The Blues Come Calling (Music)

Severn and Heather share blues and jazz recorded in the 1920s and 30s – and give context to country blues, vaudeville, ragtime and early jazz. Every other Tuesday.

With Heather

Tue May 2nd 2017 6.00pm–8.00pm

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: eastern


Luke Jordan “Pick Poor Robin Clean (Take 1)”
from Never Let the Same Bee Sting You Twice - Blues, Ballads, Rags & Gospel In the Songster Tradition CD (Document Records DOCD 5678 2005) —1927. Also done by Geechie Wiley


Victoria Spivey “Bloodthirsty Blues”
from The Essential CD Comp (Classic Blues CBL 200040 Disc 2 2002)


George Carter “Rising River Blues”
from A Richer Tradition CD (JSP Records 2007)


Charley Patton “I Shall Not Be Moved (alt. take)”
from Paramount Masters CD (JSP Records 2004) —Grafton, WI, 10/1929


Eli Framer “Framer's Blues”
from A Richer Tradition: Country Blues & String Band Music 1923-1942 CD (JSP Records 2007) —Atlanta, 11/30/1929


Barbecue Bob “She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day”
from Chocolate To the Bone CD Comp (Yazoo 1992)


Blind Willie McTell “Bell Street Lightning”
from Blind Willie McTell: King of the Georgia Blues CD Comp (Snap 2007) —1933


Buddy Moss & Joshua White “You Got to Give Me Some of It”
from Raunchy Business - Hot Nuts & Lollypops CD (Columbia/Legacy CK 46783 1991) —1935. Got thrown in jail in 1935, just when He seemed about ready to make it big. Blind Boy Fuller, with a similar style, became a big seller while Buddy languished behind bars


Bob Robinson “The Preacher Must Get Some Sometime”
from Paramount Masters CD (JSP Records 2004) —Bob, vocal; Meade Lux Lewis, piano/vocal; unknown guitar; Grafton, WI, ca. 11/1930


Frank Stokes “You Shall”
from The Best of Frank Stokes CD Single (Yazoo/Shanachie Records 2005) —Frank, vocals/guitar; Dan Sane, guitar


Residents of Gee's Bend “John Wrote the Seven Seals”
from How We Got Over: Sacred Songs Of Gee's Bend CD (Tinwood Media 2002) —1941. Community famous for their quilt designs


The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet “Noah (028964)”
from Golden Gate Quartet Vol. 2 (1938-1939) CD Single (Document Records 2005) —1939


Big Joe Williams “Little Leg Woman”
from Broke, Black & Blue CD (Proper Records 1999) —2/25/1935, Chicago


Julia Moody “Good Man Sam”
from Vaudeville Blues CD (JSP Records JSP77161B 2012)


Peg Leg Howell “Skin Game Blues”
from Rough Guide To East Coast Blues CD (Rough Guides RGNET 1335CD 2015) —1927


Speckled Red “You Got to Fix It”
from The Original Sonny Boy Williamson CD (JSP Records JSP 7797C 2007) —1938


Rev. J.M. Gates “Scat to the Cat and Suie to the Hog”
from Rev. J.M. Gates Vol. 7 (1929-1930) CD Single (Document Records 2005) —1930. Originally unissued


Leola Manning “The Arcade Building Moan”
from Rough Guide To Blues Women CD (Rough Guides/World Music Network 2016) —1930


Bessie Smith “Any Woman's Blues”
from The Complete Columbia Recordings CD Comp (Columbia 88725403102-1 & 2 2012) —1923


Edna Winston “Pail in My Hand”
from Cradle of Jazz Sampler CD (The International Music Co. 2011)


Mattie May Thomas “Workhouse Blues”
from American Primitive, Vol. II - Pre-War Revenants CD (Revenant RVN214 2005) —Recorded in the sewing room of the Mississippi State Penitentiary, Parchman, 31 May 1939

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