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Blind Dog's Blues on August 17th


Bo Carter - Mean Feeling Blues; Mississippi Fred McDowell - Wouldn't Mind Dyin'; Robert Pete Williams - Up And Down Blues; Shorty Bob Parker - Rain And Snow; Joe Pullum, Rob Cooper - West Dallas Drag; Kokomo Arnold - Things 'Bout Coming My Way; Jimmie Gordon - Soon In The Morning; Roosevelt Scott - Suitcase Blues; Roy Dunn - Lost Lover Blues; King Solomon Hill - Gone Dead Train; Texas Sheiks - Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away; Sleepy John Estes - Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here); Blind Willie Johnson - When The War Was On; Blind Boy Fuller - Put You Back In The Jail; Geechie Wiley & Elvie Thomas - Last Kind Words Blues; Sleepy John Estes - Wadie Green Blues; Charlie McCoy - Last Time Blues; Harlem Hamfats - Move Your Hand; Sampson Pittman - Welfare Blues; Furry Lewis - Billy Lyons And Stock O'Lee; Lead Belly - Mr Hitler; John Jackson - Blind Blake's Rag; Charlie Burse & His Memphis Mudcats - I'm In Buddy's Wagon; Tommy McClennan - It's A Crying Pity; ... and more blues.

Maggie Campbell Blues by Tommy Johnson

Maggie Campbell Blues - Tommy Johnson.
Tommy Johnson, vocal and guitar in Spanish tuning, Charlie McCoy, guitar in A position, standard tuning.

INTRO SOLO

Cryin', who that yonder comin' down the road, coming down the road?
Mmmm, who that yonder, comin' down the road?
Says, it look like Maggie, baby, but she walk too slow

Now, sun gonna shine, my back door today, my back door someday, mmmmm
Sun gonna shine in my back door someday
And the wind goin' change, gon' blow my blues away

Now, see, see, rider, see what you done done, see what you done done, mmmmm
See, see, rider, see what you done done
You done made me love you, now you tryin to put me down
Well, I'm goin' away, Lord, won't be back 'til Fall, won't be back 'til Fall
Well I's goin' away, Lord, won't be back 'til Fall
If I meet my good gal, papa, won't be back at all

Now, who's that yonder comin' down the road, coming down the road? Mmmm
Who's that yonder, comin' down the road?
Says, it look like Maggie, baby, but she walk too slow

Mmm, goin' away, won't be back 'til Fall, won't be back 'til Fall
Well, I'm goin' away, Lord, won't be back 'til Fall
Said, if I meet my good gal, papa, won't be back at all

Blind Dog's Blues on August 16th


John Jackson - Knife Blues; Alabama Sheiks - The New Talkin' Bout You; Mance Lipscomb - I Looked Down The Road And I Wondered; Sleepy John Estes - Everybody Oughta Make A Change; Julius Daniels - Richmond Blues (Take 2); Bo Carter - Arrangement For Me Blues; Skip James - What Am I Gonna Do Blues; Casey Bill Weldon - Two Timin' Woman; Lonnie Johnson - Toothache Blues, Pts 1 & 2; Kokomo Arnold - The Twelves (The Dirty Dozens); A. Burton & Congregation - God's Unchanging Hand; Henry Johnson - Be Glad When You're Dead; Blind Blake - Ashley St. Blues; Leadbelly - Easy Rider; Lonnie Johnson - Watch Shorty; Bill Gaither - Money Kills Love; Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground; Tampa Red - Hold To His Hand; Memphis Minnie - True Love; Prof Scratchy - Broke Down Engine; Beale Street Sheiks - Half Cup Of Tea; Johnny Temple - The Sun Goes Down In Blood; Tampa Red - Chicago Moan Blues; Buddy Boy Hawkins - Awful Fix Blues; ... and more blues

Hokum Blues & Rags, Complete Recorded Works (1929-1930s) by Various Artists

Label: Document Records.
Release Date: November 30, 1995.
Recording Time: 69 minutes.
Release Info: Studio Recording.
Recording Date: 1929 - 1930s.

Styles: Hokum Blues, Ragtime, Early Jazz.

