Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Trails - Louis Armstrong - Save It Pretty Mama (1928)

A lovely tune from the Louis Armstrong Orchestra, with especially fine piano work from Earl Hines and the great man himself on vocals, plays out this month's posts.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Featured Artist - Little Walter (Part Four)

Last tunes from the wonderful blues harp king Little Walter

Monday, March 19, 2012

Featured Album - The Fame Studios Story (Part Three)

Another sample of tunes from the Ace Records anthology, including a live Bobby Gentry recording from a Johnny Cash show from 1970

Friday, March 16, 2012

Gospel Slot - Reverend Crum & His Mighty Golden Keys - Don't You Know Me Thomas

Last summer, Mark posted about a gospel compilation he had been working on for Vee-Tone Records and in December 2011, Screaming Gospel Holy Rollers Volumes One & Two were released.  Here's the first song from the first CD

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Featured Artist - Little Walter (Part Three)

Another selection of tunes from the great Little Walter

Monday, March 12, 2012

Featured Album - The Fame Studios Story (Part Two)

Here's three more tunes from the excellent Ace Records release, the last one familiar to Ry Cooder followers.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Live Session - Graham Coxon

Graham Coxon, who recorded a great session for God's Jukebox in 2009, is touring to support a new album release in April.  Here he performs the last track from the new CD:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Featured Artist - Little Walter (Part Two)

More tunes from blues harp legend Little Walter

Monday, March 5, 2012

Featured Album - The Fame Studios Story (Part One)

Released towards the end of last year by Ace Records on their Kent Soul label, this 3 CD set is full of good reasons to spend £27.50.

Florence Alabama Music Enterprises studios at Muscle Shoals gets a fitting tribute across a 75 track Anthology of obvious contenders and lesser known but equally important performances.

Here are some, with more to come.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Featured Artist - Little Walter (Part One)

A regular on God's Jukebox for a good reason, Little Walter's contribution to Chicago blues was every bit as essential as Muddy, Wolf, Sonny Boy and all the others who recorded for Chess.  Not only was Walter a great solo artist who cut many blues classics, his often astonishing harp was an integral part of the band who backed Muddy Waters.

Here are four tunes featuring Marion Walter Jacobs, with more to follow through the month.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Aural Massage - Ray Harris - Come On Little Mama (1956)

Recorded in the year of the "rockabilly gold rush", this tune is a Sun records classic.  It wasn't a hit, probably because it was just too raw, but it's power and simplicity make it sound vital almost 56 years after it was recorded.  It's just great, that's all.  Play it loud!