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Blues Off the Record

May 19, 2021 12:00 PM โ€“ 3:00 PM

With Sonny Boy Williamson III

Blues Off the Record
12:01 PM
Blind Roosevelt Graves - Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves (1929-1936)
12:04 PM
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Have You Heard
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Have You Heard
Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton Universal Records 1966
12:10 PM
Buddy Guy - Slop Around
Buddy Guy Slop Around
The Complete Chess Studio Recordings 1992
12:12 PM
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Ain't That Dandy
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Ain't That Dandy
The Peacock Recordings: 1949-1959 2010
12:15 PM
Otis Rush - Three Times a Fool
Otis Rush Three Times a Fool
1959-1959 Cobra Recordings
12:18 PM
Robert Nighthawk - Crying Won't Help You
Robert Nighthawk Crying Won't Help You
Bricks in My Pillow 1977
12:20 PM
A.C. Reed - This Little Voice
A.C. Reed This Little Voice
The Leading Brand
12:22 PM
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12:24 PM
Jody Williams - You May
Jody Williams You May
The Leading Brand 1978
12:28 PM
Eddie Burns - Hastings Street Special
Eddie Burns Hastings Street Special
Snake Eyes 2002
12:32 PM
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12:34 PM
Roscoe Gordon - T-Model Boogie
Roscoe Gordon T-Model Boogie
Yellow Sun Blues, Vol. 1 2007
12:36 PM
Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Juiced
Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Juiced
The Chess Story 1947-1956 Geffen 1999
12:39 PM
Chuck Berry - Beautiful Delilah
Chuck Berry Beautiful Delilah
Rock 'n Roll Rarities Geffen* 1986
12:41 PM
Count Basie and His Orchestra, Ed Lewis, Jimmy Rushing & Chu Berry - Evil Blues
Count Basie and His Orchestra, Ed Lewis, Jimmy Rushing & Chu Berry Evil Blues
The Complete Decca Recordings 1992
12:45 PM
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Old Maid Boogie
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Old Maid Boogie
Kidney Stew
12:48 PM
Big Joe Turner - Battle of the Blues, Pt. 1 (Alternate Take)
Big Joe Turner Battle of the Blues, Pt. 1 (Alternate Take)
Jumpin' With Joe 1994
12:50 PM
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12:52 PM
Chuck Willis - It's Too Late Baby
Chuck Willis It's Too Late Baby
The Complete Okeh Recordings 1951โ€“1956
12:55 PM
Warren Smith - Rock 'N' Roll Ruby
Warren Smith Rock 'N' Roll Ruby
Sun Records Rockabilly Hits 1956
12:58 PM
Glen Glenn - Blue Jeans and a Boys Shirt
Glen Glenn Blue Jeans and a Boys Shirt
Glen Rocks 2003
1:00 PM
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1:01 PM
Ray Smith - Right Behind You Baby
Ray Smith Right Behind You Baby
So Young / Right Behind You Baby - Single 1958
1:03 PM
Gene Vincent - Pistol Packin' Mama
Gene Vincent Pistol Packin' Mama
Dance To the Bop Parlophone Catalogue 2004
1:05 PM
Eddie Cochran - Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Eddie Cochran Hallelujah, I Love Her So
12 of His Biggest Hits 1960
1:08 PM
The Big Bopper - Walking Through My Dreams
The Big Bopper Walking Through My Dreams
The Best of Big Bopper 1958
1:10 PM
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1:13 PM
Patti Fay, Smil Mims - Memory Mountain
Patti Fay, Smil Mims Memory Mountain
Savage Rockin' Girls
1:15 PM
Lonnie Brooks - Mr. Hot Shot
Lonnie Brooks Mr. Hot Shot
House Rockin' 1950s Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 1 1983
1:18 PM
Unknown - Shootin' Craps and Gamblin'
Unknown Shootin' Craps and Gamblin'
Field Recordings Vol. 9: Georgia, S. N. Carolina
1:21 PM
James (Iron Head) Baker - Go Down Old Hannah
James (Iron Head) Baker Go Down Old Hannah
Field Recordings, Vol. 6: Texas (1933-1958) 2005
1:24 PM
Sylvester Jones & Wallace Chains - Smokey Mountain Blues
Sylvester Jones & Wallace Chains Smokey Mountain Blues
Field Recordings, Vol. 6: Texas (1933-1958) Document Records 2005
1:27 PM
Bessie Jones & The Georgia Sea Island Singers - Buzzard Lope
Bessie Jones & The Georgia Sea Island Singers Buzzard Lope
Join the Band 2012
1:28 PM
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1:30 PM
Bessie Gordon - Gambler's Blues
Bessie Gordon Gambler's Blues
Folksongs of Another America
1:34 PM
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1:36 PM
Joe Bussard - Chinese Breakdown
Joe Bussard Chinese Breakdown
Fonotone Records
1:36 PM
Jolly Joe's Jug Band - Black Cat Blues
Jolly Joe's Jug Band Black Cat Blues
Fonotone Records (1956-1969) Dust-to-Digital 2017
1:41 PM
Emmett Murray - Drinkin' Bad Bad Whiskey
Emmett Murray Drinkin' Bad Bad Whiskey
Drop on Down in Florida: Field Recordings of African American Traditional Music 1977-1980 2013
1:45 PM
Wallace Pine-Top Johnson, Maudie Shirley & Jasper Love - Stackalee and Billy Lyons
Wallace Pine-Top Johnson, Maudie Shirley & Jasper Love Stackalee and Billy Lyons
Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris 2018
