Blues, Off The Record

Sep 13, 2021 10:00 AM โ€“ 12:00 PM

With Sonny Boy Williamson III

Blues, Off The Record
10:04 AM
Mississippi Jook Band - Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Mississippi Jook Band Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves
10:04 AM
Rev. Gary Davis - Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
Rev. Gary Davis Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
Gospel, Blues, and Street Songs
10:09 AM
Lonnie Johnson - Steppin' on the Blues
Lonnie Johnson Steppin' on the Blues
Steppin' on the Blues
10:10 AM
Blind Blake - Blind Arthur's Breakdown
Blind Blake Blind Arthur's Breakdown
The Best of Blind Blake Yazoo 2000
10:13 AM
Bill Williams - St Louis Blues
Bill Williams St Louis Blues
Low and Lonesome
10:17 AM
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10:20 AM
Charlie Patton - Revenue Man Blues
Charlie Patton Revenue Man Blues
The Roots of Robert Johnson
10:25 AM
Dr. Ross - Down South Blues
Dr. Ross Down South Blues
His First Recordings
10:26 AM
Rube Lacey - Mississippi Jail House Groan
Rube Lacey Mississippi Jail House Groan
The Rough Guide to Blues Behind Bars
10:30 AM
Walter Taylor - Deal Rag
Walter Taylor Deal Rag
American Primitive, Vol. II - Pre-War Revenants Revenant 2005
10:32 AM
Clarence Gatemouth Brown - For So Long Now
Clarence Gatemouth Brown For So Long Now
The Original Peacock Recordings
10:34 AM
B.B. King - When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer
B.B. King When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer
Sweet 16
10:37 AM
Muddy Waters - Elevate Me Mama
Muddy Waters Elevate Me Mama
The Chess Box Geffen 1989
10:41 AM
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10:43 AM
Elmore James - The Sun Is Shining
Elmore James The Sun Is Shining
Chess Blues Geffen 1992
10:45 AM
Weaver and Beasley - Bottleneck Blues
Weaver and Beasley Bottleneck Blues
The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives, and Steel Roots N' Blues
10:48 AM
Irene Scruggs - My Back to the Wall
Irene Scruggs My Back to the Wall
Country Blues Bottleneck Guitar Classics 1926-1937 Yazoo 2006
10:52 AM
Etta Baker - Never Let Your Deal Go Down
Etta Baker Never Let Your Deal Go Down
One-Dime Blues Rounder 1991
10:53 AM
Elizabeth Cotten - Shake Sugaree
Elizabeth Cotten Shake Sugaree
Shake Sugaree Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2004
11:01 AM
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11:03 AM
Mississippi Sheiks - Lonely One In This Town
Mississippi Sheiks Lonely One In This Town
Stop and Listen Yazoo 1992
11:05 AM
Blind Willie Johnson - God Don't Never Change
Blind Willie Johnson God Don't Never Change
Praise God I'm Satisfied Yazoo 2005
11:08 AM
Little Esther - Do You Ever Think of Me
Little Esther Do You Ever Think of Me
Ladies Sing the Blues
11:10 AM
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11:15 AM
Fleetwood Mack - Talk With You
Fleetwood Mack Talk With You
Blues Jam in Chicago Vol. II

Danny, vox; Peter Green gtr; John McVie; SP Leary

11:18 AM
Howlin' Wolf - Built for Comfort
Howlin' Wolf Built for Comfort
The Definitive Collection Geffen 2007
11:22 AM
Eddie Boyd - Just a Fool
Eddie Boyd Just a Fool
Chess Blues Guitar
11:22 AM
Lee Jackson - Fishing in My Pond
Lee Jackson Fishing in My Pond
Chicago Blues
11:24 AM
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11:26 AM
Ma Rainey - Farewell Daddy Blues
Ma Rainey Farewell Daddy Blues
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
11:29 AM
Rosie Mae Moore - Ha-Ha Blues
Rosie Mae Moore Ha-Ha Blues
Mississippi Girls

Charlie McCoy gtr

11:32 AM
Bessie Smith - Baby Doll
Bessie Smith Baby Doll
The Bessie Smith Collection

Fletcher Henderson, piano; Joe Smith, cornet

https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/deta...

