Recommended Recording: Otis Rush – All Your Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago

Recommended Recordings

As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend All Your Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, released on Delmark Records.

CD cover, All You Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.
CD cover, All You Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.

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Our Recommended Recordings also include these Otis Rush albums:

CD cover, Classic Cobra Records Recordings 1956-1958 by Otis Rush
CD cover, Classic Cobra Records Recordings 1956-1958 by Otis Rush
CD cover, So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.
CD cover, So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.

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Recommended Recording: Otis Rush – So Many Roads Live In Concert

Recommended Recordings

As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, released on Delmark Records. This is a live 1970’s recording of Otis Rush performing in Japan.

CD cover, So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.
CD cover, So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.

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Our Recommended Recordings also include these Otis Rush recordings:

CD cover, Classic Cobra Records Recordings 1956-1958 by Otis Rush
CD cover, Classic Cobra Records Recordings 1956-1958 by Otis Rush
CD cover, All You Love I Miss Loving: Lice At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.
CD cover, All You Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.

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Featured Videos: The !!!! Beat, 1966

The !!!! Beat was an American TV show in 1966, hosted by legendary DJ Hoss Allen (1922-1997).

Here are some episodes of The !!!!Beat which blues fans may be interested in seeing:

Episode 15 featuring Louis Jordan and Freddie King:

Episode 16, featuring Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Gatemouth Brown

 

Episode 25, featuring Little Milton and Freddie King

 

Video: Joe Bonamassa Covering Albert King’s Cadillac Assembly Line – 2016

We came across this video of Joe Bonamassa covering Albert King’s Cadillac Assembly Line in 2016.

Here is a video of Albert King doing Cadillac Assembly Line in 1980:

The Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Albert King is in downtown Indianola, Mississippi:

Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Albert King, Indianola, Mississippi
Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Albert King, Indianola, Mississippi

A Request From One Of Our Readers – Teddy Wells

We have been contacted by one of our readers, Teddy Wells, who is compiling a family history and is requesting assistance in locating ancestors and relatives.

Teddy says his great grandfather was Tom Stovall, a former slave who later worked at Stovall Farms outside Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.  Muddy Waters was working and living at Stovall Farm when he was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1941-42.

Here is Teddy Wells’ request:

“My name is Teddy Wells,

I’m the grandson of Tommie Lee Stovall. I’m trying to locate Glen Stovall.

I have been tracing my family history and it lead me to Tom Stovall (my great grandfather) which he was a former slave for this plantation [Stovall Farms]. It would be an honor to connect with him to give me a tour of the plantation upon my visit in the near future. My phone number is 808.228.0181. I’m currently living in Hawaii.”

If anyone can help Teddy with any information he can be contacted at 808.228.0181, his work number Text/Voice 808.971.1553 or via the Hawaii Actors Network website: www.hawaiiactorsnetwork.com

The Mississippi Blues Trail marker at the Muddy Waters House site, Stovall Farms, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi.
The Mississippi Blues Trail marker at the Muddy Waters House site, Stovall Farms, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Stovall Farms entrance, near the Muddy Waters House site.
Stovall Farms entrance, near the Muddy Waters House site.

Recommended Recording – You’re Gonna Miss Me: Complete Singles Collection As & Bs 1951-1958 by Guitar Slim

Recommended Recordings

As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend You’re Gonna Miss Me: Complete Singles Collection As & Bs 1951-1958 by Guitar Slim, released on Jasmine Records.

Guitar Slim - You're Gonna Miss Me: The Complete Singles Collection As & Bs 1951-1958, released on Jasmine Records. CD cover.
Guitar Slim – You’re Gonna Miss Me: The Complete Singles Collection As & Bs 1951-1958, released on Jasmine Records. CD cover.

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Here’s a video of Buddy Guy talking about Guitar Slim:

Here is a video of Guitar Slim’s best known recording, The Things I Used To Do, released in 1953, which has been covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others.


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Recommended Recording – I’m A Lover Not A Fighter: Complete Excello Singles 1958-1962 by Lazy Lester

Recommended Recordings

As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend I’m A Lover Not A Fighter: Complete Excello Singles 1958-1962 by Lazy Lester, released on Jasmine Records.

Lazy Lester - I'm A Lover Not A Fighter: The Complete Excello Singles 1958-1962, released on Jasmine Records. CD cover.
Lazy Lester – I’m A Lover Not A Fighter: The Complete Excello Singles 1958-1962, released on Jasmine Records. CD cover.

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Here is a video of Lazy Lester performing in 2011:

Here is a video of Lazy Lester performing in 2014:

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A Request From A Reader – Monty Deane

We have had a request for assistance from Monty Deane, whose father, Wally Deane, recorded for Lillian McMurry at Trumpet Records in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1950s.

He is working on a history of his father’s recording career and is looking for photos of Trumpet Records and/or any other information about his father and Trumpet Records during the 1950s.

If you can help Monty Deane in this project, please contact him directly by email: tecboy696@yahoo.com

Here is the email Monty Deane sent us:

“My father Wally Deane (http://www.wallydeane.com) recorded for Lillian McMurry at Trumpet/Globe. I have been blessed to see all the great info donated to the U of Miss. I am wondering if anyone might have pictures of Trumpet Records back in the 50’s? There had to be some pictures, stories of the happenings going on at Trumpet Records. But pictures are the most memorable. Please, if there are, please let me know where. Thank you!

Monty Deane”

Here are some photos of the former Trumpet Records studio on N. Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Trumpet Records, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Trumpet Records, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi
The former location of Trumpet Records, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi
The former location of Trumpet Records, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi

Here are some Wally Deane recordings on YouTube:

 

 

 
This 4 CD box set on JSP Records contains the 1951-1954 recordings from Trumpet Records but does not include any Wally Deane recordings.

CD cover, Sonny Boy Williamson - Cool, Cool Blues, a 4CD compilation of Trumpet Records releases from JSP Records
CD cover, Sonny Boy Williamson – Cool, Cool Blues, a 4CD compilation of Trumpet Records releases from JSP Records

Featured Video: 1965 British Concert With Some Great Bands

We came across this video of a New Musical Express concert in 1965. It’s not all blues but there are some great examples of 1960’s British bands doing blues covers.

Performers, in order of appearance are the Moody Blues (pre- Justin Hayward and John Lodge, when they were doing blues covers like Bo Diddley), Freddy and the Dreamers, Georgie Fame (covering Rufus Thomas‘ Walking The Dog), The Seekers, Herman’s Hermits, The Ivy League,

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers

Merry Christmas to all our readers.

Here are some Christmas blues.

Chuck Berry – Run, Run Rudolph

Chuck Berry and Keith Richards – Run Run Rudolph

John Lee Hooker – Blues For Christmas

Lightnin’ Hopkins – Santa

Albert King – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’

The Drifters – Santa’s Got The Blues

Denise Lasalle – Santa’s Got The Christmas Blues

Wanda Jackson & the Continentals – Merry Christmas Baby