WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

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Blues, Off The Record

Aug 2, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

With Sonny Boy Williamson III

Blues, Off The Record
10:01 AM
Blind Roosevelt Graves - Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves (1929-1936)
10:03 AM
Leroy Carr - Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
Leroy Carr Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
Leroy Carr Vol. 3 (1930-1932) Document Records 1992
10:06 AM
Big Maceo - I Got the Blues
Big Maceo I Got the Blues
The King of Chicago Blues Piano Arhoolie Records 1992
10:11 AM
Goldrush - All My Money Is Gone
Goldrush All My Money Is Gone
Rural Blues Vol. 1
10:12 AM
Memphis Slim - I See My Great Mistake
Memphis Slim I See My Great Mistake
The Bluebird Recordings, 1940 - 1941 (1997 Remaster) RCA Records Label 1997
10:15 AM
D.A. Hunt - Greyhound Blues
D.A. Hunt Greyhound Blues
Rural Blues Vol. 1
10:18 AM
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10:19 AM
Sam "Suitcase" Johnson - Sam's Boogie
Sam "Suitcase" Johnson Sam's Boogie
Rural Blues Vol. 2 (1951-1962) Document Records 1998
10:22 AM
Jewell Long - Frankie and Albert
Jewell Long Frankie and Albert
Rural Blues Vol. 2 (1951-1962) Document Records 1998
10:25 AM
Billy Bird - Down in the Cemetary
Billy Bird Down in the Cemetary
Rare Country Blues Vol. 3
10:30 AM
Robert Lee Westmoreland - Hello Central, Give Me 209
Robert Lee Westmoreland Hello Central, Give Me 209
Rare Country Blues Vol. 3
10:31 AM
Mississippi Bracey - I'll Overcome Someday
Mississippi Bracey I'll Overcome Someday
Mississippi Blues Vol. 1
10:34 AM
Memphis Minnie - Moaning the Blues
Memphis Minnie Moaning the Blues
Pickin' the Blues Catfish Records 2000
10:37 AM
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10:38 AM
Robert Wilkins - Losin' Out Blues
Robert Wilkins Losin' Out Blues
Memphis Blues, Vol. 1 (1928-1935) Document Records 2000
10:44 AM
Clifford (Grandpappy) Gibson - No Success Blues
Clifford (Grandpappy) Gibson No Success Blues
Rural Blues Vol. 2 (1951-1962) Document Records 1998
10:46 AM
The Five Keys - Hucklebuck With Jimmy
The Five Keys Hucklebuck With Jimmy
Jump Blue: Rockin' the Jukes Blue Note Records 1998
10:47 AM
Little Joe Hinton - Let's Start a Romance
Little Joe Hinton Let's Start a Romance
Midnite Blues Party Electro-Fi Records 2002
10:49 AM
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10:51 AM
Little Willie John - Suffering With the Blues
Little Willie John Suffering With the Blues
Fever King Records 1958
10:53 AM
Billy Ward & The Dominoes - Weeping Willow Blues
Billy Ward & The Dominoes Weeping Willow Blues
Sixty Minute Man
10:56 AM
Ruth Brown - Teardrops from My Eyes
Ruth Brown Teardrops from My Eyes
Ruth Brown Rhino Atlantic 1957
11:00 AM
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11:02 AM
Big Maybelle - 96 Tears
Big Maybelle 96 Tears
"America's Queen Mother Of Soul" Got A Brand New Bag Rojac Records 2007
11:03 AM
Etta James - The Wallflower (Dance with Me Henry)
Etta James The Wallflower (Dance with Me Henry)
Heart & Soul: A Retrospective Geffen 2011
11:06 AM
Dinah Washington - New Blowtop Blues
Dinah Washington New Blowtop Blues
The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol. 2 (1950-1952) Verve Reissues 1987
11:08 AM
Wynonie Harris - Lovin' Machine
Wynonie Harris Lovin' Machine
Lovin' Machine King Records 2002
11:11 AM
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Queen Bee (Blues)
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Queen Bee (Blues)
Cherry Red Blues King Records 1970
11:14 AM
H-Bomb Ferguson and Varetta Dillard - Work for My Baby
H-Bomb Ferguson and Varetta Dillard Work for My Baby
Untold Facts About the H-Bomb
11:17 AM
Blind Willie Johnson - Let Your Light Shine on Me
Blind Willie Johnson Let Your Light Shine on Me
Dark Was the Night (Mojo Workin')
11:18 AM
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11:20 AM
Blind Mamie Forehand - Honey In the Rock
Blind Mamie Forehand Honey In the Rock
American Primitive, Vol. I: Raw Pre-War Gospel Revenant 1997
11:25 AM
Richard "Rabbit" Brown - I'm Not Jealous
Richard "Rabbit" Brown I'm Not Jealous
Done Seen Better Days
11:26 AM
Henry Brown - Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake
Henry Brown Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake
St. Louis Blues (1929-1935)
11:31 AM
Blind Willie McTell - Travelin' Blues
Blind Willie McTell Travelin' Blues
The Best of Blind Willie McTell Yazoo 2004
11:33 AM
Big Bill Broonzy - Hattie Blues
Big Bill Broonzy Hattie Blues
Big Bill Broonzy Vol. 6
11:35 AM
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11:37 AM
Mississippi Sheiks - Alberta Blues
Mississippi Sheiks Alberta Blues
Mississippi Sheiks Vol. 1
11:41 AM