1:48 PM
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1:49 PM
James Son Ford Thomas - 44 Blues
James Son Ford Thomas 44 Blues
Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris 2018
1:53 PM
Willard Artis โ€œblind Peteโ€ Burrell - Do Remember Me
Willard Artis โ€œblind Peteโ€ Burrell Do Remember Me
Sorrow Come Pass Me Around: A Survey of Rural Religious Black Music 2013
1:55 PM
James P. Johnson - Carolina Shout
James P. Johnson Carolina Shout
Tiger Rag
1:58 PM
Dinah Washington - I Wish I Knew the Name of the Boy (feat. Teddy Brannon Quartet)
Dinah Washington I Wish I Knew the Name of the Boy (feat. Teddy Brannon Quartet)
The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 1 (1946 - 1949) Verve Reissues 1987
2:01 PM
Coley Jones - Army Mule in No Man's Land
Coley Jones Army Mule in No Man's Land
Texas Blues
2:04 PM
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2:05 PM
Johnny Shines & Snooky Pryor - They're Red Hot
Johnny Shines & Snooky Pryor They're Red Hot
Back to the Country
2:08 PM
Bumble Bee Slim - Cruel Hearted Woman Blues - Part 1
Bumble Bee Slim Cruel Hearted Woman Blues - Part 1
Bumble Bee Slim Vol. 2 1934 2002
2:10 PM
Robert Johnson - Kind Hearted Woman Blues
Robert Johnson Kind Hearted Woman Blues
King of the Delta Blues Singers 1936
2:14 PM
Muddy Waters - 32-20 Blues
Muddy Waters 32-20 Blues
The Complete Plantation Recordings 1993
2:16 PM
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2:21 PM
Muddy Waters - Burr Clover Farm Blues
Muddy Waters Burr Clover Farm Blues
The Complete Plantation Recordings 1993
2:24 PM
Muddy Waters & John Work - Interview #3
Muddy Waters & John Work Interview #3
The Complete Plantation Recordings 1993
2:25 PM
Muddy Waters - Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You
Muddy Waters Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You
The Complete Plantation Recordings 1993
2:27 PM
Elvie Thomas - Motherless Child Blues
Elvie Thomas Motherless Child Blues
American Primitive Vol. 2: Pre-War Revenants (1897-1939) V/A Revenant 2005
2:30 PM
Peetie Wheatstraw - Don't Feel Welcome Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw Don't Feel Welcome Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw Vol. 1 1930-1932 1993
2:33 PM
Kokomo Arnold - Big Ship Blues
Kokomo Arnold Big Ship Blues
Kokomo Arnold Vol. 4 (1933 - 1934) 2005
2:37 PM
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2:38 PM
Howard Armstrong - 38 Pistol Blues
Howard Armstrong 38 Pistol Blues
Louie Bluie 1995
2:42 PM
The Misunderstood - You Don't Have To Go Out
The Misunderstood You Don't Have To Go Out
Before the Dream Faded 1965
2:46 PM
B.B. King - Rock Me Baby
B.B. King Rock Me Baby
Bad Case of Love Inspired Studios 2018
2:50 PM
T-Bone Walker - Strollin' with Bones
T-Bone Walker Strollin' with Bones
The Complete Imperial Recordings (1950-1954) 1991
2:53 PM
Lowell Fulson - Blues Don't Leave Me
Lowell Fulson Blues Don't Leave Me
Texas Guitar Killers
2:55 PM
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Key To The Highway
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Key To The Highway
Hometown Blues 1969
2:58 PM
Mike Bloomfield - Albert's Shuffle
Mike Bloomfield Albert's Shuffle
Bloomfield - A Retrospective Legacy Recordings 1984
Chat is archived.
Zapshifter X 12:13:58 PM
Hey sonny boy Williamson III .
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:15:04 PM
hey there!
Richard from Rocky Hill 12:55:21 PM
Hi SB IIIrd -- Another awesome show. And that's very cool about the blues pianist's influence on early reggae via recordings. Tell me again ... who was he? And was he playing on the Big Joe Turner selection? Thanks!
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:57:20 PM
Sorry Richard! Should have been a little clearer. I meant Roscoe Gordon, who played at the top of the set on "T-Model Boogie." If memory serves me right he's from New Orleans but recorded in Memphis for Sam Phillips.
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:57:40 PM
*Rosco
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:58:13 PM
Actually, looks like he was from Memphis! Which makes more sense anyway with the sun records connection.
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:58:58 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/22/arts/rosco-gordon-74-blues-singer-who-influenced-rock-and-reggae.html
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:59:57 PM
Though to be honest I can't quite tell Ska from Reggae from Rocksteady
Sonny Boy III (host) 1:00:06 PM
We need Jerry's input
fr1dayafternoon 2:44:03 PM
Yeah digging this one now. Love that slide guitar.
Sonny Boy III (host) 2:44:09 PM
:)
Sonny Boy III (host) 2:45:28 PM
Steel guitar of Glen Ross Campbell
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:52:23 PM
No worries, thanks for the info and clarifications, Professor SB 3rd! :-))
Brian D 2:58:49 PM
Great listen today SBW3!
Sonny Boy III (host) 2:59:42 PM
Thanks Brian!