Buried Alive in the Blues

Big Dave

Tragic Heroes

Today's show wanders a bit from the blues, but not far. All the musicians on today's show passed on far to early, and all of them had the blues wrapped in and around their music. Amongst others, I have Lowell George, the vocalist, slide guitarist, baritone saxophonist, harp player (and occasional Howlin' Wolf impersonator) of the great Little Feat. Lowell was felled by a heart attack touring in support of his first solo album. Also on board, I have Paul Kossoff (pictured), the tortured genius guitarist best known for his work with Free. Koss was dogged by depression and drug problems, but he was one of the most emotive and painfully passionate musicians of his generation. Also on board, Mike Bloomfield, another tortured genius with drug problems. He was one of the first true virtuosos of rock and blues guitar, and was unbeatable in his prime. ALso, to launch the show, Jaco Pastorius, a hugely talented and creative bassist, also dogged by depression and drug problems. He played the electric bass like nobody before or since. Today, pain and pleasure in equal measure. That, and a helluva lot of amazing music.

Genre

Jazz, Folk, Rock, Blues, Funk, R&B

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Saturday 11/02/2013 @ 6:00AM - 9:00AM
ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Lou Reed Intro / Sweet Jane Rock and Roll Animal RCA
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Weather Report Barbary Coast Black Market Columbia
Joni Mitchell Talk To Me Don Juan's Reckless Daughter Elektra
Weather Report Teen Town 8:30 Columbia
Weather Report Slang 8:30 Columbia
Jaco Pastorius Soul Intro / The Chicken The Birthday Concert Warner Bros.
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Little Feat Forty Four Blues / How Many More Years Little Feat Warner Bros.
Lowell George What Do You Want The Girl To Do Thanks I'll Eat It Here Warner Bros.
Little Feat Easy to Slip Sailin' Shoes Warner Bros.
Little Feat Teenage Nervous Breakdown Sailin' Shoes Warner Bros.
Lowell George 20 Million Things Thanks I'll Eat It Here
Little Feat Willin' Waiting For Columbus Warner Bros.
Little Feat Don't Bogart that Joint Waiting For Columbus Warner Bros.
Little Feat A Apolitical Blues Waiting For Columbus Warner Bros.
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Paul Kossoff Tuesday Morning Back Street Crawler Island
Free Mr. Big Fire and Water A&M
Free Fire and Water Free Live! Island
Free Goin' Down Slow Tons of Sobs A&M
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Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites and Friends It Takes Time Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West 1969 Raven vox: Nick Gravenites
Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites and Friends Oh Mama Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West 1969 Raven vox: Mike Bloomfield
Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites and Friends Love Got Me Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West 1969 Raven vox: Bob Jones
Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites and Friends Killing My Love Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West 1969 Raven vox: Nick Gravenites
Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites and Friends Gypsy Good Time Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West 1969 Raven vox: Nick Gravenites
Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites and Friends Holy Moly Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West 1969 Raven vox: Nick Gravenites
Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites and Friends Mary Ann Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West 1969 Raven vox: Mike Bloomfield
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Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites and Friends Carmelita Skiffle Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West 1969 Raven instrumental