Monday, January 21, 2019

Harmonica Frank - The Great Recordings Of Harmonica Frank 1951-58 (re-post)

A1 Swamp Root 2:29
A2 Step It Up And Go 2:14
A3 Rock-a-Little Baby 2:35
A4 Howlin' Tomcat 2:47
A5 Goin' Away Walkin' 2:32
B1 The Great Medical Menagerist 3:02
B2 She Done Moved 3:16
B3 Monkey Love
Vocals – Larry Kennon  2:21
B4 Howlin' Tomcat (Previously Unissued Take) 2:41
B5 Rockin' Chair Daddy 3:22


Harmonica Frank Floyd - Blues That Made The Roosters Dance!

A1 New Fangled Cafe
A2 Jack & Jill Blues
A3 Lucille Blues
A4 Shampoo (The Whorehouse Special)
A5 Sweet Farm Girl
A6 Ditchin' Man Blues
A7 Beer Drinkin' Daddy
A8 What Key?
B1 Memphis To New Orleans
B2 Packin' That Stuff
B3 Shanghai Rooster Breakdown
B4 Sittin' On Top Of The World
B5 Snortin' The Blues
B6 Tribute To Jimmy Rogers
B7 Ring Tail Tom Cat
B8 Ain't Gonna Rain No More


This is a very rare Lp that I have never seen ripped before. Thanks to a good deal on a pile of old magazines I was able to buy the LP for my collection and share it with you. Can't remember who requested it years ago but I hope you're still around for it.

Using the cats name I've opened up a new blog "Mojo's Hangout" where I'll be sharing  my cd's and older rips of my lp's(sold a couple of years ago) that cover 60's garage/beat, Africa, pysch, some rock and if you're into it some Klezmer.
This is just for fun and if there is enough interest I'll keep it open.
No requests please as there are beter blogs that can fill them for you.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sorry About The Word Verification

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor word verification

I've decided to use word verification in the comments section,  I know it's a pain,  as I've been receiving to many anonymous comments offering all kinds of advice etc. You can still make an anonymous comment but just fill in the unreadable words that 'word verification" uses.

It only takes a couple of minutes so try and help Stumblin' out.

Stumblin' said...
A bit of an unusual request...
I wonder if you could help publish my research questionnaire. It's for my PhD thesis - I just need a few more respondents.
It would be ace if you could stick it in a blog post.
Anyhoo, here it is...

Uncle Ben Perry - Memphis Blues & Boogie Woogie (re-post)

If you were on Beale Street, in Memphis, TN, any time in the last quarter of the 20th century, odds are that you heard Uncle Ben play. If you were a budding musician, chances are you sat in with him for a few tunes, and if he liked the way you played, you may even have become one of his many "nephews."
It would be impossible to keep track of the scores of kids who sat in with Uncle Ben under those trees in Handy Park (before they gutted it, put a fence around it and started calling it the "Pepsi Pavillion"). He graciously allowed pretty much anyone to play a tune with him, whether they were seasoned professionals passing through or lilly-green amateurs who didn't know a thing about the blues.
Playing the blues, year after year, for the motley assortment of tourists, winos and derelicts that congregated in Handy Park, Uncle Ben had learned a thing or two about how to deal with crowds. For those that came under his tutelage, it was an advanced course, not only in how to handle yourself on the street, but also about how to really make blues your life. Uncle Ben had been down there, banging away on that cheap guitar and hollering those same songs as long as anyone could remember. He was the real deal.
This post collects what is - as far as I know - Uncle Ben's complete recorded output, minus the bit of him that you can see in Robert Palmer's "Deep Blues" film. The first eight tracks are from a demo that he recorded sometime in the 1980s, I believe. I know it was already a few years old when I got it from Ben in 1992. This was a cassette-only release by some little local outfit called "Alley Way Records." Clarence Covington joins him on 2nd guitar, and also handles the vocals for a couple of tunes. There are also two cuts (recorded live on Beale Street) from the High Water "Deep South Blues" record, and one other song that I found on one of Brad Webb's records.
This music is probably not for everyone. It's badly recorded and mixed, the guitars are out of tune, and it's basically raggedy as hell. But I heard Ben play these songs hundreds of times, and I'm really glad to have this musical memento of those days. I figured there might be others out there who feel the same way. Amazingly, for a guy who made such a mark on the Memphis music scene, this small handful of tunes is all we have to remember Uncle Ben by. So, I wanted to put it out there for whoever might appreciate it.
The above piece has been taken from the defunct blog Glad Rags. It is the only item I could find that has some bearing on the tapes provided by HM.

