The Front Porch Blues Show

Rich Blackmarr & JD Esquire & TJ

Tonight the Front Porch Blues Show will be hosted by Rich Blackmarr.  This program will continue last month's look at blues recordings released in the year 1950, primarily with records issued from May thru August of that year.  As before, the featured artists include some who were active before WWII such as Tampa Red, Leadbelly, Memphis Minnie, Big Joe Turner, and Walter Davis.  Seminal Chicago blues will feature early records by Leroy Foster, Little Walter, and Jimmy Rogers.  There will be New Orleans recordings including early records from Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, and Roy Brown.  We'll have some more great guitar band blues from Texans T-Bone Walker, Gatemouth Brown (squeezed out last time), and Pee Wee Crayton.  We'll also fit in the more polished urban blues of Lil Greenwood, Nat Cole's older brother Eddie, Annie Laurie, Dinah Washington, and Wynonie Harris.  Finally, we'll add a short gospel set including the great singer/guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe. 

Genre

Blues

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Sunday 5/11/2014 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Lowell Fulson Low Society Blues Lowell Fulson - Sinner's Prayer Night Train all tracks released in 1950; orig. Swingtime label release; Lloyd Glenn - piano
Joe Thomas Rollin' The Blues Joe Thomas - Jumpin' With Joe Swingtime (Denmark) LP orig. King release
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five Blue Light Boogie, Pts. 1 & 2 Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five JSP 5 cd box Decca; Jordan's last No. 1 R&B hit
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Pete Johnson Rocket Boogie 88 The Swingtime Records Story, 1946-1952 Capricorn 2 cd box Swingtime
Tampa Red Love Her With A Feelin' VA - Chicago Is Just That Way JSP 4 cd box RCA Victor
Memphis Minnie Why Did I Make You Cry Memphis Minnie - The Compelete Post-War Recordings, Vol. 3 Wolf Regal
Walter Davis So Long, Baby Bullet Records Blues SPV Blue Bullet
Leadbelly Goodnight Irene History of Rhythm & Blues, Vol.. 1 Atlantic LP Atlantic
Memphis Slim I Guess I'm A Fool Memphis Slim - The Real Folk Blues Chess Premium
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Fats Domino Hideaway Blues Fats Domino - The Early Imperial Singles, 1950-1952 Ace (UK) Imperial
Professor Longhair Walk Your Blues Away Professor Longhair - New Orleans Piano Atlantic Atlantic
Smiley Lewis Growing Old The Smiley Lewis Story, Vol. 1 - The Bells Are Ringing UA - LP Imperial
Archibald Ballin' With Archie VA - Jumpin' Tonight Black Diamond EP Imperial
Big Joe Turner Jumpin' Tonight Big Joe Turner - Jumpin' Tonight Pathe Marconi/EMI LP Imperial
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Julia Lee Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out Introduction To Julia Lee - That's What I Like Proper Capitol
Annie Laurie & Paul Gayten I'll Never Be Free Paul Gayten & Annie Laurie, Dave Bartholomew, Roy Brown - Regal Records in New Orleans Specialty Regal
Eddie Cole News For You Baby Eddie Cole & The Three Peppers - That's Right Collectables Gotham
The Maxim Trio Ain't That Fine Ray Charles - The Birth Of A Legend Ebony Swingtime
Dinah Washington Love With Misery Dinah Washington - The Queen Sings Proper 4 cd box Mercury
Lil Greenwood Ain't Gonna Cry Lil Greenwood - Walking and Singing the Blues Ace (UK) Federal
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Clarence Gatemouth Brown Boogie Rambler Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Guitar In My Hand Catfish Peacock
T-Bone Walker The Hustle Is On T-Bone Walker - The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954 EMI Imperial
Pee Wee Crayton Luella Brown Pee Wee Crayton - Rocking Down On Central Avenue Kent/Ace LP Modern
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Snooky Pryor Raisin' Sand VA - Chicago Is Just That Way JSP 4 cd box JOB
Little Walter Muskadine Blues Regal
Jimmy Rogers Ludella VA - Chicago Is Just That Way JSP 4 cd box
Muddy Waters Screaming And Crying Muddy Waters - The Real Folk Blues Chess LP Aristocrat
Baby Face Leroy Foster Red Headed Woman VA - Chicago Is Just That Way Parkway
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Roy Brown Hard Luck Blues JSP 4 cd box DeLuxe
Johnny Otis Quintet feat. Little Esther, The Robins Double Crossing Blues Savoy; No. 1 R&B hit
Percy Mayfield Two Years of Torture Swingtime
Wynonie Harris Stormy Night Blues King
Hot Lips Page Miss Larceny Blues Columbia
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Natural Facts Decca