Stuff from the last show - saturday 3rd June 2017
Show number 043 "Chicago Side Streets"
I would love to put your favourite blues track on next week's shortlist. Send me an email to: YourSay@ThatBluesShow.com
I shared the following with you...
|Guitar man (live)||Sherman Robertson||2007||Guitar man (live)|
|Sugar Sweet||Danny Bryant||2016||Blood Money|
|Master plan||Danny Bryant||2016||Blood Money|
|Waste away||Moreland & Arbuckle||2013||7 Cities|
|You're own little hell||Joanne Shaw Taylor||2016||Wild (Deluxe Edition)|
|Linda Lu (live)||Sherman Robertson||2007||Guitar man (live)|
|Up your sleeve||Albert Cummings||2015||Someone like you|
|I'm a king bee||Moreland & Arbuckle||2013||Promised Land or Bust|
|Holding all the cards||Danny Bryant||2016||Blood Money|
|Nothin' to lose||Joanne Shaw Taylor||2016||Wild (Deluxe Edition)|
|New west side stroll||Dave Specter||2014||Message in blue|
|The stinger||Dave Specter||2014||Message in blue|
|Take us back||Mavis Staples||2016||Living on a high note|
|Goin' down to big Red's||Big Jack Johnson and the cornlickers||2009||Katrina|
|Movin' on||Albert Cummings||2015||Someone like you|
|One-dime blues||Etta Baker||1999||Railroad Bill|
|I rowed a little boat||John Lee Hooker||1960||The country blues of John Lee Hooker|
|Church bell tone||John Lee Hooker||1960||The country blues of John Lee Hooker|
|Good morning little schoolgirl||Mississippi Fred McDowell||1997||Mississippi Fred McDowell -The Alan Lomax Collection Portraits|
|Worried mind||Mississippi Fred McDowell||1997||Mississippi Fred McDowell -The Alan Lomax Collection Portraits|
|Pea vine Blues||Charley Patton||2002||Complete Recordings: 1929 - 1934 Disk 1|
|She ain't good for nothin'||John Lee Hooker||2011||100 Blues classics|
|Pee vine special||John Lee Hooker||1960||The country blues of John Lee Hooker|
|Just another word||Joanne Shaw Taylor||2016||Wild (Deluxe Edition)|
|If it's a light||Mavis Staples||2016||Living on a high note|
|Tin pan alley (live)||Sherman Robertson||2007||Guitar man (live)|
My thoughts on the last show...
I thought Sherman Robertson and Danny Bryant got That Blues Show off to I thought Sherman Robertson and Danny Bryant got That Blues Show off to this week May 21st 1963 so I thought I would play a couple of his songs from his 2014 Message in Blue album. I thought while I was starting a new arc this week featuring John Lee Hooker, I would share contributions from other artists that may not be as mainstream as the likes of John Lee.
My feelings about the last show...
Nice to hear a little Sherman Robertson on the show again and some power chords from Danny Bryant went down rather well. I really loved Joanne Shaw Taylor's work deep into the Chicago section and the BMA Winner Mavis Staples just brought a great bit of class to the show, especially when she ended the show with a moving track called "Dedicated." I also got great joy from starting a new arc featuring exploring the work of John Lee Hooker. I got some great feed back about Hooker and Mavis staples so I was pretty happy with the show tonight.
I really hope you enjoyed the show.
- Blues Hunter
featured on the show
John Lee Hooker
Many believe John Lee Hooker was born 22nd August 1912 in Tutwiler, Mississippi others suspect somewhere near Clarksdale. Hooker died June 21st 2001 in California.
Hooker was the youngest of the 11 children of William Hooker, a sharecropper and Baptist preacher and Minnie Ramsey. Hooker and his siblings were home-schooled and were permitted to listen only to religious songs; the spirituals sung in church were their earliest exposure to music. In 1921, their parents separated. The next year, their mother married William Moore, a blues singer, who provided John Lee with an introduction to the guitar (and whom he would later credit for his distinctive playing style). At the age of 14, Hooker ran away from home, reportedly never seeing his mother or stepfather again. In the mid-1930s, he lived in Memphis, Tennessee, where he performed on Beale Street, at the New Daisy Theatre and occasionally at house parties. He worked in factories in various cities during World War II, eventually getting a job with the Ford Motor Company in Detroit in 1943. He frequented the blues clubs and bars on Hastings Street,