Blues, Off The Record

Aug 23, 2021 10:00 AM β€“ 12:00 PM

With Sonny Boy Williamson III

Blues, Off The Record
10:00 AM
Blind Roosevelt Graves - Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves (1929-1936)
10:04 AM
Fiddlin John Carson - Cotton Eyed Joe
Fiddlin John Carson Cotton Eyed Joe
Fiddlin John Carson Vol. 4 1926 - 1927 Document Records 1997
10:07 AM
Adolph Hofner - Cotton-Eyed Joe
Adolph Hofner Cotton-Eyed Joe
South Texas Swing Arhoolie Records 1994
10:09 AM
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys - Cotton Eyed Joe
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Cotton Eyed Joe
Columbia Historic Edition: Bob Wills Columbia Historic Edition 1982
10:11 AM
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10:17 AM
Nina Simone - Cotton Eyed Joe (Mono) [2017 Remastered Version]
Nina Simone Cotton Eyed Joe (Mono) [2017 Remastered Version]
The Colpix Singles (Mono) [Remastered] Rhino 2018
10:19 AM
Karen Dalton - Cotton Eyed Joe
Karen Dalton Cotton Eyed Joe
1966 Delmore Recording Society 2012
10:23 AM
The Moody Brothers - Cotton Eyed Joe
The Moody Brothers Cotton Eyed Joe
Cotton Eyed Joe Lamon Records 2006
10:25 AM
The Chieftains & Ricky Skaggs - Cotton-Eyed Joe
The Chieftains & Ricky Skaggs Cotton-Eyed Joe
Another Country RCA Victor 1992
10:28 AM
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10:30 AM
Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
Rednex Cotton Eye Joe
Sex & Violins Muunshine Muusic 1994
10:32 AM
Clifford Gibson with Jimmie Rodgers - Let Me Be Your Sidetrack (Take 2)
Clifford Gibson with Jimmie Rodgers Let Me Be Your Sidetrack (Take 2)
Clifford Gibson (1929-1931) Document Records 1991
10:34 AM
Jimmie Rodgers - Long Tall Mama Blues
Jimmie Rodgers Long Tall Mama Blues
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings RCA/Legacy 2019

Oddie McWinders banjo

10:40 AM
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10:40 AM
Bob Dylan - Railroad Bill
Bob Dylan Railroad Bill
Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 (Deluxe Edition) Columbia 2013
10:43 AM
Dave Van Ronk - Sister Kate (feat. The Red Onion Jazz Band)
Dave Van Ronk Sister Kate (feat. The Red Onion Jazz Band)
In the Tradition Prestige 2002
10:46 AM
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Cain't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Cain't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Gospel Train (Expanded Edition) Verve Reissues 1956
10:49 AM
Mahalia Jackson - Great Gettin' Up Morning
Mahalia Jackson Great Gettin' Up Morning
The Essential Mahalia Jackson Columbia/Legacy 1972
10:52 AM
Charley Jordan - Keep It Clean
Charley Jordan Keep It Clean
Charley Jordan Vol. 1 (1930 - 1931) Document Records 1992
10:55 AM
Luke Jordan - Cocaine Blues
Luke Jordan Cocaine Blues
The Roots of Rap: Classic Recordings From the 1920s & 30s Yazoo 2006
10:58 AM
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11:04 AM
Kid Cole - Hard Hearted Mama Blues
Kid Cole Hard Hearted Mama Blues
Sixth Street Moan
11:07 AM
Troy Ferguson - Mama, You Gotta Get It Fixed
Troy Ferguson Mama, You Gotta Get It Fixed
Rare Country Blues Vol. 4
11:10 AM
Blind Boy Fuller & Blind Gary Davis - Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind
Blind Boy Fuller & Blind Gary Davis Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind
East Coast Piedmont Style Legacy/Columbia 1991
11:14 AM
Willie Bee (Willie B. James) - Ramblin' Mind Blues
Willie Bee (Willie B. James) Ramblin' Mind Blues
Rare Country Blues Vol. 4
11:16 AM
Pere Dickson - Get Away From My Window
Pere Dickson Get Away From My Window
Rare Country Blues Vol. 4
11:20 AM
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11:20 AM
Walter Davis - Red Cross Blues
Walter Davis Red Cross Blues
Walter Davis Vol. 1 1933-1935 Document Records 1994
11:23 AM
Leroy's Buddy - Too Many Women
Leroy's Buddy Too Many Women
The Early Leroy's Buddy

Honey Hill, piano. Bill Gaither, gtr/vox. Bass unknown.

