The Front Porch Blues Show

JD Esquire & Rich Blackmarr & TJ

Tonight the Front Porch Blues Show will be hosted by Rich Blackmarr.  This program will look at blues recordings released early in the year 1950.  Featured artists include some who were active before WWII such as Lonnie Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Valaida Snow, Sonny Terry, and Wea Bea Booze.  There will be a New Orleans blues set including early records from Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Jewel King, and Roy Brown.  We'll have rough and tumble Houston, Detroit, and Chicago sounds from Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters.  Also some great guitar band blues from Texans T-Bone Walker, Gatemouth Brown, and Pee Wee Crayton.  We'll also fit in the more polished urban blues of Charles Brown, Dinah Washington, Sonny Parker, Joe Liggins, and Julia Lee.  This will be a launching pad for a couple future looks at later blues releases from the year 1950.



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Sunday 4/13/2014 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Lowell Fulson Western Union Blues Lowell Fulson - My First Recordings Arhoolie orig. Swingtime release; this track and those below all release in first 4 months of 1950
Sonny Terry Telephone Blues Sonny Terry - Whoopin' The Blues: 1947-1950 Capitol Capitol
Muddy Waters Where's My Woman Been Muddy Waters - Rare and Unissued Chess 1984 LP Artistocrat
T-Bone Walker Go Back To The One You Love T-Bone Walker - Plain Ole Blues Charly R&B LP Black & White/Capitol
Little Willie Littlefield Your Love Wasn't So Little Willie Littlefield - It's Midnight Route 66 LP Modern
Wea Bea Booze I'm Gonna Put You Down Blu Lu, Wea Bea & Baby Dee - Don't You Feel My Leg Delmark/Apollo Apollo
Fats Domino Detroit City Blues Fats Domino - The Early Imperial Singles, 1950-1952 Ace (UK) Imperial
Tommy Ridgley Shrewsbury Blues The Genius Of Dave Bartholomew EMI 2 cd set Imperial
Harry Van Walls w/ Spider Sam (voc) Tee Nah Nah Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1952 Atlantic 2 LP Atlantic
Professor Longhair She Walks Right In Professor Longhair - New Orleans Piano Atlantic Atlantic
Blu Lu Barker Bow Legged Daddy Blu Lu Barker - Here's A Little Girl Pathe Marconi/EMI LP Capitol
Chubby Newsome Hard Lovin' Mama Chubby Newsome - The Original Hip Shakin' Mama Official LP Regal
Jewel King 3 x 7 = 21 The Genius Of Dave Bartholomew EMI 2 cd set Imperial
Roy Brown Butcher Pete, Part 1 Roy Brown - Laughing But Crying Route 66 cd DeLuxe
Blind Willie McTell (as Barrelhouse Sammy) Broke Down Engine Blues Blind Willie McTell - Atlanta Twelve String Atlantic Atlantic
Joe Liggins & the Honeydrippers Ramblin' Blues Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Specialty Specialty
Ivory Joe Hunter S. P. Blues Ivory Joe Hunter - Jukebox Hits 1945-1950 Acrobat MGM
Valaida Snow Tell Me How Long (The Train's Been Gone) Valaida Snow - Hot Snow: Queen of the Trumpet Sings & Swings Rosetta Foremothers Vol. 2 LP Derby
Lightnin' Hopkins Mama's Baby Child Lightnin' Hopkins - The Complete Aladdin Recordings EMI/Aladdin Aladdin
John Lee Hooker Howlin' Wolf John Lee Hooker - The Legendary Modern Recordings, 1948-1954 Virgin/Flair Modern
Big Bill Broonzy & his Fat Four You've Been Mistreating Me The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955, Disc 1 Mercury 6 cd box Mercury
Baby Face Leroy (Foster) Trio Rollin' And Tumblin', Part 1 Chicago Blues - The Early 1950's Blues Classics LP Parkway; incl Muddy Waters, Little Walter
Lonnie Johnson Blues Stay Away From Me Lonnie Johnson - Tomorrow Night King LP King
Ruth Brown Love Me Baby Ruth Brown and her Rhythmakers - sweet baby of mine Route 66 Atlantic
Charles Brown Did You Ever Love A Woman The Cocktail Combons: King Cole Trio, Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, Charles Brown, Floyd Dixon Capitol 3 cd set Aladdin
Dinah Washington Good Daddy Blues Dinah Washington - The Queen Sings Proper box set Mercury
Billy Wright Thinkin' Blues Billy Wright - The Prince of the Blues: Stacked Deck Route 66 LP Savoy
Julia Lee Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got Julia Lee - That's What I Like A Proper Introduction To... Capitol
Wynonie Harris Sittin' On It All The Time Wynonie Harris - Good Rocking Tonight Charly R&B King
Pee Wee Crayton Rockin' The Blues Pee Wee Crayton - Rocking Down On Central Avenue Ace/Kent Treasure Series LP Modern
Sonny Parker Hamp's Gumbo Sonny Parker - The Complete 1948-1953 Blue Moon Aladdin
Clarence Garlow Bon Ton Roulet Zydeco: Volume One - The Early Years Arhoolie Macy's