John Lee Hooker – House of the Blues Chess International

John Lee Hooker, front

I could impossibly say it like Leadbelly, so I’ll leave it to him.
Leadbelly said it this way;
“Never was a white man had the blues, ’cause nothin’ to worry about.
Now, you lay down at night. You roll from one side of the bed to the
other all night long. You can’t sleep.
What’s the matter ? The blues got you. You get up and sit on the side
of your bed in the mornin’. You may have a sister and a brother, mother
and father around, but you don’t want no talk out of ’em.
What’s the matter ? The blues got you. Well, you go and put your feet
under the table, look down at your plate, got everything you want to
eat, but you shake your head, you get up.
You say, “Lawd I can’t eat and I can’t sleep.”
What’s the matter ?
The blues got you. Wanna talk to you.
Here’s what you gotta tell ’em:
“Good morning blues, blues how do you do ?
Good morning blues, blues how do you do ?
I’m doin’ all right, good mornin’, how are you ?
I lay down last night, turnin’ from side to side,
Ohhhhhhhhhh, turnin’ from side to side,
I was not sick, but I was just dissatisfied.”
John Lee Hooker is another man who knows what it is to have the
blues, and how to tell it.
Proof that he can do so with individual style and dramatic force and
surging swing is amply displayed in this collection, which must be
regarded as one of the great blues albums of recent years.”

tracks;

1 Walkin’ the boogie
2 Love blues
3 Union station blues
4 It’s my own fault
5 Leave my wife alone
6 Ramblin’ by myself
7 Sugar mama
8 Down at the landing
9 Louise
10 Ground hog blues
11 High priced woman
12 Women and money

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Re-PostRobert Johnson’s ‘King of the DeltaBlues Singers, vols. 1&2in a slower version

Robert Johnson, Slower Version, front, cd size

Many people ask for the re-up of these two lp’s. Robert Johnson’s
famous ‘King of the Delta Blues Singers’. I posted the widely agreed
slower versions which I made with the help of my Technics turntable.

As you can see, everybody seems to like them better than the
original too fast copies, I absolutely do too. Pass them on and
spread the word, the slower versions are the right ones.

tracks volume one;

1   Crossroads blues
2   Terraplane blues
3   Come on in my kitchen
4   Walking blues
5   Last fair deal gone down
6   32-20 blues
7   Kindhearted woman blues
8   If I had posession over judgment day
9   Preaching blues
10  When you got a good friend
11  Rambling on my mind
12  Stones in my passway
13  Traveling riverside blues
14  Mikcow’s calf blues
15  Me and the devil blues
16  Hellhound on my trail

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tracks volume two;

1   Kind hearted woman
2   I believe I dust my broom
3   Sweet home Chicago
4   Rambling on my mind
5   Phonograph blues
6   They’re red hot
7   Dead shrimp blues
8   Preachin’blues
9   I’m a steady rollin’ man
10  From four till late
11  Little queen of spades
12  Malted milk
13  Drunken hearted man
14  Stop breakin’ down blues
15  Honeymoon blues
16  Love in vain

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Three Minute Magic – Various Artists

Three Minute Magic

tracks;

1 Kiskedee Trio – Congo bara
2 J.B. Lenoir – Sitting down thinking
3 Buddie Johnson – It’s the gold
4 Orquesta casino de la Playa – Bruca manigua
5 Carmen Dela Dipini – Dimelo
6 Teddy Wilson – You showed me the way
7 Slim Gaillard – Beatin’ the board
8 Count Lasher – Talking parrot
9 Bemi – Nabosani ndako
10 Cab Calloway – Reefer man
11 Robert Johnson – Terraplane blues
12 Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra – Rumba rumbero
13 Roberto Ledesma – Con mi corazon te espero
14 Mildred Bailey – I see your face before me
15 Earl Hines – Blue drag
16 Alex Konadu – Owuo mpe silka
17 Wrangler – Limbo teacher
18 Effie Smith – Gettin’ out
19 Big Joe Turner – Lucille, Lucille
20 Louis Jordan – Psycho-loco
21 Edmundo Arias – Chituchi
22 Jimmy Pedroso – El loro
23 Angel Luis Torruellas – El abusador
24 Sunny Adé and his Green Spot Band – O le ku
25 Miguel Aceves Mejia – Orgullosa y bonita
26 Humphrey Eshitool – Jirani waganga

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Joe Turner – Things that I used to do,Pablo 1977

Joe Turner, front

When the weather is changing drastic, like this time of year,
and raving storms pull trees from the ground, it’s time for blues.
Joe Turner is surrounded by some topnotch musicians on this
1977 session. Alto sax – Eddie Vinson, tenor saxes – Rashid
Ali and Wild Bill Moore, trumpet – Blue Mitchell, piano – Lloyd
Glenn, organ – Gildo Mahones, guitars – Greg Beck and Gary
Bell, bass – Lawrence Gales and drums – Bruno Carr. Spin it..

tracks;

1 Things that I used to do
2 S.K. Blues
3 Jelly jelly blues
4 Hey little girl
5 Shake it and break it
6 St. Louis blues
7 Oke-she-moke-she-pop
8 My train rolled up in Texas

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Ali Toure – dit “Farka”,Sonafric SAF 50.085, 1979

dit 'Farka'