Harlem Hamfats - Don't Start No Stuff
Harlem Hamfats Don't Start No Stuff
Harlem Hamfats Vol. 3 1937-1938 Document Records 1994
11:44 AM
The Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson) - Screaming the Blues
The Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson) Screaming the Blues
The Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson) Vol. 3 1939-1940 Document Records 1994
11:46 AM
Johnnie Temple - The Sun Goes Down In Blood
Johnnie Temple The Sun Goes Down In Blood
Johnnie Temple Vol. 2 1938-1940 Document Records 1994
11:49 AM
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11:50 AM
Carl Martin - Crow Jane Blues
Carl Martin Crow Jane Blues
Crow Jane Blues HighTone Records 1997
11:52 AM
Johnnie Head - Fare Thee Blues - Part I
Johnnie Head Fare Thee Blues - Part I
Home Town Skiffle Jazzology 1997
11:55 AM
Dad Nelson - Cleveland Stomp
Dad Nelson Cleveland Stomp
Home Town Skiffle Jazzology 1997
11:58 AM
Archibald - Ballin' with Archie
Archibald Ballin' with Archie
Mardi Gras Blues
Chat is archived.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:41:33 AM
Hello everyone!
Mark Reichard 10:42:56 AM
Really? You've been spinning these great blues records for almost 45 minutes and not one lazy motherfucker can be bothered to comment? Well, I love your show, although I'm only a relatively recent listener. And I've only recently discovered Memphis Minnie, even though this records about 100 years old. I'd heard of her, but I hadn't actually HEARD her until a few months ago. Thanks for your great taste in music.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:43:18 AM
hahaha thanks Mark!
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:44:08 AM
Memphis Minnie is absolutely great!
StitchingPink 10:44:59 AM
good morning! glad to catch your show this morning!
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:46:17 AM
Good morning Stitching Pink!
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:55:47 AM
There's nothing "Little" about these talents. I don't think I'd ever listened enough to Little Willie John. What a impassioned top-quality blues vocalist!
Mark Reichard 10:56:23 AM
Stitching Pink I like your show a lot too, although I know jack shit about knitting. But I like how you combine your passions of knitting and music. Frankly, if I were the programming director and you pitched me a show where you said, "Well, I'm gonna play some music and then I'm gonna teach people how to knit a sweater or something,? I'm not sure I would have given that the green light. But it works!
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:57:13 AM
@Richard: Indeed! Worth listening past "Fever" and some of his hits.
Mark Reichard 10:57:40 AM
Yeah, you're hitting on a lot of my favorites here--Little Willie John, Ruth Brown...it said in the liner notes to the Little Willie John collection I have that James Brown toured with him early in his career and borrowed a lot from him.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:58:22 AM
Like Mark I can't knit, crochet, or sew. I couldn't make a lanyard to save my life. But I always like hearing about it!
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:58:44 AM
Didn't know about James Brown and Willie John but that makes sense!
StitchingPink 11:00:37 AM
That something happens to me with PSAs!
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:01:04 AM
Glad i'm not alone....
StitchingPink 11:01:19 AM
Hey Mark - thanks for the shout out. WPRB is great about supporting all sorts of interesting shows!
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:03:30 AM
@Mark Reichard -- VERY interesting about James Brown being something of a protege of Little Willie John. Yes, I do believe I can hear the stylistic links.
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:04:37 AM
@Richard -- especially on his Famous Flames recordings
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:06:01 AM
Oh, my! Aretha Franklin also recorded a killer cover of "96 Tears" early on. Very cool that song has a whole life outside garage rock curiosity/anthem.
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:08:52 AM
I'll have to check out Aretha's version!
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:11:31 AM
I love Wynonie Harris but I sometimes fear his lyrics will get me in trouble with the Society for the Supression of Vice. I decided I could get "Lovin' Machine" past the censors safely.
Ookla the Mok 11:16:54 AM
Shredding 👍🔥
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:18:43 AM
:)
Mark Reichard 11:47:10 AM
I honestly think the songs were better when they had to write euphemisms to get around the censors instead of just spewing profanity.
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:47:56 AM
It's shocking how much you can say with the right metaphor