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Monday 9 February 2009

Joan Selects - Volume 13 – Joan’s Got The Blues, Again!

And boy, are we glad that Joan’s got the blues again, because that means we get to listen to another selection of 45s and 78s from her incredible collection.

Without any further ado it’s over to Joan for comments on some of the selections:
"From Dinah Washington's racy double-entendre "TV is the Thing This Year" to John Lee Hooker's remake for the Fortune Records subsidiary Hi-Q of his obscure1950 "609 Boogie", this second collection of blues should have plenty to suit all. Calvin Boze sings of Los Angeles in 1950 in his Angel City Blues. Wynonie Harris' amazing "Stormy Night Blues" backed by an unaccredited doo-wop group is actually the B side of "Good Morning Mr. Judge" recorded for King Records in 1950. This particular cut is from my original 78 King recording.

“Good Jax Boogie” by The Dave Bartholomew Band, recorded in 1950, was originally a radio advertisement for New Orleans Jax Beer, brewed by the Jackson Brewery. Ervin "Big-Boy" Groves continues his comedic musical monologues (Listen to “I Got A New Car”, on the earlier Joan Selects Blues volume) with his "You Can't Beat The Horses".

"You're an Old Lady" by Sonny Boy Williamson is another dub from one of my original RCA Victor 78s, and features an all star backing group consisting of: Tampa Red, Big Maceo and Chick Saunders. This blues collection contains raw country blues and ranges to sophisticated uptown urban inner city blues, and represents some of theblues recordings I enjoy most listening to."

Ripped from vinyl and shellac.

Download from here:

01 Dinah Washington - TV Is The Thing This Year - Mercury 70214x45
02 Calvin Boze - Angel City Blues - Aladdin 45-3055B
03 Mercy Dee Walton - One Room Country Shack - Specialty XSP-458
04 Wynonie Harris - Stormy Night Blues - King 4378 (1950)
05 Arbee Stidham - Please Let It Be Me - ABCO G107
06 Gene Phillips - Rock Bottom
07 Henry Thomas - Bull Doze Blues
08 Champion Jack Dupree - That's My Pa - King 45-4827
09 Elmore James - Strange Kinda Feeling - Flair 45x1022
10 Lightnin’ Slim - Tom Cat Blues - Excello 45-2173
11 Dave Bartholomew - Good Jax Boogie - Jax 1-2 (1950)
12 Bobby Tuggle - The $64,000 Question - Checker 823
13 Jimmy Witherspoon - Ain't Nobody's Business -
14 Roscoe Gordon - Booted - RPM 344x45
15 Smokey Hogg - Little School Girl - Modern 20-704A
16 Big Boy Groves - You Can't Beat The Horses
17 Robert Petway - Catfish Blues
18 Bukka White - The Panama Limited
19 Edna McGriff - Heavenly Father - Jubilee 45-5073
20 Sonny Boy Williamson - You're An Old Lady
21 Jimmie Nelson and the Peter Rabbit Trio - T-99 Blues - RPM 325
22 John Lee Hooker - 609 Boogie (Re-issue/Re-Record) - Hi-Q 5018
23 J.B. Hutto and the Hawks - Combination Boogie - Chance 1155
24 Eddie'Cleanhead' Vinson - Cherry Red
25 Joe Hill Louis - Hydramatic Woman -Big Town 401 (1954)
26 H-Bomb Ferguson - Bookie's Blues -
27 Big Walter and his Thunderbirds - Pack, Fair & Square - Peacock 5-1666
28 Snooky Pryor - Crosstown Blues - Parrot 807
29 Clarence Garlow-New Bon Ton Roulay - Aladdin 3179
30 King Pleasure - Moody's Mood For Love - Prestige 45-924


Randy Skretvedt said...

Joan! Thank you! You are the Queen! (And boogiewoody's pretty good, too.) Thanks especially for the label scans; they're so colorful and add so much to the listening experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Wimakaeler said...

Thanks for this again wonderful collection. I found more info on year & label:
Gene Phillips - Rock Bottom - 1951 RPM 312
Henry Thomas - Bull Doze Blues - 1928 Vocalion 1230
Jimmy Witherspoon - Ain't Nobody's Business - 1951 Swing Time 263 & Modern 808
Big Boy Groves - You Can't Beat The Horses - 1956 Vita 120
Robert Petway - Catfish Blues - 1941 Bluebird 8838
Bukka White aka Booker T. Washington White - The Panama Limited - 1930
Sonny Boy Williamson - You're An Old Lady - 1946 RCA 20-1875
Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson & His Orchestra - Cherry Red Blues - 1946 Mercury 8003
H-Bomb Ferguson - Bookie's Blues - 1952 Savoy 836


boogiewoody said...

Thanks for the info, Wimakaeler!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Joan!
The first blues volume was awesome.


VenieroScolari said...

great post, thanks!

Anonymous said...

another beauty. thanks for all the great blues. joan and woody, you are the best.


Anonymous said...

Let me tell you, I downloaded vol 13 and 14.
Wonderful job you did, marvellous cause theese gems are uneasy to find.
I love fron zep to radio days. It's easier to find the seventies, when I find something from the 50 and 40s I feel so happy.
Thanks a Lot
Cheers from cold Italy, even if sunny