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...

Song Artist Year Album
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,