Ali ‘Farka’ Toure was born Ali Ibrahim Touré in Bamako, Mali.
He was the 10th son but the only one that survived. His parents
nick-named him ‘Farka’, which means donkey, because he was so
stubborn and persistant. Famous in all of Africa his music is a blend
of traditional Malinese and blues. Ali reached worldfame with his ’94
album ‘Talking Timbuktu’ which he made with Ry Cooder. The album
was crowned with a Grammy award as was his 2005 album ‘In the heart
of the Moon’ with Toumani Diabate. He died 66 years old of bonecancer.
Listen to this 1979 LP on Sonafric, Ali Toure – dit “Farka”.

tracks;

1 Banga
2 Kombocallia
3 Samarya
4 Hany
5 Djoungou
6 Doya
7 Kady

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Muddy Waters – at Newport 1960,Chess International 1960

Muddy Waters, front

After that rush of Congolese music a little variety.
Some blues will do the job I guess, that’s why we have an LP
on ‘Chess’. Recorded live in concert at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Some classic tracks like hoochie koochie man, listen.

tracks;

1 I got my brand on you
2 I’m your hoochie koochie man
3 Baby, please don’t go
4 Soon forgotten
5 I wanna put a tiger in your tank
6 I feel so good
7 Got my mojo working pt.1
8 Got my mojo working pt.2
9 Goodbeye Newport blues

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Ethel Waters – Complete Decca Records,Swingtime 1989

Ethel Waters, front

Since I found this blog with sweet old jazz and other classic
stuff, I am completely gone listening to it. It’s a time consuming matter
but I just can’t stop. I bet you know what I mean. This is Ethel Waters,
she made huge impression on me when this came out. It was released
in 1989 with recordings from 1934 and ’38. If you like this, better take a look
here, you’ll find a lot of Ethel Waters and more.

tracks;

1 Miss Otis regrets
2 Dinah
3 When it’s sleepy time down south
4 Moonglow
5 Give me a heart to sing
6 I ain’t gonna sin no more
7 Trade mark
8 You’re going to leave the old home, Jim
9 You’re a sweetheart
10 How can I face this wearied world alone
11 I’ll get along somehow
12 Miss Otis regrets*
13 Dinah*
14 I ain’t gonna sin no more*
15 How can I face this wearied world alone*

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Robert Johnson – King of the Delta Blues Singers vol. 2Slower Version, Columbia

Robert Johnson vol 2, slower, cd size

Slowing down Robert Johnson’s ‘King of the Delta Blues Singers’ was
a huge succes, everyone or almost everyone agreed with the new version.
The next step was easy to figure out, slowing down volume 2 of course.
So here’s part two, treated with the same amount of slacking. I trust it you
will agree with this one too. That’s all there is folks, just two albums.

tracks;

1 Kind hearted woman
2 I believe I dust my broom
3 Sweet home Chicago
4 Rambling on my mind
5 Phonograph blues
6 They’re red hot
7 Dead shrimp blues
8 Preachin’blues
9 I’m a steady rollin’ man
10 From four till late
11 Little queen of spades
12 Malted milk
13 Drunken hearted man
14 Stop breakin’ down blues
15 Honeymoon blues
16 Love in vain

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Robert Johnson – King of the Delta Blues Singers,Slower Version, Columbia

Some time ago I posted Robert Johnson’s King of the Delta Blues Singers.
The next day I received the following comment;

Moos – it’s widely agreed now that all of Johnson’s 78s were speeded up. If you’ve
some means of slowing the LP down – like a direct drive turntable – you’ll
suddenly find yourself listening to a sexy young black guy with a cool guitar
sound – less of paranoid gabbler, more of a human being.
Le Grand Maître.

Well, Grand Maître, here it is, I had to gamble a bit how much to slow it down.
My Technics turntable helped me finding a suitable speed and I guess this
must be it more or less. I totally agree with the slower version.

tracks;

1 Crossroads blues
2 Terraplane blues
3 Come on in my kitchen
4 Walking blues
5 Last fair deal gone down
6 32-20 blues
7 Kindhearted woman blues
8 If I had posession over judgment day
9 Preaching blues
10 When you got a good friend
11 Rambling on my mind
12 Stones in my passway
13 Traveling riverside blues
14 Mikcow’s calf blues
15 Me and the devil blues
16 Hellhound on my trail

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Robert Johnson – King of the Delta Blues Singers,Columbia

Robert Johnson, Slower Version, front, cd size

If you’re into blues, Robert Johnson can’t be absent in your
collection. Thousands of blues songs have been based on these
simple recordings. Back in 1936 they were made in a hotelroom,
used as a recordingstudio. Just Robert Johnson and his guitar, on
a wooden chair in an empty room. Just about 30 songs have
been saved. Johnson, who had womentrouble all the time was
poisoned by one of them, not even 25 years old. His music inspired
big singers like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.
Check the backsleeve notes for a longer and fascinating story.

tracks;

1 Crossroads blues
2 Terraplane blues
3 Come on in my kitchen
4 Walking blues
5 Last fair deal gone down
6 32-20 blues
7 Kindhearted woman blues
8 If I had posession over judgment day
9 Preaching blues
10 When you got a good friend
11 Rambling on my mind
12 Stones in my passway
13 Traveling riverside blues
14 Mikcow’s calf blues
15 Me and the devil blues
16 Hellhound on my trail

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T-Bone Walker – Funky Town,BluesWay / abc Records 1968

T-Bone Walker, front, cd size

T-Bone Walker appears on Global Groove to bring us some blues.
He’s famous for his great guitarskills, listen !

tracks;

1 Going to funky town
2 Party girl
3 Why my baby ( keep on bothering me )
4 Jealous woman
5 Going to build me a playhouse
6 Long skirt baby blues
7 Struggling blues
8 I’m in an awful mood
9 I wish my baby ( would come home at night )

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