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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 May 25th 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

5:33am

Pokey LaFarge “Wellington”
from Manic Revelations (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2017) N L —A tune from the extremely new and certainly interesting new album from Pokey LaFarge. The South City band is still backing Pokey, but the sound has most certainly expanded beyond his past works.

5:27am

Traveling Echoes “Holy Spirit”
from On The Battlefield (Paula unk 1994) —Originally released on Jewel Records in 1967. I love this combo!

5:24am

The Swan Silvertones “How I Got Over”
from Amen Amen Amen The Essential Collection (Rock Beat 2015) —Composed by one of Gospel music's leading composers, William Herbert Brewster, and featuring the amazing pipes of Claude Jeter and Paul Owens.

5:21am

The Highway Q.C's “Golden Bells”
from Where He Leads Me (Snapper/Charly 2004) —Chicago's Highway QCs was a proving ground of many a gospel great - including one who stuck around, Mr Spencer Taylor.

5:17am

The Como Mamas “I know I've Been Changed”
from Move Upstairs featuring The Glorifiers Band (Daptone Records 2017) N  —This was released on Daptone in conjunction with the Music Maker Relief Foundation, which is very cool. The Como Mamas are: Ester Mae Wilbourn, Della Daniels and Angelia Taylor.

5:11am

Son House “Am I Right Or Wrong”
from Delta Blues (Biograph Records 2003) —Composed by Eddie "Son" House, and recorded by Alan Lomax in the summer of 1942.

5:08am

Henry Townsend “Poor Man Blues”
from Broke, Black and Blue An Antholodgy Of Blues Classics and Rarities (Proper Records 1999) L —Henry arrived in St. Louis in late 1920. This song was recorded for Columbia Records in Chicago in 1929.

5:05am

Willie Brown “Future Blues”
from Broke, Black and Blue An Antholodgy Of Blues Classics and Rarities (Proper Records 1999) —A Paramount release in 1930. Brown, who was born in 1900 and died in 1952, was a contemporary of Son House and Charlie Patton, who played with more precision than House but was woefully under-recorded.

5:00am

Charlie Patton “High Sheriff Blues”
from Founder Of the Delta Blues (Yazoo/Shanachie 1995) —All the titles on this CD were compiled from extremely rare 78s...'cause that's all there is! I picked a clean one for you, as some are pretty rough sounding. If blues is a botheration on the mind, then Charlie was bothered - and so am I ! "High Sheriff"


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