Blues

Rotary Connection

Rotary Connection – Texas International Pop Festival 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Rotary Connection seem to have been lost in the shuffle to help define the 60s these last few decades. Touted as the first Psychedelic Soul band to come out of Chicago in 1966, they initially got their start as Muddy Waters backup band for his nod to Psychedelia, the album...

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong – Red Callender – Jubilee 1943 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong, in one of the many War Effort programs he did during World War 2. A frequent guest on jubilee all through the War years, Armstrong was a heavy favorite among the troops. Jubilee was a program, originally run briefly on CBS Radio in the late 1930s and known...

Otis Redding

Otis Redding – Live In Stockholm 1967 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Legends this weekend. The immortal Otis Redding, in concert from Stockholm and recorded by the venerable Sveriges Radio in 1967. It’s been said, and rightly so, that Otis Redding was one of the greatest singers in the history of American Popular Music, and was one of the seminal figures in...

Downliners Sect

Downliners Sect – In Session 1977 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Downliners Sect – John Peel Session – Sept. 27, 1977 – BBC Radio 1 – It’s highly likely that the name Downliners Sect isn’t going to ring many bells with American audiences. Around during the first British Invasion of the early 1960s, Downliners Sect were a band a lot of...

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield – Live In London 1990 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Curtis Mayfield – live At Town & Country, London – 1990 – BBC Radio 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Change of pace for Sunday night – a taste of Soul by way of the legendary Curtis Mayfield. The man who gave us a flood of hits with his...

Eric Burdon

Eric Burdon & The Animals – BBC Session 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Birthday Edition

Eric Burdon & The Animals – BBC Sessions – April-July 1965 – BBC Radio 1 – The inimitable Eric Burdon in session tonight. Two of several he recorded for the BBC between 1964 and 1968. And in case you didn’t know, has a birthday today (May 11, 1941). Seventy-five big...

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac In Session – 1968 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Fleetwood Mac – In Session for Saturday Club/Top Of The Pops – April 9, 1968 – BBC Radio 1 – Early Fleetwood Mac tonight. Years before their transformation into a hit-making machine, Fleetwood Mac was a serious blues-based band. Heavily rooted in the Chicago sound and the rural classics of...

Groundhogs – In Concert 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Groundhogs – In Concert 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Groundhogs – in concert – 1972 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert series – Groundhogs in concert this week. The venerable 3-piece Power Trio, who started off as a Blues band and quickly evolved into one of the more precedent-setting Hard Rock outfits of the late 1960s/early 1970s, The Groundhogs...

Jay McShann – Live At Kool Jazz Festival 1982 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jay McShann – Live At Kool Jazz Festival 1982 – Past Daily Downbeat

  Jay McShann – live at Kool Jazz Festival 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jay McShann – the legendary pianist, band leader and singer would have turned 100 on January 12th of this year. His contributions to Jazz, as well as to the popularity of Jump-Blues are far-reaching....