The Front Porch Blues Show with J.D. Esquire and Friends

JD Esquire & Rich Blackmarr

Front Porch Blues Show with Rich Blackmarr on January 5, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM.  This installment of the FPBS will venture back sixty years to focus on blues recordings released in the first half of 1954.  In the first decade after WWII, blues still figured prominently in record sales in the developing R&B market, predominantly the African-American community.  From the biggest Billboard R&B hits of 1954 like Guitar Slim's The Things That I Used To Do to some of the last commercial recordings of pre-war blues stars like Memphis Minnie and Tampa Red to the new blues stars like Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, and B.B. King, this show will illustrate the variety of the blues scene in early 1954. 



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Sunday 1/05/2014 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Junior Wells Hoodoo Man Junior Wells - Blues Hit Big Town Delmark orig. States rec, Elmore James on guitar
Big Joe Turner TV Mama History of Elmore James Rhino Atlantic recording
Elmore James Make My Dreams Come True The Resurrection of Elmore James Kent LP Flair orig
Little Milton If You Love Me Little Milton Anthology 1953-1961 Varese Sarabande Sun rec; Ike Turner piano
Howling Wolf Rockin' Daddy Real Folk Blues/MoreReal Folk Blues MCA Chess Chess; Lee Cooper gtr, Otis Spann piano
Lil Greenwood All Is Forgiven Lil Greenwood - walking and singing the blues Ace Federal
Faye Adams Crazy Mixed Up World Faye Adams - Shake A Hand 1953-1957 Acrobat Herald
Lula Reed Your Key Don't Fit It No More Lula Reed - I'm Gone, Yes I'm Gone Sing LP King rec w/ Sonny Thompson
Big Mama Thornton My Man Called Me Best of Big Mama Thornton MCA Peacock Peacock w/ Johnny Otis band
Tampa Red Big Stars Falling Blues Chicago Is Just That Way - 4 cd compilation JSP RCA Victor
Memphis Minnie Kissing In The Dark Complete Post-War Recordings - Vol. 3 Wolf J.O.B. w/ Lil Son Joe 2nd gtr
Memphis Slim Sassy Mae Memphis Slim - U.S.A. Delmark/ Pearl LP United w/ Matt Murphey gtr
T-Bone Walker Pony Tail T-Bone Walker - The Complete Imperial Recordings EMI Imperial
Sonny Boy Williamson Red Hot Kisses Goin' In Your Direction - Sonny Boy Williamson Trumpet Trumpet w/ James Williamson gtr
B.B. King The Woman I Love Do The Boogie! B.B. King's Early 50s Classcs Flair RPM
Professor Longhair Tipitina Professor Longhair's New Orleans Piano Atlantic Atlantic
Frankie Lee Sims Rhumba My Boogie Frankie Lee Sims - Lucy Mae Blues Specialty Specialty
Chuck Willis I Feel So Bad Chuck Willis - My Story Epic LP Okeh
Percy Mayfield Loose Lips Percy Mayfield - Poet of the Blues Specialty Specialty
Big Maybelle I've Got A Feeling The Big Maybelle Okeh Sessions Epic 2LP Okeh
Lazy Bill Lucas She Got Me Walkin' Chicago Blues - The Chance Era Charly 2cd Chance
Eddie Boyd Picture In The Frame Eddie Boyd and his Chess Men - Rattin' And Running Around Crown Prince LP Chess
Guitar Slim The Things That I Used To Do Guitar Slim - Sufferin' Mind Specialty Specialty
Junior Parker Can't Understand Junior Parker - Backtracking, The Duke Recordings, Vol. 2 MCA Duke Duke
Little Walter You're So Fine The Essential Little Walter MCA Chess 2cd Checker
Muddy Waters I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters - The Anthology MCS Chess 2cd Chess
J.B. Hutto & his Hawks Combination Boogie Chicago Blues - The Chance Era Charly 2cd Chance
Doctor Ross Chicago Breakdown Sun Records - The Ultimate Blues Collection Varese Sarabande 3cd Sun
Jimmy McCracklin Blues Blasters Boogie Jimmy McCracklin - Blues Blastin' - The Modern Recordings, Vol. 2 Ace Modern
Young John Watson Space Guitar Johnny Guitar Watson - I Heard That Charly LP Federal
Charles Brown I Want To Fool Around With You Capitol Blues Collection - The Cocktail Combos Capitol 3cd Aladdin
Al Hibbler Fat and Forty Shoutin', Swingin', and Makin' Love MCA Chess Chess
Dinah Washington Short John The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 3 (1952-1954) Nippon Phonogram Mercury