Blues, Off The Record

Oct 18, 2021 10:00 AM β€“ 12:00 PM

With Sonny Boy Williamson III

Blues, Off The Record
10:01 AM
Mississippi Jook Band - Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Mississippi Jook Band Hittin' the Bottle Stomp
Blind Roosevelt Graves
10:02 AM
George Smith - I Found My Baby
George Smith I Found My Baby
Anthology of the Blues: California Blues
10:04 AM
Ernie K-Doe - Mother-in-Law
Ernie K-Doe Mother-in-Law
New Orleans Rhythm and Blues
10:07 AM
Lee Allen and His Band - Walkin' with Mr. Lee
Lee Allen and His Band Walkin' with Mr. Lee
New Orleans Rhythm and Blues
10:10 AM
Eddie Burns - Jinglin' Baby
Eddie Burns Jinglin' Baby
Chess Blues Geffen 1992
10:12 AM
Little Willie Foster - Crying the Blues
Little Willie Foster Crying the Blues
Absolutely Essential
10:14 AM
Eddie Boyd - Third Degree
Eddie Boyd Third Degree
Absolutely Essential Chicago Blues
10:18 AM
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10:20 AM
Tommy Johnson - Maggie Campbell Blues
Tommy Johnson Maggie Campbell Blues
Canned Heat Blues
10:23 AM
Robert Nighthawk - Maggie Campbell
Robert Nighthawk Maggie Campbell
Bricks in My Pillow Delmark Records 1998
10:25 AM
Jelly Roll Morton - Beale St. Blues
Jelly Roll Morton Beale St. Blues
The Complete Jelly Roll Morton
10:29 AM
Charlie Christian - I Found a New Baby
Charlie Christian I Found a New Baby
The Genius of the Electric Guitar Columbia 1987

Benny Goodman, clarinet

Count Basie, piano

NYC, 1/15/1941

10:32 AM
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - For Now So Long
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown For Now So Long
The Original Peacock Recordings
10:35 AM
Blind Blake - Panther Squall Blues
Blind Blake Panther Squall Blues
The Best of Blind Blake Yazoo 2000
10:37 AM
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10:39 AM
Charlie Patton - It Won't Be Long
Charlie Patton It Won't Be Long
Founder of the Delta Blues
10:42 AM
Henry Thomas - Red River Blues
Henry Thomas Red River Blues
The Roots of Robert Johnson Yazoo 2005
10:45 AM
Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words Blues
Geeshie Wiley Last Kind Words Blues
American Epic: The Best of Blues Columbia/Legacy 2017
10:49 AM
Skip James - Drunken Spree (1994 Remastered)
Skip James Drunken Spree (1994 Remastered)
The Complete Early Recordings 1930 (1994 Remastered) Yazoo 1994
10:51 AM
Homer Quincy Smith - I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
Homer Quincy Smith I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
American Primitive Vol. II
10:54 AM
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10:55 AM
Son House - Dry Spell Blues
Son House Dry Spell Blues
Masters of the Delta Blues: The Friends of Charlie Patton Yazoo 1991
10:58 AM
Mississippi Sheiks - Livin' In a Strain
Mississippi Sheiks Livin' In a Strain
Stop and Listen Yazoo 1992
11:01 AM
The Carter Family - Over the Garden Wall
The Carter Family Over the Garden Wall
The Carter Family 1927-1934
11:03 AM
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11:05 AM
J.B. Lenoir - I've Been Down So Long
J.B. Lenoir I've Been Down So Long
Natural Man Geffen 1970
11:09 AM
Bessie Smith - Cemetery Blues
Bessie Smith Cemetery Blues
Any Woman's Blues
11:13 AM
Peetie Wheatstraw - Sweet Home Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw Sweet Home Blues
Legends of the Blues, Vol. 1 Roots 'N' Blues 1990
11:16 AM
Peter Cleighton - Moonshine Man Blues
Peter Cleighton Moonshine Man Blues
News and the Blues
11:18 AM
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11:20 AM
Sister O.M. Terrell - The Gamblin' Man
Sister O.M. Terrell The Gamblin' Man
News and the Blues
11:22 AM
Lightnin' Hopkins - Freight Train
Lightnin' Hopkins Freight Train
The Blues
11:25 AM
Sippie Wallace with Bonnie Rait - Women Be Wise
Sippie Wallace with Bonnie Rait Women Be Wise
Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival 1972
11:28 AM
Muddy Waters - Honey Bee
Muddy Waters Honey Bee
Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival 1972
11:34 AM
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Driving Sideways
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Driving Sideways
Crusade (Remastered) UMC-Decca 2007