11:36 AM
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11:38 AM
Joseph Spence - Jump In the Line
Joseph Spence Jump In the Line
Joseph Spence: The Complete Folkways Recordings, 1958 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 1992
11:43 AM
Booker White - Strange Place Blues
Booker White Strange Place Blues
The Complete Bukka White
11:47 AM
Joe Stone (JD Short) - It's a Hard Time
Joe Stone (JD Short) It's a Hard Time
Poor Man's Heaven
11:49 AM
Gene Autry - Do Right Daddy Blues
Gene Autry Do Right Daddy Blues
When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 10: East Virginia Blues RCA Bluebird 2004
11:54 AM
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11:57 AM
The Lone Star Cowboys - Just Because
The Lone Star Cowboys Just Because
East Virginia Blues Fantasy Records 1999
11:58 AM
Etta Baker - One-Dime Blues
Etta Baker One-Dime Blues
One-Dime Blues Rounder 1991
Chat is archived.
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:04:13 AM
Greetings and Salutations!
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:04:26 AM
Sounding AWESOME!!
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:04:35 AM
A little pitchy
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:04:40 AM
๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:05:16 AM
hahahaha ok great! thank you
Brian D 10:05:50 AM
Back to the Stacks! Treasure trove of blues records.
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:05:54 AM
Streaming is functioning properly!
Brian D 10:06:32 AM
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning! Classic. Sounds great!
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:08:00 AM
EAS
Brian D 10:08:18 AM
emergency tone! But no message. Back to blues....
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:09:10 AM
Ok I thought so. Feels great to be spinning LPs again. Now if we could only get set up for 78s...
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:13:07 AM
Can you put on both 33 + 45 = guess what?!? I saw a player with that as the option for 78s. Seemed ridiculous. Is it common??
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:14:34 AM
Some players do have it (some you have to hold down 33 and 45), but old 78s should require a different needle as well. There are some unusual examples of modern records issued in a 78 format.
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:20:32 AM
Interesting. Would the unusual modern records need a different needle from old 78s??
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:21:42 AM
I believe they'd use a modern needle but at 78 rpm
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:22:07 AM
https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/10457
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:22:13 AM
Like this interesting reissue
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:22:55 AM
Not sure about this: https://pitchfork.com/news/40262-tom-waits-releases-78-rpm-record-and-player/
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:23:34 AM
OKeh! I want that!
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:25:23 AM
And Iโ€™ll take two of those! Thanks, Tom Waits!
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:29:04 AM
Plus, a time machine ๐Ÿฅบ
Ookla the Mok 10:30:59 AM
I saw Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Phil Lesh. Incredible show.
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:35:10 AM
Nice! @OoklaTheMok Hello!
Ookla the Mok 10:35:15 AM
good morning all
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:35:35 AM
Hi SB IIIrd -- Glad to see (and hear !) you in this high profile Monday morning slot.
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:35:46 AM
B B KING โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 10:36:11 AM
Great start to the show!
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:36:44 AM
thanks richard! and good morning all!
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:41:49 AM
I really enjoyed, with great interest, Walter Taylor's "Deal Rag." Bluegrass groups -- mostly notably Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys -- later recorded that number as "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down." It was a natural for Flatt & Scruggs because the chord progression is essentially identical (although in a different key) to their very popular version of "Salty Dog Blues," another song with obvious African-American roots in ragtime and/or early New Orleans jazz.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:43:43 AM
