Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Trails - Ma Rainey - Broken Hearted Blues (1926)

A pre-war blues from Gertrude Pridgett brings the posts for this month to a close.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Gospel Slot - Marion Williams - Mean Old World (1962)

A Dutch TV appearance from the gospel singer who was a member of the Ward singers.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Midnight Hour - Olympic Special

We began posting a series of "Midnight Hour" cloudcasts last month.  This week's is a mix of tunes marking London 2012, with artists including Sugar Pie Desanto, Cornell Campbell, Lefty Frizzell, Roy Milton & Lulu.  You'll find this and the other casts here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Live Session - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

This band played a session for God's Jukebox in 2007 and have been playing gigs in Europe this Summer, including two UK festival appearances coming up later this month.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Featured Artist - Roy Shirley (Part One)

Born in 1948, this singer from Kingston, Jamaica was known for his compelling live shows - see picture! Beginning with Ska in the early 1960's he was one time a member of The Uniques, but he soon emerged as a distinctive solo vocalist with a string of fine recordings.  Roy died in 2008.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Featured Album - Masterpieces Of Modern Soul Volume 3 (Part One)

Issued by Kent towards the end of last year, there are some cracking soul tunes on this compilation, the third in a series that began in 2003.  Here are 4, with the promise of more to come.  First tune is a total killer too!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Aural Massage - Lattie Moore - I'm Not Broke But I'm Badly Bent (1953)

Worthy of inclusion for the title alone, this tune from a hillbilly legend is dedicated to bankers all over the world.