Blues

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Earl Bostic And His Orchestra – A Gay Day – 1957 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Earl Bostic and his Orchestra – A Gay Day – King Records #5081 – 1957- Earl Bostic this weekend, with one of the last 78’s King Records issued, just before everybody switched over to 45 for good. A Gay Day (Gay . . as in happy) was not a hit,...

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Before It Was Rock And While It Was Segregation – Southern Radio In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WLCS – Jivin’ Jerry – Late 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine now, the extent of segregation in America of the 1950s, but it was prevalent throughout the country, more so in the South. Everything, it seemed was separate; water fountains, movie theaters and even records....

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Before It Was Rock, It Was Race – WDIA, Memphis: Sepia Swing Club 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WDIA, Memphis – Sepia Swing Club – December 17, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Teenagers in segregated America. Before the dawn of Rock n’Roll it was called Race Music. And it was Blues, Jump Blues and Bop. And it was just after World War 2, right around the...

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James Cotton Blues Band – Live At Fillmore Auditorium 1966 – RIP: James Cotton (1935-2017) Past Daily Soundbooth

James Cotton Blues Band – live at Fillmore Auditorium – November 25, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news today that James Cotton, another icon, another legend in Music passed away today, 2017 is shaping up to being about as bad as 2016 was. James Cotton...

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Fleetwood Mac In Session 1968 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Fleetwood Mac – in session at Radio Aberdeen, Scotland – June 23, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fleetwood Mac – a band you are no doubt familiar with. But are you familiar with this particular incarnation when they were known as Peter Green‘s Fleetwood Mac? Maybe not –...

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Janiva Magness – Who Will Come For Me – 2016 – Blue Élan Records – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Janiva Magness – Who Will Come For Me – from the lp Love Wins Again – Blue Élan Records 2016 – Janiva Magness tonight. Homegrown (but got started in Detroit) Soul with a touch of Blues from Janiva Magness, off her latest album Love Wins Again, which was released earlier...

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Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings – Live In Paris 2012 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute Edition

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings – Live In Paris – RTL Radio – July 3, 2012 In a year that has fairly overflowed with loss, add one more unique and priceless voice to that number. Sharon Jones, the charismatic Soul singer and powerhouse died on Friday, succumbing to her battle...

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A Chat With Mose Allison – (RIP: 1927-2016) – Past Daily Reference Room: Tribute Edition

Mose Allison – interview/session on WFUV-FM – March 3, 2010 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news today that, yet another icon has passed from the scene, word that the great Mose Allison left us at 89 with a priceless collection of songs, performances and remembrances spread...

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A Word Or Two From Bo Diddley – 1986 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Bo Diddley – Interview – June 26, 1986 The legendary Bo Diddley; one of those figures who had a hand in the birth of Rock n’Roll. I say “a hand in” because there are many figures laying claim to being its father. And looking at the history of Rock, it’s...

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Bumps Blackwell Talks About Little Richard, Sam Cooke And Early Rock n’ Roll – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Bumps Blackwell talks about Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke and the early days of Rock n’ Roll in this rare interview, done around 1969. Robert “Bumps” Blackwell was a key figure in the initial birth and promotion of Rock n’ Roll, helping bring it out of the predominately African-American...