"It's Tight Like That" by Georgia Tom Dorsey and Tampa Red, was such a hit in the late 1920s that many blues performers recorded very similar songs, often using the same chord changes and melody. The double entendre lyrics always had similar plots dealing with sex and occasionally drugs, and the music, called "hokum," did not have much room to develop. But it is remarkable how many performers explored that music for a few years. Rufus and Ben Quillian, sometimes known as the Blue Harmony Boys, recorded 14 titles during 1929-1931 including such songs as "Keep It Clean," "Working It Slow," "It's Dirty But Good," and "Workin' It Fast." Those four numbers are essentially the same song as "It's Tight Like That" with different singalong lines. Rufus often played effective piano and there was usually a guitarist who was sometimes James McCrary who sang along with the Quillian Brothers. The 14 performances are joined by a pair of duets by McCrary and pianist Quillian on Hokum, Blues and Rags. Also included are the only two selections by singer-ukulele player Joe Linthecome, the two-part "Pratt and George Blues" by an unknown vocal duet (the music is from a test pressing) and two excellent instrumentals from the two-guitar-and-mandolin trio the Three Stripped Gears. None of this music had much of a chance to survive the early years of the Depression but at least the surviving performances can still be enjoyed today. - Review by Scott Yanow.

Credits: Blue Harmony Boys - primary artist; Joe Linthecome - primary artist; James McCrary - primary artist; Pratt & George - primary artist; Rufus and Ben Quillian - performer, primary artist; Three Stripped Gears - primary artist.

Tracks: 1) Pretty Mama Blues - Joe Linthecome (as Joe Joe); 2) Humming Blues - Joe Linthecome (as Joe Joe); 3) Sweet Miss Stella Blues - Blue Harmony Boys; 4) Jerking The Load - Blue Harmony Boys; 5) Take It Out Too Deep - Blue Harmony Boys; 6) Ragged But Right - Blue Harmony Boys; 7) All In Down And Out - Blue Harmony Boys; 8) Good Feeling Blues - Blue Harmony Boys; 9) Keep It Clean - Rufus & Ben Quillian; 10) Good Right On - Rufus & Ben Quillian; 11) Working It Slow - Rufus & Ben Quillian; 12) I Got Everything - Rufus & Ben Quillian; 13) Satisfaction Blues - Rufus & Ben Quillian; 14) It's Dirty But Good - Rufus & Ben Quillian; 15) Holy Roll - Rufus & Ben Quillian with James McCrary; 16) Workin' It Fast - Rufus & Ben Quillian with James McCrary; 17) Shove It Up In There - James McCrary; 18) Loose Me From This Woman - James McCrary; 19) Pratt And George Blues, Part 1 - Pratt And George; 20) Pratt And George Blues, Part 2 - Pratt And George; 21) 1931 Depression Blues - The Three Stripped Gears; 22) Black Bottom Strut - The Three Stripped Gears.

Blind Dog's Blues on August 15th


Blind Blake - Pay Day Daddy Blues (20528); Reverend Gary Davis - Get Right Church; Blind Joe Reynolds - Nehi Blues; Noah Lewis - Selling The Jelly; Smith Casey - Mountain Blues; Shirley Griffith - Bye Bye Blues; Tommie Bradley - Pack Up Her Trunk Blues; Slim Barton & Eddie Mapp - I'm Hot Like That; Lil' Son Jackson - Ground Hog Blues; Robert Pete Williams - What A Shape I'm In; Luke Jordan - Pick Poor Robin Clean; Josh White - Milk Cow Blues; Blind Boy Fuller - You've Got Something There; The Hokum Boys - Folks Down Stairs; Leroy Henderson - Deep Sea Diver; Josh White - Wang Wang Harmonica Blues; Charly Patton - High Sheriff Blues; Kid Prince Moore - That's Lovin' Me; Reverend Gary Davis - Soon My Work Will All Be Done; Blind Willie McTell - My Baby's Gone; David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Blues Worry Me All The Time; Smith Casey - I Wouldn't Mind Dyin' If Dyin' Was All; Lead Belly - My Friend Blind Lemon; Ma Rainey - Four Day Honorary Scat 1; ... and more blues.