11:26 AM
Jimmie Gordon - Crying My Blues Away
Jimmie Gordon Crying My Blues Away
Jimmie Gordon Vol. 2 (1936-1938) Document Records 1999

Sammy Price, piano; Joe Bishop, flugelhorn; Ted Bunn, gtr; Richard Fullbright, bass.

11:29 AM
Jimmie Gordon - Rock That Boogie
Jimmie Gordon Rock That Boogie
Jimmie Gordon Vol. 3 (1939-1946) Document Records 1999
11:32 AM
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - All for the Love of Lil
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five All for the Love of Lil
At The Swing Cat's Ball Geffen 1999
11:36 AM
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11:36 AM
Big Joe Turner - Nobody In Mind
Big Joe Turner Nobody In Mind
Jumpin' With Joe EMI Catalogue 1994
11:40 AM
Lazy Bill Lucas - My Baby's Gone
Lazy Bill Lucas My Baby's Gone
Best of Blues Vol. 6: Postwar Chicago Blues
11:42 AM
Johnny Beck - Locked In Jail Blues
Johnny Beck Locked In Jail Blues
Rural Blues Vol. 1
11:45 AM
Smokey Hogg - Worryin' Blues
Smokey Hogg Worryin' Blues
Texas Guitar Killers
11:47 AM
Washboard Sam - Jesse James Blues
Washboard Sam Jesse James Blues
Washboard Sam Vol. 4
11:50 AM
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11:52 AM
Memphis Minnie - My Gage Is Going Up
Memphis Minnie My Gage Is Going Up
Memphis Minnie Vol. 5 (1940-1941) Document Records 1991
11:54 AM
Rube Lacey - Mississippi Jail House Groan
Rube Lacey Mississippi Jail House Groan
Son House & Great Delta Blues Singers 1928–1930
11:57 AM
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Space Guitar
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Space Guitar
1952-1955
Chat is archived.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:00:33 AM
Hello everyone!
Christine 🦊 10:06:23 AM
Good morning, Sonny Boy Williamson the 3rd πŸŒ„
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:06:31 AM
Good morning Christine!
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:15:21 AM
Good morning SBW IIIrd! As a bluegrass person, I always enjoy these blues-related early country/western swing, etc. Very full, shining but mellow lead vocalist on this Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys version of "Cotton Eyed Joe." Do you know who it was? I don't think it was Wills himself, was it?
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:17:24 AM
I agree with you, "Cotton Eyed Joe" does have a minstrel show vibe to it. Could be its origins. As you noted, it's also in the common bluegrass fiddle repertoire.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:18:44 AM
Tommy Duncan apparently!
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:20:53 AM
Of course, Tommy Duncan. Thank you!
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:21:05 AM
:)
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:23:19 AM
These powerful, haunting "Cotton Eyed Joe" versions by Nina Simone and Karen Dalton ... oh my! I had no idea, none. Thanks again, SBW IIIrd.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:23:37 AM
I know! Like a totally different song.
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:25:00 AM
BTW, Karen Dalton's rendition allows me in my mind's ear to hear what it would have sounded like if the late, great Fred Neil had performed it ...
Christine 🦊 10:25:38 AM
I had never heard Nina Simone's rendition of "Cotton Eyed Joe" before. Wow! Same for Karen Dalton.
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:26:52 AM
DJ SonnyBoyWilliamsonIII, this is a super idea! Biggest CHEERS to you!
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:27:57 AM
:)
Christine 🦊 10:30:54 AM
*flashbacks to various wedding receptions*
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:31:20 AM
this one will be in my skull for two weeks
Bud Burroughs 10:32:22 AM
Thanks you for cutting that version short!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:32:25 AM
I wanna hear it twice!! I’m cry.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:32:33 AM
hahaha a divisive decision
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:32:48 AM
Haha!!
Christine 🦊 10:38:48 AM
@Sonny Boy, lol
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:39:11 AM
It was the correct call
Brenda Tingstrom 10:41:16 AM
thank you for playing all of those cotton eyed joe songs. it was enlightening and yes, definitely racist. how could it not be. i really enjoyed Nina's version as the syncopation i think more accurately captures the pain and disrespect inherent in the song. thanks to the dj!!! i love WPRB
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:42:09 AM
Thanks Brenda!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:43:51 AM
Nice one from BOB DYLAN ❀️
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:49:05 AM
SISTER ROSETTA THARPE πŸ’–
Christine 🦊 10:49:41 AM
Interestingly, DJ Krista played the Charlie Parr rendition of "Ain't No Grave Hold My Body Down" on her show this morning.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:50:07 AM