Boogie Woogie:
Memphis Blues:

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Various - Swamp Land Boogie vol. 1 (re-post)

A1 –Jay Stutes Sugar Bee 2:31
A2 –Danny James  Lonely Feeling 2:07
A3 –Danny James Boogie In The Mud 2:36
A4 –Lee Bernard Don't Drive Me Deeper 2:22
A5 –Rockin' Sidney Do Your Stuff 2:22
A6 –Van Preston Someone Else On Your Mind 2:08
B1 –Dell Mack Crazy Cat 2:21
B2 –Van Preston My Lonely Retreat
B3 –Rockin' Sidney Feel Delicious
B4 –Guitar Jr. Tell Me Baby
B5 –Lee Bernard Our Love Will Always Be
B6 –Danny James (5) Blues Train


Mike James Kirkland - Doin' It Right

A1 Got To Do It Right
A2 It's Too Late
A3 Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)
A4 You Put It On My Mind
B1 Doin' It Right
B2 Love Is All We Need
B3 Love Insurance
B4 The Only Change

KansasJoe post:

Abner Jay - The True Story Of Dixie

A1 Dixie 6:25
A2 Short'nin' Bread
A3 Buffalo Gal 2:45
A4 She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain When She Comes 3:30
B1 St James Infirmary Blues 6:10
B2 Collard Greens 3:15
B3 Wabash Cannonball 3:15
B4 Cotton Fields 2:35
B5 Man Walked On The Moon

NMR post:

Barbara Lynn - Live In Japan!

1 Second Fiddle Girl
2 Oh Baby
3 I'm Sorry I Met You
4 You're Losing Me
5 Laura's Wedding
6 New Way Of Loving You
7 Letter To Mommy And Daddy
8 Sweet Sixteen
9 You'll Lose A Good Thing
10 So Good

KansasJoe post:

Bobby King - Complete Recordings (re-post)

Bobby King, vcl/g; Rosemary King, vcl on *; Sonny Thompson, pno; band. Cincinnati, Oh. 21 novembre
01. Cheapskate*
02. So nice to be loved*
03. Thaks Mr Postman
04. I want you to rock me
Bobby King, vcl/g; band. Cincinnati, Oh. 16 août 1962
05. Two telephones
Bobby King, vcl/g; Sonny Thompson, pno; band. Cincinnati, Oh. 12 juin 1964
06. What a day what a night
07. Wasted
Bobby King, vcl/g; band. Chicago, Ill. 1968
08. Froggy bottom I & II
Bobby King, vcl/g; David Bloom, g; Nick Charles, bs; Roosevelt Shaw, dms. Chicago, Ill. 1 mai 1969
09. My baby sure do love me
10. Left me alone
11. Everyday I have the blues
Bobby King, vcl/g; Leonard Gill, g; Muddy Waters Jr, vcl on *; Harry Mitchum, bs; Bill Warren, dms.
Chicago, Ill. 9 octobre 1975
12. Reconsider baby
13. My babe
14. Everyday I have the blues
15. Sweet home Chicago
16. The Chaser
17. Old folks boogie*
Bobby King, vcl/g; John Bishop, g; James Davis, pno; Roger Bacon, tpt, Steve Berry, tb; Ken Clark, t-sax;
George Patterson, a-sax/flt; Bernard Reed, bs; Jimmy Tillman, dms/perc. Chicago, Ill. 19 août 1977
18. Bobby's shuffle
19. Bad luck blues
20. Three o'clock in the morning
21. My darkest hour
22. Hoochie coochie man
23. Sweet home Chicago
24. One step back
25. Everyday I have the blues
26. Stormy monday
27. Please love me
28. Make up your mind

Thanks go to Blue Eyes for the tracks above.

