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

JD Esquire & Rich Blackmarr

Host Rich Blackmarr presents another archive show this week featuring blues recordings that were released in the year 1958.  Chess recording artists Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Howlin' Wolf were at the height of their craft.  Eli Toscano's Cobra/Artistic Records was turning out blues gems by Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, and others.  Also in Chicago Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker were recording for Vee-Jay and Elmore James was cutting sides for Chief.  In Houston Bobby Bland and Junior Parker were turning out some of their classics.  In the SF Bay Area such musicians as Johnny Fuller recorded blues for Bob Geddins' Irma label and Little Willie Littlefield cut tunes for Don Barksdale's Rhythm label.  Champion in Nashville, Excello and Goldband in Lousiana, and Duke/Peacock in Houston were turning out fine blues.  In this show and the next one, we'll visit these and other blues oriented R&B artists, plus a few gospel records from 1958.  Check them out!



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Sunday 2/09/2014 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
John Lee Hooker You've Taken My Woman John Lee Hooker on Vee-Jay 1955-1958 Vee-Jay original Vee-Jay rec.; all records this show 1st released in 1958
Slim Harpo Wonderin' and Worryin' Slim Harpo - The Excello Singles Anthology Hippo orig. Excello
Buddy Guy & his Band Try To Quit You Baby VA - The Cobra Records Story: Chicago Rock And Blues 1956-1958 Capricorn 2cd box Artistic; band incl. Otis Rush on 2nd gtr.
Memphis Slim This Time I'm Through VA - Vee-Jay: The Very Best Of Blues, Vol. 4 Collectables Vee-Jay; Matt Murphy gtr.
Fay Simmons What's The Matter, Baby? VA - George Goldner Presents The Gone Records Story Westside 2cd Gone
Sonny Boy Williamson Dissatisfied Sonny Boy Williamson - The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues MCA Chess Checker; Robert Lockwood, Luther Tucker - gtrs.
Earl Gaines w/ Jimmy Beck Orch. Best of Luck Baby Earl Gaines - 24 Hours A Day Black Magic Ted Jarrett's Champion label in Nashville
Bobby Blue Bland You Did Me Wrong Bobby Bland - I Pity The Fool / The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 MCA Duke Duke; Wayne Bennett gtr.
Johnny Guitar Watson One Room Country Shack Johnny Guitar Watson - The Gangster Is Back Red Lightnin LP Keen label; reworking Mercy Dee Walton's 1953 hit
Fenton Robinson Mississippi Steamboat VA - The Best of Duke-Peacock Blues MCA Duke-Peacock Duke
Herman Little Junior Parker Sweet Home Chicago Junior Parker - Junior's Blues: The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 MCA Duke Duke
Big Joe Turner (We're Gonna) Jump For Joy Big Joe Turner: Rhythm & Blues Years Atlantic 2LP Atlantic
Jimmy Witherspoon with Jay McShann's Band Hootie Blues Jimmy Witherspoon - A Spoonful Of Blues French RCA Black & White series LP orig. RCA Victor LP rec. from Dec. '57 sessions
Joe Williams & Jon Hendricks with Count Basie Orch. Goin' To Chicago Blues Sing Along With Basie: Joe Williams, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross plus the Basie Band Roulette Birdland Series Roulette single from LP session with Lambert Hendricks & Ross
Choker Campbell & Band Walking On My Thin Sole Shoes VA - Soul Twist And Other Golden Classics with King Curtis Collectables Apt; King Curtis on tenor sax
Guitar Junior I Got It Made (When I Marry Shirley Mae) Guitar Junior - The Crawl: Charly Blues Masterworks Charly R&B Goldband; singer-guitarist aka Lonnie Brooks
Etta James Baby, Baby, Every Night Etta James - R&B Dynamite Virgin Flair Kent; from sessions at Cosimo's in New Orleans
Jimmy Reed Go On To School Jimmy Reed - Ain't That Loving You Baby: Singles As & Bs 1953-1961 Jasmine Vee-Jay
Muddy Waters She's Nineteen Years Old Muddy Waters - The Anthology MCA Chess 2cd Chess
Lightnin' Hopkins My Little Kewpie Doll Lightnin' Hopkins: Remember Me - The Complete Herald Singles Ember Herald
J.B. Lenoir Daddy Talk To Your Son J.B. Lenoir - Chess Masters Chess 2LP Checker
Lazy Lester Tell Me Pretty Baby VA - Excello Harmonica Blues Variety Peavine Excello; Guitar Gable - gtr.
Troyce Key Baby Please Don't Go VA - West Coast Guitar Killers 1951-1965, Vol. 1 El Segundo Warner Bros.; Eddie Cochran on gtr.
Ruth Brown Why Me Ruth Brown: Miss Rhythm - Greatest Hits And More Atlantic 2cd Atlantic
Bill Doggett Hold It Bill Doggett - All His Hits Gusto King LP King
Bobby Parker Blues Get Off My Shoulder VA - Vee-Jay: The Very Best Of Blues, Vol. 4 Vee-Jay Vee-Jay
Baby Calloway & Roland Mitchell Band Midnight Blues VA - West Coast Guitar Killers 1951-1965, Vol. 1 El Segundo Baytone
Bob Gaddy Rip and Run Bob Gaddy - Harlem Blues Operator, The Old Town Sides Ace Old Town; Brownie McGhee & Joe Ruffin - gtrs., Gaddy - piano/voc.
Otis Rush It Takes Time VA - The Cobra Records Story: Chicago Rock And Blues 1956-1958 Capricorn 2cd box Cobra; w/ Louis Myers, L. Brother Montgomery
Johnny Fuller First Stage Of The Blues VA - Bob Geddins' Irma Records Story Acrobat rec. on Bob Geddins' Irma label; with Candyman McGuirt's Band
Little Walter Jacobs Confessin' The Blues CD/LP reissues are inferior mixes orig. Checker 45 Checker; Fred Robinson, Luther Tucker - gtrs.
The Soul Stirrers w/ Johnnie Taylor (lead) Until Then The Soul Stirrers - Heaven Is My Home Specialty Specialty
The Harmonizing Four w/ Jimmy Jones (lead) Go Down, Moses The Harmonizing Four - Harmonizing Four/God Will Take Care Of You Vee-Jay Vee-Jay
Ray Charles w/ Raelettes vocal What Kind Of Man Are You Ray Charles - What'd I Say Atlantic LP Atlantic; Ray's reworking of gospel tune; Margie Hendricks lead vocal
The Five Royales The Slummer The Slum The Five Royales - The Roots Of Soul Charly R&B LP King; featuring Loman Pauling (voc./gtr.)
Larry Birdsong w/ Jimmy Beck Orch. Every Night In The Week Larry Birdsong - Every Night In The Week Black Magic Champion; Johnny Jomes - gtr.