The Front Porch Blues Show

JD Esquire & Rich Blackmarr & TJ

Tonight the Front Porch Blues Show will be hosted by Rich Blackmarr.  Following up on the show broadcast on December 15, 2013, this program will be  second look at blues recordings released in the year 1963 and will include primarily records by artists that I was not able to fit in the earlier FPBS broadcast.   Featured will be recordings from Dr. Feelgood & his Interns (aka Piano Red), Professor Longhair, Lightnin' Slim, Lee "Shot" Williams, Ted Taylor, Johnny Copeland, Slim Harpo, James Davis, Lowell Fulson, Percy Mayfield, and many more.  Also, another look at classic tunes from Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Johnny Taylor, and a few others included last time.



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Sunday 3/30/2014 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Homesick James (Williamson) Crossroads VA - The USA Records Blues Story Fuel 2000 Records original USA label 1963 recording; 1963 version of Robert Johnson song; also done by Homesick's cousin Elmore James
Lightnin' Slim (Otis Hicks) I'm Evil The Best of Lightnin' Slim Hip-O Records orig. Excello release
Drifting Charles (Tyler) Evil Hearted Woman VA - When Girls Do It Red Lightnin'/Broadside Records Lenor label; Crowley, Louisiana recording; Tyler from Opelousas
Lee "Shot" Williams I'm Tore Up VA - Welcome To The Club Ace (UK) collection of Federal label blues by Williams, Eddy Clearwater, Syl Johnson, others
Ted Taylor You Give Me Nothing To Go On Ted Taylor - Somebody's Always Trying Mr. R&B Records LP Okeh
Little Mac (Simmons) & the Royal Aces I'm Your Fool Meat & Gravy from Bea & Baby Castle/Sanctuary 2cd Bea & Baby; Mac - vcl, James Cotton - hca
Johnny Copeland Down On Bending Knees Johnny Copeland - Down On Bending Knees Mr. R&B Records LP orig. Golden Eagle rec.
Dr. Feelgood & the Interns (Willie Perryman aka Piano Red) Doctor's Boogie Dr. Feelgood & the Interns - What's Up Doc? Edsel LP Okeh
Lavern Baker See See Rider The Best Of Lavern Baker - Soul On Fire Atlantic Atlantic
Professor Longhair (Roland Byrd) There Is Something On My Mind VA - New Orleans R&B, Vol. One Flyright LP Unknown label
Sam Cooke Frankie & Johnny Sam Cooke - Greatest Hits RCA RCA
Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues MCA/Chess Chess; session w/ J.T. Brown, Donald Hankins - saxes, Hubert Sumlin - gtr, Lafayette Leake - piano, Buddy Guy - bass gtr, Sam Lay - dms
Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) You Need Love Muddy Waters - His Best, 1956 to 1964 MCA/Chess Chess
Johnny Guitar Watson Gangster Of Love Johnny Guitar Watson - I Heard That Charly Records LP King
Little Walter (Jacobs) Southern Feeling The Essential Little Walter MCA/Chess 2cd Checker label; blues harp instrumental
Slim Harpo (James Moore) Buzzin' Slim Harpo - The Excello Singles Anthology Hip-O 2cd Excello; instrumental
Johnny Heartsman Syrup Soppin' VA - Bay Area Blues Blasters - The 60's, Vol. 1 El Cerrito Big Jay label; Heartsman on gtr, scat vcl, flute
James Davis Blue Monday VA - The Duke Of Soul, Vol. 2 Duke Duke
Esther Phillips Am I That Easy To Forget? Little Esther Phillips - Am I That Easy To Forget? (1950-1962) Jasmine Lennox 1962 recording issued in 1963
Percy Mayfield River's Invitation Percy Mayfield - His Tangerine And Atlantic Sides Rhino Handmade Tangerine; remake of his Specialty record; arranged by Gerald Wilson; charted #25 R&B Billboard
Lowell Fulson Trouble With The Blues Chess Blues Masters Series - Lowell Fulson Chess 2 LP Checker; LA recording with working band incl. Lloyd Glenn
Irma Thomas Two Winters Long Irma Thomas - Ruler Of Hearts Charly LP Minit; prod. by Allen Toussaint in New Orleans
Birdlegs & Pauline & Their Versatility Birds Spring VA - Birth Of Soul, Vol. 2 Kent (UK) Cuca/Vee-Jay; Sidney (Birdlegs) Banks & Pauline Chivers; later covered by Little Milton
Whispering Smith (Moses Smith) Don't Leave Me Baby VA - Genuine Excello R&B Ace (UK) Excello
Freddie King Look Ma, I'm Crying Freddie King - All His Hits, 17 Federal Hits Gusto King LP Federal
Jesse James I Want A Full Time Love VA - Bay Area Blues Blasters - The 60's, Vol. 1 El Cerrito Shirley label in Oakland; Johnny Heartsman - gtr.
The King Pins (Kelly Bros.) It Won't Be This Way Always VA - Old King Gold, Volume 7 Gusto King LP Federal; as Kelly Brothers they also recorded gospel
Emorise Kelley The Biggest Fool VA - The Duke Of Soul, Vol. 2 Duke Peacock label rec.
Jimmy Anderson Going Through The Park VA - Excello Harmonica Blues Variety Peavine/JasRac (Japan) Excello
Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller) Trying To Get Back On My Feet Sonny Boy Williamson - The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues MCA/Chess Checker; session incl. L. Leake, piano, Buddy Guy - gtr
Little Johnny Taylor Somewhere Down The Line Little Johnny Taylor - Greatest Hits Fantasy Galaxy; flip side of Taylor's #1 hit Part Time Love
(Amos) Junior Wells She's A Sweet One Junior Wells - Calling All Blues; The Chief, Profile & USA Recordings, 1957-1963 Fuel 2000 Records USA, remake of Otis Rush's My Baby She's A Good 'Un from 1958
Benny Spellman You Got To Get It Benny Spellman Golden Classics - Fortune Teller Collectables Minit
Al TNT Braggs Take A Look At Me VA - The Duke Of Soul, Vol. 2 Duke Peacock; chapter on Braggs in Charles Keil's 60s book Urban Blues