Part 1:
Part 2:

Thanks also go to a visitor for the copy of the original tape "Jimmy Tillman - 21st century rhythm & blues band with Bobby King" with  tracks 18-28 which include a spoken introduction by Jimmy Tillman that is not on the first posting.


Willie Eagans & Friends - The Rockin' Blues (re-post)

A1 –Willie Egan Wear Your Black Dress
A2 –Willie Egan I Can't Understand It
A3 –Willie Egan Willie's Blues
A4 –Willie Egan Shes Gone Away But...
A5 –Willie Egan Come On
A6 –Willie Egan Oh Baby
A7 –Willie Egan Wow Wow
A8 –Willie Egan What A Shame
A9 –Jimmy Thomason Now Hear This
B1 –Ervin "Big Boy" Groves* You Can't Beat The Horses
B2 –Ervin "Big Boy" Groves* Big Boys Bounce
B3 –Harmonica Slim Do What You Wanna Dp
B4 –Harmonica Slim My Baby Wont Quit Me
B5 –Harmonica Slim You Better Believe It
B6 –Harmonica Slim Drop Anchor
B7 –Effie Smith And The Squires (15) Water Water
B8 –Effie Smith You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself
B9 –Effie Smith Champagne


Willie Egans - Boogies, Rocks & Roll (re-post)

A1 Wow Wow
A2 What A Shame
A3 You Must Be Foolin'
A4 Sometimes I Wonder
A5 Sad Sad Feeling
A6 Treat Me Right
B1 Wear Your Black Dress
B2 I Can't Understand It
B3 Come On
B4 Oh Baby
B5 She's Gone Away But
6B Willie's Blues


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Make Or Fill A Request Here

You can leave requests, comments  and replies in the usual way and after moderation they will appear below. This might take a couple of days and reposts up to a week ..... I've got a life outside of the blog.
Filled requests will be removed after 4-5 weeks to make room for new requests but you can always request them again if needed. Unfilled requests will be removed at my discretion; that could be after a month or a year.
Please do not request CD's/LP's released after 2014 as they will not be posted here.

September the 9th: Daddy Cool said...
Does anyone have a copy of "Lay That New Orleans Rock 'N' Roll Down" (Specialty SP 2167) that they could share, please.

September the 13th:Anonymous Maple Blues said...
looking for Cool Papa w/ The James Anthony Cotton Band ‎
– Legends (Live) Label: Real Talent Records ‎– CPJC762 1992 release

October 10th: Mr_Crass said...
I'm looking for Phil Upchurch's UA single tracks Organ Gridner's Twist/The Persian.

October 13th; Sergej said... Earl Palmer - Percolator Twist And Other Twist Hits

11th November: Bu Hello said...
Jimmy Wilson - Jumping from six to six

25th November: Anonymous said...
Lookin' for: I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It - The Ralph Bass Sessions Volume 5
Thanks go to Brian Pounders for the link

9th December: Feckin' Shoyt said...
These compilations look amazing, would love to see any posted:

CD 1-2
CD 3-4

26th December: Agaboo said...
Searching for some Leadbelly!:
Leadbelly-Complete-Recorded-Works-In-Chronological-Order-Volume-7-19471949    NMR
Leadbelly-Complete-Recorded-Works-1939-1947-In-Chronological-Order-Volume-6-1947    NMR

28th December: John: Looking for a Gospel CD Various - Jesus Put A Song In My Soul   Heritage 10
Thanks go to Flatspin for filling this request

John said...
Can anyone help with this; The Jubilators LP Togetherness.

13th January: Hambone said...
please help me find these rare CDs if possible!
Al Hibbler 1946-1949 (Chronological Classics 1234)
Al Hibbler 1950-1952 (Chronological Classics 1300)
Thanks to Blue Dragon for the original postings.
Eugene Powell - Louisiana Blues (Wolf) - posted

15th January: HB said...
Can anyone provide the albums that Larry Johnson and Nat Riddles recorded?
Many thanks!

