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Rhythm Highways (Music)

East Side Slim takes you cruising on many musical roads, with all leading back to the crossroad - the blues. Come on along for the ride on Rhythm Highways. You'll hear American music - music that swings, rolls and comes from the soul. Tune in to hear blues, R&B, gospel, swing, soul, rock 'n' roll, jazz and roadhouse, even the occasional honky tonk or western swing song. Rhythm Highways - it's an East Side groove.

Thu Aug 17th 2017 5.00am–7.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: central


The Bel Airs “Big City”
from Hoodoo Party (Blueberry Hill 1999) L —One of my favorite bands, and one that MANY local musicians feel the same way about. Dick and Dave Pruitt and Mike Cherry. That's all ya need, babies!


Mike Morgan and The Crawl “The Road” (Black Top 1998) —Lee McBee singing here. There will ALWAYS be a place for Lee McBee on any show I broadcast on KDHX. Always!


The Beat From Palookaville “I Wanna Holler”
from Come Get Ur Lovin' (Sleazy Records 2016) —The Beat from Palookaville Rhythm & Ska Orchestra - from Sweden!


The Lost Counts “I'm a Fool to Care”
from Found! (Pravda Records / Texaloo 2016) —A very cool band from Austin, TX.


George "Harmonica" Smith “Astatic Stomp featuring Rod Piazza”
from Now You Can Talk About Me (Blind Pig Records 1998) —From a session on George Smith produced by Rod Piazza, from 1982.


John Lee Hooker “Little Wheel”
from John Lee Hooker On Vee-Jay 1955-1958 (Vee-Jay Limited Partnership 1993) —Recorded in Chicago in 1957, with Eddie Taylor on 2nd guitar.


Elvis Presley “Mystery Train”
from Elvis: The King of Rock 'N' Roll (RCA 1992) —Recorded at Sun Studios in July of 1955, right near the end of Elvis' time with Sam Phillips.


The Mike Eldred Trio “You're So Square (Baby, I Don't Care)”
from Elvis Unleaded (self-released 2012) —A Leiber/Stoller tune, composed in 1957, recorded respectfully by Eldred's band in 2012 or so.


Elvis Presley “Money Honey”
from Elvis: The King of Rock 'N' Roll (RCA 1992) —Recorded during his 1st RCA Records session in 1956 in Nashville.


Kim Massie & The Solid Senders “Muddy Water”
from A Lady By Choice (self-released 2007) L


Etta James and Harvey Fuqua “Spoonful”
from The Chess Box: Etta James (MCA 2000) —Recorded in 1960 and released as a Chess single. Harvey and Etta may have been an "item" at the time...not sure of the timelines there.


Roland Johnson “Keep on Dancin'”
from Live at KDHX - 13August2016 (KDHX 2016) L


Gene Jackson “That's Why I Love You”
from Live at KDHX 17June2017 (none 2017) N L —Originally recorded for and aired on Sean Smothers' "Gettin' Down To It" program right here on KDHX.


Sonny Boy Williamson “Fattening Frogs for Snakes”
from His Best The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (MCA 1997) —Composed by Rice Miller (Sonny Boy II), recorded in 1957 with Robert Lockwood and Luther Tucker.


Rick Estrin “Tell Me Mama”
from On The Harp Side (self-released 2008) —A Rice Miller (Sonny Boy II) composition. Estrin plays that groovy golden era stuff better than just about anybody - his love for it shines through.


Aretha Franklin “Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.)”
from Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings (Rhino 1992) —Miss Aretha singing one for us...how about that!


Erma Franklin “Higher & Higher”
from Super Soul Sister (Vampisoul 2003) —Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher & Higher. Associated with Jackie Wilson, but Miss Erma didn't do to bad a job!


Nathan James “Weary Traveler”
from What I Believe (Sacred Cat Recordings 2017) N  —This is a great album, from San Diego's Nathan James.


Eric Bibb “We Had to Move”
from Migration Blues (Stony Plain Records 2017) N  —An especially strong album in Eric Bibb's prodigious catalog, featuring Michael Jerome Browne and JJ Milteau.


The Stars of Bethlehem “Above My Head” (V.S.O.P. Records 2008) —Featuring the stunning pipes of Richard Wallace.


The Pilgrim Travelers “I Remember The Time”
from Gospel Boogie Rare Recordings 1946-1957 (City Hall Records 2016) —Recorded in 1957, featuring JW Alexander, Ernest Booker, Jesse Whitaker, George McCurn and yes, Lou Rawls.


Sam Cooke with The Soul Stirrers “Wonderful”
from Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers the Legends Of Specialty Series (Specialty 1991) —Recorded in 1956, Sam Cooke would've just turned 25 years old.


Ethan Leinwand “The Vicksburg blues (aka The 44s)”
from The Low-Down Piano (Ethan Leinwand 2015) L —Little Brother Montgomery gets the composition credit, but the story of that is not nearly that straightforward. Ha!


Roosevelt Sykes “You Done Got Hip”
from Blue 88s Unreleased Piano Blues Gems 1938-1942 (Columbia Records 2017) —Composed by Sykes, recorded in Chicago in 1942. The identities of the remainder of the players are uncertain.

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.