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Category: blues

Friday, September 23rd

timeless

Sam Chatmon (1897-1983), “That’s All Right,” live, Hollandale, Mississippi, 1978

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, September 9th

basement jukebox: sounds of Chicago

J. B. Lenoir (1929-1967), “Mama Talk to Your Daughter,” 1955

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Magic Sam (aka Samuel Maghett, 1937-1969), “All Your Love,” 1957

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Otis Rush (1934-2018)“All Your Love (I Miss Loving),” 1958

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Junior Wells (1934-1998), “Little by Little,” 1960

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Buddy Guy (1936-), “First Time I Met the Blues,” 1960

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Sonny Boy Williamson II (aka Alex [or Aleck] Miller, 1912-1965), “Help Me,” 1963

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Fenton Robinson (1935-1997), “Somebody (Loan Me a Dime),” 1967

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Wednesday, September 7th

timeless

Skip James (1902-1969), “I’m So Glad,” 1931

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, May 31st

timeless

R. L. Burnside (1926-2005, vocals, guitar), live, Como, Mississippi, 1974

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Wednesday, April 6th

basement jukebox

Howlin’ Wolf (vocals, harmonica; 1910-1976), “How Many More Years,” 1951

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, February 2nd

passings

Jimmy Johnson, singer, guitarist, November 25, 1928–January 31, 2022

“Cold, Cold Feeling” (J. M. Robinson), live, San Francisco, 2015

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Sam Lay, drummer, March 20, 1935–January 29, 2022

Sam Lay in Bluesland (trailer), 2014

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 26th

basement jukebox

Sonny Boy Williamson (AKA Aleck [or Alex] “Rice” Miller, 1912[?]-1965), “Nine Below Zero” (S. B. Williamson), 1951

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lagniappe

reading table

Drooping
in this upside-down world,
a bamboo in the snow.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by Tom Lowenstein

Wednesday, January 5th

another take

Chuck Berry (1926-2017), “The Things That I Used to Do” (E. Jones), live, 1965

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, December 27th

basement jukebox

Guitar Slim (aka Eddie Jones, 1926-1959, vocals, guitar), “The Things That I Used to Do” (E. Jones; arranged and produced by Ray Charles), 1953

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, December 25th

sounds of Christmas

Bessie Smith (1894-1937) with Joe Smith (cornet), Charlie Green (trombone), Fletcher Henderson (piano), “At the Christmas Ball,” 1925

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Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893-1929), “Christmas Eve Blues,” 1928


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Victoria Spivey (1906-1976) with Lonnie Johnson (guitar), “Christmas Morning Blues,” 1928


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Leroy Carr (1905-1935), “Christmas in Jail—Ain’t That a Pain,” 1929


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Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914-1948), “Christmas Morning Blues,” 1938

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Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers with Charles Brown (1922-1999, vocals, keyboards), “Merry Christmas, Baby,” 1947


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Lowell Fulson (1921-1999), “Lonesome Christmas (I & II),” 1950


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Sonny Boy Williamson II (AKA Alex or Aleck Miller, 1912-1965), “Sonny Boy’s Christmas Blues,” 1951


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John Lee Hooker (1917-2001), “Blues for Christmas,” 1959

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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