15th January:  stevel said...
I have a request too: Big Jack Johnson "Live In Chicago".
Plucked from internet/torrent

Chance Vintage Blues/R&B Crops P-Vine Vol. 1-4 (re-post)

Chance Records opened for business in September 1950. Initially the company was housed at Sheridan's American Record Distributors, 2011 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Among the first artists to record for the company were the Al Sims Trio, an uptown blues group, and a combo led by tenor saxophonist John "Schoolboy" Porter, who had developed a vigorous R&B style in the Cootie Williams band. Porter's rendition of "Tennessee Waltz," a much-covered hit in 1950, sold well enough that Sheridan's pressing plant, Armour Plastics, couldn't meet the demand and many copies were pressed by RCA Victor. Porter would be a steady contributor until he left Chicago in 1952.
In 1951, however, the company ran into big trouble with the American Federation of Musicians on account of employing non-Union personnel on one of Schoolboy Porter's sessions. The company actually lost its license to record with Union musicians for one year, although Sheridan was able to work in a few sessions by gospel groups, which in those days were almost entirely non-Union. He would remain persona non grata with Musicians Union Local 208 for many years.
While restricted from making new recordings, Sheridan astutely picked up items for release from many small labels: the debut session by jazz pianist John Young, Little Walter's very first session, a long out-of-print single by Sunnyland Slim,[4] and three John Lee Hooker 78s, all released under the low-effort pseudonym John L. Booker.
Chance quickly recovered when the ban ended in May 1952, and Sheridan moved both the record company and his distribution operation to 1151 East 47th Street. Added to the roster were blues singer Brother John Sellers, jazz trumpeter King Kolax, down-home blues guitarist Homesick James, and flamboyant blues shouter Jo Jo Adams. In the fall, bassist Al Smith took over as leader of a house band that featured tenor saxophonist Red Holloway, guitarist Lefty Bates, and drummer Vernel Fournier; among the first singers they backed was Bobby Prince.
Chance hit its peak in 1953. A collaboration with Joe Brown's JOB Records brought a new release by Homesick James, including his signature number "Homesick" a release by Arthur "Big Boy" Spires, and further tracks by Sunnyland Slim and Johnny Shines that were not released till later. The company's blues roster grew further to include Lazy Bill Lucas and Willie Nix. Singer/guitarist Rudy Greene also recorded for Chance.
Sheridan made a significant investment in doo-wop, signing two of the two top groups of the period, The Flamingos and The Moonglows. The established R&B combo led by Tommy Dean made a session, as did the jazz groups of pianist Jimmy Binkley and trumpeter Conte Candoli. In the summer, Sheridan opened a new subsidiary called Sabre at 1225 East 47th Street to handle some of his expanding catalog. Two doo-wop groups that Sheridan signed, the Five Echoes, and the Five Blue Notes, recorded exclusively for the new subsidiary.
In June 1953, Sheridan lent a hand to an emerging outfit from Gary, Indiana called Vee-Jay, which needed marketing and distribution help on its first releases by bluesman Jimmy Reed and the vocal group The Spaniels. Each was given a parallel release on Chance.
In 1954, the company recorded The Moonglows, The Flamingos, along with a new vocal group called the Five Chances. It picked up what was probably its highest-profile gospel group, the Famous Boyer Brothers. A single by blues shouter Freddie Hall came from the tiny Ebony label, run by J. Mayo Williams. A major new blues signing was J. B. Hutto, who made his recording debut for Chance.
However, in June 1954, Al Smith and his corps of studio musicians moved to Vee-Jay. Sabre Records made its last release in August. Sheridan wound Chance Records down in December 1954, becoming a behind-the-scenes investor in the newer company. Ewart Abner, who had been Sheridan's right-hand man at Chance, went to work for Vee-Jay in early 1955.

Thanks go to Frits for these rips.

Vol. 1:
Vol. 2:
Vol. 3:
Vol. 4: