Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Trails - The Cats and The Fiddle - Killin' Jive (1938)

A terrific performance from an A star pre-war vocal group in the B movie "The Duke Is Tops" AKA "The Bronze Venus".

Friday, May 25, 2012

Featured Album - Rumba Blues: The Mambo Years (Part Five)

Last tunes from this month's featured album.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Featured Artist - Carl Smith (Part Five)

Last post for Carl Smith, ending with a tune from daughter Carlene, accompanied by Dave Edmunds, from UK Children's TV show, TISWAS.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Featured Album - Rumba Blues: The Mambo Years (Part Four)

More from the compilation featured this month.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Featured Artist - Carl Smith (Part Four)

More from this month's artist to feature, Carl Smith

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gospel Slot - The Staple Singers - I'm Coming Home (1959)

Mavis Staples' powerful vocals make this gospel tune a tour de force.

and here she is more recently...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Featured Artist - Carl Smith (Part Three)

Three more tunes from Honky-Tonker Carl Smith, each one a classic TV performance.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Featured Album - Rumba Blues: The Mambo Years (Part Two)

Three more from the Latin inspired rhythm and blues set, released in 2010.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Featured Artist - Carl Smith (Part Two)

3 more tunes from Carl Smith

Monday, May 7, 2012

Kipper the Cat Show - Cambridge105fm - 08/05/2012


Thanks to Greg for this info - for those who don't follow on twitter.

On Tuesday 8th May Mark returns once more to the airwaves with a special edition of the "Kipper the Cat" Show where he joins hosts Greg Butler and Darren Harte. Recorded in Mark's Record Cellar, he plays some of his favourite 78s. You can tune in on from 9pm to 11pm - The show will then be available a few days after as a podcast from the same website address. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

RIP - Lloyd Brevett (01/08/1931 - 03/05/2012)

Lloyd Brevett of the Skatalites has died, age 80

Featured Album - Rumba Blues: The Mambo Years (Part One)

A great compilation released in 2010, this set thrillingly demonstrates the Latin influence on black american music.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

RIP - Charles 'Skip' Pitts (7/4/1947 - 1/5/2012)

Skip Pitts, prominent soul / rhythm and blues guitarist, has died, age 65

Featured Artist - Carl Smith (Part One)

A singer not always mentioned among the greats, Carl's soulful vocals featured on many excellent country tunes throughout the 50's and 60's.

Here are three, with others to follow.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Live Session - Chuck Prophet

Contributing a session to God's Jukebox back in 2007, Chuck Prophet is touring right now in support of recent album release Temple Beautiful

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Aural Massage - Frank "Floorshow" Culley - Rhumboogie Jive (1949)

Recording with Wynonie Harris and then Atlantic Records, Frank Culley, helped to make the tenor sax a key ingredient of post war rhythm and blues music.  This tune, available on the Ace CD Let The Boogie Woogie Rock and Roll, was a 1949 B Side that jumps along sweetly.