Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Trails - Blind Lemon Jefferson - Happy New Year Blues - 1928

Blind Lemon sings in 1929.  A Happy New Year to all who have stopped by God's Eternal Jukebox in 2011.  And best wishes for a tunefilled 2012.

Friday, December 30, 2011

RIPs - 2011

To look back at some of the great artists the music world lost over the last 12 months and hear why they will be much missed, click here

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RIP - Dobie Gray - (26/06/1940 - 06/12/2011)

Singer Dobie Gray died earlier this month, age 71

RIP - Hubert Sumlin - (16/11/1931 - 4/12/2011)

Hubert Sumlin, guitar player with Howling Wolf and others, died earlier this month, age 80

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

RIP - Howard Tate - (13/08/1939 - 2/12/2011)

Soul singer Howard Tate died earlier this month, age 72

Monday, December 26, 2011

RIP - J Blackfoot (20/11/1946 - 30/11/2011)

Soul singer J Blackfoot, of the Stax vocal group the Soul Children, died at the end of last month, age 65

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Trails - Jimmie Davis - Honky Tonk Blues (1937)

47th Governer of Louisiana, Democrat Jimmie Davis (who died on 5th November 2000, age 101) shows Hank Williams the way with this classic Honky Tonk tune.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Featured Album - The Bobby Robinson Story (Part Five)

And so concludes the trawl through a great CD set of tunes produced by the late and great Bobby Robinson, well worth the investment.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Featured Artist - Pat Kelly (Part Four)

Final tunes from this month's featured performer, Rocksteady legend Pat Kelly.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rockin 'N' Rollin' With Santa Claus

A perfect Christmas gift right here.  More Christmas tunes to come throughout December in an Advent Calendar special - that'll be one Yuletide YouTube video each day then.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Featured Album - The Bobby Robinson Story (Part Four)

These four  tunes continue the selection from the recent CD set, starting with a great, if all too brief, live performance from Wilbert Harrison:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Featured Artist - Pat Kelly (Part Three)

Another post bringing you great tunes from Jamaican vocalist Pat Kelly

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Two Tone Story - Channel 4 Documentary

From 2004, narrated by Mark Lamarr - in 5 parts on YouTube:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Featured Album - The Bobby Robinson Story (Part Three)

More great Rhythm & Blues tunes from this month's Featured Album from JSP Records

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gospel Slot - The Stewart Four - Walking in Jesus' Name (1952)

Freddie, Rose, Vaetta and Sylvester Stewart were the Stewart Four, and this B side of a gospel 45 features Sylvester on lead vocal, later inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1993... as Sly Stone.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Featured Album - The Bobby Robinson Story (Part Two)

More tunes from the CD set released earlier this year as a tribute to the record producer, who died in January 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Featured Artist - Pat Kelly (Part Two)

3 more tunes featuring the wonderful vocals of Pat Kelly.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Live Session - Southern Tenant Folk Union

Out on tour this month and into next year, this band (who recorded a God's Jukebox session in 2008) have gathered great reviews and as the videos below demonstrate well, are not to be missed if coming to a town near you.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Featured Album - The Bobby Robinson Story (Part One)

Record producer Bobby Robinson died in January this year, and this 4CD set from JSP records, released in September, is a worthy tribute featuring many great Blues and R&B performers.

A series of posts features a wide selection from the CD's.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Featured Artist - Pat Kelly (Part One)

Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1949, Pat Kelly took over vocal duties with The Techniques in 1967 after Slim Smith left, recording glorious rocksteady tunes for Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label.  A solo career followed a year later and Pat's beautiful falsetto singing attracted the attention of Apple Records, who offered the singer a contract he was unable to accept due to existing commitments.

Anyone coming to rocksteady from scratch could do much worse than starting with Pat Kelly.  This post (and others to follow) brings you some of his best work.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Aural Massage - Ray Barretto - New York Soul (1968)

Great tune from the album "Hard Hands" released on Fania. You can get it on the album Let's Boogaloo Vol 2, which came out a year or two back. More New York visits are paid at God's Video Jukebox #1

Monday, October 31, 2011

RIP - Liz Anderson - 13/01/1930 - 31/10/2011

Songwriter Liz Anderson has died, age 81

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Trails - Cab Calloway - Gotta A Darn Good Reason Now (For Bein' Good) (1930)

An early Cab Calloway tune provides the very last reason for listening this month.  See God's Video Jukebox #2 for the others.