Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Featured Artist - Tom T. Hall (Part Five)

Final tunes from Tom T. Hall, featured artist for this month.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

God's Jukebox Playlist

In case this hasn't already come to your attention, this post is an alert pointing readers to an excellent Spotify playlist compiled by a reader, with over 4,000 tunes previously played on God's Jukebox.

With a selection of God's Jukebox live session tracks recently added to the Rockabilly DJ podcast page, 2012 has begun much better than 2010 ended.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Featured Album - Trinidad - Calypso (1939 - 1959) (Part Four)

Final two helpings from the excellent calypso compilation that has been this month's featured album:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

RIP - Etta James (25/01/1938 - 20/01/2012)

Jamesetta Mills...

Featured Artist - Tom T. Hall (Part Four)

Three more tunes from the archive of great songs written and performed by Tom T. Hall, including a repeat of  "The Ballad of $40" this time from the Johnny Cash show in 1969.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Featured Artist - Tom T. Hall (Part Three)

More tunes from Tom T. Hall, this month's featured artist.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Gospel Slot - Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - You Can Feel It In Your Soul (1956)

Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt feeling soulful, Earl showing he was quite good at the guitar as well as banjo.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Featured Album - Trinidad - Calypso (1939 - 1959) (Part Two)

More tunes from the very fine Calypso CD set from Fremeaux, this time from the King of the Calypso World, The Mighty Sparrow

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

God's Jukebox Sessions - Rock n Roll style

Posted a few days ago by Croydon's very own Bill Smoker on his Rockabilly DJ page, comes the first of three podcasts featuring great tunes recorded for God's Jukebox.  A full list of all the sessions can be found here, but its great to be able to listen again to just some of the excellent artists who recorded for the show.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Featured Artist - Tom T. Hall (Part Two)

More stories from the musical blogger Tom T Hall:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Live Session - Chris Smither

Chris Smither currently playing gigs in US & in the UK from the end of February.  Great songs and guitar playing.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Featured Album - Trinidad - Calypso (1939 - 1959) (Part One)

This month's album is a 2CD set from French label Fremeaux, released in October last year and featuring more than 40 calypso classics from the golden age.

Below are tunes from Lord Kitchener included in the set - other artists covered in later posts.

Also added is a short clip from 1948 of the man himself arriving in England.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Featured Artist - Tom T. Hall (Part One)

Last July saw the first Tom T. Hall release in a long time, and if anyone needed reminding what a talent this songwriter is, then the album did just that.  Tom enrolled as a journalism student before moving to Nashville to pitch songs. Whatever he learned at college wasn't wasted.  During a purple patch of quality song writing, in the late 1960's and early 1970's, Tom filed back reports on lives observed in a string of tunes that still delight.

Through this series of posts come a number of his classic country tales from small town America.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Aural Massage - Gene Chandler - A Song Called Soul (1964)

Remembered for the 1962 hit Duke of Earl, in his prime Gene Chandler turned in many a fine soul performance.  This tune was released as first an A, then a B side in the same year. Written by Billy Butler, younger brother of Impressions star Jerry, it has the light, melodic hallmark of 1960's Chicago song writing and production.  No surprise as a production credit goes to Johnny Pate, long time Impressions producer and key figure in the development of Chicago Soul.

Also included is the French singer Dean Cooper's cover version from 1965...pour reason ne particular pas.