Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Trails - Fiddlin' John Carson - Taxes On The Farmers Feeds Them All

From the 2002 compilation "The Roots Of Ry Cooder", this Fiddlin' John Carson tune is a variant on a traditional American Folk song from the end of the 19th Century.  30 years earlier, Ry Cooder had recorded the song on "Into The Purple Valley".  The song can also be found here.

"Well, the banker says he's broke and the merchant stops and smoke
But they forget that it's the farmer that feeds them all"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

RIP - Glen Adams (1945 - 2010)

Below is a Glen Adams tune "Cool, Cool Rocksteady".

Monday, January 10, 2011

Live Session: C.W. Stoneking

C.W. Stoneking is about to tour the UK and Europe and bound to provide a fun night out. More info here and also below is a Wilmoth Houdini tune.  C.W. covered his "Brave Son Of America" on his most recent release.  Support on the tour is Brownbird Rudy Relic

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Featured Album - Slow 'N' Moody, Black and Bluesy & More

Slow N Moody Black and Bluesy and MoreFour sensitively selected samples from last years revised release of the classic 1983 Kent Blues & Soul compilation. Click here for more info.

Tami Young - I Don't Wanna Lose You

B.B. King - Ain't Nobody's Business

Terry & The Tyrants - Weep No More

Jimmy Holiday - Everybody Needs Somebody

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gospel Slot - Sensational Nightingales

The Gentlemen of Song The Sensational Nightingales.  The beautiful "I'm Coming Up Lord" and click here for "God's Word Will Never Pass Away"

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Featured Artists: Maddox Brothers And Rose

Great Hillbilly Boogie from California, these samples are all drawn from their post war Four Star recordings and are guaranteed to open the minds of the most narrow minded countryphobes.  You may be just five clicks away from your first cowboy boots.

George's Playhouse Boogie

Move It On Over

Hangover Blues

New Step It Up And Go

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Aural Massage - Dusty Springfield - I Had A Talk With My Man (1965)

Dusty Springfield's 1965 version of "I Had A Talk With My Man" is full of soul and every bit the equal of Mitty Collier's Chess hit the year before. From her second UK album release, "Everything's Coming Up Dusty", like so many great soul numbers it's a rewrite of a gospel spiritual "I Had A Talk With My God Last Night" by James Cleveland.