Her Swing Band - Let's Get Happy Together
Lil Armstrong & Her Swing Band Let's Get Happy Together
Doin' the Suzie Q (Authentic Recordings 1936-1940) JazzAge 2014
12:43 PM
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12:45 PM
Lil Armstrong & Her Swing Band - You Shall Reap What You Sow
Lil Armstrong & Her Swing Band You Shall Reap What You Sow
Doin' the Suzie Q (Authentic Recordings 1936-1940) JazzAge 2014
12:48 PM
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five - Savoy Blues
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five Savoy Blues
Muskrat Ramble
12:51 PM
Lonnie Johnston - Rocks In My Bed
Lonnie Johnston Rocks In My Bed
Lonnie Johnson Vol. 3 (1944-1947) Document Records 1992
12:55 PM
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band - Get The "L" On Down the Road
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band Get The "L" On Down the Road
Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon Vol. 1 1926-1929
12:58 PM
Texas Alexander - Double Crossing Blues
Texas Alexander Double Crossing Blues
Texas Alexander (1927-1951)
1:01 PM
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1:03 PM
Little Hat Jones - Corpus Blues
Little Hat Jones Corpus Blues
Texas Blues (1927-1935)
1:06 PM
T-Bone Walker - Trinity River Blues
T-Bone Walker Trinity River Blues
Texas Blues (1927-1935)
1:09 PM
Willie Reed - Some Low Down Groundhog Blues
Willie Reed Some Low Down Groundhog Blues
Texas Blues (1927-1935)
1:12 PM
Henry Thomas - Run, Mollie, Run
Henry Thomas Run, Mollie, Run
Texas Worried Blues: Complete Recorded Works 1927-1929 1989
1:15 PM
Washboard Sam - Diggin' My Potatoes
Washboard Sam Diggin' My Potatoes
Washboard Sam Vol. 4 1939-1940 2000
1:18 PM
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1:19 PM
Jimmie Rodgers - Mississippi Delta Blues
Jimmie Rodgers Mississippi Delta Blues
Mississippi Delta Blues
1:22 PM
Muddy Waters - Tell Me Baby
Muddy Waters Tell Me Baby
You Shook Me: The Chess Masters, Vol. 3 (1958 to 1963) 1960
1:25 PM
Howlin' Wolf - Down In the Bottom
Howlin' Wolf Down In the Bottom
The Chess Box Geffen 1991
1:27 PM
J.B. Lenoir - I Feel So Good
J.B. Lenoir I Feel So Good
Alabama Blues! 1989
1:30 PM
Magic Sam - I Feel So Good - I Wanna Boogie
Magic Sam I Feel So Good - I Wanna Boogie
West Side Soul 1967
1:34 PM
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1:36 PM
J.B. Hutto - Hip-Shakin'
J.B. Hutto Hip-Shakin'
Hawk Squat Delmark 2014
1:39 PM
Little Walter - Confessin' the Blues
Little Walter Confessin' the Blues
His Best 1956-1964: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection
1:41 PM
Lowell Fulson - Do Me Right
Lowell Fulson Do Me Right
The Complete Chess Masters 1997
1:44 PM
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - I Live My Life
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown I Live My Life
Taking My Chances
1:47 PM
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1:48 PM
Jimmy "T99" Nelson - Unlock the Lock
Jimmy "T99" Nelson Unlock the Lock
Cry Hard Luck 2004
1:50 PM
Titus Turner - A Walk on the Wild Side
Titus Turner A Walk on the Wild Side
A Walk on the Wild Side
1:53 PM
The Cats & The Fiddle - Gangbusters
The Cats & The Fiddle Gangbusters
We Cats Will Sing For You
1:56 PM
Lucky Millinder - Chew Tobacco Rag
Lucky Millinder Chew Tobacco Rag
Ram-Bunk-Shush
1:58 PM
Jimmie Lunceford - Ain't She Sweet
Jimmie Lunceford Ain't She Sweet
Big Bands of the Swing Era 1957
2:01 PM
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2:02 PM
Louis Jordan - Dad Gum Ya Hide, Boy!
Louis Jordan Dad Gum Ya Hide, Boy!