I wasn't able to tune in! Funny how that happens sometimes.
Christine 🦊 10:51:21 AM
Krista's show this morning was a eldritch gathering of creepy/eerie/Halloween songs. πŸ‘» πŸŽƒ
Christine 🦊 10:52:07 AM
I love when that happens! πŸ’• Different versions, different artists, same song.
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:53:52 AM
Interestingly, the song β€œCain't No Grave Hold My Body Down” was used at the end of an episode of What We Do In The Shadows a tv show about Vampires.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:55:44 AM
It's coming back for a new season soon isn't it?
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:56:07 AM
Friday 3 September
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:56:12 AM
:)
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:57:06 AM
Did you see it was a Jeopardy! question?!?
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:57:15 AM
hahaha no I didn't!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 10:57:56 AM
About Regular Human Bartender Jackie Daytona! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:05:08 AM
Quite a disguise...
Christine 🦊 11:05:43 AM
@MrM πŸ’€, good information. I should check out the show. Last year I saw the movie by Taika Waititi.
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:07:01 AM
Got the Hulus? Christine? Watch it!! Just watched the first two seasons TWICE!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:08:01 AM
β€œ Quite a disguise...” HAHA!! Brilliant @DJ!!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:12:22 AM
Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO is doing the score! And TopNotch music is selected for each episode!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:14:03 AM
I’m luving this playlist! Many thanks, DJ SonnyBoyWilliamsonIII β˜€οΈ
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:17:29 AM
Thanks Mr. M! I always like the credits songs for WWD in the Shadows. I've played on my show a song called "The Devil Caught Me Nappin" that they use in one episode. I can't find anything out about the song though!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:18:19 AM
Lemme sleuth. BRB
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:29:16 AM
Mmmm. I guess the two options that came up right quick aren’t the same song?? Remember any episode details?
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:31:55 AM
I keep reading β€œflugelhorn” everywhere. Should I get one??
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:31:55 AM
https://whatwedointheshadows.fandom.com/wiki/The_Curse -- the song is credited to Andrea and Ervin Litkei (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ervin_Litkei). He was better known for writing military marches...
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:32:18 AM
Seems like the universe is telling you to invest in one!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:34:12 AM
Oh that was the first result I saw, just dismissed it as you said you weren’t finding anything! The EnterWebs is incredible.
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:34:55 AM
Well, I found Ervine Litkei but I thought it was a mistake since the song is no military march. But Wikipedia says he married an "Andrea." Must be him then!
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:37:11 AM
Well, for the love of Lil ! (And the great Louis Jordan!) That was one swingin' track, jack!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:40:15 AM
Nandor’s password is *impenetrable fortress* 😝
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:41:21 AM
I agree Richard! Jordan rarely disappoints. There's a reason he was "King of the Jukebox."
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:44:08 AM
Tunefind dot com has the same song info. Looking forward to hearing it on your show!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:46:05 AM
Regarding the β€œDevil Caught Me Nappin”!!
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:47:54 AM
:)
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:49:15 AM
I liked that SMOKEY HOGG track! What year was that one??
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:49:58 AM
rec. December 1950 in Los Angeles, CA; Smokey Hogg, voc, g; Hadda Brooks, p; b; Al Wichard, dr Imperial 5106
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:50:53 AM
Wow! Thanks! Los Angeles❣️
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 11:54:37 AM
DJ SonnyBoyWilliamsonIII, another great show! Many thanks and kind regards to you!
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:55:00 AM
Thanks for listening!
Christine 🦊 11:59:17 AM
Thank you, SBW the 3rd! πŸ™ Thanks, everybody
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:59:23 AM
Outstanding as always, thanks SBW IIIrd.
Richard from Rocky Hill 12:00:04 PM
And all the chatters, too!
-ᎷяMΞ”αžα¨Γ˜Π˜αŽ’ΞžN᎒-πŸ’€ 12:00:07 PM
Cheers Dears!!
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:00:34 PM
:) 'til next week!