Mick Taylor, gtr; John McVie Bass

11:39 AM
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11:40 AM
Dave Van Ronk - Cocaine Blues
Dave Van Ronk Cocaine Blues
Fantasy Blues Sampler
11:43 AM
Sleepy John Estes - You Got to Go
Sleepy John Estes You Got to Go
The Legend of Sleepy John Estes Delmark Records 1990
11:46 AM
Clifton Chenier - Going Home Blues and Mess Around
Clifton Chenier Going Home Blues and Mess Around
Live at the French-Creole Dance
11:53 AM
Little Milton - Woke Up This Morning
Little Milton Woke Up This Morning
Chess Masters Series: Little Milton
11:56 AM
Otis Rush - Tops
Otis Rush Tops
Tops (Recorded Live at the San Francisco Blues Festival) BLIND PIG RECORDS 1988
Chat is archived.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:03:01 AM
guten morgen, alle
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:04:43 AM
Hi
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:05:33 AM
I need my weekly Jelly Roll Morton Fix. Can you hook me up.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:06:13 AM
Do you have James Booker?
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:07:30 AM
Jelly Roll I can certainly do
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:08:31 AM
I love your show. Thnx Sonny Boy.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:08:58 AM
I'm addicted to old vinyl.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:11:08 AM
I guess this time of year it should be Pumpkin Roll. Lol
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:11:53 AM
lol
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:12:12 AM
How are you Sonny Boy?
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:12:49 AM
I'm good thanks for asking! Just running around getting these records cued up for you all :)
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:14:10 AM
Monday is my day off & I always look forward to hearing your old time vinyl records. You are awesome.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:16:09 AM
Do you have old 78 rpms there?
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:16:25 AM
we don't have the right technology to play those in the station!
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:16:40 AM
45s and 33s will have to do
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:16:51 AM
Lol
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:17:29 AM
45s and 33 1/3s are just as good.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:18:17 AM
Do you have reel to reels?
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:19:55 AM
There might be an old machine here somewhere...
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:20:05 AM
Hahahahahaha
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:21:20 AM
I used to have an 8 track deck up until the later 90s but it broke on me.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:22:35 AM
Those metal splitters used to let go and I'd end up breaking into the cartridge to fix them at the kitchen table.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:23:04 AM
sounds like a pain... can see why the format wasn't around for long
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:24:04 AM
Yeah you are right. It was a nuisance trying to repair them.
Corage Mike 10:26:25 AM
Sun is shining in my back door today. Thanks for the tunes.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:26:53 AM
Hi Mike
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:28:15 AM
glad to hear it Mike!
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:30:44 AM
Do you have any Les Paul ?
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:32:03 AM
Not that I can put my hands on right now maybe if I can get a second to look!
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:32:43 AM
Ok no worries. No rush.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:36:17 AM
I love Blind Blake. This sounds great!
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:39:15 AM
Wow! Count Bassie
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:43:03 AM
Charlie Paton sounds great.... love it.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:44:03 AM
Henry Thomas I love the sound of the Fife in his recordings. Thnx for playing him.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:45:10 AM
Thanks Vaughn!
Christine 🦊 10:45:48 AM
I am loving this lilting, happy flute.
Christine 🦊 10:46:39 AM
Morning, Sonny Boy Williamson the 3rd, Vaughn, Mike & all πŸ‘‹
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:47:08 AM
Good morning Christine
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:48:26 AM
Morning!
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:49:07 AM
@Christine Isn't it neat hearing all these old records.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:53:35 AM
Homer Quincy Smith was in the The Southernaires.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:55:49 AM
hm... are you sure it's the same homer smith?
Christine 🦊 10:56:04 AM
@Vaughn, I love to hear the old vinyl, country blues especially.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:57:43 AM
Homer Quincy Smith (December 2, 1902, Florence, Alabama, USA) wasΒ founder and first tenor of The Southernaires. Formed in 1929, the Southernaires were a black gospel vocal quartet that found success via the radio, without making much of an impact in the area of phonograph record sales.
Sonny Boy III (host) 10:58:35 AM
very cool! where'd you find that? my liner notes list him as of unknown identity
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 10:59:05 AM
@Christine you are correct. Sounds so good.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:00:25 AM
I typed in his name on Google & it came up. But I remember hearing him before today & knew his name.
Joe Rathbone 11:00:42 AM
love the blues fiddle ...
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:00:50 AM
Hi Joe
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:03:24 AM
Love the Carter Family.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:04:55 AM
Sonny Boy do you have Bessie Smith?
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:06:04 AM
for sure
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:06:24 AM
Thnx
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:10:28 AM
Spooky
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:10:45 AM
πŸ‘» πŸŽƒ
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:11:29 AM