Jack, You're Dead: The Essential Blue Archive 1955
2:05 PM
Amos Milburn - Milk and Water
Amos Milburn Milk and Water
Down the Road Apiece: The Best of Amos Milburn 1957
2:09 PM
Johnny Otis - Good Golly
Johnny Otis Good Golly
The Capitol Years 1989
2:10 PM
Skip James - Yola My Blues Away
Skip James Yola My Blues Away
Complete Early Recordings 1931
2:13 PM
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2:15 PM
King Solomon Hill - Down on My Bended Knee (Take 2)
King Solomon Hill Down on My Bended Knee (Take 2)
Giants WOLF RECORDS 1998
2:18 PM
John Henry Barbee - You'll Work Down to Me Someday
John Henry Barbee You'll Work Down to Me Someday
Giants WOLF RECORDS 1998
2:20 PM
Jimmie Gordon - Playing In the Grass
Jimmie Gordon Playing In the Grass
Jimmie Gordon Vol. 2 (1936-1938) Document Records 1999
2:23 PM
Ed Bell - Snigglin' Blues
Ed Bell Snigglin' Blues
Ed Bell - Mamlish Blues (1927 - 1930) 1992
2:25 PM
Rube Lacey - Ham Hound Crave
Rube Lacey Ham Hound Crave
Son House & Great Delta Blues Singers 1928ā€“1930
2:28 PM
Mari Jones - Riba Daba Doo
Mari Jones Riba Daba Doo
More Great Rockin' Girls
2:31 PM
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2:32 PM
Barbara Thomas - These Silly Blues
Barbara Thomas These Silly Blues
The Sun Records Sounds of Barbara Pitman & Other Rockin' Girls
2:33 PM
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
Gospel Train (Expanded Edition) 1956
2:36 PM
Big Maybelle - Rain Down Rain
Big Maybelle Rain Down Rain
The Complete Okeh Sessions 1952-1955 1952
2:39 PM
Big Mama Thornton - Rock-A-Bye Baby
Big Mama Thornton Rock-A-Bye Baby
Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings 1992
2:43 PM
Ida Cox - Deep Sea Blues (Take 2)
Ida Cox Deep Sea Blues (Take 2)
Ida Cox Vol. 5 (1939-1940) Document Records 1999
2:45 PM
Sippie Wallace - Devil Dance Blues
Sippie Wallace Devil Dance Blues
Sippie Wallace Vol. 1 (1923-1925) 2005
2:48 PM
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2:49 PM
Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns - Don't You Know Yockomo
Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns Don't You Know Yockomo
Having A Good Time 1965
2:52 PM
Paul Gayten - Driving Home
Paul Gayten Driving Home
Chess New Orleans Geffen 1995
2:55 PM
Clarence "Frogman" Henry - It Won't Be Long
Clarence "Frogman" Henry It Won't Be Long
Chess New Orleans Geffen 1995
2:57 PM
Clifton Chenier - The Big Wheel (Squeeze Box Shuffle)
Clifton Chenier The Big Wheel (Squeeze Box Shuffle)
Chess New Orleans Geffen 1995
Chat is archived.
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:03:44 PM
Hello all!
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:04:47 PM
A fun program today in preparation for the launch of the WPRB membership drive, which runs tomorrow until the 17th!
Brian D 12:06:00 PM
Love Mose!
C Money 12:07:15 PM
Happy legalization yall
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:09:11 PM
Happy legalization indeed!
Brian D 12:10:34 PM
Dickran Gobalian! New Hope Pa resident for many years. RIP Leon
Brian D 12:20:45 PM
This organ piece is choice! Love it
Brian D 12:22:20 PM
12th St Rag! Love this piece. Check out the wild Roy Clark pickin version
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:26:00 PM
Thanks Brian -- will do! re: Roy Clark
Brian D 12:26:20 PM
All stars today SBW3! Great picks
Krista 12:29:15 PM
Loving all the organs today! One of my favorite instruments!
Krista 12:29:43 PM
Especially love "la de doody do"
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:29:49 PM
Thanks Krista!
Mark 12:47:59 PM
Haha brian had to look up dickran gobalian/ saw he passed in NH couple years ago / surprised at his age he seemed like 60yo in 1980 :)
Brian D 12:52:14 PM
Ya I think he lived on Aquetong Rd. And apparently was in hospice in Newtown for a stretch toward the end. Character. Friend of mine had a job as his driver for a tour. There was a dedicated seat in the minivan for Leon's hat.
Brian D 12:54:28 PM
Saw him tune his guitar for about 10 minutes a Philly Folk Fest mid 1990s. I think that was schtick that he did many times tho
Brian D 12:55:18 PM
Red shiny suit on SNL was such a classic moment
Mark 1:01:45 PM
haha yes what a mysterious character dylan said when meeting him didnā€™t know if he was 25 or 60 famous for changing up songs / set lists & stage chatting wow wish i got to see him !
Richard from Rocky Hill 1:28:14 PM
I'm reading Looking To Get Lost, a new collection of rock and blues journalist Peter Guralnick's musician profiles with updates. It's interesting that as much as Jimmy Rodgers acknowledged his debt the blues, many of the African American blues greats who gained new fame during the Folk Revival were also Jimmie Rodgers fans.
Richard from Rocky Hill 1:30:44 PM
One of those blues greats that Guralnick holds in especially high esteem (along with Muddy Waters) is Howlin' Wolf, especially as a killer in-person performer. That last Wolf track "Down in the Bottom" surely gives a hint why!
Sonny Boy III (host) 1:33:27 PM
I'll be on the look out for the Guralnick collection! And Wolf is certainly one of the all time greats.
Jimbo Daily 2:07:14 PM
Hey Sonny Boy! Sounding good today. Have you ever heard 'Tea for Two', by some singers that sound a lot like Cats in the Fiddle? I made a tape of this in high scholl and have never found since. On a record that I really want to call 'New World Records'. A fun thing with original melody combined with a bit of ... a ... 'weefer' song .....
Sonny Boy III (host) 2:37:50 PM
Hey Jimbo -- sorry for late response
Sonny Boy III (host) 2:39:09 PM
Could it be any of these?
Sonny Boy III (host) 2:39:11 PM
https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/basic/index?term=tea+for+two&yt0=Search
Sonny Boy III (host) 2:44:40 PM
I'm not finding it JImbo but I'll keep looking!
Sonny Boy III (host) 2:45:02 PM
Meanwhile I have to run off and close the chat a bit early -- see you all next week for the drive show!