Bill Gaither

William Arthur Gaither, b. April 21, 1910 in Belmont, KY, d. October 30, 1970 in Indianapolis, IN, sometimes known as "Little Bill" Gaither or Leroy's Buddy, was a blues guitarist and singer. Gaither's first issued recordings were made in 1935. This session included an unissued tribute to Leroy Carr, who had died the same year, and Gaither, billed on many of his records as 'Leroy's Buddy', recorded a 'Life Of Leroy Carr' as late as 1940. Gaither's guitar playing was, not surprisingly, much in the manner of Carr's partner Scrapper Blackwell, while his regular pianist Honey Hill imitated Carr. Gaither's light, wistful voice continues the imitative process, as do his bittersweet lyrics, which sometimes contain interesting topical material. Evidently popular with contemporary black record buyers, and more of an original than his avowed indebtedness to his inspirations might suggest, Gaither nevertheless lacks both the musical variety and the poetic depth of Carr and Blackwell.


Bill Gaither Biography by Steve Leggett

Blues guitarist Bill Gaither cut well over a hundred sides for Decca and OKeh between 1931 and 1941. Gaither was close to the blues pianist Leroy Carr, and following Carr's death in 1935, he recorded as Leroy's Buddy for a time. A fine guitarist who possessed a warm, expressive voice, Gaither was also at times a gifted and inventive lyricist. He was often partnered with pianist George "Honey" Hill, and the duo patterned themselves after Carr and his guitarist, Scrapper Blackwell. Among Gaither's many sides are three tributes to Carr ("Life of Leroy Carr," "Leroy Carr's Blues," and the magnificent "After the Sun's Gone Down"). Born on April 21, 1910, in Belmont, KY (some sources have the birth year as 1905), Gaither is buried in New Crown Cemetery, Indianapolis, although the exact date of his death is not known.

Blind Dog's Blues on August 14th


Big Bill Broonzy - When I Been Drinking (Album Version); Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti - There'll Be Some Changes Made; Ramblin' Thomas - No Good Woman Blues; Josh White - Downhearted Man Blues; Son House - Dry Spell Blues, Part 2; Big Joe Williams - Ball Of Twine; Furry Lewis - When I Lay My Burden Down; Jaybird Coleman - You Heard Me Whistle (Oughta Know My Blow); Precious Bryant - If You Don't Love Me, Would You Fool Me Good; Kokomo Arnold - Jet Black Snake; John Jackson - If Hattie Wanna Lu, Let He Lu Like A Man; Big Boy Teddy Edwards - Love Will Provide For Me; John Jackson - Near The Cross; Robert Pete Williams - Free Again; Butterbeans & Susie - Cold Storage Papa (Mama's A Little Too Warm For You); Texas Alexander - Death Bed Blues; Oscar Woods & Black Ace - Come On Over To My House Baby; Leadbelly - Gallis Pole; Bo Carter - The Country Farm Blues; Clifford Gibson - Keep Your Windows Pinned; Memphis Jug Band - Cocaine Habit Blues; Henry Townsend - She Walked Away; Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band - R.F.C. Blues; Peg Leg Howell - Skin Game Blues;  ... and more blues.

Late One Saturday Evening by Alec Seward

Late One Saturday Evening - Alec Seward.
E position, standard tuning.

It was late one Saturday evenin', after the sun went down
I said, late one Saturday evenin', after the sun went down
Yes, I lookin' for my baby, but she was not nowhere around

The wind was howlin', and the rain begin to fall
Lord, the wind was howlin', and the rain begin to fall
Yes, if she know how much I love her, Lord, she wouldn't have gone at all

Her picture's on my dresser, and her gown sit on my bed
Her picture's on my dresser, nightgown sit on my bed
Yes, I wonder, "Is my baby livin', Lordy, is my baby dead?"

SOLO X 2

So shine on, rising sun shine bright
I want you to keep right on shining, 'cause I sure can't sleep good at night

Blind Dog's Blues on August 13th


Blind Garnett Leroy - Louisiana Glide; Big Joe Williams - Wild Cow Blues; John Jackson - Rocks And Gravel; Curley Weaver - Decatur Street 81; Mance Lipscomb - Is You Gonna Quit Me Baby; Julius Daniels - Can't Put The Bridle On This Morning (Take 1); Tampa Red - Toogaloo Blues; Blind Willie McTell - On The Cooling Board; Lil' Son Jackson - Gambling Blues; Tampa Red - You Baby Can't Get Enough (with Sweet Papa Tadpole); Mississippi John Hurt - Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home; Jelly Roll Morton - Creepy Feeling, Concluded; Roosevelt Scott - Doctor Bill Blues; J.B. Lenoir - Round And Round; Leadbelly - Good Morning Blues #2; Robert Belfour - Treat Me Right; Blind Boy Fuller - Mean And No Good Woman; Mance Lipscomb - Is You Gonna Quit Me Baby; Bill Jazz Gillum - My Old Lizzie; Joseph Spence - Yellow Bird; Ramblin' Thomas - Good Night; Mississippi Sheiks - Yodeling Fiddling Blues; Bukka White - Special Steam Line; Blind Joe Taggart - I Wish My Mother Was On That Train (-52); ... and more blues.

