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

6:06pm

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

6:09pm

Victoria Spivey “Bloodthirsty Blues”
from The Essential CD Comp (Classic Blues CBL 20002 2002)

6:12pm

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

6:15pm

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

6:18pm

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

6:21pm

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

6:24pm

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

6:27pm

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

6:30pm

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

6:33pm

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

6:40pm

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

6:42pm

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

6:48pm

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

6:52pm

Julia Moody “Good Man Sam”
from Vaudeville Blues CD (JSP Records JSP77161C 2012)

6:55pm

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

6:58pm

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

7:01pm

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

7:08pm

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

7:17pm

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

7:24pm

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

7:27pm

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


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