The Front Porch Blues Show

JD Esquire & Rich Blackmarr & TJ

Tonight the Front Porch Blues Show will be hosted by Rich Blackmarr.  He will also be hosting the FPBS on June 15.  Tonight's program will be a survey of blues recordings released in the year 1967 and will include many records by artists that I have featured in previous Front Porch broadcasts that looked at earlier years in the 1950s and 1960s.   Featured will be recordings from Percy Mayfield, O.V. Wright, Big Mama Thornton, Buddy Guy, K.C. Douglas, Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, Jimmy McCracklin, Koko Taylor, Lowell Fulson, Howlin' Wolf, and many more.  Also included are bluesier releases from R&B/soul stalwarts like Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Jean Wells, Otis Clay, and Little Richard, plus bonus tracks from saxophone greats King Curtis and Cannonball Adderley.



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Sunday 6/08/2014 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Percy Mayfield Ha Ha In The Daytime Percy Mayfield - His Tangerine And Atlantic Sides Rhino Handmade Tangerine single released in 1967, the timing for all tracks on this week's show
O.V. Wright Heartaches, Heartaches The Soul Of O.V. Wright MCA/Duke-Peacock orig. Backbeat release charting #25 R&B in Aug.,'67
Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton Life Goes On VA - All Night Long They Play The Blues: The Galaxy Masters Fantasy/Specialty Galaxy release
Buddy Guy I Suffer With The Blues Buddy Guy - The Complete Chess Studio Recordings MCA/Chess Chess single
Herman 'Junior' Parker Man Or Mouse Junior Parker - Backtracking: The Duke Recordings, Vol. 2 MCA/Duke-Peacock Duke single charted #27 R&B in Jan. '67
Otis Clay That's How It Is (When You're In Love) VA - Windy City Soul: Rare soul uncovered from One-derful! Records Charly One-derful! single charted #34 in Aug. '67
Jean Wells After Loving You VA -Calla Records: Soul of the '60s Volume 1 AVI Entertainment Grp. Calla single charted #31 in May '67
Rodger Collins I'm Serving Time VA - All Night Long They Play The Blues: The Galaxy Masters Fantasy/Specialty Galaxy; flip side of Collins' original version of She's Looking Good
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas Tramp The Otis Redding Story Atlantic 3 cd box Stax label #2 R&B hit version of Lowell Fulson original; charted May '67
Lowell Fulson Make A Little Love Lowell Fulson - The Tramp Years Ace-Kent (UK) Kent label follow-up to Fulson's 1966 Kent version of Tramp; #20 R&B charter
Etta James I Prefer You The Essential Etta James - Original Chess Masters MCA/Chess 2 cd box Cadet label release; charted #42 R&B in Jan. '67
Aretha Franklin Lee Cross The Essential Aretha Franklin: The Columbia Years Sony Music 3 cd set one of her last Columbia singles; charted #31 R&B in the same year that Aretha had three #1 hits on Atlantic incl. Respect
Wilson Pickett Stagger Lee Wilson Pickett - A Man And A Half Rhino/Atlantic 2 cd Atlantic; charted #13 R&B in Nov. '67
James Brown Kansas City James Brown - The Singles, Volume Four: 1966-1967 Hip-O Select 2 cd King rel.; a throwback version of old Leiber-Stoller blues hit, it was Brown's least successful release of 1967
K.C. Douglas The Things I Do For You VA - All Night Long They Play The Blues: The Galaxy Masters Fantasy/Specialty Galaxy rel.
Roscoe Gordon Just A Little Bit VA -Calla Records: Soul of the '60s Volume 1 AVI Entertainment Grp. Calla remake of Gordon's 1960 #2 R&B hit; went no place in '67
Slim Harpo Tip On In Slim Harpo - The Excello Singles Anthology Hip-O Excello release; charted #37 R&B in July '67
Muddy Waters Bird Nest On The Ground They Call Me Muddy Waters Chess LP Chess single written/produced by Monk Higgins
Jimmy McCracklin Pretty Little Sweet Thing The Walk: Jimmy McCracklin At His Best Razor & Tie Minit rel.
Koko Taylor (with Willie Dixon) What Came First The Egg Or The Hen Koko Taylor! - What It Takes MCA/Chess Checker rel.
Bobby Bland Touch Of The Blues Bobby Bland - the Duke Recordings, Vol. 3: That Did It! MCA/Duke 2 cd Duke rel.; charted #30 R&B in Dec. '67
Little Richard Don't Deceive Me The Explosive Little Richard - Okeh Hall of Fame Epic LP Okeh release in Jan. '67
Buddy Ace Something For These Blues VA - The Duke Of Soul, Volume 2 Duke Duke rel.
Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign Albert King - King of the Blues Guitar Atlantic LP Stax release charted #49 R&B in Aug. '67
Little Johnny Taylor I Know You Hear Me Calling Little Johnny Taylor - Greatest Hits Fantasy Galaxy rel.
B.B. King The Jungle B.B. King - The Jungle Kent LP Kent release charted #17 R&B in March '67
Howlin' Wolf I Had A Dream Howlin' Wolf - Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog - Chess Collectibles, Vol. 2 MCA/Chess Chess rel.
Little Milton Feel So Bad Little Milton's Greatest Hits Chess LP Checker rel.; charted #7 R&B in 15 week run beginning Jan. '67
King Curtis Something On Your Mind King Curtis - Have Tenor Sax, Will Blow/King Curtis - Live At Small's Paradise Collectables Atco rel.; charted #31 R&B in Feb. '67
Ray Charles In The Heat Of The Night Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: In The Heat Of The Night United Artists LP ABC single release charted #21 in Sept. '67
Cannonball Adderley Mercy, Mercy, Mercy The Best Of Cannonball Adderley - The Capitol Years Capitol Jazz Alto sax great Adderley's pianist Joe Zawinul composition; Capitol rel. charted #2 R&B beginning Jan. '67 in a 16 week run
Larry Williams & Johhny 'Guitar' Watson Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - The Best Of The Okeh Years Collectables Okeh rel. with lyrics by Williams & Watson to Zawinul tune charted #23 R&B in March; covered by Buckinghams in a Top 40 hit version