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1931-1934) by Charley Jordan

Label: Document Records.
Release Date: August 15, 1992.
Recording Time: 65 minutes.
Release Info: Compilation Studio Recording.
Recording Date: September 28, 1931 - August, 1934.

Styles: Acoustic Memphis Blues, Regional Blues, St. Louis Blues, Pre-War Country Blues, Acoustic Blues.

As good as the Charley Jordan material here is, the real find of this disc is Hi Henry Brown's recording of "Titanic Blues" and its guitar duet between Brown and Jordan. As a piece of belated topical blues, it is an extraordinary song, but the exciting interplay between two guitars really makes the record and, coupled with Brown's rough-hewn voice, makes it a track to own -- the additional Brown/Jordan tracks "Preacher Blues" and "Nut Factory Blues" constitute a good bonus. This volume of Charley Jordan's material covers the period from his brief stay at Victor Records (four sides cut in September of 1931) to his first session with a full band on Decca Records in the summer of 1934. The four Victor sides (which were cut in Chicago) have a peculiar, authentic "live" ambience that, coupled with their good fidelity, makes them especially vibrant; Peetie Wheatstraw's piano accompaniment has a certain distance and echo that evokes a true club atmosphere. Jordan's subsequent Vocalion sides give much greater prominence to the guitar and Wheatstraw's piano isn't nearly as vivid. As a solo player, Jordan was more laidback, but he still manages to impress as a virtuoso. The four Decca sides are the best recordings here on a technical level -- "It Ain't Clean" is amazingly crisp -- but two of them, "Lost Airship Blues" (what a title, and what a phallic image) and "Rolling Moon Blues," are particularly notable for the presence of a full band, complete with sax and violin. Their sound is completely different (although Jordan still makes himself felt on guitar) from Jordan's earlier output, but both find him able to work well in this more sophisticated idiom. The overall audio quality is good, apart from the barely listenable "Brown Skin Angel" -- a few sides, like "Hell Bound Boy Blues" and the wonderful "Rolling Moon Blues," are a little noisy, but that's par for the course. - Review by Bruce Eder.

Personnel: Charley Jordan - vocals, guitar; Peetie Wheatstraw - piano; "Hi" Henry Brown - vocals, guitar; accompanied possibly by Arnett Nelson, clarinet on 18, 19; unknown, sax on 18; possibly Bill Lowry - violin on 18, 19; prob. Peetie Wheatstraw - piano; unknown, traps (except on 21).

Credits: Charley Jordan - guitar, primary artist, vocals; Arnett Nelson - clarinet; Johnny Parth - producer; Yank Rachell - composer; Peetie Wheatstraw - piano; Kevin Witt - graphic design.

Tracks: 1) Greyhound Blues - Charley Jordan; 2) Workingman's Blues - Charley Jordan; 3) Santa Claus Blues - Charley Jordan; 4) Bad Breaks Blues - Charley Jordan; 5) Doin' Wrong Blues - Charley Jordan; 6) Honey Sucker Blues - Charley Jordan; 7) Sugar Farm Blues - Charley Jordan; 8) Titanic Blues - Hi Henry Brown; 9) Preacher Blues - Hi Henry Brown; 10) Cherry Wine Woman - Charley Jordan; 11) Hell Bound Boy Blues - Charley Jordan; 12) Nut Factory Blues - Hi Henry Brown; 13) Hospital Blues - Hi Henry Brown; 14) Brown Skin Angel - Hi Henry Brown; 15) Skin Man Blues - Hi Henry Brown; 16) Don't Pat It So Long - Hi Henry Brown; 17) Bottle Passing Blues - Hi Henry Brown; 18) Lost Airship Blues - Charley Jordan; 19) Rolling Moon Blues - Charley Jordan; 20) It Ain't Clean (That Thing Ain't Clean) - Charley Jordan; 21) Tight Time Blues - Charley Jordan.