It's a great recording! I know the Mississippi Sheiks Recorded "Honey Baby Let the Deal Go Down" but I'm not sure off the top of my head if it's related musically
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:44:20 AM
And how WONDERFUL that you're back broadcasting live from the WPRB studios! Maybe things gonna be alright after all.
Ookla the Mok 10:48:50 AM
Blues for Brunch
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:49:21 AM
Do listener's remember the earlier iteration of this program as blues for breakfast?
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:49:26 AM
*listeners
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:51:59 AM
Hmmmm ... thanks, I'll check out that Sheiks recording. It's well known how the blues greatly influenced Bill Monroe's development of bluegrass via Arnold Schultz, a blues guitarist (and also occasional fiddler) who befriended the young Bill in Rosine, Kentucky. But few know that early jazz hugely influenced seminal bluegrass banjo picker Earl Scruggs.
Brian D 10:53:18 AM
This sounds great
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:53:44 AM
Etta Baker with her take on "Never Let Your Deal Go Down"!
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:55:43 AM
"Bugle Call Rag" and "Farewell Blues," now bluegrass banjo standards via Scruggs' versions weren't composed by Earl (although, in fairness, he never claimed they were). He certainly heard them on early Dixieland jazz 78s that he and his family enjoyed during his youth.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:56:07 AM
Very cool!
Richard from Rocky Hill 10:57:58 AM
Thanks, I'll check out that Etta Baker recording. Y'know, I learn so much from you and fellow listeners that I should have signed up for "Blues Off the Record" as a class for academic credit LOL.
Ookla the Mok 10:59:21 AM
blues for breakfast turned me into a WPRB listener :)
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:00:04 AM
I meant to write, check out that Etta Baker recording further ...
Brian D 11:00:54 AM
So that was Elizabeth's great granddaughter on vocals? And that person went on to be in the group Undisputed Truth (a WPRB fave)
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:03:15 AM
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Ookla the Mok 11:03:25 AM
i guess Deal Rag is where the grateful dead got inspiration for their song Deal
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:03:29 AM
Richard I'm awarding you an A
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:04:07 AM
Glad to hear it Ookla!
Brian D 11:04:53 AM
Dead lyrics & themes loved the use of gambling, card playing , dice rolling etc.
Brian D 11:13:37 AM
No way! Had no idea! What a voice young Brenda (BJ) had then.
Ookla the Mok 11:13:39 AM
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-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 11:14:06 AM
PewPewPew!!! ๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:24:47 AM
Awww ...! Thanks for the top marks, Professor! Just make sure it gets on my transcript, okay? ;-))
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 11:39:25 AM
BESSIE SMITH ๐Ÿ’Ÿ Pew ๐Ÿ“ข Pew ๐Ÿ“ข
Brian D 11:40:00 AM
Cool. Don't know if I ever heard Joseph Spence's version of this. Love his growlings. What a delivery. Wonderful performer
Jim Floyd 11:44:12 AM
from Boardwalk Empire https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=bosrdwalk+empire+ma+rainey+song+cover&view=detail&mid=42C6EC85EDDD7C9A70FD42C6EC85EDDD7C9A70FD&FORM=VIRE .
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:44:29 AM
Thanks Jim!
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:44:56 AM
I'm thinking this version of "Jump In The Line," by Joseph Spence or other artist(s) directly influenced Byron Lee & the Dragonaires later killer recordings "Jump Up" and "Jump Up and Get on Bad."
Jim Floyd 11:50:31 AM
this version is good too from BE: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=bosrdwalk+empire+ma+rainey+song+cover&&view=detail&mid=E174164E4BEB6D12933DE174164E4BEB6D12933D&rvsmid=F82AC754EE8FA4218426F82AC754EE8FA4218426&FORM=VDRVRV
-แŽทัMฮ”แžแจร˜ะ˜แŽขฮžNแŽข-๐Ÿ’€ 11:51:55 AM
DJ Sonny Boy Williamson III, many thanks for another special show! Kind regards to you!
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:56:21 AM
@ Jim Floyd -- A big hello over to you!
Brian D 11:56:31 AM
Great show SBW3!
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:57:39 AM
Thanks all!
Jim Floyd 11:57:53 AM
hey richard!
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:59:56 AM
Lone Star Cowboys were excellent ... and we'll listen forward to the Holy Model Rounders next week!