Category Archives: Blues

(February 22, 2016): Booker T. Jones – Father Son Blues

From the 2013 album, Sound the Alarm.  Back on Stax with Ted Jones on guitar.  Book T. is Booker T. and you’ve got to like the entire LP, but the best tunes are the instrumentals, like this one.  Classic Booker T. … Continue reading

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(February 21, 2016): Son House – Death Letter

From the 1965 ablum, Father of the Folk Blues.  I remember hearing this for the first time in the mid-1970s as a cover by Finnigan & Wood in mechanical drawing class in high school.  Powerful then.  Powerful now.

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(December 10, 2015): Papa John Creach – St. Louis Blues

From the debut 1971 album, Papa John Creach.  At the same Creach was launching his solo career, which saw seven long players released during the 1970s), he also started playing with Hot Tuna (where I always liked him best) and Jefferson … Continue reading

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(December 9, 2015): Fleetwood Mac – Shake Your Moneymaker

A blues bonus today from the 1968 album, Fleetwood Mac (aka Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac).  Another classic cover.  This time an Elmore James classic.

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(December 9, 2015): The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – I Got My Mojo Working

From the 1965 album, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.  A classic cover of a Muddy Waters classic.  Sam Lay is belting out the vocal.

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(October 17, 2015): Five Horse Johnson – The Job

From the 2013 album, The Taking of Black Heart.  A Toledo band that released six long players from 1996-2006.  With lead singer Eric Oblander suffering a stroke in 2004, it seem that nothing would follow.  According to “The Blade” in … Continue reading

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(June 30, 2015): Beth Hart – There In Your Heart

From the 2012 album, Bang Bang Boom Boom.  For some reason, this LP was first released in Europe and then released in the U.S. in 2013.  The U.S. release has a bonus live cover of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go … Continue reading

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