Blind Dog's Blues on August 12th


Robert Johnson - Traveling Riverside Blues; Tommie Bradley - Window Pane Blues; Texas Alexander - Easy Rider Blues; Blind Lemon Jefferson - Peach Orchard Mama; Charley Lincoln - Doodle Hole Blues; Bessie Smith - Lonesome Desert Blues; Sam Collins - Slow Mama Slow; Lightnin' Hopkins - Dark And Cloudy; Big Bill Broonzy - Ridin' On Down; Big Joe Williams - I'm A Highway Man; Jimmie Gordon - Mean Mistreatin' Blues; Bill Williams - When The Roses Bloom Again; Willie Baker - Mama Don't Rush Me; Leadbelly - Line Em; Vol Stevens - Baby Got The Rickets; Blind Blake - Skeedle Loo Doo Blues; Elders McIntorsh And Edwards - The Flood Of 1927; Fred McMullen - Rolling Mama; Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster - Frankie Silvers; Etta Baker - John Henry; Marshall Owens - Texas Blues; Scott Dunbar - Vicksburg Blues; Scrapper Blackwell - Hard Time Blues; Bill Jazz Gillum - I Want You By My Side; ... and more blues.

Tommie Bradley

Guitarist Tommie Bradley and his guitar- and fiddle-playing colleague James Cole were both active at the Gennett recording studios in Richmond, IN during the years 1929-1932; Cole got there first with a session that took place in 1928 and seems to have involved Caucasian musicians. That was a big deal in the segregated recording industry of the late ‘20s, and the issue of race has continued to affect the legacy of these African American artists, simply because their blend of Southern rural blues, black vaudeville, hillbilly, country fiddling, and Tin Pan Alley/jazz repertoire has made them difficult for critics and historians to pigeonhole. While no verifiable data has emerged to pinpoint where these men originated, educated guesswork suggests possible linkage with central or western Kentucky. The recorded evidence brings on a host of parallel contemporaries. Bradley/Cole and their various ensembles are comparable with the Memphis Jug Band, the Mississippi Sheiks, the Alabama Sheiks, the Beale Street Sheiks, the Mississippi Mud Steppers, the Tennessee Chocolate Drops, the Dallas String Band, Whistler & His Jug Band, Ishman Bracey and Charley Taylor, Eddie Anthony and Peg Leg Howell, Georgia Tom Dorsey and Tampa Red, Al Miller, and Charlie and Joe McCoy. An even larger comparative span would include the rest of the jug bands active in Louisville and Memphis at the time as well as eastern bluesmen like Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Blake, and Mississippi John Hurt. A fairly thorough examination of Bradley and Cole's recorded output was compiled and released by Document in 1993.

Blind Dog's Blues on August 11th


Julius Daniels - Richmond Blues (Take 2); Roy Book Binder - Married Man's A Fool; Casey Bill Weldon - Long-Eared Mule; Bo Carter - Shoo That Chicken; Blind Joe Taggart - God's Gonna Separate The Wheat From The Tares; Leadbelly - Yellow Gal; Willie Brown - M&O Blues; Cedar Creek Sheik - Don't Credit My Stuff; Lightnin' Hopkins - Gotta Move; Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe - Hard Down Lie; Lightnin' Hopkins - Racetrack Blues; Tarter & Gay - Unknown Blues; Rich & Welly Trice - Let Her Go God Bless Her; Blind Connie Williams - Milky White Way; Henry Thomas - Cottonfield Blues; Tampa Red - I.C. Moan Blues; Blind Blake - Cold Hearted Mama Blues; Buddy Moss - Jealous Hearted Man; Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - Never No More; Mississippi John Hurt - Spike Driver's Blues; Big Joe Williams - Stack Of Dollars; J.B. Lenoir - Born Dead; Robert Lee McCoy - Brickyard; Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - Second Man Blues; ... and more blues.

Last Stage Blues by Texas Alexander

Last Stage Blues - Texas Alexander.
Mississippi Sheiks, accompanist, B flat.


