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 his theme from last week, tonight's program will continue Rich's survey of blues recordings released in the year 1967.  It will include many records by artists that were not included in the June 8th Front Porch broadcast.  Featured will be 1967 releases from bluesmen Fred McDowell, Louisiana Red, Clarence Smith, Lonnie Brooks, Juke Boy Bonner, Houston Stackhouse, Hound Dog Taylor, and Billy Boy Arnold, as well as bluesy recordings from deep soul singers Toussaint McCall, Betty Harris, James Carr, Erma Franklin, Irma Thomas, and Solomon Burke.  Returning from last week's show for an encore performance will be Lowell Fulson, Buddy Guy, Percy Mayfield, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Albert King, Slim Harpo, and Little Johnny Taylor.



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Sunday 6/15/2014 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fred McDowell I Walked All Night Long Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods Fat Possum George Mitchell recording in 1967
Louisiana Red (Iverson Minter) Early In The Morning Louisiana Red - The Best Of Louisiana Red Evidence orig. Atco LP track
Clarence Smith All Night Long They Play The Blues VA - All Night Long They Play The Blues Specialty Galaxy release by singer soon to call himself Sonny Rhodes; backed by J.J. Malone on guitar here
Billy Boy Arnold Come See Me Early In The Morning Billy Boy Arnold - Goin' To Chicago Testament Pete Welding recording for Testament
Juke Boy Bonner What Will I Tell The Children Juke Boy Bonner - Ghetto Poet Arhoolie orig. Chris Strachwitz recording from 1967
Lonnie Brooks One Sunny Day VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949 to 1969 MCA/Chess 2cd Chess single from Oct. '67 by singer/guitarist
Toussaint McCall Nothing Takes The Place Of You Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You: The Ronn Recordings Fuel 2000 Ronn rec. charted #5 R&B in March '67
Betty Harris Nearer To You Betty Harris - Soul Perfection Plus: Complete Jubilee, Sansu, SSS International Masters: 1963-1969 Westside Sansu rel. charted #16 R&B in July '67
James Carr The Dark End Of The Street VA - The Complete Goldwax Singles, Vol. 2: 1966-1967 Ace (UK) 2cd orig. Goldwax rel. charted #10 R&B in Feb. '67; covered in 1980s by Ry Cooder
Erma Franklin Piece Of My Heart Erma Franklin - Golden Classics Collectables orig. Shout label rel. charted #10 R&B in Oct. '67; covered by Janis Joplin/Big Brother & The Holding Company in 1968
Willie Mae Thornton Don't Do Me This Way Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton (1961-1974) Shoosh CD orig. Movin' single from 1967 with Curtis Tillman band
Z.Z. Hill You Just Cheat And Lie VA - For Dancers Forever Kent (UK) Kent (US) rel. from 1967
Jesse James Believe In Me Baby (Part 1) Jesse James Meets Clarence Ashe Sounds Of Soul 20th Century rel.
Koko Taylor Love Me Koko Taylor - What It Takes MCA/Chess Checker rel. w/ Gene Barge (ts), Lafayette Leake (p), Johnny 'Twist' Williams (gtr)
Jeanette Williams Something Good's Got A Hold On Me VA - The Duke Of Soul, Vol. 3 Duke Back Beat single
Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris Love Lots Of Lovin' The Very Best Of Lee Dorsey - Holy Cow Charly Amy rel.
Ernie K-Doe (Kador) Love Me Like I Wanta VA - The Duke Of Soul, Vol. 1 Duke Duke single
Darlene Love & the Blossoms Good Good Lovin' The Very Best Of Darlene Love EMI Legacy/Phil Spector Reprise rel. charted #45 R&B in Dec. '67
Solomon Burke Keep A Light In The Window The Best Of Solomon Burke - Home In Your Heart Rhino/Atlantic 2cd Atlantic rel. charted #15 R&B in Feb. '67
Percy Mayfield My Bottle Is My Companion Percy Mayfield - His Tangerine And Atlantic Sides Rhino Handmade Tangerine
Bobby 'Blue' Bland That Did It Bobby Bland - That Did It!: the Duke Recordings, Vol. 3 MCA/Duke 2cd Duke rel. charted #6 R&B in July '67
Lowell Fulson I'm Sinking Lowell Fulson - The Tramp Years Ace (UK) Kent rec.
Buddy Guy Keep It To Myself Buddy Guy - The Complete Chess Studio Recordings MCA/Chess 2cd Chess
Houston Stackhouse with Robert Nighthawk Big Fat Mama Blues Robert Nighthawk & Houston Stackhouse Testament Pete Welding recording from 1967
Hound Dog Taylor Watch Out VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949 to 1969 MCA/Chess 2cd Chess rec. from Sept. '67 with singer/slide guitarist backed by Lafayette Leake (piano) and Walter Horton (harmonica)
Slim Harpo I'm Gonna Keep What I've Got Slim Harpo - The Excello Singles Anthology Hip-O 2cd Excello
Jerry McCain Put It Where I Can Get It Jerry McCain - The Complete Jewel Singles 1965-1972 Fuel 2000 Jewel rec. by singer/harp player McCain
Albert King Crosscut Saw Albert King - King Of The Blues Guitar Atlantic Stax rel. charted #34 R&B in Jan. '67
Little Johnny Taylor Zig Zag Lightning Little Johnny Taylor - Greatest Hits Fantasy Galaxy
Irma Thomas Cheater Man Irma Thomas - Something Good: The Muscle Shoals Sessions MCA/Chess Chess rec. June '67 at Fame Studios
Etta James Tell Mama The Essential Etta James - The Original Chess Masters MCA/Chess 2cd Cadet rec. August '67 at Fame Studios; charted #10 R&B in Nov. '67
Lou Rawls Dead End Street Lou Rawls - The Best Of Lou Rawls Capitol LP Capitol rel. charted beg. April '67 for 15 weeks; high pos. #3 R&B
Muddy Waters When The Eagle Flies Muddy Waters - They Call Me Muddy Waters Chess LP Chess
Junior Parker Just Can't Put My Finger On It Junior Parker - The Complete Mercury & Blue Rock Recordings: I'm So Satisfied Polygram/Mercury Mercury