Friday, November 04, 2005

Jackson Buck's Playlist - November 4, 2005

Thanks, thanks, thanks!!! Thanks for pledging your support during this, our pledge drive show. Let's hope WMBR is around for many, many years. Somebody has to bring you the stuff (variety of music) all the commercial stations don't play while pushing advertising and lousy music down your throat.

Sorry I'm late posting the playlist....I've been traveling and not on the computer too much.

Here's a link to the show:http://wmbr.org/?p=sched-mul#laf Just click on Friday, November 4.

Otis, Johnny - "Cold Turkey" - The Capitol Years - Capitol - (As always, our theme by Mr. Otis.....great band, great song.)

Butterfield, Paul (Blues Band) - "One More Heartache" - An Anthology: The Elektra Years - Elektra - (This first appeared on the 1967 album "The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw." Pigboy Crabshaw was actually Elvin Bishop, who had replaced Michael Bloomfield in the band.)

Youngbloods, The - "Pontiac Blues" - Good & Dusty - Warner - (Jesse Colin Young and the gang covered Sonny Boy Williamson back in 1971. This album includes the tongue-in-cheek slam at Merle Haggard "Hippie From Olema", which I'll play for you someday.)

Butterfield, Paul (Blues Band) - "Get Yourself Together" - An Anthology: The Elektra Years - Elektra -( I'm trying, I'm trying to. This is another one from the late 60's Butterfield Blues Band era.)

Fair, Yvonne - "I Found You" - James Brown's Original Funky Divas, vol. 1 - Polygram - (Back in the 1960's - 70's, James Brown would take a 20 minute or so break, leave the stage, and turn it over to young female singers. Fair got her start as a member of the Chantels ("Maybe"). This song later was reworked by Brown as "I Got You (I Feel Good).")

Hawkins, Ronnie ( & The Hawks) - "Bo Diddley" - Best Of - Rhino - (Rockabilly legend was once turned down by Sun Records, but went on to a great career nonetheless. After moving to Canada, he The Hawks, which consisted of Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Richard Manuel. Those cats went on to back Dylan, then became a household name as The Band.)

Diddley, Bo - "Pills" - Essential Bo Diddley - Universal - (Okay, this segue was easy. But, Bo rocks.)

McPhatter, Clyde - "I'm Not Going To Work Today" - A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues, 1965 to '67 - Sundazed - (Cover of an old Joe Tex tune by this smooth crooner who was also the founder of the Drifters.)

Mahal, Taj - "Ain't That A Lot Of Love?" - The Natch'l Blues - Columbia (1968 release with Al Kooper on keyboards; Jesse Ed Davis, guitar and piano; Gary Gilmore, bass; Chuck Blackwell and Earl Palmer on drums.)

Olympics, The - "Good Lovin" - All Time Greatest Hits of The Olympics - DCC Compact Discs - ("One, two, three....I was feelin...." This is the original version of the hit later done by the Rascals.)

McCain, Jerry - "Turn Your Damper Down" - That's What They Want: The Best Of Jerry McCain - Excello - ( I read someplace the paraphrased quote about McCain's music: "...it's what a rock & roll record by Little Walter would have sounded like...")

Hogan, Silas - "Go On Pretty Baby" - Trouble: The Best Of The Excello Masters - Excello - (Hogan was a veteran and favorite of the Louisiana juke joint circuit when he was finally recorded on Excello in the early 60's .....by then he was in his early 50's.)

Clark, Roy & Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "Talk About A Party" - Makin' Music - MCA - (Sounds like these two guitar talents really had a party recording this overlooked album.)

Cooke, Sam - "Having A Party" - One Night Stand: Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 - RCA - (They finally got around to releasing this on CD. Great live soul album that shows a more raw, natural Cooke than on the slicker produced releases we all loved.)

Dr. John - "Swanee River Boogie" - Hollywood Be Thy Name - United Artists - (The good Doctor took to the road in 1975 and recorded this live at Willie's Purple Nightclub in Hollywood. This time Bob Ezrin, who produced the album, didn't over enrich when mixing.)

Lester, Lazy - "Bye Bye Baby" - I Hear You Knockin: The Excello Singles - Excello - (This cat's been blowing the harp and singing since the mid-50's. His latest was just on 2001 on the Antone's label...at the age of 70....and he still sounded good.)

Roxy Music - "Bitters End" - Roxy Music - Reprise - (Debut release of 1972 found Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry and bandmates Phil Mananera, Andy Mackey, Rik Kenton, Graham Simpson, and Paul Thompson set the stage for avant-garde / glam-rock.)

T Rex - "I Love To Boogie - Greatest Hits: The A Sides, 1972-1977 - Edsel (Marc Bolan rockin' and boppin' with a tune that created lots of controversy. He was accused of ripping off Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't" , Elvis Presley, and Webb Pierce's "Teenage Boogie" ...all on one song. Legal battles broke out, but were eventually dropped when a professional musicologist claimed that Pierce's song, in fact, was actually based on earlier works by other artists. Nothing like a little legal battle to create publicity. As a former employer of mine said, "I don't care what they say about me, as long as they spell my name correctly".)

Watson, Junior ("Guitar") - "Broke & Lonely" - The Very Best Of Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Rhino - (Texas guitar slinger played all styles.....and changed with the times.)

Longhair, Professor - "Mardi Gras In New Orleans" - Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology - Rhino - (A record collection just isn't a record collection without a little something by one of the founding fathers of New Orleans R&B -Henry Roeland Byrd, a.k.a. Professor Longhair - in it.)

Tail Gators, The - "Rock & Roll Till The Cows Come Home" - Rock & Roll Till The Cows Come Home - Wrestler - (This is a sampler album from this group's first release "Swamp Rock" which included great rave-ups such as this song and "They Call Me Rockin." When we say roots rock, we mean Austin, Tx. rockin' roots.)

Sam, Magic - "Blue Light Boogie" - The Essential Magic Sam: The Cobra & Chief Recordings 1957 to 1961) - Fuel 2000 - (Sam was tearing them up Chicago blues style when he had a heart attack and died prematurely in 1969 at the age of 32. He's still considered one of the greats of Chicago blues guitar.)

Hollywood Fats - "Rock This House" - Hollywood Fats Band - PBR - (Okay, on our way out we only heard part of this rockin' song by this blues guitar hero - who, for you trivia buffs, later went on to replace Dave Alvin in the Blasters.)

Back at ya' on November 18.....hope you can tune in.

Thanks again for all the pledges of support....not only to this show, but to all the great programming on WMBR.

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