I've been lookin' for you, days have passed and gone
I've been lookin' for you, days have passed and gone
It seem like you oughta leave me somethin', woman, for to travel on

My time is numbered, I can't stay here long
Ahh, my time is numbered, I can't stay here long
Says, I know you're gonna miss me, woman, when I'm dead and gone

I wouldn't treat a dog like you people treat poor me
I wouldn't treat a dog like you people treat poor me
You treat me just like a man you ain't never seen

SPOKEN: Have your way

SOLO

When mama gets to lovin', I gets in my old last stage
Oh, when she gets to lovin', gets in my last old stage
Says, I believe to my soul it's gonna carry me to my grave

Mmmm, mmmm w/ensemble for 8 bars
Says, I believe to my soul, gonna carry me to my grave

Blind Dog's Blues on August 10th


Walter Davis - Moonlight Is My Spread; Buddy Moss - Little Angel Blues; Memphis Jug Band - Bumble Bee Blues; Barbecue Bob - Waycross Georgia Blues; David McCarn - Red Rose Rag; Lil' Son Jackson - Ground Hog Blues; Charlie McCoy - Last Time Blues; Bill Gaither - L & N Blues; Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band - High Behind Blues; Casey Bill Weldon - My Stove Won't Work; Smith Casey - Jack O'Diamonds; Doug Quattlebaum - You Is One Black Rat; Helen Humes - Alligator Blues; Pink Anderson - In The Jailhouse Now; Leadbelly - Rock Island Line; Casey Bill Weldon - Sales Lady; Cephas & Wiggins - I Saw The Light; Big Bill Broonzy - Come Home Early, Take 3; Ben Curry - Adam And Eve In The Garden; Luke Jordan - Pick Poor Robin Clean; Charlie Burse and His Memphis Mudcats - Scared To Death; Pernell Charity - Woke Up In The Hill; Blind Boy Fuller - Homesick & Lonesome Blues; Oscar Woods & Black Ace - Fence Breakin' Blues; ... and more blues.

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1930-1931) by Charley Jordan

Label: Document Records.
Release Date: August 15, 1992.
Recording Time: 66 minutes.
Release Info: Compilation Studio Recording.
Recording Date: June 1930 - March 17, 1931.

Styles: Acoustic Memphis Blues, Regional Blues, St. Louis Blues, Pre-War Country Blues, Acoustic Blues.

A fine St. Louis singer and guitarist, this was the first volume of songs Charley Jordan did in the early '30s. He could be very humorous or cuttingly poignant, and there are examples in both veins on this anthology. The sound quality ranges from good to awful. - Review by Ron Wynn.

Personnel: Charley Jordan - vocals, guitar; St. Louis Bessie (Bessie Mae Smith) - vocals, accompanied probably by Peetie Wheatstraw or possibly Eddie Miller - piano; Charley Jordan - guitar; Peetie Wheatstraw - piano.

Credits: Charley Jordan - guitar, primary artist, vocals; Johnny Parth - producer; Yank Rachell - composer; Chris Frazer Smith - liner notes.

Tracks: 1) Stack O'Dollars Blues - Charley Jordan; 2) Dollar Bill Blues - Charley Jordan; 3) Keep It Clean - Charley Jordan; 4) Big Four Blues - Charley Jordan; 5) Just A Spoonful - Charley Jordan; 6) Two Street Blues - Charley Jordan; 7) Raidin' Squad Blues - Charley Jordan; 8) Hunkie Tunkie Blues - Charley Jordan; 9) Running Mad Blues - Charley Jordan; 10) Gasoline Blues - Charley Jordan; 11) Sugar Man Blues, Part 1 - St. Louis Bessie (Bessie Mae Smith); 12) Sugar Man Blues, Part 2 - St. Louis Bessie (Bessie Mae Smith); 13) Lost Ship Blues - Charley Jordan; 14) Hungry Blues - Charley Jordan; 15) My Lovin' Good Blues - Charley Jordan; 16) Tough Time Blues - Charley Jordan; 17) Cheating Blues - Charley Jordan; 18) Starvation Blues - Charley Jordan; 19) Keep It Clean No. 2 - Charley Jordan; 20) You Run And Tell Your Daddy - Charley Jordan; 21) Tight Haired Mama Blues - Charley Jordan; 22) Days Of The Week Blues - Charley Jordan.

