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Category: blues

Wednesday, July 14th

basement jukebox: sounds of Chicago

Otis Rush (1934-2018), “I Can’t Quit You Baby” (W. Dixon), 1956

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other day, Chicago (Metropolitan Correctional Center)

Friday, June 18th

sounds of Mississippi

You See Me Laughin’: The Last of the Hill Country Bluesmen (feat. R. L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Cedell Davis, T-Model Ford, et al.), 2002

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yesterday, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Monday, May 31st

sounds of Chicago

Erwin Helfer (1936-, piano; with John Brumbach [tenor saxophone], Lou Marini [bass]), live (performance begins at 8:45), Chicago (Constellation), Saturday night

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, March 31st

voices I miss

Koko Taylor (1928-2009), “I’d Rather Go Blind” (E. Jordan, B. Foster, E. James), 1981

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, January 27th

sounds of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, 1940-, saxophones; Joseph Jarman, 1937-2019, saxophones, flute; Lester Bowie, 1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Malachi Favors, 1927-2004, bass, percussion; Don Moye, 1946-, drums, percussion) with guests,* live (performance begins at 8:20), Switzerland (Lugano), 1993

 

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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*Amina Claudine Myers (organ, vocals), Frank Lacy (trombone), James Carter (tenor saxophone), Chicago Beau (harmonica, vocals), Herb Walker (guitar, vocals).

Wednesday, January 13th

timeless

Sleepy John Estes (1899 or 1900–1977; vocals, guitar), with Hammie Nixon (harmonica) and Charlie Pickett or Son Bond (guitar), “Floating Bridge” (J. Estes), 1937

 

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yesterday, outside Chicago (Illinois Prairie Path)

Friday, December 25th

How about some blues for 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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Hop Wilson (1921-1975), “Merry Christmas Darling,” 1961

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 3rd

sounds of the 1940s

Cecil Gant (1913-1951, piano, vocals), “What’s on Your Worried Mind,” “I Gotta Gal,” 1945

 

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a while ago, Maine (Monhegan Island)

Thursday, November 26th

basement jukebox

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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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, August 10th

two takes

“Cold, Cold Feeling” (J. M. Robinson)

T-Bone Walker (1910-1975, vocals, guitar), 1952

 

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Albert Collins (1932-1993, vocals, guitar), 1978

 

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my back pages

The other day, on Spotify, I saw that this track—something I co-produced in another life—had over 4 million plays. If someone had told me, when we were working on this album, that someday it would “stream” to millions of listeners, I would have wondered: What are you smoking?

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other day, Chicago

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