I've noticed that so many spooky novelty records from this period feature the same intro. Duh-duh-duh-nuh-nuuuuuuh-nuuuuuuh. I wonder what the origin is.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:11:51 AM
Yes same here
Christine 🦊 11:18:25 AM
This sure is one liquored-up song.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:19:31 AM
Moonshine
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:20:46 AM
The News & The Blues.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:21:21 AM
That has a nice ring to it.
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:21:55 AM
No doubt! Plenty to be blue about in the news these days. And all days I suppose.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:22:22 AM
Indeed you are correct my friend.
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:22:36 AM
nihil sub sole novum - nothing new under the sun
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:23:23 AM
🌞
Christine 🦊 11:27:26 AM
🀫
Joe Rathbone 11:31:31 AM
Never heard Muddy any better than this vocal track .. going to falsetto land .. what treat !
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:32:07 AM
he sounds great and so does the band
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:32:37 AM
Another excellent playlist, SBW IIIrd! How cool a song "Women Be Wise" by Sippie Wallace -- and with Bonnie Rait! And at the 1972 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival! Don't get any better than that ... :-))
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:33:12 AM
The double lp set is excellent -- a recent discovery in our stacks right here at WPRB studios
Joe Rathbone 11:33:19 AM
yeah SBW III.. the band ain't band either
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:35:18 AM
WHOA !!! And Muddy Waters throwing in that fast vocal pitch modulation to go along with "bees buzzin' ..."
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:35:38 AM
well that's vinyl for you a little skip on "driving sideways"
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:36:07 AM
... I'll post again when (or if) I recover ... ;-))
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:38:16 AM
Is that John Mcvie who would join Peter Green in Fleetwood Mac?
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:38:57 AM
I think Mick Taylor ended up in the Stones
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:40:03 AM
Dave VanRonk did Garden State Stomp to.
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:40:27 AM
Right all around Vaughn
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:40:52 AM
Jackson Browne covered this
Shane Navoy 11:41:09 AM
Hi there, SBW3... good morning chatroom peeps. I am enjoying the show. -- SBW3, a short bit ago you were writing about the "spooky cue". My guess would be it is a musical cue leftover from silent films and the organ accompanist days. (I am not old enough to first hand know this, though).
Christine 🦊 11:42:03 AM
This is one cranked-up song.
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:42:12 AM
Indeed, indeed Christine
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:42:25 AM
Good thought Shane!
Christine 🦊 11:42:40 AM
Drugs are bad, kids. πŸ’‰ 🚫
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:42:45 AM
that makes sense to me -- probably made it into some early sound-synced cartoons too
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:43:01 AM
In Garden State Stomp he names all these towns in New Jersey and makes them flow together perfectly.
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:43:20 AM
"Any views expressed by the artists do not reflect the perspective of the host" standard disclaimer
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:43:41 AM
Yes @Vaugh I've played it on the show. Sadly princeton don't make the cut as I recall
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:43:57 AM
Lol uh oh
Jim Floyd 11:44:14 AM
early in his life the recently deceased jazz historian Phil Schaap knew Rev. Davis as neighbors in Hollis Park, Queens
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:44:40 AM
@ Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz Yep, "Garden Stater Stomp" is WONDERFUL! Using all those true New Jersey town names ... many of which were Leni Lenape/Delaware first Americans place names. Van Ronk said he got the ideas while changing a tire on the shoulder of a busy NJ highway, looked up and saw a mileage sign that had 3 or 4 of such marvelous names. And as he pronounced them to himself while working on the tire change, he realized they made a mini-poem! ;-))
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:46:00 AM
@Richard That is such a cool story I never knew that.
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:46:26 AM
@ Jim Floyd Hi Jim! Thanks for that, I didn't know Rev. Gary Davis had lived in Queens. Do you know about when that was?
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:46:43 AM
I may have been wrong about Harlem.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:47:59 AM
I seen Dave Van Ronk play one time.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:49:03 AM
Was at Philadelphia Folk Fest in the 90s I think.
Jim Floyd 11:49:19 AM
Rev. Davis may have been in Harlem later? But Phil knew him when he was growing up, so in the 1950s-60s? And I happened to note that Davis was born in Laurens, SC, about the same time and place as my grandmother.
Jim Floyd 11:50:44 AM
Phil also personally knew a lot of famous jazz musicians who lived in Hollis back then.
Richard from Rocky Hill 11:51:10 AM
@ Jim Floyd Hmmm, very interesting on both, thanks.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:52:52 AM
Yeah such great stories & memories & you learn so much on here. Very cool.
Christine 🦊 11:54:23 AM
Bonsoir, Mr. Chenier.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:58:23 AM
Hold onto your hats today folks..... Windy and 57Β°F out there.
Christine 🦊 11:58:26 AM
Thanks, Sonny Boy Williamson III πŸ™
Sonny Boy III (host) 11:58:41 AM
Thanks so much everyone as always! And stay warm. Finally feels like fall.
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 11:58:48 AM
Thanks again my friend. Love this.
Sonny Boy III (host) 12:00:03 PM
:)
Vaughn Skywatcher Heintz 12:00:13 PM
:-)
David Shortell 12:00:41 PM
Just got in from a drive listening to this show. I wish it still repeated later in the week.