Blind Dog's Blues on August 8th


Charlie 'Specks' McFadden - Low Down Rounders Blues; Buddy Moss - Some Lonesome Day (14065-Tk.1); Rufus & Ben Quillian - Shove It Up In There; Big Joe Williams - Don't Leave Me Here; Texas Alexander - Thirty Day Blues; Big Al Calhoun - Buy Me An Airplane; Leadbelly - Match Box Blues; Howard Armstrong - Sittin' On Top Of The World; Frank Stokes - Sweet To Mama; Andrew & Jim Baxter - Dance The Georgia Poss; Big Bill Broonzy - Tell Me What You Been Doing (1935); Barbecue Bob - Spider And The Fly; Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti - My Honey's Lovin' Arms; Robert Johnson - I Don't Know When Death Is Gonna Call Me; Bill Gaither - Too Late Too Late; Cephas & Wiggins - Jelly Roll; Robert Johnson - Dead Shrimp Blues; Peg Leg Howell And His Gang - Georgia Crawl; Oscar Woods & Black Ace - You Gonna Need My Help Someday; Blind Teddy Darby - Pokino Blues; Charley Jordan - Tough Times Blues; Bo Carter - Bo Carter's Advice; Kid Prince Moore - Honey Dripping Papa; Leadbelly - My Friend Blind Lemon; ... and more blues on Blind Dog Radio.

Rufus & Ben Quillian

Rufus (b. February 2, 1900 in Gainesville, GA, d. 31 January 1946; piano, vocals) and Ben (b. June 23, 1907 in Gainesville, GA; vocals) worked in various combinations, but mostly in a group named the Blue Harmony Boys. This group, which also included other singers or musicians at various times, such as guitarist James McCrary, was notable in that the vocalists sang blues and related material in sweet, close harmonies. Ben was not with them at their first recording session in 1929, but was present at sessions in the following two years. The brothers were well known as performers around Atlanta at this time and had a regular spot on a local radio station. Although their material on record was of a goodtime nature, Rufus was also known for composing religious songs.

Blind Dog's Blues on August 7th


Memphis Jug Band - Fishin' In The Dark; Ramblin' Thomas - Shake It Gal; Alec Johnson - Miss Meal Cramp Blues; Roosevelt Sykes - Drinkin' Woman Blues; Barbecue Bob - She Shook Her Gin; Memphis Jug Band - Going Back To Memphis; Frank Stokes - You Shall; Famous Hokum Boys - Saturday Night Rub; Reverend Gary Davis - You Can Go Home; Big Joe Williams - How Do You Want Your Rollin' Done; The Two Charlies - Hard Time Papa; Charlie Patton - Prayer Of Death, Part 2; Sleepy John Estes - Mailman Blues; Walter Roland - Club Meeting Blues; Big Bill Broonzy - The Southern Blues; Joe Pullum, Rob Cooper - Mississippi Flood Blues; Furry Lewis - Hurry Furry Blues; Sunnyland Slim - I'm Tore Up; Bull City Red - Black Woman And Poison Blues; Blind Connie Williams - Trouble In Mind; Lonnie Johnson - Away Down In The Alley Blues; Geeshie Wiley - Pick Poor Robin Clean (feat. Elvie Thomas); Robert Petway - Catfish Blues; Bo Weavil Jackson - You Can't Keep No Brown; ... and more blues.

Kassie Jones (Part 2) by Furry Lewis

Kassie Jones Part 2 - Furry Lewis.
In Spanish tuning.

Casey looked at his water, water was low
Looked at his watch, his watch was slow

On the road again
Natural born eastman on the road again

Lord, there's people tell by the throttle moan
The man at the fire's Mister Casey Jones
Mister Casey Jones

Mister Casey said, before he died
One more road that he wants to ride
People tells Casey, "Which road is he?"
"The Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe
Santa Fe"

This mornin' I heard someone was dyin'
Missus Casey's children on the doorstep cryin'
“Mama, mama, I can't keep from cryin'
Papa got killed on the Southern line
On the Southern line
Papa got killed on the Southern line”

"Mama, mama, how can it be
Killed my father on the first degree"
"Children, children, won’t you hold your breath
Draw another pension from your father's death
From your father's death"

On the road again
I'm a natural born eastman on the road again

Tuesday mornin', it looked like rain
Around the curve came a passenger train
Under the boiler lay Mister Casey Jones
Good old engineer, but he's dead and gone
Dead and gone

On the road again
I'm a natural born eastman on the road again

I left Memphis to spread the news
Memphis women don't wear no shoes
Had it written in the back of my shirt
Natural born eastman don't have to work
Don't have to work
I'm a natural born eastman, don't have to work