Category Archives: Blues

(April 17, 2019): Champion Jack Dupree – Can’t Kick The Habit

From the 1958 album, Blues From the Gutter (Atlantic – 8019).  From boxer to blues man, Jack Dupree had an outsized influence on 1960s rockers, including the Rolling Stones. In his later years, he played with John Mayall, Mick Taylor, … Continue reading

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(November 12, 2018): Albert King – Got To Be Some Changes Made

From the 1990 release, Wednesday Night In San Francisco.  The LP was recorded in June 1968 at Fillmore West when King was 44 years old. In January that year, King had opened for Jimi Hendrix and John Mayall, his first … Continue reading

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(July 5, 2017): Bo Carter – Policy Blues

From the 1940 10″ 78 rpm single, Policy Blues / My Baby.  Bo Carter (Armenter Chatmon) was a popular blues man in the 1930s and 40s.  With his brothers Lonnie and Sam, and Walter Vinson, Carter also recorded as a … Continue reading

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(June 15, 2017): Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash – Blue Yodel #4

From the 1975 bootleg, The Dylan Cash Session. These are outtakes from a studio session that were captured on February 17 & 18, 1969 at Columbia Music Row Studios in Nashville.  Dylan was recording his “Nashville Skyline” album in the … Continue reading

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(January 1, 2017): Roy Buchanan – Ramon’s Blues

From the 1977 album, Loading Zone.  I remember buying this way back in 1977 after flipping through LPs one Saturday because the back cover personnel list included Stanley Clarke and Jan Hammer on the first tracks of the A-side and … Continue reading

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(April 26, 2016): Walter Trout – Blues for the Modern Daze

The title track from the 2012 double album, Blues for the Modern Daze.   Trout’s musical pedigree is long.  He’s been a member of John Mayall’s Blues Breakers and Canned Heat; has played with John Lee Hooker, Pee Wee Crayton, Bo … Continue reading

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(April 25, 2016): Lonnie Mack – Chicken’ Pickin’

From the a-side of the 1965 single, Chicken’ Pickin’ / Honky Tonk ’65.  This was recording during the period (from 1964 to 1969) that Mack put out a 16 singles while working as a session musician with the Twilighters on … Continue reading

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